Extension granted to taxpayers for payment of supplemental bills

by Quinton Sheppard - Posted on Dec 07, 2011 - 03:04 PM

The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a resolution granting a 90-day extension for taxpayers to pay certain supplemental real estate tax bills, during its meeting Tuesday night in the colonial courthouse.

York district supervisor Carter Borden originally brought up the matter earlier in the fall, saying that several people had contacted him claiming they had just received tax bills from the county for improvements done on their properties during or before 2008.

Board members agreed last month to move forward with a resolution for the extension. The resolution approved Tuesday states that the original payment period created an undeserved hardship on those taxpayers receiving supplemental tax bills for tax years 2008-2011 for omitted real estate taxes for improvements constructed in or before 2008.

Following public hearings, the board unanimously voted to authorize the conveyance of surplus real estate property located in the area known as Guinea. County attorney Ted Wilmot said the property was obtained by the county due to the forfeiture of real property bonds in an animal control case. The parcel was sold to a neighboring landowner.