Extract of Clarion Ledger article,
Sunday, August 10, 2008:
In addition to this year's tax sale proceedings, property owners also must pay their outstanding 2005 taxes before Aug. 28 or tax sale deeds can be issued to investors who purchased properties at the tax sales two years ago.
As of this week, about 332 of Madison County's properties that were sold during the 2006 tax sale have not been redeemed, Johnston said.
"There has been a ton of payments from July until now," he said. "We'll see a lot more leading up to the deadline."
Johnston said his office aims to whittle the number of parcels down to 100 before tax sale deeds are issued. About 89 did not pay by the deadline last year.
"We do everything in our power to get the taxes paid before people lose their land," he said.
Still, about two dozen people will turn at some point, saying they didn't know their property had gone through the tax sale process, he said.