Kwik Trip has expressed interest in buying two tax-delinquent lots in Osceola. The lots, which are adjacent, sit south of the village center on Ridge Road off State Highway 35. They total 78 acres.
According to a memo to Polk County board members, the county foreclosed on the properties in 2010.
The county put the properties up for public auction in July and October 2018, asking minimum bids of $170,000 and $175,000, respectively. No one bid the minimum. At the October auction, the county asked $250,000 for both lots and did not receive a minimum bid.
In selling, the county hopes to recoup costs including delinquent taxes, special assessment and other charges totaling more than $175,000 for each property.
Because the properties did not sell at auction, the board is entitled to authorize a direct sale.
Kwik Trip has offered $250,000 for both properties, according to the resolution under review.
The offer was referred to the Environmental Services and General Government committees for review.