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Brick Tax Sale Seeks $2.6M in Unpaid Debt

Annual tax sale takes place March 19

Brick will sell more than $2.6 million in tax debt at its annual tax sale, set for March 19.

In all, liens will be sold against 1,525 tax accounts which owe a collective debt of $2,693,022.91 to the township as well as the Brick Township Municipal Utilities Authority.

In the annual sale, bidders vie to buy up tax debt in a "Dutch auction" round of public bidding. Once a buyer successfully bids down an interest rate which the delinquent taxpayer will be charged, the lienholder satisfies the tax debt with the township immediately and begins a two-year waiting game before they are allowed to initiate foreclosure proceedings.

If the resident or business owner pays the debt, plus interest and fees to the lienholder, before the two year deadline, they're off the foreclosure hook.

Topping this year's list of heavy hitters in the tax sale list is Grandin Partnership, which owns the property at 1253 Cedar Bridge Avenue. The owner owes $65,921.53 in unpaid tax debt.

Other large debts include a $42,584 tax bill owed by Jersey Shore Marina and Boat Sales on Route 70; $40,844 owed by 373 Route 35 South, LLC on the barrier island; and $29,358 owed in taxes and MUA fees by Offshore Racing Association for a property on Route 70.

Some residential properties also had significant delinquent tax debt, including an Island Drive home behind more than $26,000.

Some have feared that a greater number of residents will be delinquent on their taxes this year in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, but Business Administrator Scott Pezarras said there wasn't a significant increase in the number of delinquent accounts in the final quarter of 2012.

"We were fairly aggressive in chasing delinquents in the last 3 weeks of the year," he said in an e-mail to Brick Patch.

Ryan Meyers February 28, 2013 at 11:38 AM
Just wait, the poor white middle class is going to take it on the chin. Politicans do a one time appearance for pictures. Promise to cut red tape, but still Fema & insurance companies delay. Fema maps won't be finalized until August, so near impossible be start rebuilding. Many will stop paying taxes & mortgages, saving whatever they can until forced to move. So fewer will have to pay more to maintain the services. Those wanting to sell, won't be able to, without drastically dropping their price. Taxes & insurances will go up and don't forget about the little mentioned "exit tax" to leave the state after selling your home. It's not going to be pretty.
Betty Ann February 28, 2013 at 12:29 PM
Thenew website is difficult to find things such as names in the tas sale, agenda items dor planning board meetings, etc
BW February 28, 2013 at 12:51 PM
It is always interesting reading the list. You would be amazed how many political names you know.
Slippery Slope February 28, 2013 at 01:23 PM
I remember when a tax delinquent boat marina owed $200,000.00 back taxes and our former esteemed bribe taking extortionist mayor worked out a deal to let them only pay half of the back taxes instead of the full amount. those were the good old days.Back room deals and bribing and extorting. Let a millionaire boat marina off the hook for 100 grand but forclose on an 85 year old lady for 1500 bucks. the democrats sure are for the little people.
JHill February 28, 2013 at 01:28 PM
--Topping this year's list of heavy hitters in the tax sale list is Grandin Partnership, which owns the property at 1253 Cedar Bridge Avenue. The owner owes $65,921.53 in unpaid tax debt.-- This land is all wetlands and floods everytime it rains and the creek swells up. They should get it reassesed as they are probably paying way too much tax on land you can't build on.
Glenn February 28, 2013 at 01:52 PM
"Business Administrator Scott Pezarras said there wasn't a significant increase in the number of delinquent accounts in the final quarter of 2012." That was 2 days after the storm. The question is what size of an increase in late or non-payment occured Feb. 1, 2013?
CPOTom February 28, 2013 at 03:19 PM
Maybe we can get some freakin' potholes filled with the money. My front end is shot!!
Tommy February 28, 2013 at 03:34 PM
I was sitting here thinking the same thing. What do we have to do to get the pothole filled? Riding around dodging potholes is ridicules, I try but can"t so I guess it's me I am not a good enough driver. Isn't their someone from the road department that can comb the township marking a map, turn it in and have a truck ride around filling these potholes/ditched.??? It's taxation without representation!! How bout a street sweeper??? Total frustration with this local government.
Bob February 28, 2013 at 04:14 PM
when will the Mayor stop the show game of the maps when he says nothing can be done until August anyway and take care of business? Perhaps if he was taking care of business rather than seeing what newspaper or tv spot he can get on we would be in better financial shape including not overpaying 3x for the AshBritt + Gilmore bit. Exactly what has he done to protect all the taxpayers including those of us not on the water. I see all the towns that did not use AshBritt are actually as clean if not cleaner than Brick and do not have a FEMA non reimbursement hanging over their heads. Certainly overpaying on no bid contract and possibly not getting a reimbursement from FEMA did not help us. Stop the pr stuff for your reelection and tell us where we stand and how you plan on addressing the financial situation we are in, What counts to us is not running around on tv and newspaper interviews as that has not helped us one bit. If it has, would love to know how.
oldkodger February 28, 2013 at 05:05 PM
BMUA = legal mafia
Bob February 28, 2013 at 06:07 PM
+ Town + County + State
JHill February 28, 2013 at 08:17 PM
Oh yeah, and now they are building a Parkway exit right next door.
J.JONES February 28, 2013 at 11:35 PM
@Bill did you notice the amount of foreclose homes before the storm and I was told its going to double now and its not just family homes its business also and they ask why taxes arent getting paid ...PEOPLE HAVE NO MONEY ?
J.JONES February 28, 2013 at 11:38 PM
@RYAN The middle income family always get the shaft ..we just can't win..
BW March 01, 2013 at 12:12 AM
When a home is foreclosed upon the bank still pays the taxes. If it doesnt the property is sold at tax sale and then in 2 years the bank can be foreclosed on. Looking through the lists, there are just a few banks listed, a lot of them are developers and you see the same names over and over. There are some big numbers on some of these and others are tiny. I saw one for 23.00.
Brick March 01, 2013 at 03:14 AM
SP emailed the Patch? Was he not in his office to talk by phone? I bet he wasn't in.
Daniel Nee (Editor) March 01, 2013 at 06:59 AM
Actually, "the Patch" was out of the office, and sent the e-mail. ;)
disgusted homeowner March 01, 2013 at 12:55 PM
In some of these listed tax lien sales, the properties respective tax bill is supposed to be paid by their mortgage lender via their escrow account. Some banks and mortgage companies are very poor in paying the taxes to the municipalities and are responsible for all the taxes and fees. You should always check to make sure your lender is paying those escrow items timely if your mortgage loan is setup with an escrow account. I personally know a home owner who had a major fire, only to find out her lender hadn't paid her homeowners renewal and let the policy lapse. Also when i read this list, year after year, you do tend to read some of the same names over and over again, including a certain home builder on drum point rd.
Brick March 01, 2013 at 03:58 PM
There are other type of liens not just tax. Such as a lien brought on by the oh so unqualified FP of the BTMUA.

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