April 4, 1989 |
Once upon a time, as the heavyweight boxing champion of the world, he could float like a butterfly and sting like a bee. In his heyday, he could beat Sonny Liston and Joe Frazier and George Foreman and Leon Spinks. These days, Muhammad Ali has to settle for smaller victories - which is exactly what he got yesterday in Commonwealth Court, where the former champ scored a 3-0 decision on a Montgomery County tax-sale dispute. The court voted to uphold a decision in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court on a 3 1/2-year-old case in which a two-bedroom, single-family home owned by Ali on West Levering Mill Road in Lower Merion was sold at a sheriff's sale.
April 30, 2009 |
The Gloucester County real estate broker who acquired a closed thermometer factory in a tax sale and then rented it to Kiddie Kollege Day Care had not been properly notified by township officials that the building was contaminated, according to a written ruling issued yesterday. State Superior Court Judge James E. Rafferty voided the deed, which means Jim Sullivan III and his family businesses are not liable for the demolition and cleanup of the Franklin Township site, estimated at more than $1 million and ordered by the state.
July 14, 1995 |
Faced with the loss of $600,000 in delinquency taxes and water and sewer bills from its biggest taxpayer - Sutton Towers - the borough yesterday filed an unusual court motion to reverse the effect of a bankruptcy filed by the apartment owner last month. Borough Solicitor James M. Vodges 3d said the motion asks U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Gloria Burns for permission to hold a tax sale of the 1,035-unit high- rises on the White Horse Pike. When Sutton Towers Associates, the Claymont, Del., firm that owns the high-rises, filed for Chapter 11 protection, a pending tax sale was canceled.
September 19, 1991 |
The 12 parcels of land owned by the Country Lakes Community Association are scheduled to be on a list of Pemberton Township properties up for tax sale Sept. 27. The association, which oversees community property in the 1,400-home Country Lakes development, owes about $10,000 in 1990 taxes on the parcels, said Helen Kemp, a Realtor and second vice president of the association. During a tax sale, tax certificates - essentially liens - are offered for purchase, township officials said.
September 20, 1987 |
The Edgmont Township Board of Supervisors has agreed to work with homeowners in the Deep Meadows residential development to preserve 11.9 acres of open space that is scheduled for a county tax sale Sept. 28. Township manager David A. Malman told the board that the open space in the Deep Meadows development on Middletown Road was up for sale because $422.55 in county taxes had not been paid. The Deep Meadows Homeowners Association is responsible for the land, township officials said at the meeting Wednesday night.
May 7, 1992 |
Voorhees Township's successful tax sale, which yielded almost $1.5 million, will help the township balance its 1992 budget and avoid a local property tax increase, according to township officials. "The tax sale had a very important impact," said Voorhees Mayor Pamela J. Hammer. "It will allow us to still continue with many of the programs we tentatively (scheduled). " Hammer said revenue from the tax sale, combined with the township's tight reign on 1991 spending, would keep taxes at last year's rate of 34.4 cents per $100 of assessed value.
July 7, 1991 |
Economic hard times and the budget crunch are forcing Delran to put more pressure on delinquent taxpayers by advancing the date of its annual tax sale, Township Administrator Jeff Hatcher said. Delinquent taxpayers in Delran this year have 2 1/2 months less to pay up or face collection of their taxes plus interest because of a change in state law, Hatcher said. Delran's tax sale, where investors bid to "buy" the amount of property tax that delinquent property owners owe for the privilege of collecting up to 20 percent interest, will come July 17 this year.
March 22, 2013 |
Correction: This story was corrected to clarify the sale is for a tax note, not the property. Cherry Hill Township says the bankrupt Woodcrest Country Club has more than $161,000 in property taxes owed or coming due and is asking a court to allow a tax sale. In papers filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Camden, the township is asking Judge Judith Wizmur to lift an automatic stay barring such a sale. The township said the country club owes $106,000 in real estate taxes for the two most recent quarters and has an additional $53,200 due May 1. Cherry Hill said the club also owes $3,100 in sewer charges.
June 7, 1994 |
The White Horse Lounge, a go-go bar with a history of arousing the wrath of local residents, has not paid its sewer bill and faces another date with local authorities. As of yesterday, the bar on the White Horse Pike owed $14,408 in back sewer charges to the Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority, according to officials. If the owner doesn't pay the bill by June 24, that same day the tax lien will be auctioned at a public tax sale at the borough's municipal building. The borough's tax collector, Howard Brown, said the amount due represents fees and penalties for the fiscal year 1993.
December 4, 1987 |
Frances Basey, 77, said she always pays her rent, but now she fears she might find herself out in the cold because her landlord owes the city $3,400 in back taxes. The small two-story home where she has lived for 15 years on St. Albans Street near 20th in South Philadelphia is one of about 1,200 tax-delinquent properties listed for the most massive sheriff's sale in recent years, part of the city's attempt to collect about $5 million in back taxes. "I'm too old to start worrying about things now," said Basey, who has lived and worked in South Philadelphia most of her life.