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County sells 16 acres of land

Feb 02, 2018

By Grace King, Mt. Pleasant News


The county is roughly 16 acres of property poorer and $10,200 richer after agreeing to sell Sections 3 and 4 of Tippecanoe Township to Gayle and Larry Kindig.

The land, which sits between the east side of Skunk River and south of the CB&Q railroad right of way, has been untouched by the county for 45 years. Planning and Zoning Director Joe Buffington said that if the 16 acres were farm land, $10,000 would be a pretty low bid, but because of the steep terrain, the property isn’t worth much. Buffington also said that the land is only accessible to Gayle and Larry and their neighbors.

“Even if you got an easement across that parcel, I don’t think you can get a vehicle over there,” Buffington said during the Board of Supervisors meeting on Thursday, Feb. 1. “It’s pretty rugged terrain.”

Supervisor Marc Lindeen said that the value of the property was whatever anyone wanted to pay for it. The Henry County Conservation Department was offered the land and did not want it and disposed of it. Lindeen said that Conservation is a department that the county relies on to help them assess the value of land, and if they have no use for it, neither does the county.

Supervisors will approve a resolution on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 10 a.m. to complete the sale.

In other news, Conservation Executive Director John Pullis said that construction of two new cabins is progressing fairly well. With the decent weather, the walls of the cabins are up, and tresses will be in by the end of the week, he said. Siding the cabins should begin by the end of the month.

Reservations for Conservation camp sites need to be made by Sunday at midnight for the reservations that Friday or weekend. This reservation schedule matches up with the cabin reservation schedule.

The Henry County Treasurer’s office will be closed Thursday, Feb. 22, while employees attend a Driver’s License Training class in Mt. Pleasant.

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