The City of Wood River is still buying a former U.S. Army Reserve facility just northwest of the City Hall, but there is a hold-up. The City Council approved the purchase of the Albert J. Ellison Reserve Center at 100 Anderson Avenue back in July, but the federal government has not wrapped up its end of the deal yet.
Wood River City Manager Jim Schneider says the feds have requested another 60 days to close the deal.
It is being bought in order to addess some issues the Public Services Department deals with. There are bays at the facility that city officials say could be used to work on the equipment. While there is some asbestos in the building, is is apparently limited in scope.