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July 17, 2013

County to auction tax-delinquent land


About two years ago, paints and flammable materials that had been stored in the building were disposed of during a county-sponsored hazardous waste pickup event, Wood noted.

Bachman said that if the West End Body Shop building is sold, the person buying it will have to sign a disclosure that he or she has read a state environmental report associated with the property and confirm that any additional environmental cleanup needed there will be completed.

The inventory of properties that will be auctioned can be viewed now on

Officials said copies of a printed brochure listing the parcels is expected to be available at the Treasurer’s Office in Cooperstown by Friday. Bachman said the Treasurer’s Office makes a concerted effort to contact the owners of the tax-delinquent properties prior to putting them up for auction so they are aware of the consequences of failing to pay their taxes.

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