The commissioners held a tax sale certificate on the property since 2010 and deeded the property to the Town of Bourbon in November 2016. The town paid just over $19,000 to have the unsafe house on Center Street demolished along with cleanup of the property. The Board had hoped to sell the property for residential use with a stipulation that a house be built within two years. When the property didn’t sell, that time limit stipulation was released.
One offer received was for $14,000 while the second offer was for the full $19,000. Council member Wattenbarger said they were rejecting the offers since the perspective buyers wanted to erect storage facilities on the property rather than a residential dwelling.
It was noted that the property would have to be rezoned for storage business.
Carol Anders Correspondent