Sale of City Owned Properties

On September 18, 2019, the Sheldon City Council authorized to proceed with the sale of the following properties on the basis of competitive bidding/request for proposals: 428 W Park (former DJ’s Redemption Center), 1401 S 2nd Ave (former Sunset Motel) and the residential property at 1023 Garfield Ave. Bidding period is until 12 PM on Friday, November 8, 2019. Property dimensions and overhead photos are available for free at Beacon.

Bidder’s forms:  Bids for multiple properties must be sealed and submitted separately. The proposals are subject to the approval of the City Council, and are subject to a performance bond or similar surety to ensure completion of the work.

1401 S 2nd Ave – former Sunset Motel – This includes all the property on the premises, except for the semi-trailer, which will be removed soon. The two “wings” of the motel are to be demolished and only portions are accessible. The only savable structure is the office/house. Here is the known water easement for the property. There is no known easement for sewer for the office/house, which current runs to the south of the property through the neighbor’s property to 3rd Avenue. The sewer service lines for the two “wings” of the motel connect into 3rd Avenue, and will need to be re-worked or capped as part of the demolition/re-development.

428 W. Park St – former DJ’s Redemption Center (The Bidding will not include the gravity flow wagon and motorcycle parts sitting outside the southwest corner of the building; these items belong to a neighbor and will be removed soon.) Most of the building is not safe to enter due to a fire. Regarding the easements and access to this property, here are the links to three documents – Plat of Survey, the Deed and Abstract report: Two easements (off McKinley Ave) are for the benefit of surrounding property owners. The third easement (off Hwy 18) is for the benefit of the DJs property. The legal descriptions for all three easements were included on the deed in to DJs, as well as on the report of liens that we had prepared in 2018. The easements are included in the Plat of Survey, and we do not believe that there is a separate easement document.

1023 Garfield Ave – residential property – The residence is not safe to enter as the ceiling has partially collapsed. In the photos you will see some trees in the front of the property (facing Garfield Ave). The City recently removed the two large cottonwood trees in the right-of-way as they were dangerous. This has also improved access to the property.

Each of the three properties has structures which need to be removed; to facilitate the process, the City of Sheldon paid for in-depth asbestos/hazardous material reports on each property. Under State law, old buildings can no longer be dumped into a hole somewhere. Debris of this nature must be taken to a landfill and cannot be accepted by a landfill without a hazardous materials inspection and mitigation.

The five reports include detail on the asbestos and other hazardous materials, and the abatement and disposal requirements. Photos are also included. The findings are summarized here (1 of 5) and the detailed reports are below:

  • 2 of 5) 1401 S. 2nd Ave (Sunset Motel): Flooring, siding, joint compound and window glazing. Zoning is part Arterial Commercial (AC) and part Commercial Residential (C1). Only the office/house can be saved. Everything else is to be demolished and removed by the purchaser. Estimated cost of asbestos removal will be less if house/office is saved.
    • Here is a supplementary memo (3 of 5) on the former Sunset Motel property. Here is the known water easement for the property. There is no known easement for sewer for the office/house, which current runs to the south of the property through the neighbor’s property to 3rd Avenue. 
  • 4 of 5) 428 W Park St (DJ’s Redemption Services): Cement Siding & tar shingles (zoned Arterial Commercial – AC). Everything to be demolished. Note: the Bidding will not include the DEMCO gravity flow wagon and motorcycle parts sitting outside the southwest corner of the building; these items belong to a neighbor and will be removed soon
  • 5 of 5) 1023 Garfield Ave (residential property). (this is a former residence, believed to be an early 1900’s train car): Asbestos is underneath the sink and the rolled roofing. (zoned Residential Single – RS). The house and garage are to be demolished and removed.  The City is removing the two large cottonwoods in the right-of-way. The contents of the house and garage have not been completely inventoried and are included in the sale.

The City’s adopted Disposition of City owned Property policy encourages enhancement rather than empty lots. Proposals with a vision for redevelopment will receive greater consideration.