ADVERTISEMENT FOR SEALED BIDS SALE OF COUNTY PROPERTY

The Board of Commissioners for Avery County has authorized the sale by sealed bid of the following parcel of real property:
 
Being all of that property of record in Book 513, page 1942 of the Avery County Register of Deeds, bearing tax parcel #1805-00-53-9349.
 
The County will accept sealed bids for the property until 3:00 PM on the 23rd day of September 2019 at the office of the County Manager, County Administrative Building, 175 Linville Street, Newland, NC 28657.  At 3:00 PM on the 23rd day of September 2019, all bids received shall be opened in public and the amount of each bid announced and recorded.  The record of bids shall be reported to the Board of Commissioners at their regular scheduled meeting on the 7th day of October 2019.
 
The Board of Commissioners will determine the highest responsible bidder for the property and will award the bid by its regularly scheduled meeting in October 2019.  Bids will remain open and subject to acceptance until the Board of Commissioners awards the bid. 
 
Each bid must be accompanied by a bid deposit of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid.  A bid deposit may take the form of Cash, Cashier’s Check, Certified Check, or a Surety Bond.  The deposit of the bidder of to whom the award is made will be held until the sale of the property is closed; if that bidder refuses at any time to close the sale, the deposit will be forfeited to the County. The deposits of other bidders will be returned at the time the Board of Commissioners awards the property to the highest responsible bidder. 
           
In order for a bid to be considered, the bidder must be current on payment of all property taxes owed to the County.
 
The County reserves the right to withdraw the property from sale at any time and the right to reject any and all bids.
 
Inquiries about the property and the sale may be made to Phillip Barrier, County Manager, County Administrative Building, 175 Linville Street, Newland, NC 28657.