Belleville is ready to take the next step in its expropriation of lands at the city’s eastern boundary. The city’s appraisal of the purchase price for all five pieces of land has been completed. Now officials will meet with the landowners in the next couple of weeks. Manager of Economic Development, Karen Poste, says the land “technically” belongs to the city through expropriation, it’s just a matter of price. Poste says the city will discuss the purchase price and the “vacating of the land” with the present owners. The landowners can still go to a Board of Negotiations and the Ontario Municipal board….but the city is hoping to complete a deal this spring.