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TARBELL SCHOOL: Kane & Rasmussen To Appear Before Selectmen To Explain Apparent Intention To Resell Tarbell

Selectmen will take no action on a long standing Purchase and Sales agreement with Country Kids owner Robin Kane on Tarbell School until she and her business partner Mike Rasmussen appear before the Board to explain why they apparently now want to exercise the P&S in order to resell the property to another buyer they have lined up. When asked the identity of the buyer, Town Manager Mark Haddad said, "It is my understanding that Brooks Lyman is the interested party." [See Mr. Lyman's letter on this subject on page 2.]

Town Manager Mark Haddad said that he felt that Kane and Rasmussen would not consent to cancellation of the P&S on Tarbell School. He also advised the Board that he expected Rasmussen to request that any discussion take place in Executive Session.

Selectman Josh Degen said he "would like to see this done publicly, on camera." Chairman Peter Cunningham added that the P&S is public and has been signed.

Kane responded to a Request for Proposal (RFP) on Tarbell School some time ago, planning to move her Country Kids daycare operation from RiverCourt and to continue the school's use for education. Voters at Town Meeting liked the idea and authorized Selectmen to sell the town-owned building to her for $35,000, while the town agreed to invest $30,000 to install a septic system.

Months passed and the town continued to work with Kane on extensions to the P&S.

However, Kane has since relocated her business from RiverCourt to North Main Street in the building at Groton Residential Gardens that was formerly occupied by Anytime Fitness.

Haddad will schedule time on a future Selectmen's agenda for Kane and Rasmussen to present their case.

Groton Herald

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