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Beltrami County Board: Commissioners to open bids on old fairgrounds property

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Beltrami County Board: Commissioners to open bids on old fairgrounds property
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

The Beltrami County Board on May 3 authorized advertising for sale 40 acres of county-owned land on Middle School Road Northwest.

The ad ran May 15, May 22 and May 29 in the Pioneer, and the deadline for submission of bids is 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 7.

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Commissioners will open the sealed bids during the regular meeting, which will begin at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the County Administration building, 701 Minnesota Ave. N.W.

The property developers expressed interest in buying includes about 16 acres in the old Beltrami County Fairgrounds south of the Target complex, as well as acreage on the west side of the road leased by Bemidji Youth League Baseball and Bemidji Youth Soccer. BYLB also subleases playing space to the Bemidji School District's Summer Baseball Association.

In addition to contact information of the person submitting the proposal, bids must include the following:

E Purchase price.

E Proposed use and development schedule.

E Proposed closing date on the purchase.

The County Board can reject any or all proposals. The County Board also can determine which proposal best meets the county's needs.

County Administrator Tony Murphy said the old Fairgrounds acreage on the east side of Middle School Road south of Target was for sale last year. The board rejected the one bid received for the property.

BYLB and the county signed a 30-year lease in 1987. The lease stipulates that for $1 per year, the baseball and soccer organizations can use their fields and facilities, which were developed by members' volunteer labor. If the teams are asked to relocate they have to be given land and facilities to replace the current playing fields.

The Beltrami County Board on May 3 authorized advertising for sale 40 acres of county-owned land on Middle School Road Northwest.

The ad ran May 15, May 22 and May 29 in the Pioneer, and the deadline for submission of bids is 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 7.

Commissioners will open the sealed bids during the regular meeting, which will begin at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the County Administration building, 701 Minnesota Ave. N.W.

The property developers expressed interest in buying includes about 16 acres in the old Beltrami County Fairgrounds south of the Target complex, as well as acreage on the west side of the road leased by Bemidji Youth League Baseball and Bemidji Youth Soccer. BYLB also subleases playing space to the Bemidji School District's Summer Baseball Association.

In addition to contact information of the person submitting the proposal, bids must include the following:

- Purchase price.

- Proposed use and development schedule.

- Proposed closing date on the purchase.

The County Board can reject any or all proposals. The County Board also can determine which proposal best meets the county's needs.

County Administrator Tony Murphy said the old Fairgrounds acreage on the east side of Middle School Road south of Target was for sale last year. The board rejected the one bid received for the property.

BYLB and the county signed a 30-year lease in 1987. The lease stipulates that for $1 per year, the baseball and soccer organizations can use their fields and facilities, which were developed by members' volunteer labor. If the teams are asked to relocate they have to be given land and facilities to replace the current playing fields.

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