FLORENCE, Ore. (KMTR) - Lane County is looking to sell some surplus property in the coming months that could generate thousands of dollars.
Lane County's Parks Department told NewsSource 16 Thursday that they often sell pieces of land like this. They typically obtain the property through foreclosure. They maintain everything and eventually turn it over. Anyone can buy what is available.
Because of legal limitations and because the parks department wants to continuously have property to sell, they are not liquidating. Yet, they have quite a few acres of land they could get rid of, according to Mike Russell.
Russell said the land is the parks department's so the money cannot be funneled into Lane County's hurting general fund. If the land sells, he believes they could get a lot of money for it. They already have a project in mind.
"We'd like to install a washroom, bathroom and sink area at Armitage Park," he said.
The pieces of land, located in Florence, are sandy areas near Three Rivers Casino (7.47 acres, asking $120,000 dollars) and near the dunes on Taylor Road off of Highway 101 (10 acres, asking $65,000 dollars).
Information about the two surplus properties for sale are on Lane County's website: http://www.lanecounty.org/departments/PW/Parks/Pages/default.aspx