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Bid History for BENTON FIRE TOWER
Auction Start Date: 01/03/20 8:00 AM ET
Auction End Date: 01/10/20 8:00 AM ET
Asset ID: 531   Number of Bids: 7

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BENTON FIRE TOWER
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High Bidder: z***x
Sold Amount: $680.00
Total Price: $680.00
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Terms and Conditions
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Year
1953
Year
1953
   
Condition Category Inventory ID
Used/See Description Towers -- Water/Fire/Transmission BU120301 100552
Condition Category
Used/See Description Towers -- Water/Fire/Transmission
Inventory ID
BU120301 100552
BENTON FIRE TOWER

*Buyer is responsible for: furnishing proof of liability insurance to the seller. Please see insurance requirements attached. The fire tower must be removed 30 calendar days after payment is received; and, for the removal and transportation to the buyer’s property as indicated on the attached document* (PLEASE also see the additional information document, BENTON FIRE TOWER SPECIAL TERMS, CONDITIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS)

Tower Location: 21145 N. US Highway 441 and Benton Road, White Springs, FL 32096 or 30 29’11.98 N 82 39’38.05 W.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) intends to only sell the tower and not the property on which the tower is located. The purpose of this auction is to sell 1 (one) galvanized steel fire tower, with or without the pylons. Bidders are encouraged to remove the pylons, along with the tower; however, it is not required to remove the pylons. Bidders who remove the pylons shall cause minimal ground disturbance when removing pylons, as well as, return the ground to its previous state, including providing necessary fill dirt. This is a 100 ft. tower with a trap door entrance and a standard 7' X 7' cabin. Inside of the cabin is infested with bees. It was constructed in 1953 of galvanized steel, 15 flights of wood stairway system (very rotten) to the cabin floor, wood steps in poor condition and not safe to walk on. Metal panels for exterior walls and with twin 3’x4’ windows on all four (4) sides, radio antennas along with a weather instrument on the cabin. This structure has minimal electrical wiring, window A/C and single light. No attic nor crawlspaces.

The Buyer will make all arrangements and perform all work necessary, loading, including packing, dismantling (if applicable), and transportation of the property. Under no circumstances will Seller assume responsibility for packing, loading or shipping.

Additional Info: insurance requirements.pdf,   Special Terms and Conditions.pdf
Questions and AnswersQuestions and Answers
Q: Are there any drawings available? Is the brand of the tower known? (1/5/20 8:59 PM)
A: Thank you for your question; however, at this time no drawings available, and the brand of the fire tower is unknown. If you have any additional questions, or would like to schedule an inspection of the fire tower, please contact Frank Aiello at (386) 243-6252. Thank you. (1/6/20 11:54 AM)
Q: Are there any drawings available? Is the brand of the tower known? (1/5/20 9:00 PM)
A: Thank you for your question; however, at this time no drawings available, and the brand of the fire tower is unknown. If you have any additional questions, or would like to schedule an inspection of the fire tower, please contact Frank Aiello at (386) 243-6252. Thank you. (1/6/20 11:55 AM)
Q: Hello Frank, Ihave taken down restored and re-erected several Florida Fire Towers in the past as that is my business... Fire Tower Restoration. I might bid on this one... Also I have the drawings for them and can be hired to take down and or relocate fire towers anywhere in the us. DAVANA LLC Fire Tower Restoration 393 Fletcher Farm Road Bloomingdale, New York 12913 firetowerrestoration@gmail.com (1/7/20 2:52 PM)
A: Thank you for your comment. If you have any additional questions, or would like to schedule an inspection of this Benton fire tower, please contact Frank Aiello at (386) 243-6252. Thank you. (1/7/20 3:18 PM)
 
Seller InformationSeller Information
Seller Name Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services  [view seller's other assets]
Asset Contact (Phone: 386-243-6252)
Asset Location 21145 N US Highway 441
White Springs, Florida 32096-7102
Map to this location
InspectionInspection
*** BY APPOINTMENT ONLY****

SITE VISIT/INSPECTION An onsite inspection of the tower is recommended. All prospective bidders should perform their own due diligence prior to submitting a bid. Interested bidders may inspect the tower for sale prior to submission of bids. Due to the poor conditions and safety concerns of the wood stairs, bidders are not allowed to climb the stairs in the interest of safety. Bidders shall contact Luke Lucas at (386) 243-6235 or Frank Aiello at (386) 243-6234 (between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. EST) to schedule inspection of the tower. Bidders shall consider all site conditions when dealing with the removal of the tower from the property.

To the best of the department’s knowledge, all asbestos has been abated and removed from this tower. The department will provide documentation upon request.

PaymentPayment
Payment in full is due not later than 5 business days from the time and date of the Buyer’s Certificate.

SALES TAX WILL BE DETERMINED AFTER THE AUCTION CLOSES, BASED ON THE BUYER'S COUNTY OF RESIDENCE.

Acceptable forms of payment are:

· Certified Cashiers Check

· Money Order

· Electronic payment available upon request

Checks shall be made payable to: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Via U.S. Mail: Revenue Section 121 P.O. Box 6720 Tallahassee, FL 32314-6720

Via Express Mail (FedEx, USPS, UPS): Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

407 South Calhoun Street Revenue Section 121 Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0800

RemovalRemoval

If you are the winning bidder, contact the Seller PRIOR to arriving to VERIFY THE LOCATION of the item(s) won, and any additional instructions on payment, pickup and removal.

If there are any issues with the item at the time of removal, resolve them with the Seller BEFORE THE ITEM IS REMOVED.

This asset must be removed within 30 calendar days after payment is received. Purchases will be released only upon receipt of payment as specified.

The Buyer will make all arrangements and perform all work necessary, loading, including packing, dismantling (if applicable), and transportation of the property. Under no circumstances will Seller assume responsibility for packing, loading or shipping.

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Special InstructionsSpecial Instructions
NOTICE: If you are the winning bidder and default by failing to adhere to this sellers terms and conditions your account with GovDeals WILL BE LOCKED.

Guaranty Waiver. All property is offered for sale 'AS IS, WHERE IS.' Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, FL makes no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind, expressed or implied, as to the merchantability or fitness for any purpose of the property offered for sale. Please note that upon removal of the property, all sales are final.

Description Warranty. Seller warrants to the Buyer that the property offered for sale will conform to its description. Any claim for misdescription must be made prior to removal of the property. If Seller confirms that the property does not conform to the description, Seller will keep the property and refund any money paid. The liability of the seller shall not exceed the actual purchase price of the property.

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