Supervisors to wield gavel for land sales
Supervisors will get to play the role of auctioneers at their Monday morning meeting when they sell more than 40 pieces of property located within the county.
"By and large, the property is not very valuable, but people seem to be interested in buying them," said County Administrator David Garcia. "A lot of the land is residual pieces of lots from street widening and utility projects. There are some full lots, but it's very rare."
According to Garcia, the county is required to conduct auctions on all property that has been deeded over to the state of Arizona due to delinquent taxes.
The auction is open to the general public and government entities.
Monday's meeting begins at 9 a.m. in the Board of Supervisors Auditorium at 198 S. Main St. It will also be broadcast live on Yuma Government Channel 77.
Supervisors are also expected discuss whether to raise the tipping fees for the disposal of tires at the county's waste tire facility.
Garcia added not raising the tipping fees could cost the county as much as $60,000 because the county would be required to subsidize the waste tire fund from the general fund.
Supervisors will also consider granting a special use permit for a funeral home to be built at Avenue B and County 16th Street.
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