Two former Redding selectmen want the town to take ownership of the old Gilbert and Bennett wire mill site. A letter has been submitted to current Redding officials from Donald Takacs and Leon Karvelis. The 50 acre property is owned by Georgetown Land Development Company, and owes Redding $3.5 million in back taxes and $2.2 million in sewer costs. Millions of dollars is also owed to a special tax district. Previous attempts to revitalize the property stalled and there is now a foreclosure case ongoing. The proposed mixed use plan expires this year and cannot be extended, but can be altered.