The county acquired the tract as a trustee for the other taxing entities with interest in the land.
County Judge Mitchell Davenport explained that the commissioners could accept a bid as long as it is greater than the value at the time of judgement or the amount of taxes owed.
“We don’t have to get other taxing entities to sign off on the deed,” Davenport said.
The market value at the time of judgement was $2,340 and taxes on the property amounted to $1,957.66.
One bid was for $1,330 and the other was for $2,500. Commissioners voted unanimously to accept the higher bid.
Commissioners also received an update on the county radio communications system from Sheriff Melvin Mayo.
Mayo said since the last meeting, he was informed that there is a 355-foot tower for sale along with a quarter acre of land in the area of the old GEER yard.
Read the full article in the Jack County Herald, Jan. 17