The Juneau County Board Tuesday morning approved selling a house in the City of Mauston to a local Pastor. Mauston United Methodist Pastor Wendell Williams and his wife, Sue, placed a bid for $25,000 to purchase two lots which include a house at the corner of Elmberta and Buttner Streets. The property was taken because of unpaid back taxes. After the Board approved the sale, a motion was made, seconded, and approved to lower the purchase price to $15,000. Board Chair Alan Peterson said, “after I heard what the couple was going to use the property for, I felt the reduction in price appropriate.” The Williams’ are planning on refurbishing the house and leasing it to the SEA of Change, a Juneau County non-profit homeless coalition. The house itself is a rental property, not a homeless shelter. “The SEA of Change coalition will place a homeless family in the house as a transition to other housing,” said Williams.
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