COLUMBIA COUNTY SHERIFF In the Matter of Directing the Sale of Real Property Acquired by Columbia County NOTICE OF SALE BY AUCTION OF COUNTY-OWNED REAL PROPERTY Pursuant to ORDER NO. 60-2017, adopted by the Board of County Commissioners for Columbia County on July 12, 2017, I will offer certain real property acquired by Columbia County for sale on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the lobby of the Columbia County Community Justice facility located at 901 Port Avenue, in St. Helens, Oregon. The attached Property List provides general information about the properties or groups of roperties (the Properties) being offered at the sale, including location, the County Assessor’s real market values, and the required minimum price. The specific terms and conditions for the sale (the Terms and Conditions), along with other sale information, including Assessor Office maps and earnest money agreement forms, can be viewed at the Board of Commissioners Office, Columbia County Courthouse, 230 Strand, Room 331, St. Helens, Oregon, or electronically at: http:/ / / departments/board-of-commissionersoffice-main/surpl us-property. Prospective buyers should review all sale information carefully. The sale Terms and Conditions must be accepted by anyone bidding on a property. Sale staff will be available from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the sale location to receive signed Terms and Conditions acceptance forms. Key Terms and Conditions of the sale include, but are not limited to: 1. The Properties will be offered through oral auction in the order listed on the attached Property List, with no certainty as to the timing of a property-specific sale. 2. Properties will be sold to the highest qualified bidder for cash in accordance with a non-negotiable earnest money agreement that will be required for each sale. 3. All properties offered for sale by the Sheriff will be sold AS-IS without representations or warranties of any kind, subject to any municipal liens, easements and encumbrances of record. Conveyance will be by standard County quitclaim deed, which can be viewed at the County offices or online as provided for above. The quitclaim deed will contain specific reservations to the County that should be reviewed carefully by prospective buyers. 4. Apparent high bidders must deposit 10% of the minimum bid amount on the day of the sale, with the remainder due by the date specified in the earnest money agreement to be provided to successful bidders as soon as reasonably possible after the sale date. Deposits must be submitted in the form of cash, money order or cashier’s checks. 5. Five of the Properties have improvements on them, including derelict homes and mobile homes or sheds. The attached Property List identifies these Properties. Prospective bidders are not authorized to enter improved areas of the Properties without written permission of the County. Inspection opportunities for these Properties must be arranged with the County. 6. No elected or appointed County officer or employee, their family members, or intermediaries may purchase from the County, directly or indirectly through this auction. 7. In the event that there is a conflict between anything in this notice and the Terms and Conditions, the Terms and Conditions will prevail. Sale questions should be directed to Steve Planchon who can be contacted at 503-467-8699 or at Land use or code violation questions related to the properties should be directed to: the Columbia County Land Development Services at 503.397.1501 for properties outside of city limits or to applicable city planning departments for properties located within city limits. DATED this 12th day of July, 2017.

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Publication: OPC Legals

Section: OPC Legals

Start Date: 07/21/2017

End Date: 07/21/2017