SALE OF SURPLUS REAL PROPERTY
IN RE: SALE OF SURPLUS REAL PROPERTY
The Board finds that the building formerly used as the Leake County Child Services offices and owned by Leake County is no longer needed for county purposes. The land and building is located at 115 North Pearl Street, Carthage, Mississippi, and is more fully described as follows:
A strip of land 24 feet wide North and South and 144 feet long East and West off the South side of Lot 2, and a strip of land 6 feet wide North and South and 144 feet long East and West off the North side of Lot 1, all in Block 11 of the Original Survey of the City of Carthage, Leake, County, Mississippi, in Section 12, Township 10 North, Range 7 East, as per plat of record in Deed Book B at page 62, records of the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Leake County, Mississippi.
This parcel of land is 30 feet wide North and South and 144 feet long East and West, with a strip of land 12 feet wide off the West end of said for reserved for an alley. Also, an undivided one-half interest in and to the North wall of the Regan-Martin old hardware store building, which is now The Sewing Center Building, owned by M. C. Winfield, et al, being the lower story of the brick structure known as the Masonic Building, standing on a strip of land 30 feet wide on the South side of the North half of the North half of Lot 1, Block II, Original Survey, and extending back from frontage on Pearl Street 120 feet in the City of Carthage as per deed recorded in Book 37 at page 297 thereof, records aforesaid.
This being the same property acquired by Leake County by deed dated November 6, 1998, and recorded in Book 240 at page 363 in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Leake County, Mississippi
The Board finds that it is in the best interest of the County to sell the property.
On motion and second duly made and by the affirmative vote of a majority of the Board,
Kirby Nazary voting “Aye”,
Kevin Kemp voting “Aye”,
Oliver Smith voting “Aye”,
Larry Sims voting “Aye”, and
Chip Jones voting “Aye”,
- It is hereby ordered that the building and land previously used as the Leake County Child Services office has ceased to be used for county purposes and it is in the best interest of the County that it be sold;
- The Clerk is directed to publish once a week for at least three consecutive weeks, in The Carthaginian the intention to sell the referenced real property and to accept sealed competitive bids for the sale thereof; and
- The County shall accept written, sealed bids on October 3, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. and shall award the sale to the highest bidder, subject to the County’s authority to reject all bids.
So ordered this the 15th day August, 2022.