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Property vacated but not sold

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

By Ken Ross, Managing Editor

The Cherokee City Council voted to vacate two parcels of property but turned down bids for the properties, in action at the Tuesday city council meeting.

Prior to voting on vacating a property on Ridgeview Drive, the council heard a question from Don Royer who lives in that neighborhood.

"How can somebody have a building on city property? I paid for my building permit," Royer said.

Ron Strickland, city administrator, said that nobody knows who built on the property in question, "Although, I have an idea," Strickland added.

"Your idea is the right one," Royer stated.

Following the vote to vacate the property, the one bid submitted for the property was opened. It was for $50 from Sharon Held.

Dwight Varce, council member, asked whether there had been any decision was made regarding having a minimum bid requirement for city property.

Strickland said the matter was discussed but no action on the matter was taken. It was agreed that the matter would be discussed and possible action taken at a future meeting.

The council voted to reject the $50 bid.

The council voted to vacate a property on Tomahawk Avenue and then the one bid for that property was opened. A $200 bid from Jon Peterson was rejected pending discussion on setting a minimum bid for city property.

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