City Auction A Success

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By Joe Foreman, Editor

Glenwood officials are calling Saturday’s auction of city-owned property a success.

“It was a very good turnout,” city financial director Brian Kissel said. “It was more than we expected. We’re happy with the numbers.”

In addition to dozens of miscellaneous furniture items, four major pieces of property were sold at the auction - the former city hall building at 107 S. Locust St., the Glenwood Police Station building at 209 Sharp St., the old outdoor swimming pool on North Elm St. and a piece of land near 11th and Linn Streets.

Dr. Paul Albertson of Glenwood Family Dentistry was the high bidder on the city hall building at $212,500. Dana Liddick of Best Finish Auto Body came in with the high bid of $211,500 for the police station building and Corey Leick of Leick Landscaping purchased the swimming pool property for $62,000. The lot near 11th Street was purchased by Jim Hughes of Jim Hughes Real Estate for $5,000.

Kissel said the miscellaneous items generated $5,488.50. Kissel said auctioneer Al Hughes will receive 5 percent of the revenue from the four property sales, but the city will keep all of the funds from the miscellaneous items.

The funds generated by the sale of the swimming pool property will be set aside in the city’s “swimming pool fund,” Kissel said, designated for the future construction of an outdoor pool.