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Neighbors Growing Together | Nov 20, 2017

Supervisors prepare for county auction

By Nicole Major, Ledger staff writer | Feb 28, 2017

“We won’t sell it for less the than the minimum bid of $7,700 per acre,” said Jefferson County Supervisor Dick Reed about 106 acres of county land slated for auction at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the county courthouse second floor courtroom.

“It’s really good land; it’s all tillable and it’s nice and flat and hard to find,” Reed said. “I’m curious to see how it sells.”

This comes after the supervisors recently agreed to sell county owned land at 250th Street that had previously been leased, earning the county $37,000 per year.

The lease ended last fall, and a recent appraisal came in at $834,000.

“I’m hoping that there is a significant amount of interest, and that interest will increase the opportunity that when it’s all said and done, the county will have a nice piece of revenue to apply toward our infrastructure needs,” supervisor Lee Dimmitt said. “We’re not going to give it away; but I have no doubt that it will bring in the minimum.”

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