Springfield, MO – Floyd Harvill is making the City of Springfield an offer that he claims would be “irresponsible to refuse.” With the City recently taking back the much-hyped vacant lot after negotiations with local hotelier Johnny Q. Hammons failed, Harvill thought it was a good time to act.
“Fortune favors the bold, and lightning only strikes twice, so I thought I’d better act,” he told FCN after agreeing to meet at his office – which turned out to be a converted shopping cart behind a local liquor store. “When I found out that the City bought the land back for $1, I quickly headed to City Hall and offered them THREE TIMES THAT AMOUNT for the property. They’d be fools to ignore my offer, especially in this economy.”
It did not faze Mr. Harvill in the least when he found out that the property had originally been sold to Mr. Hammons for something in the area of $7 millions dollars. “That was then, this is now. If the City continues to behave irresponsibly in terms of their fiduciary duties, I’ll have no choice but to report them to the SEC. My original offer of $3 stands until next week, when I plan to use that money to buy some Lotto tickets.”
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