|By Keith Gushard, The Meadville Tribune, Pa.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
At a special meeting Thursday, Commissioners
If the county had opted to have the park go to the annual tax sale, each of the more than 40 parcels within the amusement park would have to be sold individually and all may not sell. By going to a sheriff's sale,
Commissioners voted to start the sheriff's sale proceedings because a proposed revitalization plan by the
The EPACC plan proposes to keep taxes current and to repay the overdue taxes within four years by a combination of freezing the amount of money owed and using insurance proceeds and the sale of potential excess property at the park. EPACC was named administrator of
"There's no source of funding for the plan," Weiss said told commissioners.
Watts said a general promise to pay taxes by using the sale of excess property may not work because there also is another
Prior to the vote, commissioners said they couldn't support the EPACC proposal based on the outstanding tax situation and lack of revenue plan.
"The responsibility on our part is to represent all the taxpayers of
Commissioner Chairman Weiderspahn reminded that
"We promised to address
Allen agreed, but he noted if the amusement park goes to sheriff's sale, it isn't necessarily
"This issue has been on the table since 2011," Allen said. "It's not a win-win situation in the eyes of
As of August,
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