WALKER -- The Cass County Board on Tuesday set the long-awaited land sale of the first segment of Wilderness Park tax-forfeited land parcels for 9 a.m. Jan. 31 at the courthouse in Walker.
Parcels have been appraised at values ranging from $500 to $17,500. None of the 23 parcels will be sold for less than appraised value.
The board added a deed restriction that any manufactured home placed on any of the lots by purchasers must have wheels removed and be set on a permanent foundation like an on-site constructed home.
Commissioner Rusty Lilyquist noted, because of the size of the Wilderness Park plat, there is a long-term potential the area in Meadowbrook Township could one day become the county's largest city.
It covers most of three sections and portions of two others in the township.
A brochure on parcels being offered from the land department in Backus and listing on the county Web site, www.co.cass.mn.us, will be available about the first week in January.
The commissioners tabled action Tuesday on a request from Shirley Fairbanks to repurchase a lot in Cass Lake containing a private residence. The city of Cass Lake has opposed the repurchase.
Her attorney, Eric Johnson, told the board police calls to Fairbanks' residence were her calls for assistance, not calls relating to complaints against her. He added that objections to garbage at the house have been addressed by her efforts to have relatives assist her with disposal.
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