The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC

May 16, 2013

County still looking for bids on 41 properties

BY JOHN H. WALKER
THE DAILY SOUTHERNER

TARBORO — While county commissioners have accepted bids on seven foreclosure properties, a total of 41 others remain available for interested parties to submit bids.

County Planning Director Brian Hassell said interested parties may submit bids for commissioners to consider. If a bid is approved and another party is interested, they may submit an upset bid.

“We want to try and get as close to what we’ve got in them out,” Hassell explained.

That’s not always the case, however, as a $6,812 bid submitted by developer C.B. Daughtridge on a 17-acre agricultural parcel at 1512 Cox Avenue in Rocky Mount was a little more that $1,400 less than the legal fees and property taxes owed to the county. After a controversial discussion, Edgecombe County Commissioners voted 4-3 in favor of accepting a Daughtridge's bid on the Cox Avenue property.

One parcel — at 12 Commercial Drive in Princeville — is classified as a commercial building on an industrial site. It is 5.52 acres.

A total of nine properties — all residential — include buildings, as does the commercial property. Nine other properties, in the 1900 and 2000 blocks of Vance and the 1900 block of Third Street in Rocky Mount, are adjacent to one another. The majority of the properties are classified as multifamily residential.

Forty-six of the properties are a traditional city lot size of less than one acre.

County Manager Lorenzo Carmon said the total taxable value of the properties is $900,000.

Persons interested in bidding on one of the parcels should contact Hassell at 641-7803 or go by the county’s planning and inspection department, located in Room 205 at 201 Saint Andrew St.