NEWS FROM THE OFFICE OF

ULSTER COUNTY COMPTROLLER

ELLIOTT AUERBACH
ELLIOTT AUERBACH COUNTY COMPTROLLER 244 FAIR STREET KINGSTON, NEW YORK 12401 PHONE: 845: 340-3529 eaue@co.ulster,ny.us
www.youreyesonulster.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FORECLOSURE AUCTION LIST REDUCED
Dozens of Properties Have Been Redeemed and Removed

KINGSTON, NY APRIL 17, 2014… The list of foreclosed properties has been modestly reduced as property owners rush to redeem their parcels prior to the one day sale at the Annual Public Auction of County Lands to be held April 23, 2014 at SUNY Ulster. The total dollar amount redeemed has been marginally diminished by $596,814 or 12%. In addition, one parcel, the former Ellenville Scrap Iron, with a tax levy of $381,289, has been removed by the request of the Environmental Protection Agency. This reduces the total unpaid tax amount to $3,875,651 from $4,855,289. The number or parcels redeemed/removed is down to 220 from the original 270. This is a 19% reduction in the number of parcels to be auctioned. The Town of Saugerties continues to have the most unpaid parcels with 40. Five have been redeemed to date. Wawarsing and Town of Ulster follow behind with 28 and 23 parcels respectively, after a combined 7 properties were redeemed; 5 from Wawarsing and 2 from the Town of Ulster. The Town of Saugerties also tops the list in total dollars of unpaid taxes contributing $1,019,097 to the $3,875,651 total. Note that this in inclusive of one parcel with a tax lien of $530,000 that is deemed hazardous and has been delinquent for almost 20 years. This property is also the highest unpaid tax parcel on the list. The initial 2014 auction list of 270 properties represented a 28% increase in the number of properties and a 32% increase in the amount of unpaid taxes compared to 2013. The following represents the original listing and most recent update: ###

The mission of the Ulster County Comptroller’s Office is to serve as an independent agency of the people and to protect the public interest by monitoring County government and to assess and report on the degree to which its operation is economical, efficient and its financial condition sound.

NUMBER OF PARCELS
ORIGINAL PARCELS UNPAID 1 7 4 4 6 5 11 4 15 1 9 5 15 25 12 3 45 12 8 25 11 33 9

COUNTY OF ULSTER COMPARISON OF THE 2014 PUBLIC AUCTION ORGINAL LISTING AND UPDATED AFTER REDEMPTIONS AS OF APRIL 17, 2014 TAX AMOUNTS UNPAID
PARCELS UNPAID AS OF 4/17/14 1 6 3 2 2 5 8 4 10 1 9 4 12 20 8 3 40 7 7 23 8 28 9 ORIGINAL TAX AMOUNTS UNPAID $ 24,483 123,815 79,259 57,620 65,062 25,498 164,367 36,069 379,216 48,048 151,713 39,690 350,445 298,807 104,840 58,666 1,105,791 45,760 222,310 306,840 707,343 348,578 111,068

MUNICIPALITY DENNING ESOPUS GARDINER HARDENBURGH HURLEY KINGSTON LLOYD MARBLETOWN MARLBOROUGH VILLAGE OF NEW PALTZ NEW PALTZ OLIVE PLATTEKILL ROCHESTER ROSENDALE VILLAGE OF SAUGERTIES SAUGERTIES SHANDAKEN SHAWANGUNK ULSTER VILLAGE OF ELLENVILLE WAWARSING WOODSTOCK

REDEEMED 0 1 1 2 4 0 3 0 5 0 0 1 3 5 4 0 5 5 1 2 3 5 0

REDEEMED $ 41,859 23,779 49,872 42,729 31,815 55,235 4,590 51,493 23,276 33,532 86,694 15,905 16,171 17,016 432,629 51,507 -

TAXES UNPAID AS OF 4/17/14 $ 24,483 81,956 55,480 7,748 22,333 25,498 132,552 36,069 323,981 48,048 151,713 35,100 298,952 275,531 71,307 58,666 1,019,097 29,855 206,139 289,824 274,714 297,071 111,068 $

AMEND (1,535) $ (1,535)

TOTALS

270

50

220

$

4,855,289

$

978,103

$

3,877,186

***Parcel 218, Village of Ellenville, $381,289.34, was removed by the EPA. This accounts for 39% of the total dollar amount redeemed to date.

The mission of the Ulster County Comptroller’s Office is to serve as an independent agency of the people and to protect the public interest by monitoring County government and to assess and report on the degree to which its operation is economical, efficient and its financial condition sound.

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