County approves property trade, sale with PUD
From the Peninsula Daily News Article: “Jefferson County commissioners have approved a resolution that allows county-owned land to be sold to the Jefferson County Public Utility District, with the agreement allowing an easement for an extension to the Olympic Discovery Trail.
By declaring the land surplus through the resolution, it allows the county to sell the about 1.38 acres that sit adjacent to the PUD facility at 310 Corners Road… The property surplussed is known as the Four Corners Road County Pit. Historically, it has been used for gravel extraction and more recently to deposit ditch spoils, dirt, sod and other excess non-deleterious materials generated from road construction projects, according to commission documents.
The overall assessed value of the property is $31,300. The negotiations between the county public works department and the PUD are expected to have the Olympic Discovery Trail (ODT) easement value $18,600, and the PUD will pay the $12,700 difference, according to commission documents.
The arrangement benefits both agencies, the documents said, since the county will have the new ODT right-of-way and the PUD will have additional land area and road frontage along Four Corners Road.”