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TAX SALE NOTICE for Gloucester Township

On Tuesday, Gloucester Township published the list of properties that are scheduled to be sold at public auction on Monday, December 23, 2013 because there is a balance due for Water, Sewer, or Property Taxes.

There are more than 4,000 properties on this list.
More than FOUR THOUSAND !!

Sure, folks need to pay their bills; but, there is some kind of fundamental flaw when your government puts together a list this lengthy for auction lien sale of its residents' property.
(Note: There are approx. 24,000 households in Gloucester Township.)
Big Daddy 1 December 04, 2013 at 08:07 AM
That's 17% and it happens every year. Property taxes are too high and it got worse in recent years with higher GT taxes and Christie replacing the rebate with a much smaller tax credit. By the way, I just read where Norcross and new ally Amerihealth just got a big piece of the Camden County insurance type work in NO-BID contracts. No bids and pay to play is also running up our taxes. Merry Christmas Gloucester Township Government.
Paul J. DiBartolo December 04, 2013 at 10:11 AM
Pete, do you have any idea what the list looks like compared to last year?
Paul J. DiBartolo December 04, 2013 at 10:19 AM
Additionally, I just looked at the downloadable list available on the glotwp.com website and I'm wondering if it's complete. The highest block number listed is 9901. My block number (old Blackwood) is a 5-digit number of which there are none on the list. Is the list complete?
Big Daddy 1 December 04, 2013 at 11:27 AM
I remember looking at the list a year or so ago. It was very large and many of the amouts were in the area of 100 for sewer or similar late amounts. Hope I am not on it for an unknown late payment.
Pete Heinbaugh December 04, 2013 at 04:29 PM
Paul: The lists in 2012 and 2011 were similarly embarrassingly long. The 2010 list was shorter (many hundreds in length, but not thousands).
Pete Heinbaugh December 04, 2013 at 04:33 PM
BD1: You're in luck. I didn't see the name 'Big Daddy 1' anywhere on the list.
Pete Heinbaugh December 04, 2013 at 04:34 PM
Paul: The downloadable list available on the glotwp.com website is seemingly incomplete. It is much shorter than the list published in Tuesday's Courier Post.
Heather R December 05, 2013 at 10:12 AM
Can someone put the link for the list up here? Thank you.
Paul J. DiBartolo December 05, 2013 at 11:27 AM
This will get you there at the Courier-Post Online: http://www.publicnoticeads.com/NJ/search/view.asp?T=PN&id=265\12032013_20841639.HTM The GT version was erroneous but appears to have been fixed: http://glotwp.com/pdfs/etc/taxsale2013.pdf
Pete Heinbaugh December 05, 2013 at 11:29 AM
The downloadable list on the GT website apparently has been corrected. It now seems to be complete. Go to http://www.glotwp.com/news/news/2013/taxsalenotice2013.html Then click on the 'download list' link.
Big Daddy 1 December 05, 2013 at 11:50 AM
Way too many are less than $1,000. Sell your house for that small amount? Since property taxes are due 11/1, many on this list are just 30 days late. Sell your house for being 30 days late? This is a total disgrace, particularly when you see where this money goes - pay to play contracts, Norcross, unresponsive Norcross puppets, etc., etc., etc.
Paul J. DiBartolo December 05, 2013 at 12:11 PM
Big Daddy, the property is not sold, the lien is sold. What that does is to allow the new lien-holder to assay you interest on the balance-due at, I think, 18%. In addition, the lien-holder is permitted to charge you handling fees, etc. In the end, the property is tied up, i.e., the owner cannot sell it, and the outstanding balance continues to accrue interest charges at the said 18% until the lien is paid off including the handling fees.
Big Daddy 1 December 05, 2013 at 12:43 PM
I understand that Paul, but the ownership is no longer clean and the lienholder can now foreclose at some point. I also understand it's no picnic to get out off that lien. There should be a grace period just like there is for most businesses.
Theresa Browne Vennell December 06, 2013 at 06:35 PM
Its crazy living here. I moved here 2 yrs ago and now I'm sorry I did. The taxes here are outrageous. But they are everywhere. But here there worst. I have a townhouse in Cherrywood a small 2 bedroom, nothing fancy and I pay $3900 a yr . Really, $3900 a yr. That's crazy. I can't survive living in this township let alone this state being a single one income household. But I can't sell because there are to many forclosures around here. Oh what is someone to do..
Schu December 06, 2013 at 09:22 PM
Failing schools, lazy teachers who won't teach, administrators who look the other when it comes to observations, sexual predators occupying the classroom, a BOE that treats the residents like infants, police force running a tank, ab absentee mayor, rampant drug among our youth, empty store lots up and down blackwood clementon road, and on top of this 4,000 empty properties. Gloucester township really is a great place to live, work, and play.

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