ORDINANCE NO. 2019-14
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS FOR THE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY OWNED BY THE VILLAGE OF ANTWERP, OHIO PURSUANT TO OHIO REVISED CODE § 721.03, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
WHEREAS, the Village of Antwerp, Ohio, owns real estate located at 106 ½ Archer Drive, Antwerp, Ohio, more legally described as Lot 17 PT Block B Antwerp Village, City of Antwerp, Paulding County, Ohio, Parcel #12-03S-002-00, referred to herein as the “Real Estate”; and
WHEREAS, the Real Estate is not needed for any municipal purpose and the Council of the Village of Antwerp, Ohio desires to offer said Real Estate for sale in the manner authorized by law; and
WHEREAS, this Council, pursuant to Ohio Revised Code § 721.03, desires to sell the Real Estate to the highest bidder, after advertisement once a week for five (5) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation within the Village of Antwerp, Ohio.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the Village of Antwerp, Paulding County, Ohio:
Section 1. It is hereby found that the Real Estate identified herein, currently owned by the Village of Antwerp, is not needed for any municipal purpose and that it is in the best interest of the Village that said property be sold.
Section 2. The Village Administrator is hereby authorized to advertise for bids to sell the Real Estate setting a minimum bid requirement of Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars ($25,000.00).
Section 3. The Fiscal Officer of the Village of Antwerp is hereby instructed and directed to cause legal notice to bidders to be published for five (5) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation within the Village of Antwerp, Ohio.
Section 4. At its next regular meeting following the advertisement for bids as provided by law and public bid opening, this Council may authorize the Mayor to execute a contract for sale by a Quitclaim Deed conveying the Real Estate to the highest bidder responding fully to the advertisement for bids. This Council may reject any and all bids found to be nonresponsive or otherwise deficient, and readvertise until the Real Estate is sold.
Section 5. It is hereby found and determined that all formal actions of this Council concerning or relating to the passage of this Ordinance were adopted in open meetings of this Council, and that all deliberations of the Council and of any of its committees that resulted in such formal action, were in meetings open to the public, in compliance with all legal requirements, including Section 121.22 of the Ohio Revised Code.
Section 6. This Ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public health, safety and welfare of the Village and to expedite the bidding process relating to the sale of the Real Estate, and this Ordinance shall be in full force and effect immediately after its passage; otherwise, it shall take effect and be in force after the earliest period allowed by law.
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Ray Delong, Mayor of the Village of Antwerp
Aimee Lichty, Fiscal Officer