By Julie Ann Madden
At their March 19 meeting, Union County Treasurer Myron Hertel informed the commissioners they would need to decide what to do with the county’s surplus properties — whether to hold a separate auction or include the properties in an upcoming county surplus equipment auction.
Earlier Hertel had reported on a list of a handful of properties that needed to be added back to the tax rolls. Since then, he has another five or six from last year and about a dozen new properties that he will begin collecting tax deeds on this year. Most of the properties came under county ownership as the result of delinquent taxes.
If the properties do not sell at auction after the commission establishes a minimum bid, then anyone can come in to the county courthouse and buy them at any time, said Hertel.
This decision was to be on Tuesday, April 2’s agenda, which is after The Hometowner’s press deadline.