Charlene Hoeflich/photo Prosecuting Attorney Colleen Williams (far left) and Treasurer Peggy Yost are among those pictured waiting for Mary Kimes (center) of the sheriff
Charlene Hoeflich/photo Prosecuting Attorney Colleen Williams (far left) and Treasurer Peggy Yost are among those pictured waiting for Mary Kimes (center) of the sheriff's department to begin Meigs County's first delinquent land tax sale in years on the courthouse steps Friday.
Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney Colleen Williams rescheduled the sale for Friday after no potential buyers showed up at the original sale scheduled for Feb. 4.
The sale of nine acres in the western portion of the county involved two bidders, and resulted in a purchase price of $22,128.
The minimum bid, representing delinquent real estate taxes and court costs for filing the foreclosure suit, was $17,628.44, according to the sheriff's department.
filed suit against Oron Dungee, and others, for collection of the taxes on the property last year, and it was one of several filed around the same time.
expects other sales to proceed, although no others are scheduled at this time.
has been sending letters to all those on the delinquent land tax certification, and has also addressed delinquent mobile home taxes in those efforts.
said the letters have been effective in their purpose, but hopes the sale of this first property will serve as both a warning to those who have not resolved their delinquent taxes.