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File #: ID 20-0136    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/28/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/2/2020 Final action: 3/2/2020
Title: Resolution to Direct the City Tax Collector to Advertise 2019 Real Estate Liens
Attachments: 1. Notice of Advertisement 2019.pdf, 2. Request for Resolution Ordering Lien Advertisement 2019.pdf, 3. 20-0136 RES Real Estate Lien Ads.pdf
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Title
Resolution to Direct the City Tax Collector to Advertise 2019 Real Estate Liens

Body
Department: Financial & Administrative Services
Council District: All

Public Hearing: No
Advertising Date/By: N/A

Contact 1 and Phone: Rick Lusk, 373-2077
Contact 2 and Phone: Richard Hawk, 373-2353
PURPOSE:
City Council authorization is required to direct the City Tax Collector to advertise the liens on real estate for delinquent public utility services, nuisance abatements, boarding up of structures and demolition of substandard structures accounts for the year of 2019, in accordance with North Carolina General Statute 105-369. According to General Statute 105-369, it is required that the City advertise liens on real property as the first step in the foreclosure process. If the City does not advertise, it does not affect the validity of the liens, but without this necessary step, the City cannot use foreclosure as a collection remedy. It is sometimes necessary to foreclose when all other collection remedies have been exhausted.
BACKGROUND:
Each year the City Tax Collector prepares a report of delinquent accounts owed to the City of Greensboro secured by liens on real property. Existing liens are authorized pursuant to Section 6.31 and 6.83 of the City Charter and North Carolina General Statutes 160A-443(6) and 160A-193. According to the City Charter Section 6.83, utility liens must be advertised for four successive weeks and State Statutes require that special assessment liens (nuisance abatements, boarding up of structures, and demolition of substandard structures) be advertised no earlier than March 1. Historically, the City has advertised both utility and special assessment liens for four successive weeks during the month of March each year in a local newspaper publication that provided the lowest quote. Carolina Peacemaker will continue to perform the advertising this year since their prior work has remained satisfactory and in accordance with city expec...

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