TREECE, Kan. —
The Treece Relocation Trust next month will begin making offers to homeowners who have applied for a federal buyout.
Bob Jurgens, who is overseeing the procedure for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, said the appraisals will conclude by the end of the month. The trust met Thursday
Each of the homes and buildings of the 80 who have applied for relocation will receive three, independent appraisals. A fourth review appraiser will be used to make recommendations when the other three don’t agree.
The Environmental Protection Agency has allocated $3.5 million for the buyout of the town, which is contaminated with decades of waste from lead and zinc mining.
A public meeting for Treece residents is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, at the former Picher, Okla., city hall.
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