Almost two dozen pieces of surplus property currently owned by Dickson County have been identified for potential sales. Mayor Bob Rial said Monday night ongoing research has produced a growing list of various parcels that are listed as county property but are not being used and could be sold off. The mayor said many of those properties have issues regarding deeds, liens or other encumbrances that will have to be addressed before they can be sold but Planning and Zoning Director Donnie Thiel told county commissioners there are three parcels that could be sold fairly soon. “We have started off with a list of, I think it was 21, and we’ve kind of pared those down to three that we think are viable that would might have some value to them, if nothing else it would get them back on the tax rolls so we could collect tax dollars off from them,” Thiel said. He identified the property as a quarter-acre lot on West 5th Street in Dickson that appears to be left from the original plotting of Smeedsville before the city was chartered; about three acres off Old County House Road that is left from a tract that formerly housed a county-operated nursing home; and a little less than half an acre on Crockett Road off Highway 49 that Thiel says he has no idea why the county owns. Rial said there would only be “little to moderate issues” in preparing those properties for sale either by sealed bids or auction and recommended whatever money is generated above the expenses of the sale go to the county’s debt service fund. Commissioners voted at Monday night’s work session to proceed with the process of preparing for selling the property while Rial said the county will continue to look at what needs to be done to identify and sell other surplus property.