County Commission Decides on Property Sale at Tuesday’s Meeting
The Natrona County Commission is scheduled to discuss and hold a public hearing on whether it wants to sell some unwanted land at its meeting in the old courthouse at 5:30 p.m. today.
The county has a potential buyer for the land north of Bar Nunn on the east side of Interstate 25.
The potential buyer, B&B Ventures LLC, submitted a bid to buy the property for $3,692.50, which the company claimed is based on the value of nearby properties, County Attorney Bill Knight said.
The county acquired the land 18 years ago by a quit claim deed after the owner failed to pay the property taxes. The parcel is among many unwanted parcels in what Knight called a “binder full of properties.”
However, commission tabled the proposed deal at its its Oct. 7 meeting because Bill McDowell and others questioned B&B's claim of the land's value. McDowell wanted the county assessor to review the values of neighboring lots, which may be significantly higher, he said.