A Winthrop man has bid $160,100 for the Main Street property that until recently housed the town’s fire department.

Members of the Town Council will consider whether to accept the bid at its monthly meeting on Monday night. In June, the fire department left its former station at 36 Main St. and now uses a new one on U.S. Route 202.

But it’s not clear how councilors will view the offer, which was made by Gerard Fleury. A call to Fleury was not returned on Friday afternoon.

His bid, $160,100, falls well short of the value that the town’s tax assessor has assigned to the property, $272,900.

Town Manager Ryan Frost doesn’t know what the council will decide, but he said, “We would obviously want more money.”

Sarah Fuller, chairwoman of the Town Council, also said that she doesn’t know what other councilors will think about the offer or what Fleury’s intentions are for the property.

“It’s a prime location in the Main Street-downtown area,” she said.

Fleury is the first person to bid on the property since the town started advertising its availability in May, Frost said.

At its meeting on Monday, the Town Council will consider several other matters, including:

Winthrop Veterinary Hospital has offered to donate a dog waste station for the Roger Guerette Community Trail at Winthrop High School.

Organizers of the Winthrop Sidewalk Art Festival are asking to close Main Street on Aug. 18.

Councilor Andy Wess would like to discuss right-of-way on the foot path near the East Winthrop beach.

Councilors will discuss the process for hiring a new town manager and hold a closed-door session to consider applications for the interim town manager position.

Charles Eichacker — 621-5642

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Twitter: @ceichacker

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