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HUNTINGDON (February 7) — The Board of Directors of the Carroll County Emergency Communications District (911 Board) voted to sell its former dispatch center to an undisclosed cash buyer.The …
HUNTINGDON (February 7) — The Board of Directors of the Carroll County Emergency Communications District (911 Board) voted to sell its former dispatch center to an undisclosed cash buyer.
The 4,600 square-foot vacant building, located 126 West Paris Avenue, Huntingdon, will sell for $60,000.
Bud Ricketts, real estate broker, said he showed potential buyers the building seven to eight times. Originally built as the county’s Health Department, the building contains asbestos. He assured board members the buyer will “benefit the community.”
Ricketts had a second offer of $48,000. Both offers were well below the asking price of $145,000.
The building has a new roof and windows, however, it needs lots of repairs.
Kristy Meggs, director of the 911 services, said the building must have year-around climate control to prevent mold. In the summer, the electric bill is $1,000 monthly. Additional expenses include insurance and summer mowing.
The vote to accept the $60,000 offer was not unanimous. Larry Elliott and Joyce Noles voted against. Sheriff Andy Dickson, Max Anderson, Nat Moore, and Steve Price voted to accept.