Supervisors approve sale of land surrounding recycling center

The Keokuk County Supervisors have taken formal action to sell land surrounding the Citizens C onvenience Center, on highway 149. At the regular meeting of the Supervisors on Nov. 18, the board opened bids relating to the sale of the land. The parcels of land up for sale had previously been published in the public domain, in an attempt to drum up interest in the land.

An initial bid for $21,000 was received for the land from Sigourney Attorney John Wehr. However, the Supervisors expressed concern that the bid was lower than what they would like to sell the land for. Ultimately, the board rejected the first bid from Wehr, as he made a second and final bid, in response to a counter-offer from the Board. Wehr ultimately made a final bid offer of $32,000 for the land. The board unanimously accepted the offer. County Attorney Amber Thompson said that the County could likely close on the sale of land in the coming days.

The supervisors also met with the directors of the Keota and Richland libraries, who both talked about developments in the library over the past year. The directors presented fact sheets to the Supervisors, showing statistics from the operations of the two libraries over the past year, as well as the overall cost to taxpayers.

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