NEWBERRY COUNTY — The Forfeited Land Commission accepted six bids for properties that were acquired at delinquent tax sales, allowing the properties to get back on the Newberry County tax roll.
The first bid was for Summerset Bay Drive, a piece of property in the Silverstreet/Chappells area.
The Commission acquired the property in April 2016 and was asking $315.84. Robert and Linda Hochstetler of Chapin bid $325 for the property. The Commission accepted the bid after Karen Lindler Smith, county treasurer, made a motion to accept the bid and Elizabeth Folk, clerk of court, seconded the motion.
Glen Allen Wright of Newberry bid $652 for 822 Floyd Drive in Newberry.
Melinda Long, who was standing in for Auditor Donna Lominack, noted that the piece of property was next to Wright’s property. The Commission acquired the property in April 2016, and was asking $552.25. Wright’s bid was accepted after Smith made a motion and Folk seconded it.
The Commission received two bids from Kaine Patterson of Whitmire for two neighboring properties.
The first was 118 Reed Ave. in Whitmire. The Commission acquired the property in 2007 and was asking $373.27. The second was for 1144 Reed Ave. in Whitmire. The Commission also acquired it in 2007 and was asking $1,095.27. Patterson bid $100 and $300, respectively.
Wendy Wise, delinquent tax collector, reminded the Commission that $160 of the asking price was her cost.
“We have had both of them for a while. I say we accept,” Smith said.
The Commission accepted both bids after Smith made a motion and Folk seconded it.
The Commission received three bids for property on Wallace Street in Newberry. The Commission acquired the property in August 2016, and was asking $6,465.28.
The bids came from Doris Price of Pomaria for $6,465.28; Christopher Baird of Newberry for $6,000; and Tibra Johnson of Newberry for $6,750.
“Johnson bid the last time too. She bid $5,500 and she did not get it, so she came back with a higher bid,” Long said.
Smith made a motion to accept Johnson’s bid and Folk seconded it.
The Commission received a bid from Price on a piece of property on McCravy Street in Newberry. The asking price was $402.37 and the Commission has owned it since February 2015. Price bid $500 and the Commission accepted after Smith made a motion and Folk seconded it.
The final bid came from Kenny Davis of Newberry for 702 Coates St. in Newberry. The property has been owned by the Commission since April 2016. The Commission was asking $371.21. Davis bid $550.
The Commission accepted the bid after Folk made a motion and Smith seconded it.
• Smith presented the treasurer’s report. As of March 28, the Commission had a balance of $3,700.
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