School district acreage up for bid on Aug. 11


Bellville, Butler school construction continues

By Louise Swartzwalder - Bellville Star



Bellville, Butler school construction continues

CLEAR FORK VALLEY – Fifty acres of unused property the Clear Fork Valley School District owns will be auctioned Aug. 11. The land lies in the Hamilton Hills area to the south of the village of Bellville.

The auction will take place at 11 a.m., at the entrance to the area.

School board president Kyle Beveridge had advocated sale of the land in his campaign to be elected last November. He said he had contacted several home-building organizations, and they all said they believed the sites would do well for residential property use. He thinks it is a good time for the district to reap the rewards of the land sale.

Information about the sale is on the Clear Fork Valley School District website, www.clearfork.k12.oh.us

The sale site is along State Route 13 south, across from 5552 State Route 13. The property will be offered first in two separate tracts. One will be 40.696 acres; the other, 8.408.

According to the website, the 8.408 area is landlocked and will be offered first to people who live on adjacent land. The bids for both sections will be totaled, then the total amount will be offered.

People interested in the property must bring cash or a certified or cashier’s check in the amount of $10,000.

The board may accept or reject sales bids. That decision will be annouinced Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. during the next school board meeting.

Additional information about the properties may be obtained from Wilson Family Realty.

Also, work continues on new elementary school buildings in Butler and Bellville.

School board treasurer Bradd Stevens said construction at the two sites is on schedule.

Representatives of Gilbane Construction have appeared at school board meetings to update members and the public on progress on the two buildings. The building in Butler is further along, construction managers have said. The site in Bellville is a more difficult one, because the new building abuts the old 100-year old structure.

Windows are currently being installed at the Bellville site.

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Bellville, Butler school construction continues

By Louise Swartzwalder

Bellville Star