Thursday, December 15, 2011

Legislator-elect from Parish owes county thousands in back taxes

Oswego County Legislator-elect David Holst owes $8,127 in delinquent property taxes, according to county property tax records.

Holst, according to the Oswego County Treasurer’s office, is in arrears $7,344.55 and $782.52, going back to 2008.

The records also show that the county had twice foreclosed on Holst’s property and he redeemed it prior to the property tax auction dates.

According to documents filed with the Oswego County Clerk’s office, Holst’s property was taken by the county March 15, 2000 and he bought it back Oct. 2, 2000.

While there appears to be no state law to prevent Holst from taking office, he will have to disclose his arrears to the county’s ethics board when he submits a mandatory financial disclosure statement should his
delinquent taxes not be paid.

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