Six houses and a barber shop will be auctioned off by the city at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 15 in the Common Council chambers at the Municipal Building, 1 Locks Plaza.
The buildings were seized for non-payment of property taxes. City Treasurer James W. Ashcraft attempted to auction them in August, but no bids were received. Those attending the sale complained that the minimum bids set by Ashcraft were too high.
The thresholds have been lowered this time. Minimum bids are $5,000 for single-family homes at 347 Hawley St. and 80 Spalding St.
Bidding for a single-family home at 21 Waterman St. will start at $7,500.
The minimum offer is $10,000 for single-family dwellings at 417 Ohio St. and 126 Lock St.; a two-family home at 168 Lock St.; and a barber shop with an apartment at 102 Washington St.