Otsego County has announced its annual Tax Foreclosure Real Estate Action will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16 at the Holiday Inn at 5206 State Route 23 in Oneonta with 71 items up for bid.

The deadline for tax delinquencies to avoid the auction passed at the end of last month. 

This is the first year in which property owners who are struggling to pay their taxes could work out a payment plan with County Treasurer Dan Crowell. However since the new law, which was passed in May, 13-0, with Rep. James Powers absent, begins with this year’s taxes, it is not a law that had an effect on this year’s auction. 

Properties on this year’s list have unpaid back taxes dating back to 2013. 

The list includes nine properties in the city of Oneonta and three more in the town of Oneonta. Most of the properties on the list are vacant houses, but there are many vacant lots, as well as a couple of storefronts, including one in the village of Edmeston and another on Route 20 in the town of Springfield. 

To view the entire list, go to: www.nysauctions.com/servlet/Search.do?auctionId=2102.    

Reigstration for the auction begins at 9 a.m. on the day of the event. Early registration will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 14 at the Holiday Inn in Oneonta. A bidder’s seminar will take place at 7 p.m. following early registration. 

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