GALION — If you are in the market for a new house, the Galion Police Department has one for sale.
Galion Council members approved the sale of the house at 362 South Washington St., in November.
The house is currently owned by the Galion Police Department. It came into the department’s possession after the culmination of a drug investigation on Dec. 14, 2010.
“It was a forfeiture from a drug case years ago. We are paying the property taxes and pay for mowing to be done there,” said Galion Police Chief Brian Saterfield. “I believe we received possession of the house in early 2011. We have not done anything with the house since then.”
The two-story house was built in the 1920s and features two bedrooms and a total of 1,152 square feet. It is situated on two rectangular-shaped plats with a total of approximately 10,000 square feet. The house is located in the last block of South Washington Street, before the dead end.
Currently, there is one bid for the property. Sealed bids for the property will be accepted until 11 a.m. Jan. 12 at the safety-service director’s office.
“Any proceeds will go into the Law Enforcement Trust Fund and can be used for training, equipment or any other law enforcement related items.
The city will sell the property to the highest bidder with a 10 percent down payment that must be paid within two days of being notified as the winning bidder. Payment in full must then be received within seven days and the transactions are cash only.
Tours of the home are available until Jan. 9. To schedule an appointment, call Natasha Hatfield at 419-468-1857.