CLEARFIELD – A home rehabilitation project will move forward in Grampian Borough.
On Tuesday the Clearfield County Commissioners approved accepting a payment offer from Grampian Borough for the delinquent taxes, penalties and interest on the property.
The final approval is currently pending review of the offer by County Solicitor Kim Kesner. Kesner was not present at the commissioners’ meeting.
Commissioner Mark B. McCracken said the commissioners received a letter from borough officials saying they were willing to pay the $2,000 owed based upon Tax Claim Bureau documents.
He said borough officials would like to transfer the property over to Habitat for Humanity for a home rehabilitation project but without any delinquent tax obligations.
According to him, the borough obtained a waiver for the owed Curwensville Area School District taxes. However, Kesner had previously indicated this wouldn’t be permissible for county taxes.
McCracken said Commissioner Tony Scotto contacted the Tax Claim Bureau and was advised the delinquent tax amount was $1,923.44. He said it would likely be around or over $2,000 with miscellaneous costs.
He said Grampian Borough officials were eager to move forward and put the property back on the tax rolls for 2019. He said the Habitat project is expected to be completed within the coming year.
The commissioners said they appreciate Grampian officials stepping up, adding that “wonderful things happen around Christmastime.”
In other business, the commissioners re-appointed William Yost and John “PJ” Patterson to the County Planning Commission for four-year terms and Lyle Millard to the Solid Waste Authority for a five-year term.
The commissioners also announced that the county has two vacancies on the Solid Waste Authority. Interested persons should send a letter of interest to the commissioners.