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<br />CASSCOUNlY <br />GOVERNMENT <br /> <br /> <br />February 8, 2008 <br /> <br />Cass County Commission <br />2119th Street South <br />Board of County Fargo ND 58103 <br />Commissioners <br />RE: Sale offormer Head Start Building located at 57 11th Avenue North, Fargo <br /> <br />Scott Wagner <br />Fargo, North Dakota <br /> <br />Vem Bennett <br />Fargo, North Dakota <br /> <br />Ken Pawluk <br />Fargo, North Dakota <br /> <br />Darrell W. Vanyo <br />West Fargo, North Dakota <br /> <br />Robyn Sorum <br />Horace, North Dakota <br /> <br />Heather Worden <br />Commission Assistant <br /> <br />Box 2806 <br />211 Ninth Street South <br />Fargo, North Dakota 58108 <br /> <br />701-241-5609 <br />Fax 701-241-5728 <br /> <br /> <br />Dear Commissioners: <br /> <br />After looking at all the options and hearing community concerns about what <br />could be done with the former Head Start building, it appears the most <br />equitable way to sell the property is through a public sale. The public sale <br />could either be handled by a formal bid process, auction, or through a non- <br />exclusive listing agreement. The quickest way to sell the property would be <br />through a bid process, auction, or combination of the two. The affected <br />communities, the Horace Mann residential area and the historical community, <br />have been exploring options for the building and property that are <br />economically viable and are trying to interest potential buyers. Both have <br />indicated they would like to be part of an open house to find a purchaser who <br />could use the structure. <br /> <br />The proposed time line is as follows: <br /> <br />February 19 - authorize placing of an advertisement for sale of the <br />property <br />February 25 - publish block advertisement <br />March 3 - publish block advertisement <br />March 10 - publish block advertisement <br />March 17 - open bids at 10:00 a.m. <br />March 17 - accept bid - Commission Meeting <br /> <br />Here is a sample advertisement outlining the terms of the sale: <br /> <br />For Sale Lots 13 through 19, Block 7 of Hectors Addition to the City of Fargo, <br />57 11th Avenue North, Fargo NO (former Head Start building) <br /> <br />Sale to highest bidder for cash, 10% cash or bond due with bid and balance <br />when closing on the property. Bidder must assume approximately $4,000 in <br />special assessments. Bidder must assume the county's obligations in relation <br />to HOME funding that creates a restrictive use covenant on the property. The <br />amount of the HOME grant is $85,183. The county will provide an updated <br />abstract for the property to the time of sale. The property will be sold lias isll <br />Cass County Commission <br />