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LAND SALE 4-28-14 LMS

Buyers were found Monday, April 28, for two surplus pieces of property owned by the county. The term surplus comes from the fact the properties were given to the county outright and didn’t go through the tax deeding process.

Several people were in attendance in the Brooklyn Annex Commissioner’s meeting room for the afternoon auction conducted by Commissioner Chairman Bob Cope. Two bidders from Boise attended by way of telephone.

The first property at auction was lot 224 located in Williams Lake Subdivision number two. It was described as being seven tenths of an acre in size with a market value of $4,323. A round of thirteen bids led to the top offer of $1,250 by telephone participant Todd Vandehey of Boise.

The second property was located in the Lake Creek Subdivision and was approximately .321of an acre in size with a market value of $1,960. Seven bids were offered with Vandehey’s bid of $550 being the highest. There were no tax deeds to auction this year.

Earlier in the day Lemhi County Treasurer MaryAnn Heiser submitted 11 tax deeds taken by the county for nonpayment of taxes since 2010. The number of deeds taken for nonpayment is higher than it has been in many years. Unless redeemed by the owners sometime during the next year the properties will be auctioned on April 27, 2015.

Following the auction the commissioners held a gravel bid opening for 20,000 tons of 5/8” road base. Dahle’s Red-E-Mix submitted the apparent low bid of $3.98 per ton for a total of $79,600. The other bid was from Gale Lim Construction of Blackfoot. It listed a $5.25 cost per ton for a total of $105,000.

Before official acceptance, Road and Bridge Supervisor Kerrie Cheney will check the bid to make sure it meets county specifications.

The next meeting of the Lemhi County Commissioners will be May 12.


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