County tax sale update given



County Treasurer Susan Berg gave a tax sale update to the Marion County Board of Commissioners in Monday’s regular meeting.

“So, at this time, we ended up with around $54,000,” said Berg.

Berg stated that the county tax sale was on Thursday at the Marion County Lake Hall.

“From what I could tell, there were well over 100 people in attendance with 58 getting numbers to bid,” said Berg.

Berg said that they accepted approximately 40 early registrants, which helped speed up the process. There were a total of 35 parcels in the sale. Four of the parcels included severed mineral rights.

The highest price paid was $7,000. There were only two $50 bids, and those were for severed minerals.

The board agreed to have the auction at the same time next year and to have Kelly Law Office run the auction next year, as well.

In other business, the board:

•listened to Planning & Zoning Director Sharon Omstead, Emergency Management Director Marcy Hostetler, AND Road & Bridge Interim Director Steve Hudson present a review scope for a request for proposal for a bid for general contractors for 1240 Commercial for a building for their offices. The commissioners gave some feedback of items to include. The hope is to have the scope ready to send out for bids soon.

•heard about Case No. PC23-03 CUP for Kayak Rentals at 2607 Jade in Hillsboro.

•heard about Case No. PC23-04 CUP for Short Term Rental Property by Felix Ramirez in Marion.

•learned about Text Amendments concerning Notification Areas and Sign Postings, which will notify both the cities and the county about applications being filed which will allow for better communication.

•voted to move forward with Alloy Architecture for phases one and two of the new Health Department building.

•met in executive session for pending litigation.

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