Jail site appraisals exceed asking price

    A second appraisal has been received for the 162-acre Miller property, under consideration for purchase by Adams County for the construction of a new county jail, with Adams County Attorney Mark Burry informing Adams County Commissioners Monday the two appraisals each came in above the asking price of $1.1 million.
    The most recent appraisal of the Miller real estate by Stan Hill Appraisals, Decatur, placed the value of the property at $1,233,900. An earlier appraisal submitted by Kim Johnson on behalf of Steve Kreigh and Ideal Realty valued the tract of land at $1.138 million. The county is required to obtain two appraisals before moving forward on the possible purchase of the land.
    Burry also announced receipt of two other appraisals submitted by Johnson and Ideal Realty. Johnson placed the value of the Collier Insurance Building on 3rd Street at $117,500, while appraising the private residence behind the insurance building on Madison Street at $58,000. The location is being considered by the county for the construction of a new Superior Court complex.
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