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Sturgis Selling Houses To SNP
Thursday May 29, 2014 11:03am
Sturgis, MI

By: Mike Stiles

(STURGIS) – The City of Sturgis is selling off some houses that they have acquired.

During Wednesday's meeting the Sturgis City Commission heard an update from City Manager Mike Hughes on the houses, which were purchased through a tax foreclosure program offered by the State of Michigan before the houses go up for public auction.

Hughes says there are some regulations that municipalities must follow if they do buy any houses under this program. ...... {LISTEN}.

So far, the City has purchased 11 houses and over time have sold some of them to the Sturgis Neighborhood Program. Hughes says the plan is to sell four more house to the SNP and then let them rehab the dwellings and put them back on the market.

The houses being sold are at 400 East West Street; 701 South Orange Street; 1502 Sunnyfield and 210 ½ South Maple Street.

Hughes explained that while the City can't sell the houses for a profit, they can recover their costs. ...... {LISTEN}.

The Commission unanimously approved the recommendation.

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