TCL&P previously purchased a one-year option on the 30-acre site for $25,000, and some utility board members opposed throwing more money at the property.
Board chairman Pat McGuire said the city utility doesn’t need 30 acres and should the Cherryland site fall through they likely can still buy the property or find another parcel.
”It’s not going to hurt us that much if (the Cherryland site) goes south,” McGuire said.
The utility’s zoning application may go before the township’s zoning board of appeals for a public hearing on June. 18.