SYRACUSE -- City leaders have given the green light to the sale of 14 parcels of city property totaling 8.79 acres.
The city council voted unanimously at a recent meeting to facilitate sale of the property in an effort to cut maintenance costs and potentially provide some one-time revenue for city coffers.
The parcels include some small bits and pieces of lots at the entrance of subdivisions, among others.
City Planner Kent Anderson said staff put signs on 12 of the lots identifying them for potential sale in order to elicit response by some neighboring property owners.
Now that the council has approved the sale, City Recorder Cassie Brown said, the parcels will be privately appraised and put up for sale.
The sale comes months after City Manager Bob Rice asked the community development department to do a thorough review of all city-owned property and to identify land that could be potentially sold.
Those 14 parcels of property were reviewed by the city council during a recent work session. Staff has estimated the city could save $6,000 to $8,000 a year in maintenance and staff time by divesting themselves of the small parcels.