Real estate tax delinquencies in Barrington swell to 31 sites; a developer late on 14 parcels

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GREAT
BARRINGTON — Delinquent taxpayers owe the town more than $120,000, and have
until Aug. 23 to pay them off.

The
town tax collector will place a lien on 31 properties owned by 15 Great
Barrington taxpayers if their outstanding taxes remain unpaid at 9 a.m. Aug.
23, approximately double the number of properties as last year.

Great
Barrington Tax Collector Karen Fink said the reason for the particularly high
number of properties on that list this year is that one local developer has
outstanding taxes on 14 properties.

Great
Barrington-based Stone Path Development LLC, which developed the 28 estates at
Barrington Brook on Christian Hill
Road, owes the town $39,760.76 on 14 undeveloped
or partially developed lots on Thrushwood
Lane and Burning
Tree Road.

In
total, the 15 delinquent taxpayers owe $123,754.80 to the town, with
outstanding balances ranging from $22.49 to $37,585.26.

The high
balance of $37,585 is owed by 148 Maple Holdings LLC, which is listed as the
owner of Great Barrington Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
at 148 Maple Ave.
The nursing home is operated by Bear Mountain Healthcare, which is
headquartered in Thomaston,
Connecticut. 

Fink said delinquent taxpayers have until the 9 a.m. Aug. 23 deadline to pay their outstanding taxes to avoid losing the property. Since posting the notice of tax taking, she said one person has already paid off their balance. Fink said she has also heard rumblings of others who intend to pay their taxes before the deadline.

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