County officials are hoping that the divestiture of nine parcels of land will help ease the county’s extremely tight 2011-2012 budget.
“We trying to find all the revenue we can,” County Administrator Bill Houser told council members at the Aug. 8 council meeting. “We want to sell the property to augment the budget.”
Following a public hearing on the matter Monday night, council members gave second reading approval to an ordinance authorizing the sale of nine parcels of land.
The nine parcels include:
Houser told council members they would be able to accept or deny any bids offered.
Two of the properties are currently being used – the Planning Commission building and the Development Board office.
Those two offices along with several others will be moving into the old Bi-Lo complex on Sunset Drive once renovations to that building are complete.
“We hope to be in the new administration building by March 30,” Houser told the council members.