Commissioner certificate sale to be online

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s Board of Commissioners approved the county’s first Commissioners Tax Certificate sale at its regular meeting last week.Tim Rushenburg, representing SRI Incorporated spoke to the commissioners about the sale, which will be held online in June.“It seems like the internet sale is the way to go,” said Commissioner Don Amber.Rushenburg told the three-man board his company would receive 15 percent of the total proceeds for a “live” sale and only 10 percent of an internet sale.He also added that an internet sale would attract a larger pool of bidders, making possible more revenue for the county.According to County Auditor Jennifer McGuire, the properties for sale at the Commissioners Tax Certificate Sale will be any properties that have not sold in the last two county tax sales.“Right now we are looking to sell the properties at 10 percent of the delinquent taxes owed on the property just to get them back on the tax role and generate some revenue,” McGuire said.McGuire said the sale will be held online June 2-13.