Supervisors Asking For Sealed Bids For RCF Property

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(Le Mars) –– During their Tuesday meeting, the Plymouth County Board of Supervisors discussed the options available regarding the sale of the Resident Care Facility located on the east edge of Le Mars. You may recall, the county governing board held a public auction for the property a few weeks
back, but received only one bid of $110,000 which the supervisors deemed as being too low to sell the property. Since the date of the auction, the supervisors have received other parties that have indicated an interest in obtaining the property that is currently leased by Pride Group. The supervisors agreed to establish a minimum bid of $300,000 for the building
and grounds. The county supervisors then took the action to accept sealed bids for the property. Potential bidders will have until Tuesday, March 16th at 9:00 a.m. to submit their sealed bid to Plymouth County Auditor, Stacey Feldman. The county governing board has indicated the bids will be revealed
at 10:00 a.m. Supervisor Mike Van Otterloo suggested the bidders may want to attend the County Supervisor meeting on March 16th in case there is a tie with multiple entities submitting the same bid. If that should be the case, the supervisors would then conduct an auction with the bidders that are present. Don Kass serves as the chairman of the Plymouth County Board of
Supervisors and explains the process.

Kass says the county board has made the stipulation Pride Group would be allowed to continue to lease the facilities for a maximum duration of up to two years.

County officials will offer a tour of the property to interested buyers on Monday, March 1st at 9:00 a.m.