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Essex County to seek help for tax sale preparations

Essex County Board of Supervisors

Essex County Board of Supervisors Photo by Keith Lobdell.

— North Elba Supervisor Roby Politi seconded Preston’s motion.

“It is somewhat disheartening to know that we are now off until November,” he said. “Just the fact that you advertise the tax sale generates a lot of revenue.”

Scozzafava hoped the move would lead to more regular tax sales.

“We have to go about this in a different way,” he said. “We all have properties within our towns that need to be addressed and some that need to be foreclosed on. Every county has a tax sale within a year if not within two years. We are now on seven years without one.

The resolution will go before the Ways and Means Committee Monday, Oct. 28. Approval would put it on the full board meeting agenda for Nov. 4.

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