County Considers Land Sale

County Considers Land Sale

Lands in southern Johnson County, one 80-acre parcel and two 10-acre parcels, that have apparently been owned by the county for an unknown amount of time, may be offered for sale by the county if approved by the county commissioners.

The discussion came up at their Tuesday meeting that they should look to get the lands back on the tax rolls.
Commissioner Delbert Eitel said although the small parcels wouldn't make a big different in revenue, it would be better to get the lands back into private ownership and on the tax rolls again.

Eitel and Commissioner John Gibbs explained how the county came into ownership of the lands.

Adjacent property owners will be notified of the sale and the lands will be advertised for sale.

Deputy County Attorney Barry Crago will draft a sale summary which will include reserving the mineral rights on the properties for the county with other stipulations and bring the draft before the commissioners for approval.

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