The Henderson City Council held its regular monthly meeting Monday night and dealt with a laundry list of items.
In a phone interview with Councilman Garry Daeke, he told WIZS News the City sold some land and also sold a home that the City and County had taken as a tax seizure.
He said, “The land was the 50 acres we owned on Southerland Mill Road. Actually, it’s just inside Warren County, and that 50 acres was put up for sale for upset bid to see what we might get. It started out in the 40 thousands, but we finally got it up to where we sold it for about $65,000.00. So we were pretty happy that that process worked well and we would have some funds coming into the general fund to use.”
The City had no need of the property. It was an old hold out from years ago when it was thought a waste water treatment plant might be built in that area. Not to be confused by any means with the treatment of fresh water, but several ponds like Fox’s Pond, Weldon’s Mill Pond and Southerland’s Mill Pond were at one time a source of fresh water for the City as well as expansion pools for the City’s fresh water, prior to the present day fresh water intake and treatment facility near Kerr Lake called the Kerr Lake Regional Water System.
Daeke said a Mr. and Mrs. Caulder bought that property on Southerland Mill Road, and he said he believed they already owned some property that would join the property they bought.
In another matter, Daeke said, “And then we had a house on Parkway Drive, and for lack of taxes, it ended up with no sale on the court house steps and it ended up with the City and County. And the owner of the house came back and wanted to pay all the back taxes and all the fees to the City and County for all the work they did as well as the new deed.”
That’s one of the ways you can get it back, he said, and they did come in a pay all of that to re-establish their residency and own the house.
Daeke said, “It’s back on the tax books. I was pretty excited we were able to do that. Especially to get it back in the hands of the owners.”
It’s an unusual circumstance according to Daeke that the owner would pay off everything to re-establish his/her residency.
Daeke said, “It was good collaboration between the City and County to get that done.”