The Mole Creek home of Melita Honey Farm owners who refused to pay their council rates on “God’s land” will be awarded to a real estate agent this week to be auctioned.
Meander Valley mayor Craig Perkins said tenders for agents closed on Friday, and that a decision on who would take on the sale of the property would be made in the coming week.
The Beerepoot family did not pay rates on their three properties for the past three years.
However, an anonymous payment was made for two of the properties, which make up the honey farm shop at Chudleigh, saving it from being auctioned.
The family’s home at Mole Creek remained unpaid, and the council announced it would be sold to recover the debt, with the remaining proceeds going to the Beerepoots.
Cr Perkins said the family refused to pay rates because they believed the land was owned by “the Heavenly Father” and it was a matter between the council and God.