Rockland also plans action against about 125 parcels
Rockland County has taken the first step toward foreclosing on dozens of properties — among them Patrick Farm, which officials called the largest tax-delinquent non-residential parcel in the county, owing more than $350,000 in back taxes.
The pastoral 208-acre parcel just outside Pomona is the flashiest target in an offensive to recover about $3.3 million in back taxes owned on 125 properties across Rockland’s five towns.
Patrick Farm has been the subject of a development battle for years. Monsey-based builder Scenic Development LCC recently won approval from the Ramapo Planning Board to build 479 units of housing there.
Scenic’s tax delinquency on about 180 acres dates back to at least 2013, county officials said. The developer agreed to pay back the money in installments but payments stopped in October, County Attorney Thomas Humbach said. The amount it owes is expected to swell to about $500,000 when tax records are updated in the next few weeks. Read the Journal New story here.