North Huntingdon Township taking bids for Turner Valley property
A 5-acre parcel adjacent to the Youghiogheny River in North Huntingdon Township could be sold to the highest bidder this month.
Bids for the township's Turner Valley property will start at $10,000. The township would retain all gas and oil rights, according to bid specifications.
“It's a parcel that's not being used by the township,” said Michael Turley, assistant township manager.
“I think there was a request, and we have to put it out to bid so everyone has an opportunity.”
The 5-acre property is one of two parcels on the same deed, Turley said. He said he is not sure why the deed includes two properties, but it could be because the land was split up.
The property for sale is triangle-shaped, he said.
Sealed bids will be opened on Sept. 13. The property could be awarded to the highest bidder at a subsequent meeting of the board of commissioners.
Township commissioners can reject any bids. Bidding should start at $10,000, according to bid specifications.
Because North Huntingdon is retaining oil and gas rights, Turley said, if drilling would occur on the property, the township would collect the royalties.
Amanda Dolasinski is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8626, or email@example.com.
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