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August 23, 2013
John Rodgers, president of Northeast Revenue Service LLC, takes bids during the county back-tax auction at the Luzerne County Courthouse in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday morning.
An unusually high number of bidding wars jacked up prices at Thursday's popular Luzerne County back-tax auction.
“We never did this kind of business. I think it's unbelievable,” said John Rodgers, head of the county's tax claim operator, Northeast Revenue Service LLC.
Bidders snatched up 120 of the 223 listed properties, paying a combined $998,980.
In comparison, 109 properties out of 260 properties were purchased in last August's free-and-clear auction for $854,533.
Unlike Thursday's sale, the 2012 auction included a big-ticket property — the former Dominic's on the Lake restaurant at Harveys Lake, which sold for $220,000.
The highest valued property in Thursday's sale — the Keystone Garden Estates assisted-living facility in Larksville — was removed because the property owner paid $288,189 in taxes owed from 2007 through 2011.
Rodgers wasn't sure why bidding was livelier than usual Thursday but said more people seem interested in landing deals. A total 253 bidders registered.
“We attracted bidders from all over,” he said.
June 24, 2013
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WEST NORRITON - The Norristown Area School Board unanimously approved the final budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year at its monthly meeting on Monday.
The budget is in the amount of $134,083,500 and sets the property tax rate at 31.744 mills, an increase of 2.69 percent.
"Tonight's budget adoption is really the culmination of hard work on everyone's part for the past nine or 10 months," Chief Financial Officer Anne Marie Rohricht said.
According to Rohricht, the district was able to keep its real estate tax increase below the threshold permitted by Act 1 of 2006 through a variety of revenue sources, most notably an increase in the collection of delinquent taxes after a switch in the tax collection services offered by Montgomery County.
June 6, 2013
NORRISTOWN - The Norristown Area School District unveiled an updated version of the 2013-14 budget that contains a smaller tax increase than originally anticipated at the school board's final budget meeting on Monday night.
The new version of the budget contains a tax increase of 2.692 percent, which is down nearly half a percent from the 3.014 percent increase that was approved when the board adopted a proposed final budget at its monthly meeting in May.
"We've been at about 3 (percent) and now we are at 2.692," explained Chief Financial Officer AnneMarie Rohricht. "Tonight's presentation is kind of a culmination of almost a year's worth of work to try to figure out how to balance the needs of our students and the needs of our community to move forward."
According to Rohricht, even with the uncertainty in both state and federal funding, the district was able to find savings from a variety of areas, most notably increases in local revenue from several key areas.
"We've talked quite a bit about revenues this year because there are good things to talk about, which hasn't been the case for many years," Rohricht said. "The recession had a huge impact. We're finally seeing some growth, some positive results in transfer tax."
In addition to increases in real estate transfer tax, the district is projecting a dramatic increase in the collection of delinquent real estate taxes after switching to a tax collection services provided by Montgomery County.
"Last November, the school district transitioned its collections back to the Montgomery County Tax Claim Bureau," said Rohricht. "There was a lot of initial hesitation. There were some concerns about effective they would be and if they would have an impact on our cash flow. Those concerns have certainly been put to rest a few times over."
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