The Galva City Council on Jan. 24 voted to accept a house at 417 SE First St. from Checker LLC for back taxes of $6,000. The city will pay the $6,000 in back taxes, of which about 25 percent would have been paid to the city anyway, so the house basically cost the city about $4,500.



 


The Galva City Council on Jan. 24 voted to accept a house at 417 SE First St. from Checker LLC for back taxes of $6,000.

The city will pay the $6,000 in back taxes, of which about 25 percent would have been paid to the city anyway, so the house basically cost the city about $4,500.

The home went on the city’s dilapidation list in 2010. It has not been occupied for years.

The council hopes to sell the lot after the house is removed, putting the property back on the city’s tax base.