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County Considers Auctioning Off Land
VERMILION COUNTY -- Vermilion County owns over 100 acres of land near the former county run nursing home but is looking to put the land up for auction, hoping to get close to one and a half million dollars.
The land brought in 40 to 50 thousand dollars to the county last year but if sold the board chairman says the estimated worth of the land is up 1.5 million dollars.
The money from the sale would be used for capital improvement rather than going into the general fund.
Most of the land is tillable and officials say will be attractive to potential buyers.
At eleven thousand dollars an acre, the county would get 1.3 million dollars.
The plan to auction off the land was approved by the property committee last month but will go to the full board on Tuesday.
ABC NewsChannel 15's Heather Good Reports