County property was sold during the regular meeting of the Clay County Commissioners Monday morning.
Two parcels of land along Walnut Street, Brazil, were auctioned off to the highest bidder. The first is the former Miller Floral Property, which was sold to J. Real Estate, LLC for $500. Zachariah Chambers, representative for the Derelict Brothers who owns the former Masonic building in Brazil, provided the only other bid for this parcel.
The second parcel is the parking area located behind the building which includes Watler Accounting and Coughanowr Insurance. John Coughanowr won this lot with a bid of $2,800. Chambers and Stadler and Co. also provided bids for this lot. The winners of each lot also have to add a $200 buyers premium to their winning bid for the cost of advertising the sale and additional items needed to complete the sale.
The commissioners accepted the bids in both sales and the money the county will receive from the sale is believed to go into the general fund.
In Monday's meeting, the commissioners also:
* Signed a revised contract agreement with Verizon for the use of cell phones by county employees. Verizon reviewed the original contract and discovered a reduction in the cost for the cell phone use.
* Discussed the ordinance regarding county cleanup, which was approved at last month's meeting. The commissioners have only received one written complaint for an area with a need to be cleaned.
They said they will conduct an on-site review of the area to determine the level in which the ordinance is violated.
* Approved changes of coverage for vehicles belonging to the Clay County Sheriff's Department. Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton said the department will receive two four-wheel drive vehicles, both of which will need to have insurance coverage when they arrive.
* Approved polling locations for city and town elections in the county. The locations were presented by the Clerk's Office and have not changed since the Primary Election in May.
* Set a special meeting for Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 10 a.m., to open bids for one flat car and four tank cars to replace five county bridges.
The next regular meeting of the Clay County Commissioners will be Monday, Nov. 5, at 9 a.m., in the Commissioners' Court of the Clay County Courthouse.