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Southtown Addition may be farmed this year

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 9th, 2014

HURON – Pending an appraisal and future plans to market the property, the City Commission is asking farmers to submit proposals for about 100 acres known as the Southtown Addition in southeast Huron.

Proposals will be opened by the city next Monday afternoon and considered later at the commission meeting.

Commissioners wanted to see if there is interest out there in putting in some kind of a crop yet this summer.

The land reverted back to Beadle County after property taxes went unpaid. The county tried to sell it, but received no bids and then deeded it to the city.

The city has acquired the title and hired an appraiser.

Once the appraisal is finished around the end of July, the city will proceed with a marketing plan to get the property back on the tax rolls.

The previous owners went bankrupt. There are about half a dozen houses in the southeast part of the site, located between Coborn’s and the First United Methodist Church.

In other business at their brief Monday meeting, commissioners approved a $7,659 progress payment for the Huron Aquatic Center project.

Funds are still being withheld while the contractor completes work such as landscaping, making sure the irrigation system is working properly and replacing plants and trees that didn’t survive the winter.

Commissioners also:

• Accepted the voluntary resignation of Aaron Meyer, police officer.

• Approved requests for alcoholic beverage consumption filed by Pam Keiser for a July 19 family reunion at Memorial Park south shelter and a South Dakota JCI Senate barbecue Aug. 9 at Memorial Park north shelter.

For the complete article see the 07-08-2014 issue.

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