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Bloomfield school purchases adjoining property

Friday, November 9, 2012

BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- The Bloomfield School Board voted to purchase property at 206 Delaware Street in Bloomfield at a cost of $15,000 at its regular meeting last month, but did not complete negotiations until this week. The Board also voted at its last meeting to sell a house owned by the district on Seneca Street by sealed bids.

The property on Delaware Street is an old house and sits directly behind the high school agriculture shop building. The district has purchased several other properties in that area which adjoin the high school. The district is basically landlocked, and has been trying to obtain more property in recent years.

The house on Seneca Street formerly served as the home of the district superintendent many years ago. There was a time when school districts provided housing for superintendents as part of their benefit package. That old tradition ended several years ago. Former Superintendent Nicholas Thiele lived in the building for a while after he was named superintendent in 2008. That property does not border the Bloomfield school campus.

Superintendent Toni Hill said the district would have an appraisal and an inspection report performed on the property. She said she would present these reports to the board at its Nov. 15 meeting.

Hill said the district would set a date for an open house at the upcoming meeting. Bid solicitations will go out following the board meeting, and those bids will be opened at the December meeting of the board.

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