Sole Walker County Commissioner Bebe Heiskell said the county owns a 40-acre piece of the property, but not the whole parcel, although it does have an option on the property should an appropriate industry be interested in locating there.
“The reason that we have that option is because that’s the largest parcel of property in northwest Georgia that is suitable for industry,” Heiskell said. “It has water, sewer, electricity, railroad and fiber-optics. It is what you might call industry-ready.”
She said she wants the current owner to keep paying property tax on the land.
“We’re not going to buy it until we have a buyer for it,” Heiskell said.
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