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Hope Mills to consider bid on Trade Street property


HOPE MILLS — The Hope Mills Board of Commissioners on Monday will consider accepting the highest bid on the town-owned Trade Street property.

On March 21, the board agreed to solicit bids for the property. The town listed the property for sale online, in local newspapers, at the property address and on the town’s website, according to a memo to the board from Town Manager Scott Meszaros.

The one-story property, built about 1920, was listed as-is. 

The highest bid was for $35,000 from LMC Financial Services Inc. That is slightly above the assessed value the county has for the property, the memo from Meszaros states.

If the board accepts the bid, Meszaros would initiate transferring the property to LMC Financial Services.

The property was purchased by the town on Nov. 15, 2017, for $52,281, according to a survey document on the town’s website. In June 2021, the town invested $15,000 in a sidewalk and handicap-accessible ramp to make the structure ADA compliant. Overall the town has just over $67,000 invested in the property.

The board also is expected to hear an update on the public safety building from architect Scott Garner. The board will be asked to consider a change order in the amount of $10,879. The order is for cabinet and electrical changes to the police records and records storage area and an office. The staff recommends approval with funds coming from the project’s contingency account.

Under public hearings, the board is scheduled to hear three rezoning cases and consider one annexation. They are:

*Rezoning approximately 5.2 acres for a veterinarian office on the south side of Rockfish Road.

*Rezoning approximately 1.2 acres in the southeast quadrant of Cameron Road and South Main Street.

*Rezoning approximately .69 acre at 4271 Legion Road.

*A voluntary annexation of Bunnells-Taylor property containing approximately 34 acres.

The board meets at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.

Jason Canady covers Hope Mills for CityViewTODAY. He can be reached at jcanady@cityviewnc.com. Have a news tip? Email news@CityViewTODAY.com.

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