Proposed Conneaut Lake Park tax repayment plan awaits approval from townships, school board
|By Keith Gushard, The Meadville Tribune, Pa.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
On Monday, officials from
The school district is owed
County commissioners took no action on the EPACC proposal, but they have it under review.
County commissioners have gone on record that
At their May meetings, the supervisor boards of
Kevin Van Honk, chairman of
Turner said letters outlining the EPACC proposal were sent to the school district and two townships.
"We've offered to meet and talk with them about the proposal, but we've not heard back," Turner said Monday.
Under the EPACC proposal, a payment agreement would be reached with all taxing authorities with back taxes frozen at the amount due when the agreement is signed. Also, all taxes due during the length of the tax repayment agreement would have to stay current as well.
Turner said a
Proceeds of fire insurance payout, about
All back taxes must be repaid within four years under the plan or if property is sold, Turner said.
Turner acknowledged that if property is sold, liens on the property being sold would come into play. Liens have been placed on various properties of
The total amount of liens owed by
Turner said the EPACC would have to negotiate with lien holders if a piece of property were sold. Any sale of property also would require approval of
The taxes owed breaks down as:
Preliminary estimates of lien filings registered with the Crawford County Prothonotary's Office are
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