Mahaska County Supervisors Approve Bids for County Farm

The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors met for a special session on Monday morning and the main objective was to accept bids for the land previously occupied by the Country Life Health Care facility west of Oskaloosa.

The parcel of farm land around the building was bid on by Leroy and Brandon Groenendyk and Dan Niewsma for $3,878 per acre. This was the highest bid sent to the Supervisors and all other bidders decided against increasing their bid. The land has 314 acres to use for farming.

The parcel of land that includes the building was bid on by Steve and Crystal Phillips, who had their bid of $600 accepted by the Supervisors. Supervisor Mike VanderMolen wanted to know what the building would be used for, and the Phillips’ said they would use it to increase their ability to foster children. This parcel includes 5.56 acres.

It was also determined that Mahaska County Conservation would take care of mowing the land before the new owners close their deals.

Also in the meeting, the Board approved the signature for the business agreement with AmeriHealth, which was discussed at last week’s meeting.

The next meeting of the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors is slated for next Monday, April 18, at the Mahaska County Courthouse in Oskaloosa. The meeting will be called to order at 9 AM.


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