Brownwood City Council members and Brownwood Municipal Development District board members will meet jointly at 1 p.m. Tuesday to consider awarding a bid for the sale of the old Central Fire Station.
    The property is currently owned by the BMDD.
    According to the meeting agenda, council members and the BMDD board will review bids and hear presentations and/or remarks from bidders for the property. The two groups will then go into executive session to discuss legal issues regarding bids.
    The council and BMDD board will reconvene into open session to consider awarding a bid for the sale of the property.
    In November, council members authorized the sale of the property through the sealed bid process. BMDD Executive Director Guy Andrews said then that a developer had submitted a letter of intent to buy the property for $290,000, with the provision that the BMDD pay for asbestos remediation and demolition of the building, Andrews did not name the developer but said the developer plans to build a $950,000, 1,640-square-foot fast food restaurant with 40 parking spaces, a drive-thru lane and 20 employees with an average annual salary of $20,000. Those numbers were to be in the bid specifications, Andrews said then.
    Andrews declined to name the restaurant but said its first-year estimated sales would be $2 million, which would generate $165,000 in sales tax revenue.
    Earlier this month, Andrews said three bids for the property had been submitted and opened on Jan. 3. The bids were under evaluation to determine to determine their compliance with the bid specifications and to determine which represented the best return on investment for the citizens of Brownwood, Andrews said.