Otoe County Board Chairman Steven Lade closed a public hearing regarding the sale of the Duff's mansion and county-owned nursing home buildings five seconds after it was opened Tuesday.
Lade opened the hearing asking if there was anyone to speak in favor or against selling county-owned property in the Prairie City and Nebraska City Proper additions.
There was no response and the hearing was declared closed.
After a public hearing, the county is authorized to proceed with a sale of property within two months.
Commissioners said the property will likely be offered at an auction at the county courthouse. It will be subject the current lease on the property and the county could reserve any or all bids.
About 10 of Nebraska's 227 nursing homes are county-owned.
Earlier this month, Roy Schneider of Duff's Friendship Villa, said the company intends to continue to operate the nursing home.
The nursing home is located in county-owned buildings separate from the Duff Mansion, which has been vacant since the state Department of Health and Social Services moved out.
County commissioners earlier agreed to seek bids on demolition of the house and later set the public hearing regarding sale of the house and the other buildings.