Box Elder County was able to divest itself of about half of the property that came into its possession due to unpaid taxes, or 67 of the 137 plots on the 2013 list.
Those were the numbers auditor Tom Kotter shared to county commissioners at their meeting last week as they ratified the outcome of the annual tax sale. He said the auction brought in just over $118,000, and, as yet, no one has contested the property sales.
The down side is that the county still retains about 70 parcels.
He also said that evaluation notices on taxes for this year will be going out in the next few weeks, so residents can find out what they need to pay for another round of property taxes for this year.
The commissioners, however, were not so quick to approve a request from resident Larry Pierce who ask that the road department chip seal a section of roadway off Harley Drive on the west side of I-15 in Tremonton he considers to be a county road.
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