Lebanon Properties to go to Auction

Four properties that have been foreclosed upon for unpaid taxes will be put up for auction by Linn County at 10 a.m. on May 22 in the second floor Board Room of the Courthouse.
Property Manager Rachel Adamec brought the issue before Commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker during their April 16 meeting.
This will be a “live” auction and sealed bids will not be accepted. Auction and individual property details are posted at www.linncountyor.gov/property/page/auctions.
The properties are located at:

  • 284 9th St., Lyons: real market value, $81,000; minimum bid, $40,500. Lot is .15 acre, zoned single-family residential.
  • 685 West B St., Lebanon: real market value, $205,160; minimum bid, $44,200. Lot is .13 acre, zoned residential mixed density.
  • 645 West B. St., Lebanon: real market value, $69,300; minimum bid, $41,580. Lot size .18 acre, zoned residential mixed density.
  • 1730 Cascade Drive, Lebanon: real market value, $129,910; minimum bid, $12,645. Lot size .26 acre, zoned rural residential, 2.5 acre minimum.

Potential bidders must fill out a bidder’s form — starting at 9 a.m. — and payment must be made in full within 30 minutes of the close of the auction. The name given at the time of registration sign-up must accurately reflect the party or parties in whose name the contract/deed will be made.

Bidders must be present, no absentee bidding.

All properties will be sold “as is.” Linn County makes no representation about zoning, building feasibility, restriction in use or any other matters, and does not guarantee clear title to the property offered for sale.

Payment is to include the bid amount plus $105 dollars for the first page of the conveyance document and $5 per page thereafter for recording fees. The person making the offer is responsible for all applicable recording fees.

In other business, the commissioners:

  • Approved accepting grants for $150,000 and $100,000 from the Oregon Health Authority to be directed to Casa Latinos Unidos to expand health care services in the Lebanon area, as well as southern portions of Linn County.
  • Approved a student affiliation agreement with The Chicago School to provide master’s degree level therapist internships.
  • Accepted a $125,777 Criminal Justice Commission grant to provide financial support for a Linn County Mental Health Court.
  • Approved a $2,100 amendment for a contract between the Madison Avenue Collective and Linn County Public Health for development of a new website.
  • Received the March Board of Health Report from Dr. Adam Brady. There were 98 deaths and 57 births (34 males and 23 females). There were 43 animal bites of various types, up from a five-year average of 31. There were no known suicides.
  • Kris Barnes, Linn County Fair & Expo Center Director, said business continues to be brisk and is growing. He said income billed in March topped $100,000 and if the final quarter of the year holds up as anticipated, total income for FY 2023-24 will exceed budget projections. He said activities are full in both arenas and the conference center.
  • Announced that public Budget Hearings will be held from April 29-May 3 at the Fair & Expo Center. Complete daily schedules can be found at the Treasurer’s Office tab on the Linn County website www.linncountyor.gov
  • Approved sponsoring the 2024 Linn County Small Business First-Time Employment Youth Wage Grant Program. Linn County businesses that hire young people this summer can have a portion of their wages subsidized by the county. Funds come from the county’s share of video Lottery proceeds.
  • Held a public hearing concerning property at 2187 Mill St., in Lebanon. The property owner is dead and no known relatives have stepped up to pay the more than $4,500 in back taxes and interest. There have been numerous complaints from neighbors about the property, including excessive trash, illegal campers and fires. The county recently spent $15,000 to haul garbage from the property in an attempt to reduce the number of rats that infest garbage at the site. The property can be redeemed by a relative or legal representative for 30 days. After that, Linn County will take possession of the property, clean it up and eventually put it up for sale.