TONOPAH FIELD OFFICE NO. 2007-038
Date: Aug. 23, 2007
For Immediate Release
Contact: Karen Eller, 775-482-7802, or Wendy Seley, 775-482-7800
Beatty Public Land Parcel Brings $220,000
Tonopah, Nev.— The Tonopah Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) sold a 40-acre parcel of public land one mile northwest of Beatty for $220,000. The parcel was offered for competitive bid, but the sole bidder, Stuart Turner of Atlanta, Georgia, was able to obtain the parcel at the appraised value.
This was the BLM’s first competitive land sale in Nye County conducted under the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act (FLTFA). Under FLTFA, proceeds from the sale of lands are deposited in a Federal Land Disposal Account rather than the U.S. Treasury. Funds in the disposal account may be used to acquire sensitive lands in Nevada and up to 20 percent may be used for expenses to carry out the land disposal program.
The nearly 40-acre parcel sold at auction Wednesday at the Beatty Community Center, was identified for disposal in the Tonopah Resource Management Plan. In 2004, the Nye County Commissioners identified Beatty as a priority area for public land disposals to accommodate community growth and development. The County and the Beatty Town Board are developing a master plan for the Beatty Taxing District in support of the disposal of 5,040 acres.
Additional competitive land sales under FLTFA will be conducted in the Beatty area over the next few years. To have your name placed on a mailing list for future sales, or for additional information about land sales, please call Wendy Seley, BLM realty specialist, at 775-482-7800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.