Twp. board not interested in tax reverted properties

FLINT TWP. — The list of vacant township properties that nobody seems to want just got a bit longer.

The township board declined taking ownership of 47 foreclosed properties that did not sell at public auctions held in September and October of 2012.

Under P.A. 123, all parcels not sold at the mandatory yearly auctions automatically revert back to the city, village or township where it is located unless a rejection in writing is sent to the foreclosing governmental unit (Genesee County), according to a memo to the township board from Deb Cherry, county treasurer.

After reviewing the list, township officials decided they were not interested in any of the parcels, said Clerk Kim Courts, at the board’s Dec. 16 meeting.

Unlike some municipalities who accept the parcels and sell them for profit, the township board voted unanimously not to keep any of the reverted parcels, same as it has done consistently in recent years.

One of the more seemingly desirable properties on the list this round is a house at 4500 Old Colony near Van Slyke and Maple Roads with a stateequalized value of $56,400, according to county tax records., an online real estate database, estimates market value for the house at $102,564. Condition reports are not provided.

Similarly there is a brick ranch at 3333 Timberview Drive with an estimated value of about $57,600, according to county tax records. It is located in a neighborhood off West Court Street.

Two vacant commercial parcels on Linden Creek Parkway also had no takers. With SEVs of $13,900 and $5,500, the parcels are located near the FedEx building and other warehouse type businesses off South Linden Road between Maple and Bristol roads.

Multiple parcels on the reject list are located on Thornton Avenue, Bertha Avenue, McCollum Avenue, Hatherly Avenue and Houran Street.

The rejected properties will now fall under the jurisdiction of the Genesee County Landbank, which currently has 197 Flint Township properties listed on its website.

The Land Bank was created to restore value to communities countywide by acquiring, developing, rehabbing, selling or demolishing vacant and abandoned properties. For more information about its programs, visits its website at : vG.dpuf

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