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NOTICE OF SALE OF SURPLUS PROPERTY

Notice is given that pursuant to the resolution of August 6, 2019, declaring certain

real property as surplus and not needed for municipal purposes, the Mayor and Board of

Aldermen will accept sealed competitive bids for its property located at 304 Highway 51,

Ridgeland, MS 39157. The legal description for the property is:

Being parcel of land situated in Lots 3 and 4 of Block 28, of Highland Colony

Subdivision and being in the North Half (N 1/2) of the Northwest Quarter (NW 1/4) of

the Northwest Quarter (NW 1/4) of Section 31, Township 7 North, Range 2 East, City of

Ridgeland, Madison County, Mississippi, and being out of and a part of a parcel of land

previously conveyed to the City of Ridgeland as per Deed Book 243, Page 344, Deed

Book 221, Page 299, and Deed Book 251, Page 296 and being more particularly

described as follows: BEGINNING at a 1/2″ iron rebar found marking the Southwest

(SW) corner of Lot 2 of Lakeland Estates, Part I, as per plat recorded in Plat Book 4,

Page 26 within the Chancery Clerk’s Office of Madison County, Mississippi and being

the Northeast corner of the herein described parcel; THENCE run South 00 degrees 08’

14” West, along the West line of said Lakeland Estates, Part 1 and an extension thereof,

for a distance of 489.98 feet to a 1/2″ rebar found marking the Southeast corner of the

herein described parcel and being an interior corner of Lakeland Estates Subdivision, Part

II, as per plat recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 27 within the Chancery Clerks Office of said

Madison County Mississippi; THENCE run North 89 degrees 51’ 46” West, along a

Northerly line of said Lakeland Estates Part II, for a distance of 327.88 feet to a point in

the center of a ditch that intersects Purple Creek; THENCE run North 35 degrees 23’ 44”

West, passing at 32.00 feet a 1/2″ rebar with cap, set for reference and continuing for a

total distance of 352.25 feet to a 1/2″ rebar found on the Easterly right of way line of

Highway No. 51; THENCE along the Easterly right of way line of said Highway 51, run

North 30 degrees 55’ 16” West, for a distance of 56.06 feet to a 1/2″ rebar found;

THENCE continuing along the Easterly right of way line of said Highway 51, run North

32 degrees 11’ 24” East, for a distance of 188.22 feet to a found concrete monument;

THENCE continuing along the Easterly right of way line of said Highway 51, run North

58 degrees 06’ 59” East, for a distance of 190.79 feet to a 1/2″ rebar found; THENCE

departing said right of way line, run South 32 degrees 53’ 01” East, passing at 44.66 feet

a 1/2″ rebar found and continuing for a total distance of 125.82 feet to a 1/2″ rebar found;

THENCE run South 89 degrees 53’ 14” East, for a distance of 231.31 feet to the POINT

OF BEGINNING, containing 5.549 acres, (241,726 square feet), more or less.

The site is approximately 5.549 acres and includes a building that is

approximately 15,377 square feet. The Property will be sold as is.

The property may be inspected during normal business hours with an

appointment. Contact Paula Tierce at 601-856-7113 to make an appointment. Bidders

must accommodate a plan for the City of Ridgeland to continue to occupy the building

until May 1, 2021. Title shall be conveyed by warranty deed. Good and merchantable

title will be delivered. The proposed use of the property shall be disclosed before an

offer is accepted. The use shall be subject to the requirements of the Zoning Ordinance

of the City of Ridgeland and may be a determinative of whether the City will accept the

offer. The property is zoned C-3. The best bid will be determined by the City of

Ridgeland based any particular condition or a collection of conditions. The City of

Ridgeland reserves the right to sell or remove all furniture and equipment located within

the building. Information to Bidders may be obtained by contacting Paula Tierce, City

Clerk, City of Ridgeland, 304 Highway 51, Ridgeland, MS 601-856-7113. The City of

Ridgeland reserves the right to reject all bids. This sale will be made in accordance with

the provisions of Mississippi law controlling the sale of municipal property.

All Bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope addressed to: City Clerk Paula

Tierce, City of Ridgeland, 304 Highway 51, Ridgeland, MS 39157, marked “City Hall

Property Bid” not later than November 19, 2020 at 10:00 am.

Bids will be accepted only for the purchase of all property offered for sale.

The City reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any errors in

bidding procedure.

Approved this the _16th_ day of _October__, 2020.

City of Ridgeland, Mississippi

By: _/s/ Gene F. McGee__________

Gene F. McGee, Mayor

ATTEST:

By: _/s/ Paula Tierce__________

Paula Tierce, City Clerk

Publication Dates: October 15, 2020, October 22, 2020, and October 29, 2020

BIDS FOR CITY HALL PROPERTY

The City of Ridgeland has heretofore advertised the sale of certain property currently in

use as the City Hall of the City of Ridgeland, Mississippi as well as making other marketing

efforts related to the sale of said property. In accordance with the offer to sell said property, all

bids shall be due on November 19_, 2020, at or before 10:00 a.m. The Mayor and Board of

Aldermen may accept the bid they consider to be the best or may reject all bids.

All such bids shall be made in the form and manner set forth in the bid notice and shall

include the following:

1. A signed copy of this document agreeing to the terms below.

2. A bid sheet setting out the other terms of the bid being made the purchaser.

Said terms shall include but not be limited to the following:

1. A description of the proposed use of the project.

2. A general description of the quality of the development proposed including a

general description of materials to be used.

3. The time of closing.

4. The approximate timing of all improvements.

5. Any other matter you deem appropriate to allow the Mayor and Board to

evaluate you bid. Please note that Mayor and Board are interested in the best

proposal for the use of this major land asset from an overall point of view

including aesthetics and value and economic impact.

STANDARD PROVISIONS

1. DEPOSIT WITH OFFER: The amount of the deposit of $_____________ is provided

to assure completion of the transaction. Seller may propose the deposit to be refundable or nonrefundable

and to be made in phases. This offer, and the deposit sum paid by Buyer, is expressly

conditioned upon the provisions for bidding set forth in, as well as additional conditions Seller

the City of Ridgeland has adopted as authorized by, Miss. Code Ann. §§ 21-17-1, 17-25-3, and

17-25-25.

2. PRORATIONS AND ADJUSTMENTS: Unless otherwise provided, the following items

shall be the responsibility of the Buyer: (a) Ad valorem taxes, if any, due and payable on real

property shall be prorated as of the date of closing; (b) Rents, if any, for the Property shall be

prorated to the date of closing.

3. FIRE AND OTHER CASUALTY: The risk of loss or damage by fire or other casualty prior

to closing shall be upon Seller.

4. SOILS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Buyer and Seller acknowledge that the

property is to be sold in “as is” condition; that no assurances or warranties are given by Seller as

to the condition of the site, including any adverse conditions discoverable by soils studies or

other subsurface investigations of the property. Seller and Buyer expressly agree that no

environmental studies or investigations have been performed by the Seller incidental to the sale

of the property; and that any such studies or investigations to be performed by the Buyer are the

sole responsibility of the Buyer; and that the Buyer expressly releases and discharges the Seller

from any and all responsibility and liability resulting from surface, soils, ground water or other

contamination or adverse environmental condition of the site, whatsoever.

5. CONDITIONS:

(a) Buyer will be given a copy of the Seller’s “Terms and Conditions for the Sale of the Existing

City Hall of the City of Ridgeland, Mississippi,” a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 1.

(b) The Property must be in substantially the same condition at closing as on the date of this

offer, reasonable wear and tear excepted.

(c) Title will be delivered at closing by WARRANTY DEED.

(d) The Property is being sold as-is, buyer beware, and it is the duty of Buyer to research the

Property on its own. The information available to the Buyer at the City Hall (Terms and

Conditions, notice, property characteristics, structures, pictures, etc.) is for assistance only in the

Buyer’s research and due diligence process and cannot and should not be relied upon solely by

Buyer.

6. NEW LOAN: Buyer shall be responsible for all costs with respect to any new loan obtained

by Buyer. Seller shall have no obligation to pay any charge in connection therewith unless

specifically set forth in this contract.

7. CLOSING EXPENSES: Seller agrees to prepare the proper deed. Buyer shall pay for

recording the deed and for preparation and recording of all other instruments if any, incidental to

closing. The winning bidder will be responsible for all advertising costs incurred by the City of

Ridgeland during the upset bid process.

8. EVIDENCE OF TITLE: Seller agrees to use its best efforts to deliver to Buyer as soon as

reasonably possible after the acceptance of this offer, copies of all title information in possession

of or available to Seller, including but not limited to: deeds, notes and deeds of trust, easements,

surveys, and attorney’s opinions on title relating to the Property.

9. ASSIGNMENTS: This contract may not be assigned without the written agreement of all

parties, but if assigned after the written agreement of all parties hereto, then this contract shall be

binding on the assignee and its heirs and successors.

10. PARTIES: This contract shall be binding upon and shall inure to the benefit of the parties

and their heirs, successors and assigns. As used herein, words in the singular include the plural

and the masculine includes the feminine and neuter genders, as appropriate.

11. SURVIVAL: If any provision herein contained which by its nature and effect is required to

be observed, kept or performed after the closing, it shall survive the closing and remain binding

upon and for the benefit of the parties hereto until fully observed, kept or performed.

12. ENTIRE AGREEMENT: Buyer acknowledges that it has inspected the Property. This

contract contains the entire agreement of the parties and there are no representations,

inducements or other provisions other than those expressed herein in writing.

13. RIGHT OF ENTRY/INDEMIFICATION: Upon execution by both parties, Buyer and its

employees, agents, contractors and consultants are granted a Right of Entry over the Property for

a period from the date of this contract (which is the date of the last signature above) until closing.

The Right of Entry granted herein is for the purpose of allowing the Buyer, its employees,

agents, contractors and consultants to perform site evaluations of the Property, which site

evaluations may include the performance of boundary surveys and environmental assessments

such as a Phase 1 Environmental assessment provided there shall be no soil borings or placement

of any groundwater monitoring wells associated with any such environmental assessments

without the City’s express written permission. Buyer shall provide Seller with reasonable notice

before Buyer or any of its employees, agents, contractors and/or consultants enters onto the

Property pursuant to this Right of Entry. Such notice shall be delivered by U.S. mail, to the

attention of the City’s Real Estate Manager or his/her designee, at the following address:

_____________________________________. Buyer agrees to defend, indemnify and hold

harmless the City against any and all claims, demands, actions, losses, damages, liabilities, fines

and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees actually incurred) arising out of, or in any

way related to, Buyer or its employees’, agents’, contractors’ and/or consultants’ entry onto the

Property pursuant to this Right of Entry, including, but not limited to, any and all damages and

injuries (including death) to person and property (personal and real) resulting from such entry

onto the Property. This indemnification obligation shall survive the expiration or termination of

this contract.

Witness my(our) signature, this the _______ day of ___________,2020.

___________________________

___________________________

Terms and Conditions for the Sale of the Existing

City Hall of the City of Ridgeland, Mississippi

The Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Ridgeland, Mississippi, have

determined by Resolution adopted on August 2, 2019 to declare the existing City Hall, located at

304 Highway 51, Ridgeland, Mississippi, 39157 (Tax Parcel No. 072I-31B-104/00.00), as

surplus property pursuant to the laws of the State of Mississippi in anticipation of the completion

of the new City Hall now under construction. The property shall be sold pursuant to the

following terms:

1. The Price shall be ____________________ or other such amount as shall be

negotiated by the parties. Payment shall in cash paid at closing.

2. A legal description of the property offered is: Being parcel of land situated in Lots 3 and

4 of Block 28, of Highland Colony Subdivision and being in the North Half (N 1/2) of the

Northwest Quarter (NW 1/4) of the Northwest Quarter (NW 1/4) of Section 31, Township 7

North, Range 2 East, City of Ridgeland, Madison County, Mississippi, and being out of and a

part of a parcel of land previously conveyed to the City of Ridgeland as per Deed Book 243,

Page 344, Deed Book 221, Page 299, and Deed Book 251, Page 296 and being more

particularly described as follows: BEGINNING at a 1/2″ iron rebar found marking the

Southwest (SW) corner of Lot 2 of Lakeland Estates, Part I, as per plat recorded in Plat Book

4, Page 26 within the Chancery Clerk’s Office of Madison County, Mississippi and being the

Northeast corner of the herein described parcel; THENCE run South 00 degrees 08’ 14”

West, along the West line of said Lakeland Estates, Part 1 and an extension thereof, for a

distance of 489.98 feet to a 1/2″ rebar found marking the Southeast corner of the herein

described parcel and being an interior corner of Lakeland Estates Subdivision, Part II, as per

plat recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 27 within the Chancery Clerks Office of said Madison

County Mississippi; THENCE run North 89 degrees 51’ 46” West, along a Northerly line of

said Lakeland Estates Part II, for a distance of 327.88 feet to a point in the center of a ditch

that intersects Purple Creek; THENCE run North 35 degrees 23’ 44” West, passing at 32.00

feet a 1/2″ rebar with cap, set for reference and continuing for a total distance of 352.25 feet

to a 1/2″ rebar found on the Easterly right of way line of Highway No. 51; THENCE along

the Easterly right of way line of said Highway 51, run North 30 degrees 55’ 16” West, for a

distance of 56.06 feet to a 1/2″ rebar found; THENCE continuing along the Easterly right of

way line of said Highway 51, run North 32 degrees 11’ 24” East, for a distance of 188.22 feet

to a found concrete monument; THENCE continuing along the Easterly right of way line of

said Highway 51, run North 58 degrees 06’ 59” East, for a distance of 190.79 feet to a 1/2″

rebar found; THENCE departing said right of way line, run South 3253’ 01” East, passing

at 44.66 feet a 1/2″ rebar found and continuing for a total distance of 125.82 feet to a 1/2″

rebar found; THENCE run South 89 degrees 53’ 14” East, for a distance of 231.31 feet to the

POINT OF BEGINNING, containing 5.549 acres, (241,726 square feet), more or less.

3. The time of sale may be at any time before May 1, 2021, the anticipated completion

and occupation of the new City Hall and vacation of the current facility. Should the

occupation of the new City Hall be delayed beyond said date, the purchaser shall

extend the City’s right to occupy the existing City Hall until it may reasonably

occupy the building; in that event, City shall pay purchaser $_____________per

month as rental.

4. The property will be sold as is. The property may be inspected at a mutually agreed

time.

5. Title shall be conveyed by warranty deed. Good and merchantable title will be

delivered.

6. The proposed use of the property shall be disclosed before an offer is accepted. The

use shall be subject to the ordinances of the City of Ridgeland and may be

determinative of whether the City will accept an offer.

7. A deposit of $_____________ is provided to assure completion of the transaction.

Seller may propose the deposit to be refundable or non-refundable and to be made in

phases.

8. This sale will be made in accordance with the provisions of Mississippi law

controlling the sale of municipal property.