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ELKINS — With the closing day of the net public sale of the historic Elkins Unbiased Order of Odd Fellows Lodge and the 126 acres of land that surrounds it quick approaching, the Randolph County Improvement Authority is displaying indicators of curiosity within the property.

Eventually week’s repeatedly scheduled RCDA assembly, board members went into government session to contemplate and focus on taking part within the public sale, which is scheduled to shut at 7 p.m. Monday.

“There was no resolution made after we met final week, however we did approve a mortgage proposal in case we do bid,” Randolph County Improvement Authority Government Director Robbie Morris instructed The Inter-Mountain Monday. “We’re going to have one other particular assembly on Monday to find out if we’re going to bid, and if that’s the case what we’re going to bid.”

If the RCDA decides to take part, there might be one other assembly on Tuesday to do what’s needed to satisfy the obligations of the public sale.

“We’re desirous about among the property,” Morris mentioned. “We’ve been doing our due diligence and that’s what the large factor was, preserving the board updated with what we’ve discovered up to now and analyzing a bunch of issues.”

Kaufman Realty & Public sale of West Virginia is dealing with the sale, and has damaged down the property into completely different sections. Bidders can bid on the property as an entire, or in several sections. As an example, there are 71.4 acres of land throughout the road from the 137-room lodge facility that may be bought individually from the remainder of the property.

Morris mentioned the property incorporates extra acreage then it at first seems.

“It sort of stunned me that there was 71 acres in a single space, then one other parcel with 22 acres, and even 17 acres together with the home. All of it sort of stunned me,” Morris mentioned. “There’s a whole lot of land there and we are going to decide on Monday earlier than the public sale ends on whether or not or not we’re going to do one thing.”

The IOOF House first opened in 1910 and was created to deal with orphaned youngsters and the aged. Over the a long time the house grew to become a facility that cared for older adults and widows, most of whom had been affected by financial hardship. Over the previous decade it primarily served as a nursing residence.

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