Chatham-Kent council will hold its first council meeting of the year tonight.

On the agenda is a variety of items, including a report about environmental testing done on municipal-owned land on the perimeter of the former Navistar property on Keil and Richmond Drive in Chatham. The property could potentially be the home for a proposed arena complex.

The report says that the testing shows the risk related to detected chemicals is expected to be manageable for property redevelopment, because it does not require the shallow subsurface to be exposed or disturbed during normal operations after initial construction.

The Phase II Environmental Site Assessment was done in September and October of last year. It cost Chatham-Kent $235,000.

The large parcel of land is now empty, but various auto assembly plants were located there from the 1940s to 2009.