Amelia village seeking new council member

April 13th, 2007    Author: Michael Bradley    Filed Under: News

The village of Amelia is selling 7.2 acres of surplus property located at 44 Oak Street.

Determining that it is not in the best interest of the village to retain the 7.2 acre parcel of property, council voted unanimously to authorize the advertisement and sale of the property at its regular meeting April 2.

“The property no longer serves any village purpose,” said Amelia mayor Mike Scharf. “Tonight, council has found that it will be beneficial to the village and the public to sell the this prime village real estate.”

According to the passed ordinance, the sale of the 7.2 acre parcel of property is conditioned upon the granting of right-of-way easements for the development of the proposed Village Parkway as a public road to the Amelia village.

Amelia Police Chief Jeff Sucher receives a $750.00 check from Amelia American Legion Post #773 Commander Mark Riley at council
The minimum public bid for the property will start at two hundred thousand dollars; no lower bid will be accepted.

The highest, winning bid will also be required to pay ten percent of the purchase price and sign the purchase agreement provided by the village within five days of receiving notice of the bid award.

Amelia village administrator Mark Menz said that interested persons may obtain a bid packet during regular business hours at the Amelia village administrative offices located at 44 West Main Street in Amelia,

The sealed bids will be received until 4 p.m. on May 21. They will be opened and announced as the first order of business at council's regular meeting May 21.

In other business:

There is a another vacancy on the Amelia village council (the third resignation in the past year) due to the March 31 resignation of Eric Kelso.

Mayor Scharf and remaining council members are currently looking for a person to replace Kelso and serve the remainder of the four-year term which expires Dec. 31, 2009.

The minimum requirements to serve on the village council include that you must be a registered voter of the village, and you have been at least a one year resident of the village.

Interested persons should submit a letter of interest, with qualifications, to Amelia Village, 44 West Main Street, Amelia, OH, 45102, no later than April 27, 2007.
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