NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that a 110-foot steel-hull dredge barge located at Homer, Alaska, will be sold by the City of Homer to the highest bidder, as is, together with any equipment, gear, furniture, apparel, fixtures, tackle, boats, machinery, anchors, or other appurtenances. The Barge is located on the City of Homer title owned tidelands on the beach adjacent to the Northstar Terminal on the Homer Spit. There is no known license or registry number. The City Harbor impounded the Barge on November 4, 2011. The last known owner is Merrill McGahan, whose last known address is: P.O. Box 7005, Nikiski, Alaska 99635.
A bidder’s packet and bidding instructions are available at Homer City Hall, Office of the City Clerk, 491 E. Pioneer Avenue, Homer, AK 99603, phone (907) 235-3130. Sealed bids will be received at the office of the City Clerk until 3:00 p.m., Monday, June 11, 2012, at which time they will be publicly opened and read. The time of receipt will be determined by the City Clerk’s time stamp. Bids received after the time fixed for the receipt of the bids shall not be considered. Bidders are required to be on the City’s plan holder’s list for their bid to be considered. To get on the list and to access bid documents contact the City Clerk.
The sale will be to the highest bidder. Payments must be made in cash, certified check, or cashier’s check. The minimum acceptable bid is $1,373. Barge must be removed from tidelands; successful bidder will include a timeline for removal. The City of Homer reserves the right to reject all bids.
The winning bidder will receive a Bill of Sale and a quit claim for the City’s ownership interest in the Vessel. The successful bidder will take responsibility for any and all liens currently encumbering title to the Vessel. The City makes no guarantees as to the title of the Vessel and/or the existence of any liens, claims, maritime liens, rights in rem, right of redemption or encumbrances whatsoever.
This Notice of Sale is being published in accordance with the Homer City Code, HCC 10.04.120(e). Questions with respect to this notice of sale may be directed to the Homer Harbormaster, 4350 Homer Spit Road, Homer, Alaska 99603, (907)235-3160.
Dated: May 4, 2012
City Manager Walt Wrede
Account No. 400 600 5227
Publish: Homer News May 10, 17, 24, & 31, 2012