HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC)—Millions of dollars of property may soon be up for sale in Henrico County.
The county owns around 700 pieces of land, but in the next few months, some of them may be sold to the public.
"We went through and started looking at pieces that we don't use," said Henrico Deputy County Manager Tim Foster. "Some of them have been vacant since the '50s."
Others were donated to the county back in the 1930s. Since that time, they've sat empty and the public has been paying to have them maintained.
That's money that could go elsewhere, and now the county is hoping to sell the properties to save—and earn—a little cash.
"It's a property we don't have to maintain, and any savings for that is a savings for our citizens, because at the end of the day it is our citizens funds that we're using," said Foster.
It's not just land that may be for sale in Henrico County. Leaders are also offering other things, like chairs, file cabinets, printers and office equipment in surplus sales.
Next Tuesday, county residents will have a chance to buy surplus items. The next day, the sale opens to everyone living in other jurisdictions.
Leaders say surplus sales and the potential selling of land helps the county in hard economic times.
"We want to make sure that we're getting our best bang for the buck," said Foster.
The Board of Supervisors has to approve the selling of land. If approved, neighbors would be notified and public hearings would be held.
If you're interested in attending next week's surplus sale, click here for more information: co.henrico.va.us/genserv/purchasing/surplus-sales.
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