Sealed bids for the sale of the house located at 332 South First Street will be received by the City Council of the City of La Crescent until 11:00 a.m., on the 31st day of August 2022 at City Hall, where they will be opened and read.  Any proposal received after that time will not be considered and will be returned.

The house is sold As-Is” and Where-Is” condition.  The City of La Crescent provides no warranties or guaranties regarding the structure, its contents, and the quality and materials used in the construction of the structure.  The prospective purchaser shall be responsible for the acquisition of all permits.

The prospective purchaser is responsible for compliance with the City of La Crescent Zoning Ordinance, Section 12.28 Building Relocation.  A copy of this ordinance is available upon request from the City of La Crescent Building Official, at the La Crescent Hall.

The City Council will consider the bids received at their meeting on September 12th, 2022.  The prospective purchaser will be required to sign a purchase agreement within 48 hours of notification of selected bid.  A copy of the purchase agreement is available upon request from the City of La Crescent Building Official at City Hall.  The prospective purchaser will have until November 30th, 2022, to complete the removal of the structure from the property.

Bids submitted by prospective purchasers shall be submitted in a sealed envelope labeled “House Bid – 332 South First Street”, mailed to La Crescent City Hall, 315 Main Street, PO Box 142, La Crescent, MN  55947 and include the following information:

  • Name and address of bidder.
  • Purchase price.
  • Location where structure is proposed to be moved to.
  • Evidence of ability to remove the structure by November 30th, 2022.
  • Provide liability insurance naming the City of La Crescent as an additional insured and holding the City harmless and defending it from any claims that may arise.

The City of La Crescent, Minnesota, reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, reject parts of proposals, negotiate modifications of proposals submitted for purposes of finalizing and executing a purchase agreement.  City has the right to waive any irregularities and informalities contained in the process.  City further reserves the right to accept part or all of the proposals on the basis of consideration(s) other than cost.

The prospective purchaser shall participate in this RFP process and any negotiations and shall prepare the required materials and submittals and any subsequent materials and submittals at their own expense, and with the express understanding that there may be no claim whatsoever for reimbursement from the City for the cost, expense, or damages that may be associated with this process.  City reserves the right to terminate the proceedings at any time.

By order of the City Council of the City of La Crescent, dated the 11th of July 2022.

Bill Waller                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           City Administrator