by Dennis Dalman
Sartell is attempting to sell six of its excess properties and so far is having limited success.
At the Jan. 25 city council meeting, Sartell Administrator Anna Gruber said the city received sale proposals on two of the properties up for sale – the “old” police station at Fourth Avenue S. and a warehouse near the police station. Sartell’s recently opened Public Safety Facilities center on Pinecone Road, which now houses the police and fire departments, rendered the previous structures unnecessary.
The city council authorized Gruber to begin negotiations on the two properties with those who submitted the proposals by the deadline. All six of the properties were subject to the Jan. 14 deadline for submitting proposals.
The council also approved listing two of the properties with real estate agents. These properties are the former fire station/government center building, also on Fourth Avenue S., and several acres of developable property at West Meadows Estates Plat 3, which was deeded to the city in 1999 by the Coborn Land Co. That area is 8.5 acres of vacant residential property, including wetlands.
The remaining two properties will be available indefinitely if interested parties want to submit purchase proposals for them. These include a vacant commercial lot of about 1.5 acres on Pinecone Road N. just north of Nemeth Orthodontics, and a 5,250 square-feet warehouse near the former police station. Built in 1976, the warehouse sits on a 26,000 square-foot lot along Fourth Avenue S.
To learn more details about the properties and how to submit proposals, call Gruber at Sartell City Hall, 320-253-2171.