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Supervisors resolve to close on building

By Xiomara Levsen | Jul 26, 2017

 

 

The Washington County Supervisors approved a resolution to move forward with closing on the property at 302 West Main Street in Washington at the meeting Tuesday morning.

“The closing for the property is scheduled for later this morning,” Washington County Attorney John Gish said, “so I wanted to present a resolution to finalize the costs — $50,000 for the property and $200 for the title opinion we received from Robert Schlegel.”

The supervisors received the title opinion from Gish on Monday evening and had no issues, he said.

By passing the resolution only the chairman of the board of supervisors, Richard Young, would need to be present at the meeting for the closing, Gish added.

The resolution passed unanimously.

In May, Washington County was approached by the Goff family about purchasing the property for $50,000 at 302 West Main Street, which sits right across from the courthouse, as reported in The Journal. The only item the Goff family wanted from the property was the brand-new furnace, which the supervisors discussed and agreed to at a meeting earlier in July.

No discussions were held about what the county would do with the property once it takes possession, at the meeting Tuesday morning. There was discussion previously about tearing down the house and making it into a parking lot, which the county would be responsible for paying for.

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