Town of Poolesville is Accepting Bids on Old Thrift Shop


Per the Town of PoolesvilleSealed Bids for the property described below will be received at Poolesville Town Hall, 19721 Beall Street, P.O. Box 158, Poolesville Maryland 20837 until 1:00 PM, Friday, July 29, 2022, at which time they will be publicly opened and read.

Property Description: Parcel 657 consisting of approximately .62 of an acre, zoned commercial includes a 1 ½ story brick structure constructed around 1830. See attached Exhibit A for legal description.  Its original use was a church. During the Civil War, it was used as a hospital.  In 1995 an archeological study was conducted and at least 21 graves were identified around the structure.

Condition: The structure is believed to be structurally sound, however, the Town makes no representations or warranties as to the condition of the building. Attached is a copy of the report performed by the Town related to the condition of the building.  The building will require interior and exterior renovations depending on the use.

Burial site disclosure and documents:  The Town makes no representation or warranties as to the condition of the property and the proposed uses and requirements for use of the property.  As stated, the property contains known burial sites, and could contain additional sites.  The Town makes no representations and will retain no liability or responsibility for such grave sites.  Potential bidder shall be responsible for all cost and compliance with all laws and regulations pertaining to burial sites and graves.   Attached is a copy of the report(s) in the possession of the Town related to prior property study.

Terms and Conditions: The Town will require that protective covenants be included in the deed of transfer to protect the historical nature of the property.  Said protective covenants are attached hereto.

The Town will require the successful bidder to execute a Right of First Refusal, attached, to be recorded in first position immediately following the recordation of the deed of transfer, giving the Town the right of first refusal of the property.

The Town will be retaining a utility easement on the property which will be recorded prior to the transfer of the property.  A copy of the easement is attached along with the easement plat.

Bids shall include a description of the proposed use for the property. Bids shall be evaluated on proposed use, community benefit, and bid price. A deposit of $5,000 in the form of cash, certified check or cashier’s check must be submitted with each bid. The balance of the purchase price shall be paid by cash, certified check or cashiers check at settlement, which shall be 30 days after the acceptance of the most responsive bid by the Commissioners of Poolesville. Deposits of all unsuccessful bidders shall be refunded.

Title examination, conveyance, state revenue stamps, transfer taxes, recordation charges, title insurance and other costs incident to the settlement are to be paid by the purchaser(s). If the purchaser(s) fail to comply with these terms of sale, the Commissioners may declare the deposit forfeited and resell the property at the risk and expense of the defaulting purchaser(s). In such event, the defaulting purchaser(s) shall be liable for the payment of any deficiencies plus all costs and expenses of the sale. The Commissioners of Poolesville reserve the right to reject any and all bids.

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