Ashland buys land that belonged to missing ex-NASCAR driver
ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Ashland City Council has voted to buy land that belonged to a former race car driver who disappeared last year.
Harold Hardesty walked off his property a little more than a year ago and hasn’t been seen since. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said investigators believe the 87-year-old man killed himself.
The Ashland Daily Tidings reports the council authorized spending $1.2 million for 21 acres of land adjacent to its wastewater treatment plant. The Hardesty trust initially listed the property for sale at $1.5 million.
Public Works Director Paula Brown says the land fits nicely with several goals of the city, including the construction of wetlands to cool down wastewater before it enters Bear Creek.
Information from: The Ashland Daily Tidings, http://www.dailytidings.com