Shenandoah Supervisors Continue Discussion On Sale Of County-Owned Property | Shenandoah County
WOODSTOCK — The Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors carries on to get general public reviews concerning the attainable sale of property in Mount Jackson.
On Tuesday night, the supervisors held a next community hearing pertaining to the potential sale of county-owned residence on Tisinger Street in Mount Jackson, which the county assumed ownership of soon after a 2018 Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Business undercover operation.
The roughly 6-acre residence contains two structures at 317 and 537 Tisinger Highway. An interested consumer approached the county in late 2021 about getting the home, then manufactured an unsolicited offer in March.
The property’s assessed benefit is $708,500, and the supervisors plan to promote it for $605,000.
Citizens criticized the board for the duration of a June 14 community hearing, boasting the county did not promote that the house was for sale and most of the public was unaware it was for sale.
Other criticism integrated that the initial community hearing took place early in the day, restricting resident participation. Following the June 14 community hearing, the board scheduled Tuesday night’s general public listening to to allow for additional folks to attend. Tuesday’s public listening to included 12 speakers.
Nancy Barnett, who is aspect-proprietor of the organization that produced an offer on the home, said for the duration of the general public listening to that she became knowledgeable of the residence in 2018 — at which place the county decided to keep the assets. In 2021, the county questioned if the firm was ready to reconsider making an give for the assets, which she did.
Barnett explained she desires to give much more assist to nearby firms and this property is conducive to the company’s operational requirements. “We are dedicated to Shenandoah County,” Barnett said. “This is a home we want to be in.”
Keith Stephens, a county resident, explained he did not have a trouble with these non-public negotiations. “It doesn’t bother me a little bit. I think that is conventional operating treatment in the financial advancement world,” he stated.
Jonathan Heishman, a county resident, mentioned the property is useful to the county, and it should really be sold in an auction to the optimum bidder. Heishman explained any Shenandoah County enterprise proprietor should have the option of obtaining the assets.
In response to some inhabitants who imagine the house wasn’t marketed, board Chair Karl Roulston mentioned he believes it was promoted immediately after listening to Barnett’s remarks about identifying the house. “Anyone who is searching for a business area in Shenandoah County, that house would have been promoted to that. I really don’t imagine it’s good to say that it was not promoted,” he explained.
Roulston additional that there have been no other provides designed. “Through this total time now, we have experienced zero offers and zero interest in the assets,” he reported.
Supervisor Josh Stephens agreed, declaring that if any one else have been certainly fascinated in the home, they would’ve appear ahead by now.
Supervisor Bradley Pollack argued that the home was not promoted appropriately and that many nearby people were being not made mindful of the assets being accessible. Pollack instructed either a community auction or advertising the property on a listing internet site. “I imagine we ought to set it on some listing site out there, and if we never get any delivers amongst now and our next assembly, then we approve this sale,” he said.
Vice Chair Dennis Morris prompt that the board requires much more time to ponder its choices.
By a 5- vote, the board agreed to make a last decision on whether or not to approve the sale at its July 26 meeting.
Supervisor Josh Stephens attended nearly, and Supervisor Timothy Taylor was absent.