Donna Trehus
County Auditor
304 S. Marshall Street
Caledonia, MN  55921
(507) 725-5803

Public Notices, Hearings, Fees, and Items of Interest:

2020 Fee Schedule

Highway Department Bids, RFPs, RFIs Notice


Notice is hereby given, the Houston County Board of Commissioners has cancelled the workgroup session scheduled for 29 October.
Contact the County Administrator Jeff Babinski at 507-725-5827 for further information.


Notice is hereby given, a quorum of Houston County Board of Commissioners will be in attendance at a Strategic Planning Session on Tuesday, Nov 5th from 9:00am to 3:30pm in place of the regularly scheduled Board Workshop session. The Planning session will be held in the Emergency Operations Center conference room in the County Justice Center.
Contact the County Administrator Jeff Babinski at 507-725-5827 for further information.


22 RURAL ACRES FOR SALE BY SEALED BID AUCTION

Approximately 22 acres m/l of agricultural real estate located along State Highway 76 within Caledonia City limits in Houston County, Minnesota, will be sold on bids. The property is PID #211152002 with the following legal description: A parcel of land located in the NW ¼ of the NW ¼ of Section 13, T102N, R6W, Houston County, Minnesota, more particularly described as follows:

Commencing at the northwest corner of said section 13 also being in the centerline of state highway #76; thence long the north line of said section 13 and State Highway #76 on a bearing based on the Houston County Coordinate System of NAD 83 (1996 ADJ,), of N 89°01’49” E and measures 248.79 feet to the point of beginning; thence continuing along said north line N 89°01’49” E and measures 1043.63 feet; thence along a line parallel to the east line of the aforementioned NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4, S 0°03’12”W and measures 926.37 feet to the north line of the south 395.30 feet of the said NW 1/4 of the NW1/4; thence along said north line S 89°09’47” W and measures 1043.72 feet; thence along a line parallel to the west line of said NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 N 0°03’41” E and measures 923.95 feet to the point of beginning. Said parcel contains 22.163 acres including State Highway #76 right of way and may be subject to easements of record or implied. Houston County retains all mineral rights to said property; and retains an easement for public transportation, 50 feet South of the Section Line (close to TH 76 centerline), including and in addition to existing TH 76 right of way. The easement is further described as: Commencing at the Northwest Corner of said Section 13, Thence North 89⁰ 01’ 49” East 248.79 feet along the north line of the Northwest Quarter of said Section to the Point of Beginning; Thence continuing North 89⁰ 01’ 49” East 1043.63 feet along said north line to the west line of the East 30 feet of the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of said Section; Thence South 0⁰ 03’ 12” West 50.01 feet to a line parallel with and 50.00 feet southerly distant of the north line of said Quarter-Quarter Section; Thence South 89⁰ 01’ 49” West 1043.64 feet along said line to a line parallel with the west line of said Quarter-Quarter Section; Thence North 0⁰ 03’ 41” East 50.01 feet along said line to the Point of Beginning. Containing 1.198 acres, subject to any other easements.


Sealed bids will be received at the office of the Auditor/Treasurer at the Houston County Historic Courthouse Building, 304 S. Marshall St, Caledonia, MN 55921 until November 25, 2019 at 9:00 am. Bids shall be made in writing, enclosed in a sealed envelope and plainly marked “Houston County Property Sale” on the exterior. The bid shall contain the name, address, phone number, email address, parcel number and bid amount. Each original bid shall be accompanied by a cashier’s check payable to Houston County Treasurer for 5% of the bid as earnest money deposit. Properly received bids will be publicly opened and read at said time and place by representatives of Houston County and presented to the Board at the Regular Board Meeting scheduled for 9:30 am on November 26, 2019. The Houston County Board of Commissioners reserve the right to accept or reject any and all bids and to negotiate with bidders, and further reserves the right to conduct a bid-off between the top four (4) bidders. If the Board of Commissioners exercises their right to conduct a bid-off between the top four bidders, the bid-off shall occur on December 2, 2019 at 10:00 at the Commissioner’s Room in the Historic Courthouse. The Board of Commissioners reserve the right to conduct the bid-off according to the Board’s discretion, including the right to conduct a confidential bid-off in person or by phone.
The successful bidder will be required to enter into a standard Minnesota Purchase Agreement, with closing to occur no later than February 1, 2020. Possession will be delivered upon the current leaser’s removal of the crop, but in any event no later than April 1, 2020. The Purchaser will pay the real estate taxes due and payable in 2020, prorated to the date of closing. The premises are being sold “AS IS”. If you have any questions regarding the property or bidding procedure, please contact County Administrator Jeff Babinski at 507-725-5827.


 

 

 


 

 

 
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