By Ryan McCarthy
Sealed bids for the former Falls Elementary School site will be opened Thursday when Fairfield-Suisun School District trustees accept the highest written, responsive bid for the property.
Trustees will call for oral bids before accepting any written proposal.
If any responsible person offers to purchase the property for a price that exceeds the highest written proposal by at least 5 percent, that oral bid will be accepted, a district staff report notes.
Roger Merrill, president of the Green Valley Landowner Association, said at the school board’s Feb. 23 meeting that a Cordelia Fire District station has been at the property on Rockville Road for 45 years. Emergency response times would increase sharply if the station cannot continue at the site because of the property sale, he said.