OGDENSBURG -- The Ogdensburg City School District is asking again for purchase proposals on the old Sherman Elementary School after a previous attempt to auction it off failed after no bids were received.
There now is no minimum bid for the two-story building at 615 Franklin St.
It is to be sold “as is” “without warrantee of any kind. It is the responsibility of the prospective buyer to make arrangements and inspect the premises prior to submitting the proposal,” the notice says.
As it is configured now, the gross area is calculated to be about 16,380 square feet.
The school district Board of Education reduced the minimum sale price on the Sherman School building from $250,000 to $180,000 after it received no bids in July.
This latest request for proposals requires no minimum bid, but there is no promise that any proposals will be accepted, according to Jeff Swanson at St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES.
“We want to see what they propose, what they plan to do with it, how much they will put into it, so we can see how it would benefit the community,” Swanson said.
The parcel number on the Ogdensburg City tax map is 48.079-13-7.
Proposals to be considered must include the price the bidder is willing to pay and a timeline and cost of improvements to be made.
Proposals must be received by the Board of Education at the District Office at 1100 State St., Ogdensburg, NY 13669 no later than 10 a.m. Sept. 27, in an envelope labeled “Sherman School Proposal for Purchase.”
The bid winner, if any, must pay in certified funds no later 90 days after the district officially accepts the proposal.
Prospective buyers can contact Jim McCarthy to schedule an inspection of the property at 393-0900, ext. 250.
For questions about proposal submissions, contact Jeff Swanson at 393-7912, ext. 40293.