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Houston County has land for sale

Houston County has this tract at 3008 Moody Road up for sale. It was acquired as a part of the widening of the road.
Houston County has this tract at 3008 Moody Road up for sale. It was acquired as a part of the widening of the road. wcrenshaw@macon.com

Houston County has some land for sale.

The County Commission last week voted to put two 1-acre tracts up for public bid. Purchasing Agent Mark Baker said sealed bids will be taken and an advertisement will be posted soon with details on how to make the bid.

One tract is at 3008 Moody Road, just south of Ga. 96 across from Georgia Cooling. The land came into the county’s possession as a part of the widening of Moody Road.

Robbie Dunbar, the county’s director of operations, said ordinarily the county would only take the amount of land it needed for a widening project. In that case, however, the new part of the road would have been so close to the mobile home on the property that it would have rendered it essentially unlivable. The topography of the lot did not allow the home to be moved back. The county agreed to buy the whole tract.

With no need for the remaining part of the property, the county is now putting it up for sale. The Tax Assessor’s office has it valued at $13,200.

The other tract is on Holt Road, also known as Bloodworth Road. No address for it is listed, but the assessor’s office lists it as parcel no. 000900 and 008000, valued at $7,100. The county acquired the property in a tax sale in 1973, according to Barry Holland, the county’s director of administration.

The resolution approving the sale states that the county will sell it to the highest responsible bidder.

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