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June 12, 2013

Clinton County sells delinquent-tax properties



“Some years, we make more than we budget for, and some we don’t. It’s hard to tell what is going to happen with each auction.”


The auction was conducted by Schroon Lake auctioneer Haroff Auctioneer and Realty. The sale also included two City of Plattsburgh parcels that were deemed surplus property.

The former Rescue Hose Five building on U.S. Oval sold for $85,000, and the former Horicon Museum on Cornelia Street went for $50,000.

The Rescue Hose Five building has been sitting vacant since the volunteer firefighting unit disbanded in 2008.

The Horicon Museum has also been unused since the city opted not to renew its lease with the Firefighters Benevolent Association last year.

Mayor Donald Kasprzak closed the museum after discovering it was sometimes being used as a party house for firefighters and not a public museum.

“We’ve been trying to get as many tax-exempt parcels in the city back on the tax rolls since I was elected in 2006, and the sale of these two surplus properties accomplishes that goal and helps every taxpayer in this city,” he said.

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