Oxbow Property Finally Sells

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com

Dakota City, Iowa — After  years of failed attempts, the Humboldt County Conservation Board and the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors finally have an agreement in place to sell the Oxbow Lodge.

The process of the sale began at yesterday morning’s Humboldt County Board of Supervisors meeting.

The board and Lee approved the sale to Sam and Lakyn Harvey, both of Humboldt, in the amount of $166,000.

According to Conservation Director Todd Lee, the Conservation Board wants to take the proceeds and put them into developing Sheldon Park, in which they’ve purchased an additional 26 acres. Lee believes that could amount to an additional 32 campsites, onto the already established 50 they have.

The purchase of the lot by the Harvey’s include all of the 1.29 acres in the area.

There were some initial concerns on how the property was zoned, but Zoning Director Brian Skow said it was zoned residential.

The Harvey’s plan on making the property their residential home.

The couple will take the property over on September 1st of this year.