Thursday, April 19, 2007

Warrick County, Indiana tax sale is postponed

Indiana counties usually have tax sales between July 1st and Nov. 1st...except possibly Warrick County! They are having some new issues with the newly elected auditor and treasurer who can't seem to agree which companies to use for tax lien sales. This little hold up is costing the county over 1 million dollars, money they could have received from tax lien auctions.

We hope they can resolve the issue soon, it certainly isn't a good reflection of officials being newly elected and then they turn around and stop the funding for basic services like schools and emergency services.

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The article below is an excerpt from Courier Press.

Source: CourierPress
Warrick tax sale hits snag

By Mark Wilson
Thursday, April 19, 2007

Warrick County will not have a tax sale in 2007 if Treasurer Charlie Christmas and newly elected Auditor Larry Lacer cannot agree on which company to run it.

In 2006, the financially strapped county brought in about $1,264,500 in back taxes and profit from the sale of properties on which taxes were delinquent. An additional $185,000 was collected before the sale from property owners who paid their back taxes after learning the properties were to go up for sale.

It's money the county could sorely use again this year, said Carl Conner, a Warrick County commissioner.

"This county cannot afford all of the services it needs to provide right now," he said.

Christmas declined to discuss the matter in public when questioned by County Commissioners on Wednesday after Lacer brought it up during a regular public meeting. But he indicated he had objections to SRI Inc., the Indianapolis company that has operated Warrick County's sales since 1998.

Lacer said employees in his office already are familiar with SRI and its software and are comfortable with the company.

"It's never been decided not to have a tax sale," Christmas said. "I did not want to air this in public."

"We are all ultimately responsible to the public," Commissioner Don Williams replied.


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