Newberry Observer

FLC approves property bids

NEWBERRY — The Newberry County Forfeited Land Commission has approved 17 bids for properties owned by the Commission.

The first bid came from Jude Kagabines, of Columbia, for property on Nedmore Street, Whitmire (a former funeral home). Kagabines bid $550, and the asking price was $2,990.46. The Commission has owned the property since 2011.

On the recommendation of Jay Tothacer, Newberry County attorney, the FLC approved the bid.

“On the recommendation of our attorney, because it is not even half of our asking price, but due to the fact we’ve had it such a long time, and we are going to put it in writing that we are not responsible for any possible biological hazard, due to it being a funeral home,” said Donna Lominack

Elizabeth Folk gave a second, and the bid was approved.

Laquanda Elkins, of Newberry, put in $1,135.20 (the FLC’s asking price) for 35 Oak Hollow Road, Newberry. The FLC has owned this property since 2012. The bid was accepted after Karen Lindler Smith made a motion and Folk seconded.

Three bids were received for 440 Forest Hills Boulevard, Prosperity, which the FLC has owned since 2011. The asking price was $1,502.98, Xaviera and Margarito Estrada, of Newberry, bid $1,825, Wayne Sturgeon, of Prosperity, bid $200 and Corey Jones, of Prosperity, bid $1,650.

Lominack made a motion to accept the Estrada bid, and Smith seconded.

Two bids were received for 2218 Eleanor Street, Newberry, which the FLC has owned since 2011. Hillsboro Inlet, LLC, of Wyoming bid $1,150 and Robert Shirey, of Newberry, bid $1,300.08.

Smith made a motion to accept the bid from Shirey, and Folk seconded.

Hillsboro also placed a $300 bid for property on Central and Park Street, Whitmire. The FLC has owned this property since 2014, and were asking $251.40.

The bid was accepted after Smith made motion and Folk seconded.

Hillsboro placed a $250 bid for property on Old Main Street, Silverstreet, which has been owned by the FLC since 2016. The asking price was $209.36, and there was also a bid from Mayalen Donahue, of Anderson, for the asking price.

Hillsboro’s bid was approved after Lominack made a motion and Folk seconded.

Hillsboro’s final bid was for 417 Caldwell Street, Newberry, owned by the FLC since 2012. The asking price was $566.24, and Hillsboro bid $600. Their bid was approved after Lominack made a motion and Folk seconded.

The next eight bids came from Shirey, all of which were approved by the FLC.

Property on Boundary Street, Newberry, owned by the FLC since 2017, the asking price was $307.63 and Shirey bid $507.63. This bid was approved after Smith made a motion and Folk seconded.

Property on Wise Street Extension, Newberry, owned by the FLC since 2013, the asking price was $605.70 and Shirey bid $805.70. This bid was approved after Lominack made a motion and Folk seconded.

Property on Wise Street, Newberry, owned by the FLC since 2013, the asking price was $555.05 and Shirey bid $755.05. This bid was approved after Smith made a motion and Lominack seconded.

Property on Eleanor Street, Newberry, owned by the FLC since 2013, the asking price was $1,643.72 and Shirey bid $1,843.72. This bid was approved after Lominack made a motion and Folk seconded.

Shirey bid $805.70 for 920 Wise Street, owned by the FLC since 2013, the asking price was $605.70. This bid was approved after Smith made a motion and Lominack seconded.

Property on Wise Street, Newberry, owned by the FLC since 2012, the asking price was $324.77 and Shirey bid $524.77. This bid was approved after Lominack made a motion and Smith seconded.

Property on Wise Street, Newberry, owned by the FLC since 2012, the asking price was $491.68 and Shirey bid $691.68. This bid was approved after Smith made a motion and Lominack seconded.

The final bid was for property on the Wise Street Extension, Newberry, owned by the FLC since 2011, the asking price was $573.91 and Shirey bid $773.91. This bid was approved after Smith made a motion and Lominack seconded.

The Commission approved two bids from Clark and Dearinger Property Management, of Columbia. The first was for property on Epting Street, owned by the FLC since 2011, the asking price was $955.99, and they bid $956. This bid was approved after Lominack made a motion and Folk seconded.

The second bid was for property on Highway 34, Silverstreet, owned by the FLC since 2013. The asking price was $997.87, and they bid $998. This bid was approved after Smith made a motion and Lominack seconded.

By Andrew Wigger

awigger@newberryobserver.com

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