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Harrisburg accepts $506,000 bid for old fire station
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Harrisburg accepts $506,000 bid for old fire station

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Old Fire Station 2

The Harrisburg Town Council has approved the sale of the former Fire Station 2.

After a months-long bidding process, the Harrisburg Town Council approved the sale of the Old Fire Station 2 for over $500,000.

The station was built as a volunteer fire station in 1978. It was renovated several times as the need for more personnel increased. The station eventually needed to house full-time firefighters.

It was replaced in 2019 with a building over three times its size and located just half a mile down the road.

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The old station is on a 1.38-acre lot at 9045 Rocky River Road. The building is 3,600 square feet and currently zoned as Office Institutional. The winning bid does not have any contingencies, zoning requests or other conditions as part of the offer. 

The town council had approved a resolution in September that allowed the town to begin the process of selling the old station. The building was then placed for sale through the Upset Bid Sales Method. The first qualifying bid came on Oct. 13 for $300,000. Over the course of 10 weeks, the town received more than nine bids from five companies.

Finance Director Brian Lee presented the winning bid to the council. The winning bid of $506,150 came Dec. 29 from Starnes Commercial Properties, LLC and a deposit of $25,307.50 has been received by the town. Starnes Commercial Properties, LLC already owns property near the station.

"We are far exceeding what we expected for the value of this property," Lee said. 

The offer includes a closing date of March 11. The closing period is usually set for about three weeks, but the town wanted to give ample time for the administration process to go through before the closing day. 

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