Thursday, November 13, 2008

Edgewater Park Property Tax Deals



Are you behind on your property tax payment?
 

Is your home on the Tax Sale List? 

Well you can apply to the Township Committee for a waver of the interest owed and promise to make the past due tax owed sometime after the township tax sale. 

This is the deal the Township Committee voted on and approved, at the November 11th Township Committee Meeting. The deal was for a Rt. 130 business. Township Committee also went into executive (closed) session to talk about making the same deal with another business, but did not act on it in the open meeting.

If the Township Committee can legally wave interest on past due taxes for a business property, then should they do the same for every homeowner who has paid interest on past due taxes? I think so, because you must treat everyone the same right! Oh, I forgot our Township Administrator and Committee do treat people differently, depending on your (Farm inside joke) relationship with them.

If the Township Committee will let this business property owner, pay his past due taxes (2-yrs) after the scheduled tax sale for that property, and order the removal of that property from the scheduled tax sale, then Township Committee should do the same for all owners, whose properties are on the tax sale scheduled by the Township.

Somehow I don't think you would get this same deal, because you are not a neighbor of a Township Committeeman (check the minutes of the Nov. 11, 2008 when published to see who). 

How many senior citizens have had their homes sold at tax sale in Edgewater Park? Shouldn't they get the same type of deal? 

I think it would be finically smart for all property owners in Edgewater Park not to pay the taxes  on their properties for two years, then ask for the same deal (a waver of interest for the two years), then make the past due tax payment after the tax sale. You would make interest on the withheld taxes by investing that money and after two years withdraw the original amount (past due tax) and pay the township without interest. You would keep the interest earned for yourself. 

No wonder our Township is raising property taxes in excess of 6% average per year, for the past ten years.

The Edgewater Park Reporter

8 comments:

anonymous said...

Please, this can't be true. This makes me sick. I am wondering if there is anything that can be done about this? This is just sheer arrogance on the part of the committee. Can you, EP reporter find out if there is something that can be done? Thank you

Anonymous said...

Is it even legal from the county's standpoint, aren't they entitled to interest too for not getting their share on time? Or is EP taking the loss on that too? Funny how this happened right after Pullion gets re-elected and his neighbor gets a sweet deal. Is there any pay to play involved here? Maybe this should be looked at from outside the township. Does anyone know if the neighbor Mr.F is involved with the township on any upcoming land deals?

one who knows said...

I think the properties along that streach of 130 are part of the township's tax abaitment program, or are applying for a tax abaitment.
The sewer board is also going to provide (pay for) sewers for these properties at taxpayers expense.
This way our committee's friends don't have to pay interest on past due taxes, can pay past due taxes any time they want, get a tax abaitment and then have sewers installed for free.

Anonymous said...

Sooooo Sad, why the township is just doing what the feds are doing for the banks and wall street. Bail out the big guy screw the little guy.

senior citizen said...

Come on people we cannot let this happen to our town. I think we need help in getting this resolved. I am hoping that someone has a suggestion. I will be glad to attend the next meeting or call whomever I have to to stop this. Please can we get some help.

Anonymous said...

HEY SENIOR CITIZEN
We could have begun to stop this sort of thing on Nov. 4th by voting the D's out, but most of your friends didn't. OH WELL

Anonymous said...

THE PROBLEM IS ONE PERSON: LINDA DOUGHERTY.
SHE IS PUTTING EP AT RISK FOR LAWSUITS WITH HER BEHAVIOR. SHE IS THE BIGGEST PROBLEM IN THIS TOWN. NOT THE DEMS, NOT PULLION, NOT THE COMMITTEE.
IF YOU PUT A PERSON WITHOUT THEIR ON AGENDA IN AS TOWNSHIP ADMIN. MANY THINGS WILL IMPROVE IN EP IMO.

Anonymous said...

What a bunch of crap!!! Oh yea it's one persons fault of why EP's a mess. Only someone as stupid as you would believe such BS! I can only guess that you are one of the committee memebers that wants one of your cronies to have that job so you can screw the taxpayers even more than you already do. Gee is that you Tom? I am sure you believe Busch is soley to blame for our economy and Obama can fix everything as soon as he's sworn in. How stupid can you be??????