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DUNCAN | The Hancock County Board of Supervisors is hoping three months will be enough time for a Clear Lake real estate agent to sell the former Duncan Heights Residential Care Center property.

On Monday, Feb. 26, the supervisors unanimously voted to extend the county’s contract with Dorian Goll, owner and broker of Triad Realty of Clear Lake, to list the 9.7-acre property at $250,000 for three months.

“Hopefully, you get it done,” said Supervisor Jerry Tlach, who is also the board chair.

Triad Realty was hired in August after Shoneman Realtors failed to sell the property during a 12-month period. Triad Realty’s initial contract expired Feb. 22.

The former home for people with mental disabilities has been for sale since September 2016, which is when the last of its approximately 40 residents moved out in accordance with a 1999 Supreme Court ruling that people with disabilities have a right to live in the community.

Within the timeframe, the supervisors have only received one formal offer, said Supervisor Sis Greiman.

That offer came from Brent and Teresa Powers for $110,000, and it was declined by the board after a closed session on July 17.

Goll said he’s had “a lot of activity” at the property.

In August, he said he planned to use the internet, highway signage and area newspapers to market the property, noting less people are visiting properties in person unless they are wowed online.

The listing includes a three-bedroom house built in 1984 and the 21,000-square-foot 20-unit, one-story building that once housed the facility's clients at 465 U.S. 18 in Duncan.

Reach Reporter Ashley Stewart at 641-421-0533. Follow her on Twitter at GGastewart.

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