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Bid History for Fire Tower
Auction Start Date: 10/27/14 2:06 PM ET
Auction End Date: 11/17/14 2:15 PM ET
Asset ID: 63   Number of Bids: 25

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Fire Tower
Auction Closed
High Bidder: b*********n
Sold Amount: $4,376.00
Total Price: $4,376.00
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Terms and Conditions
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Condition Category Inventory ID
Used/See Description Towers -- Water/Fire/Transmission ACS63 Fire Tower
Condition Category
Used/See Description Towers -- Water/Fire/Transmission
Inventory ID
ACS63 Fire Tower

*Buyer is responsible for: furnishing proof of liability insurance to the seller; taking the fire tower down within 45 days of payment; and, for the removal and transportation to the buyer’s property as indicated on the attached document*

(PLEASE also see the additional information document, LYKES FIRE TOWER DESCRIPTION TERMS AND CONDITIONS)

The purpose of this auction is to SELL 1 (one) galvanized steel fire tower, with or without the pylons. 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.

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 hatch door entrance and a standard 7' X 7' ft. or 49 sq. ft. cabin (see Appendix I). It was constructed in 1959 of galvanized steel with pressure treated wood steps and cabin floor, both of which are in poor condition. Note: There are windows in the tower cab; however, 2 to 3 window panes are broken. Also, the residence and small pump house, shown in the pictures, are the property of Lykes Brothers and are not a part of the sale. The electric service attached to the tower will be removed by the Florida Forest Service (FFS) prior to the removal of the fire tower by the winning bidder.

Tower Location: 21530 County Road 720, Labelle, FL (located at the NW corner of the intersection of CR720 and CR731 – also called Walter Greer Road and Fire Tower Road, respectively).

Driving Directions: Going north on SR 29 out of downtown Labelle, FL - cross the river; go 1 mile; turn left on CR 720; go west ¼ mile; turn right onto CR 720/731; go north 2 ½ miles. The tower will be on the left.

(PLEASE also see the additional information document, LYKES FIRE TOWER DESCRIPTION TERMS AND CONDITIONS)

Contact Joe Debree at 863-655-6407 for specific details and to schedule an inspection.

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Seller InformationSeller Information
Seller Name Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Asset Contact (Phone: 850-617-7093)
Asset Location 21530 County Road 720
LaBelle, Florida 33935-7702
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An on site inspection of the tower is recommended. All prospective bidders should perform their own due diligence prior to bidding. Interested bidders may inspect the tower for sale prior to the submission of bids. Bidders shall contact the Palmdale Forestry Site at (863) 674-4000, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., to schedule inspection of the tower. Bidders shall consider all site conditions dealing with the removal of the tower from the Department property.

For questions concerning this item or to schedule an inspection, contact:

Joe Debree at 863-655-6407.

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


Acceptable forms of payment are:

· Certified Cashiers Check

· Money Order

· Company Check (with Bank Letter guaranteeing funds – mandatory)

· Electronic payment available upon request

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


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 45 business days from the time and date of issuance of the Buyer’s Certificate. 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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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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