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Council mulls buying property

Purchase would be part of Sixth Avenue Northwest job

May 5, 2013

A property that would be potentially affected by the reconstruction of part of Sixth Avenue Northwest this year may be purchased by the Fort Dodge City Council....

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casper

May-05-13 10:26 AM

This is a sensible way to handle this situation.

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ftdodger

May-05-13 2:34 PM

I see in the council packet they talk about buying the property then reselling the house? Who does this guy know in city hall? Why not just pay 10-15k for the garage and be done?

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Fairplay

May-05-13 3:45 PM

Two words: Money pit. One word - boondoggle.

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Fairplay

May-05-13 3:46 PM

The current council dingbats prove the old idea that none of us are nearly as stupid as all of us.

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justwords

May-05-13 4:12 PM

the property is only accessed at $52,700 and most property in this kind of shape in FD is sold below accessed value.

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jamesf

May-05-13 9:33 PM

Gee Fairplay,I agree with you. I like that the article says "potentially". What happens if this happens and the "proposed" does not happen?

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TAXEDENOUGH

May-06-13 2:47 PM

The majority of property is over assesed in this town, but they are not going to lower them because they will lose tax money and the spenders and the City Manager don't want that.

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justwords

May-06-13 8:59 PM

I would argue that property is not over accessed but much property in FD is under cared for. There is a difference between fair market value and accessed value and that difference is often in the form of the condition of the property.

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