County to conduct auction of properties in Mohave Wash

The Mohave County Flood Control District plans to try to dispose of remaining properties along a proposed flood-control channel by conducting an auction Saturday.

The district will try to auction off two stick-built homes, one mobile home, a garage and salvageable interiors and outside structures from eight other stick-built homes and a mobile home that cannot be moved, according to a list.

The district conducted an auction in November in which it sold mobile homes, fences and sheds, said Eloise Gonzales, the part-time project representative for the Mohave Wash project.

The new auction begins at 10 a.m.

Saturday on Pinal Street, she said.

Prospective bidders may view the properties from 9 a.m.

to 3:30 p.m.

Friday: 9 to 11 a.m.

on Irving Street, 11 a.m.

to noon on North Roosevelt Street and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

on Pinal Street.

Gonzales, Public Works Director Dick Skalicky and auctioneers Fran and Dave DePuy of Kingman showed houses on Pinal Friday afternoon.

The homes to be auctioned by the district include a 22-year-old ranch-style house with four bedrooms and a two-car garage on North Roosevelt, according to the list.

Contents for the homes that cannot be moved include doors, fixtures and other interiors.

The district is trying to clear the land to make way for a mile-long stretch of a flood control channel with box culverts from Northern Avenue to Gordon Drive.

The project has been in the works for years, but county officials needed to negotiate with the owners of more than 40 properties.

"We're finalizing the plans," Skalicky said on Friday.

"We have about five more properties to acquire."

He said the county might put the project out to bid by the end of the year, and the project itself would take a year to complete.

The project has a price tag of $7.1 million, Skalicky said.

The city of Kingman will be responsible for $1.4 million of the total.

For more information about the auction, call the flood control district at 757-0910.