Low ball offers on a property the Orchard City trustees are trying to sell won't require a special meeting of the board for official rejection.
At a special board meeting on March 28 to review an offer on its Eckert storage building, the trustees rejected a second below asking price bid.
Trustees also gave Mayor Don Suppes the authority to reject future unacceptably low offers without calling a meeting of the entire board.
However, Suppes promised that if an offer below but very close to the asking price does come in he will notify board members of it before acting.
Three trustees voted to reject the second offer. Trustee Gale Doudy, noting that the building they want to sell "is in bad shape," wanted to accept the offer. It was close to the first offer the trustees rejected, but still well below the asking price.
Suppes noted that the Eckert building's foundation and above ground structure are sound. He acknowledged extensive work is needed on windows, doors, roof, and septic. The town's real estate listing mentions those deficiencies, he added.
Trustee Marsha Thomas said the town is asking too little. "The location is desirable," she said. "We should have asked more. We should stick to our guns."
Trustee Jan Gage noted the town is not in a position where it must sell the building. The trustees have set a full price that would pay for a new storage building being built this year and also cover cost of the sales commission.
The building is the former county shop facility near the intersection of SH65 and North Road. It is used for storage mainly of water utility supplies.
Three trustees voted in favor of Trustee Jimmie Boyd's motion to reject the latest offer.blog comments powered by Disqus