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NOTICE OF SALE – 214 West 12th Street, Rock Falls, IL 61071

NOTICE OF SALE

Of Property Owned by City of Rock Falls and Invitation to Bid Thereon

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT the corporate authorities of the City of Rock Falls will receive sealed bids for the purchase, under the successful bid, of the fee simple interest in the following described real property:
Lot Four in Garden City Subdivision in the Northeast
Quarter of Section 33, Township 21 North, Range 7 East
of the 4th P.M., situated in the City of Rock Falls,
Whiteside County, Illinois, commonly known as 214
West 12th Street, Rock Falls, Illinois 61071.

PIN #11-33-227-029
which property is generally located at 214 W. 12th Street, Rock Falls, IL, 61071. The Property is zoned R-2 under the City’s Zoning Ordinance and is improved with a residential dwelling.

Sealed bids for the purchase of the aforesaid interest in the Property are hereby invited and will be received by the Rock Falls at the City of Rock Falls City Clerk’s Office, 603 West 10th Street, Rock Falls, Illinois, 61071 between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M., and until 2:00 P.M. on the date specified for the opening of bids. Said proposals shall be addressed to:

City of Rock Falls
City Clerk’s Office
603 West 10th Street
Rock Falls, IL 61071

and shall bear the legend “PROPOSAL – SALE OF REAL ESTATE” and the name and address of the bidder.
All bids received will be publicly opened and read aloud on April 7, 2020 at the regularly scheduled Rock Falls City Council meeting.
The minimum bid requirement is five hundred dollars ($500.00). A contract may be awarded to the bid found to be in the best interests of the City of Rock Falls. The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any informalities or irregularities in the bidding. The City further reserves the right to review and study any and all bids and to make a contract award within thirty (30) days after the bids have been opened and publicly read. All bids received shall be signed by the bidder, shall be in the form of the bid documents as provided for herein, and each such bid shall constitute an offer to the City to purchase the Property, which offer shall be irrevocable and remain open for a period of not less than thirty (30) days following the opening on April 7, 2020.
The contract awarded to the successful bidder, if any, requires payment in full at the date of closing. The contract further provides that the sale of the Property is on an “as is” basis with no warranties, express or implied, relating in any way to the Property. The City shall have no obligation under the contract to furnish the successful bidder with a commitment for title insurance showing merchantable title in the City. The successful bidder may elect to purchase such commitment and other title work as may be necessary to show merchantable title in the City prior to the closing date at his, her or its sole cost, including the costs of issuing an owner’s policy. The successful bidder, if any, will be required to enter into the described contract with the City of Rock Falls. Nothing in this notice shall constitute a waiver or alteration of all or any portion of the described contract.

The property will be made available for public inspection by appointment only. To make an appointment for inspection contact the Rock Falls Building Department at 815-622-1108.

Copies of the bidding documents, including the contract for the purchase of the Property may be obtained at the office of the Building Official of the City of Rock Falls.

Michelle Conklin, Deputy City Clerk
City of Rock Falls

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NOTICE OF SALE – 200 1/2 East 4th Street, Rock Falls, IL 61071

RESOLUTION NO. 2020-837

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF SURPLUS REAL ESTATE
200 ½ E. 4TH STREET, ROCK FALLS, IL 61071
PIN #11-27-152-002

WHEREAS, Section 11-76-4.2 of the Illinois Municipal Code, 65 ILCS 5/1-1-1 et. seq. (the “Code”) authorizes an alternative method for the sale of surplus real property in any municipality with a population of less than 20,000 that is situated within a county that has had an unemployment rate, as determined by the Illinois Department of Employment Security, higher than the national unemployment average, as determined by the U.S. Department of Labor, for at least one (1) month during the six (6) months preceding the adoption of a resolution to sell surplus real estate; and

WHEREAS, for the month of October, 2019, the unemployment rate in Whiteside County, as determined by the Illinois Department of Employment Security, was 4.0%, which was higher than the national unemployment average for the United States of 3.3%, as determined by the United States Department of Labor; and

WHEREAS, the City of Rock Falls (the “City”) has a population of less than 20,000; and

WHEREAS, on May 21, 2019, the City Council of the City of Rock Falls adopted Ordinance 2019-2424, which ordinance authorized the sale of certain surplus real estate of the City, being more particularly described on Exhibit A, attached hereto (the “Real Estate”), by bid pursuant to Section 11-76-1 of the Code, and received no bid for the purchase of the Real Estate on such occasion; and

WHEREAS, in the event that the City has received no acceptable offer on the Real Estate after adoption of such an ordinance for sale, Section 11-76-4.2(c) of the Code further authorizes the sale of said Real Estate by: (i) the staff of the City; (ii) listing with local licensed real estate agencies; or (iii) public auction; and

WHEREAS, an ordinance having been adopted by the City for the sale of the Real Estate pursuant to Section 11-76-1 of the Code, and no bid for the purchase of the same having been received, the Mayor and the City Council (collectively, the “Corporate Authorities”) hereby find that the requirements of Section 11-76-4.2(c) of the Code are satisfied.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and the City Council of the City of Rock Falls, Whiteside County, Illinois as follows:

SECTION 1: The preambles to this resolution are true and correct and are hereby incorporated in this Section 1 as if fully set forth herein.

SECTION 2: The Corporate Authorities of the City hereby declare and find that the Real Estate is no longer necessary or appropriate for the uses of the City, and that the sale of the Real Estate is in the best interests of the City.

SECTION 3: The terms of the sale, a legal description of the Real Estate, and its current size, use and zoning are set forth on Exhibit A attached hereto.

SECTION 4: The Real Estate is currently a zoned R-2 under the City’s Zoning Ordinance and is improved with a dwelling structure. The successful bidder shall enter into a real estate contract with the City for the purchase of the Real Property and shall agree to accept the Real Property in “as-is” condition. The real estate contract shall provide that the successful bidder agree (i) to bring the exterior of the structure into compliance with all health, safety, building and property maintenance codes of the City within one (1) year from the date of sale; and (ii) to bring the interior of the structure into compliance with the provisions of said codes within three (3) years. The deed to such Real Property shall be held in escrow pending completion of the foregoing items. The City expressly disclaims any warranties, express or implied, relating in any way to the Real Property, including but not limited to any warranty relating to the environmental condition of the Real Property.

SECTION 5: The City Clerk is hereby directed to publish this resolution upon passage once a week for three (3) successive weeks in a daily or weekly newspaper published in Whiteside County. No sale shall be conducted until at least thirty (30) days after first publication.

SECTION 6: Offers or bids may be submitted to Mark Searing, City of Rock Falls Building Official, at 603 West 10th Street, Rock Falls, IL 61071, who is further authorized to solicit offers or bids for the purchase of the Real Estate on behalf of the City, and is directed to submit any such offers or bids to the Corporate Authorities for review and consideration. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the minimum bid requirement shall be for the sum of five hundred dollars ($500.00).

SECTION 7: Upon submission of any offers or bids to purchase by the Building Official, the Corporate Authorities are authorized to accept any offer or bid determined by them to be in the best interests of the City by a vote of three-fourths (3/4) of the corporate authorities then holding office.

SECTION 8: The provisions and sections of this resolution shall be deemed to be separable, and the invalidity of any portion of this resolution shall not affect the validity of the remainder.

SECTION 9: All resolutions and parts of resolutions in conflict herewith are, to the extent of such conflict, hereby repealed.

SECTION 10: This resolution shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and approval and publication as required by law.

Passed by the Mayor and the City Council of the City of Rock Falls on the 18th day of February, 2020.

William B. Wescott, Mayor

ATTEST:

Michelle K. Conklin, Deputy City Clerk

EXHIBIT A

SURPLUS REAL ESTATE

PROPERTY LOCATED AT: 200 ½ E. 4th Street, Rock Falls, Illinois 61071

Part of Lots 1, 9 and 10 in Block 19, Original Town (now City) of Rock Falls, Whiteside County, Illinois, described as follows: Beginning at a point on the Northerly line of said Lot 10, 98.0 feet Northeasterly (as measured on said Northerly line) of the Northwest corner of said Lot 10; thence extending Northeasterly on the Northerly line of Lot 10 and Lot 1, 43.0 feet to a point 70.65 feet (as measured on the Northerly line of said Lot 1) Southwesterly of the Northeast corner of said Lot 1; thence Southeasterly parallel with the Westerly line of said Lots 9 and 10, 84.0 feet; thence Southwesterly parallel with the said Northerly line of Lots 1 and 10, 43.0 feet; thence Northwesterly parallel with the said Westerly line of Lots 9 and 10, 84.0 feet to the said point of beginning, commonly described as 200 ½ E. 4th Street, Rock Falls, IL 61071.

PIN No. 11-27-157-002

TERMS OF SALE: Cash sale only/As is condition

ZONING: R-2

USE: Residential

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Prevailing Wage

The General Assembly of the State of Illinois has enacted the Prevailing Wage Act, 820 ILCS 130/1 et seq. (“Act”)

The Act requires that all Illinois governmental entities, including home rule units of local government, either accept the prevailing wages determined by the Illinois Department of Labor or investigate and ascertain the prevailing rate of wages as defined in the Act for workers employed to perform work on public works construction projects in the locality in which the work is performed,

The City Clerk shall, by posting on the City’s website a notice of its determination (a copy of the most recent Ordinance) with a hyperlink to the prevailing wage schedule that is published on the official website of the Illinois Department of Labor, and such posting shall constitute notice that the determination is effective and that this is the determination of the City.