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Logan City Council discusses selling empty lot on East Second Street

Logan City Council discusses selling empty lot on East Second Street

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LOGAN — A community member has inquired about purchasing the city-owned property at 416 East Second Street in Logan.

So Angela Winther, the city administrator, talked about selling the piece of land with the Logan City Council at their meeting November 9.

The City purchased the property about last year at around this time.

Roughly $8,300 has been invested into the property, according to Winther. (That includes some grant money.)

With the help of some grant money, the next steps were taken to complete the necessary paperwork to buy it, have an asbestos test taken and eventually, have the house torn down.

Now, the City can sell the property, if they wish.

In order to do that, Winther said, a public hearing needs to be held. That’s standard procedure.

We want to make sure that anyone out there who might be interested in purchasing and developing the property has a chance to do so, said Winther.

There are three main elements that would go into the request for proposal (RFP).

One of them would be the price, the other two are the development plan for the property and the timeframe for completing the project.

Winther explained that the plan and the timeframe are important because they don’t want someone purchasing the land and then leaving it sit vacant for a long period of time.

“We want to see the land developed,” she added.

Besides publishing the notice in the paper, Winther suggested another way of obtaining proposals like reaching out to parties the City thinks might be interested.

The notice is published in November 18 issue of The Twiner-Herald on page six.

The City Council will review all the proposals at their first meeting in December.

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