Three pieces of surplus property owned by the county will be sold and the method will be determined by Accounts and Budgets Director Don Hall. At Monday night’s meeting, the Dickson County Commission approved disposing of three of 21 pieces of surplus property that have been identified by Planning and Zoning Director Donnie Thiel. Mayor Bob Rial said the three parcels are the only three pieces that can be easily sold while the others still have issues regarding deeds or encumbrances that must be addressed first. Thiel had previously identified the parcels to be sold 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 and a little less than half an acre on Crockett Road off Highway 49. County attorney Brian Ragan said once the property is declared surplus, it is up to Hall as the county purchasing agent to dispose of it. “It’s left up to the discretion of the purchasing agent to determine the best route to go. What the law provides is that the county commission declares it to be obsolete, surplus or unusable and once that declaration has been made, then it’s up to the purchasing agent to sell it,” Ragan said. The properties likely will be sold either through sealed bids or a public auction. Hall was not present at Monday’s meeting and Rial did not say what method of sale would be used or when the sale would take place. Rial has said the county will continue to work on resolving the legal and other issues with the remaining surplus properties that have been identified to move toward selling them, with any proceeds from the sales to go toward the county’s debt service fund.