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CLEANING UP AND CLEARING OUT 10-5-11 LMS

The Salmon City Council has heard updates on property clean-up orders and has voted to auction surplus city owned equipment and miscellaneous items.

Some time ago the city issued clean-up orders on two properties that are in violation of the city’s Public Nuisance ordinance. At its October 5 meeting City Attorney Fred Snook presented the council with an update on property at 9th and Roosevelt Streets which was formerly owned by William Guyaz. Snook also reported on the status of the four vacant lots on Taft Street still owned by the late Wayne Blood.

Snook said a deed transfer from Guyaz to his nephew, Air Force Staff Sergeant James W. Andrews, has been completed making Andrews the property owner. Andrews has informed Snook he plans on clearing the property of all buildings to prepare it for a future residence. Snook said that right now Andrews is awaiting orders for a six month deployment to Afghanistan and the property clean-up will take place upon his return which should be sometime next summer.

When Rick and John Blood learned about the previously unknown status of their late parent’s property they immediately began actions necessary to rectify the property’s deed and clean-up situations. The sons of Wayne and Lila Blood have brought taxes owed up to date and an attorney has been hired for the title transfer legal work now required since no arrangements were ever made to legally pass the property on to the family. The Blood estate was not opened within the required three year period following Wayne’s death however the deed can be transferred by way of the proper legal steps. Snook said the Bloods plan to clear the lots completely by next summer.

The City Council has initiated its own clean-up operation by way of passing a Resolution declaring and authorizing the Disposal of Surplus Property.

There are many miscellaneous items at the Sacajawea Center that need to be removed such as rolls of wire, livestock waterers, metal posts and other extraneous building materials. The city also has some vehicles and equipment to sell such as a 420 John Deere lawn tractor with blades, a golf cart, a swimming pool slide, two Ford Broncos, two Chevrolet Caprices plus a water truck, utility truck and dump truck.

The council decided the items at the Sacajawea Center will be offered for sale through a silent auction and the larger equipment will be sold at a live auction. The times and dates of each sale will be announced.


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