The Starke County Commissioners discussed a resolution last week that completed the tax sale of a property in the City of Knox.
The resolution allows the City of Knox to purchase the property at 315 Spruce Dr. in the Parkview area. The tax deed was for $35 ahead of the commissioners’ tax sale.
It was noted that city officials want to clean up the property to improve that area in town.
County Attorney Marty Lucas said the action is allowed under state statute.
“That’s under a statute that allows a municipality to purchase a property that’s listed for a commissioners’ sale prior to the sale if it’s located within the municipality,” said Lucas.
The commissioners approved the signing of the resolution with a unanimous vote.