The Town of Winthrop and Aero Methow Rescue Service are finally about to close a deal transferring ownership of town property on which Aero Methow now has an ambulance garage.
Aero Methow will pay $130,000 for the 12,238-square-foot lot on Bluff Street, near the town shops.
Various right-of-way, easement and technical details had to be worked out to accommodate the sale. The final hurdle was approval of a short plat designation for the lot.
The property purchased by Aero Methow was originally part of a larger town-owned parcel that includes the shops, so a short plat was necessary. At last week’s meeting, the Town Council approved the short plat.
Cindy Button, Aero Methow’s executive director, had told the council in late 2013 that the ambulance service would consider buying the property. Aero Methow has leased the site — at no cost — from the city for more than 20 years. The garage was built by Aero Methow volunteers.
Button told the council earlier that the garage has two vehicle bays, a kitchen and a bathroom, but would need some additional work to be fully up to code.
Money from the sale will be put into the town’s street fund.