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New Bedford City Council Takes Up Tax Title Debts [AUDIO]

NB City Council
newbedford-ma.gov
The New Bedford City Council is taking a longer look at a proposal to sell the city’s tax title debts to a third party. The council voted Thursday to have its Ordinance Committee re-consider new rules that would help taxpayers that have their liens sold at auction. With regards to knocking down the taxes owed to the city, Councilor-At-Large David Alves wants the Mayor to target businesses that have the biggest outstanding bills…

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Alves also wants the city’s Tax Title Attorney, Blair Bailey, and his staff re-instated, to help those property owners with payment plans and other arrangements to pay down their tax debt. The city is owed over 15 million dollars in residential and commercial back taxes.

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