County tightens up auction regs

— The Essex County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution on Monday, Aug. 4 prohibiting anyone who owes back taxes on any other county property from bidding at the next property tax sale. Lawmakers called for safeguards following a tax sale in April that saw individuals bidding on tax delinquent properties despite owing back taxes. The next tax sale, according to county officials, is scheduled for mid-October and will auction off approximately 100 properties.

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