Jackson County Commissioners on Sept. 3 authorized the sale of property to a company possibly facing displacement by N.C. 107 construction.

Blossman Gas and Appliance submitted a full bid offer of $185,000 to Jackson County for the property at Wilkes Crescent Drive and West Main Street.

The company offered to buy the property “just in case,” Blossman Branch Manager Carey Gunter said. “We’re looking toward the future.”

Improved parking was also a consideration.

The required 5 percent bid deposit was included. The property in question totals 1.93 acres.

Jackson County bought the property from Jackson Development Corporation in June 2007 and has owned it since.

The property is being sold through North Carolina’s upset bid procedure. Higher bids must be offered within 10 days of the notice of sale.

A qualifying higher bid raises the initial offer by no less than 10 percent of the first $1,000 and 5 percent of the remainder. A 5 percent bid deposit is also required.

The Board of Commissioners must approve the final high offer before the sale is closed within 30 days after the upset bid period has passed. The buyer must pay with cash at that time.

If no qualifying bids are given, the initial offer is accepted.

The county can withdraw the property from sale at any time before the final high bid is accepted and reject any bids.