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What will become of Whitehead homes?
Times photo: Jim Winter The Whitehead complex of four homes will have to be moved to make way for Menards. The homes are in the process of being sold and relocated.
MONROE - The four houses known as the Whitehead homes located on what is now the site of the future Menards store between Aebly Road and Wisconsin 69 are in the process of being sold and relocated.

Marv Prochaska, vice president of Menards' property division, verified two of the houses were sold this spring.

"It's my understanding that if all goes well, then they will do the others under the same deal," he said.

Prochaska would not say who bought the houses, how much was paid, nor how soon the houses will be moved.

Dave Powers, Monroe city building inspector, said no permits for moving the structures have been submitted yet. A $40 city building permit is required to demolish or move each structure. Powers said the permits are good for two years.

Menards has two years from Nov. 20, 2007, when the Monroe Common Council signed the final approval of the Property Unit Development (PUD) agreement, to commence construction of the new store.

Prochaska did not know when Menards would start construction.

The Monroe Fire Department has removed three buildings located on the southeast corner of the property at Aebly Road and Wisconsin 69. The buildings were once Northland Building, Inc.

The department had until June 15 to remove the structures, but Chief Daryl Rausch said Menards did not say why the buildings had to be out by then.

Menards donated the buildings for use in the new Monroe Emergency Response Inter-agency Training (MERIT) Center.