Century Votes To Sell Lot To Church For $1,000 For Expansion

January 11, 2018

The Town of Century has voted to sell a portion of  lot located nearly four miles outside town to the Poplar Dell Baptist Church so that they can construct a new fellowship hall.

For years, the church has cut the grass and maintained a lot about one acre in size behind their sanctuary and cemetery on Highway 168 in the Gandyville community. And they had eyed the lot to build their new fellowship hall. But they learned the property actually belongs to the Town of Century. Century’s gas department maintains a “natural gas gate station” — a connection between the town’s gas system and supplier — on one end of the property next to Poplar Dell Road. The remainder of the property is a large grassy lot.

The church determined that they needed 0.23 acres of the lot for the expansion.  The town council voted to sell the lot to the church for $1,000. A required buffer around the natural gas station will be maintained.

A $4,000 appraisal had been received for the full acre.

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One Response to “Century Votes To Sell Lot To Church For $1,000 For Expansion”

  1. Vicki Baggett on January 11th, 2018 10:22 am

    Thank you, TOWN OF CENTURY! This property will help us grow on our mission to share the Good News of Christ!

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