County property tax lots set for sale next week

HURON – Several lots in Huron and in two area towns taken by Beadle County for nonpayment of property taxes go on the auction block next week.
At their Tuesday meeting, Beadle County commissioners set starting bidding prices of $50 and $100 for the lots, which the public will be able to purchase starting at 10 a.m. Tuesday on the first floor of the courthouse.
Most of the offerings are bare lots, while some have structures on them.
In Huron, the properties are located at 685 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., 844 Arizona Ave. S.W., 447 Ohio Ave. S.W., 541 Frank Ave. S.E., 155 Commercial Road, 537 Seventh St. S.W., 404 Utah Ave. S.E., 549 Frank Ave. S.E. and 565 Frank Ave. S.E.
Also, eight other bare lots in Huron are in the Estabrook Subdivision in the Windsor Squares Addition in southwest Huron. While the county will try to sell them starting with minimum bids of $100 each, they also each have special assessments to cover curb and gutter costs that range from about $6,000 to $11,000.
In addition, there are lots in the town of Virgil. In the town of Wolsey, there is property for sale at 271 Laurel Ave. S.W.
Meanwhile, commissioners adopted a resolution to apply for $600,000 in state Department of Transportation funds for a $1.1 million project to improve six miles of the Yale road.
Ted Dickey, with the Northeast Council of Governments, told commissioners the local match would be about $565,000.
The project would run between Highway 14 north to Beadle County Road 14 north of Yale.
Two inches of the existing asphalt concrete will be cold milled and replaced with a new asphalt concrete mat, Dickey said.
In a separate project, 12 miles continuing north from Beadle County Road 14 has been bid and construction will start in late summer or early fall.
Midwest Reclamation, of Lakeville, Minn., will grind up four inches of the existing asphalt and mix it with oil to rejuvenate it before laying it down again in a process called cold-in-place recycling. The road will then be chip sealed.
The project runs from the Hoover Highway to Highway 28. The cost is $92,000 per mile, which includes some other work.
Convening as the county board of adjustment, commissioners approved a variance request filed by Gene Dennis and a street vacation petition sought by Jody Ramon.
Dennis plans to build a 25-by-40-foot storage shed within 75 feet of Custer Avenue near 21st Street Southeast. Approval came with the condition that he get the OK from the Custer Township Board as well.
Ramon’s application was to vacate one block of 66-foot dedicated unimproved street right of way in Morningside Village, on Center Street between Redfield and Mitchell avenues.
She owns the property to the north and south of the street right of way. The area hasn’t been used as a street for more than 20 years and she has been having problems with vandals.
City commissioners approved the request on Monday.

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