NOTICE OF SALE OF PROPERTY BY NEGOTIATED OFFER, ADVERTISEMENT AND UPSET BID

February 9, 2018

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the County of Alleghany (hereinafter the “County”) has received an offer for the purchase of certain real property owned by the County as described herein below and proposes to sell the same pursuant to the provisions of G.S. §160A-269. Said property is situated in Gap Civil Township, Alleghany County, North Carolina, and is more particularly described as follows:

BEING all that certain tract of land containing 100.725 acres, more or less, as shown on the plat thereof entitled as “Property To Be Conveyed To The Conservation Fund – Toy Beamer Estate Tract”, prepared by Andrews & Hobson Surveyors, Drawing No. 6732, dated December 08, 2016, and recorded in Plat Book 11, at Page 60 of the Alleghany County Registry, to which said plat and record thereof reference is hereby made for a more complete and detailed description.

The above described property was acquired by the County of Alleghany under a Quitclaim Deed dated July 13, 2017, and recorded at Book 387, Page 243, Alleghany County Register of Deeds.

The County has received an offer of THREE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND AND 00/100’s ($325,000.00) DOLLARS.  A deposit of 5% (FIVE PERCENT) has been received along with said offer. Within ten (10) days of the date hereunder any person may raise said offer by filing an upset bid in writing, stating the amount of the new offer and the name and address of the offeror. The upset bid shall be in an amount no less than THREE HUNDRED FORTY-ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED FIFTY AND 00/100’s ($341,350.00) DOLLARS, plus the cumulative costs of publication for this Notice and the recording costs for the a Deed from the County to the buyer. Upset bids shall be delivered to Michael James, County Manager, Post Office Box 366, Sparta, NC 28675 (Physical Address:  348 South Main Street, LL80, Sparta, NC 28675), no later than 5:00 P.M. on February 23, 2018, and shall be accompanied by a deposit in the amount of FIVE (5%) PERCENT of the new offer in cash, or by certified or personal check made payable to Alleghany County.  Upset bids, if mailed, must be received in the office of the County Manager on or before the above stated date. In the event more than one upset bid is filed, the first upset bid received shall govern and all subsequent upset bids received shall be returned to their respective bidders. Upon receipt of an upset bid in compliance with the foregoing provisions, the property will be advertised again for additional upset bids, under the same procedure as set forth above, which procedure shall continue until no further upset bid has been received.

Upon the completion of all required upset bid periods the final offer received will be presented to the Alleghany County Board of Commissioners, which may accept the offer or reject the same. In the event the offer is rejected, the County may elect to sell the property again under the above stated procedure or under any other lawful procedure as permitted by Article 12, Chapter 160A, North Carolina General Statutes. In the event the offer is accepted, closing on the same must take place within thirty (30) days of said acceptance.

This the 9TH day of February, 2018.

ALLEGHANY COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Alleghany County Spends $95,000 with 34 Local Vendors in January

 

January 31, 2018

Sparta, NC – Alleghany County today announced that its “Buying Locally” initiative has resulted in the County Government spending $94,974.95 with 34 local vendors during the month of January.

“The current Board of Commissioners have emphasized buying goods and services from Alleghany County vendors whenever possible.  The county staff has embraced this,” stated Michael James, County Manager.  “We always have to balance being good stewards of taxpayer money.  That means sometimes we do have to go outside the county to obtain goods and services.  But our county employees try diligently to transact business locally.  Since we do not have any ‘big box’ retailers here in Alleghany County this money is being spent at family-owned businesses.  These vendors live here and in turn re-spend that money locally.  With the way the calendar fell in January, we had three check runs instead of the normal two which partially explains the increase.”

During January, the County purchased such items as HVAC repairs at the Community College, CRISIS heating oil for Social Services recipients, numerous upset bid legal advertisements in the Alleghany News to the meals served to inmates at the county jail from locally-based, family-owned businesses.

“We are proud to support our local vendors.  Alleghany County is home to many top-notch small businesses,” added Mark Evans, Board Chairman and small business owner.

The buying locally results by vendor are updated approximately every two weeks on the county website at the following link:  http://alleghanycounty-nc.gov/announcements/category/buying-locally/

For More Information Contact:

Michael James

Alleghany County Manager

manageralc@skybest.com

(336) 372-4179

Alleghany County Buying Locally Initiative Yields 60 Vendors $435,000

December 20, 2017

Sparta, NC – Alleghany County today announced that its “Buying Locally” initiative has resulted in the County Government spending $435,413.52 with 60 local vendors since mid-May.

“The current Board of Commissioners have placed an emphasis on buying items from Alleghany County vendors whenever possible.  County staff has really taken this initiative to heart and run with it,” stated Michael James, County Manager.  “We always have to balance being good stewards of taxpayer money.  That means sometimes we do have to go outside the county to obtain goods and services.  But our county employees do their best to acquire things locally.  Since we do not have any ‘big box’ retailers here in Alleghany County this money is being spent at family-owned businesses.  These vendors live here and in turn re-spend that money locally.”

The County has purchased everything from youth sports uniforms to heating oil to auto parts and repairs to the meals served to inmates at the county jail from locally-based, family-owned businesses.

“We are proud to support our local vendors.  Alleghany County is home to many top-notch small businesses,” added Mark Evans, Board Chairman.

The buying locally results by vendor are updated approximately every two weeks on the county website at the following link:  http://alleghanycounty-nc.gov/announcements/category/buying-locally/

For More Information Contact:

Michael James

Alleghany County Manager

manageralc@skybest.com

(336) 372-4179

Brunch Bill Public Hearing

The Alleghany County Board of Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, January 8th, 2018 at 6:30pm in the Administrative Building at 348 S Main Street. The public hearing is for a proposed Ordinance to Allow the Sale of Alcoholic Beverages before Noon on Sundays at Licensed Premises. On June 29, 2017, the North Carolina General Assembly enacted Senate Bill 155, entitled “An Act to Make Various Changes to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission Laws. The proposed ordinance is available for public inspection at the Alleghany County website, alleghanycounty-nc.gov and in the Alleghany County Managers Office, 348 S Main Street LL80 Sparta, NC 28675.

Alleghany County Maintenance Garage Completed

December 8, 2017 

Sparta, NC – Alleghany County today announced that Building Inspector Travis Dalton has issued the Certificate of Occupancy for the new County Maintenance Garage.  The garage is located at 37 North Cox Street on a portion of the former county library property.   

“This new garage will enable the county to perform most routine maintenance of county vehicles, including ambulances, law enforcement vehicles and Alleghany in Motion vans, here in house.  This will save the taxpayers money and decrease the vehicles’ down time,” stated Michael James, County Manager.  “We already have a certified mechanic working for the Maintenance Department.” 

“Our new garage is more than twice as large as the old shop – and much better equipped,” added Josh Greene, Public Works Director.  “We have substantially more storage and can now accommodate larger vehicles such as ambulances.  My team has worked hard to finish the interior of the building over these last several weeks and I appreciate their efforts.”   

FG Dillard & Sons of Sparta erected the metal building while the County Maintenance staff completed the electrical and the interior work.  The new garage has several offices and a partial second floor for storage.  The project was completed ahead of schedule and under budget. 

The County Maintenance staff will host a Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting for the public in January.  The exact date and time will be announced in the near future. 

For More Information Contact:

Michael James

Alleghany County Manager

manageralc@skybest.com

(336) 372-4179

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