A new bidding war looming? Renewed interest in the Narrowsburg School
Hilton said the district does not have that kind of flexibility and in most circumstances must sell to the highest bidder, if the proposed use is legal. He added, however, one exception would be if a lower bidder were going to return the building to the tax rolls, and the higher bidder were going to operate a nonprofit organization that would not pay taxes, then the district could accept the lower offer.
This time around, the school will not be sold through an auction with sealed bids opened on a specific day as was the case with last year’s sale, which ultimately fell through. Instead, the school will consider offers as they are presented to the district.
No formal offers have yet been presented to the board.