POMEROY — Approximately $55,000 in back taxes were collected as part of a recent Sheriff’s Sale.
Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney Colleen S. Williams stated that on April 27, the second Sheriff’s Sale of 2012 was held.
The sale resulted from a foreclosure based on delinquent taxes which netted approximately $55,000 in delinquent taxes collected. The foreclosure included property previously owned by Benny Ewing that is on or near Second Street in Pomeroy.
The foreclosure complaint was filed by the Meigs County Prosecutor, on behalf of the Meigs County Treasurer Peggy Yost, September 14, 2010, and was recently completed by the law firm of Little, Sheets and Barr at the Prosecuting Attorney’s request. The bulk of these taxes goes to the schools.
Williams stated that the goal of tax foreclosures is three-fold — to collect the delinquent property taxes to fund government entities, to allow people who will continue to pay taxes to purchase the properties and make the properties useful, and to encourage other property owners to pay their property taxes.
“No one likes to pay taxes,” Williams said, “but it is necessary to the running of the government.”
Williams stated that it has been her goal as the County Prosecutor to collect delinquent taxes and she has been working with Meigs County Treasurer Peggy Yost to do this.