[Adopted 11-15-2011 by L.L. No. 4-2011]
"Eligible delinquent taxes" means the delinquent City taxes, including interest, penalties and other charges, which have accrued against a parcel in the City of Hudson for a period of 21 months or more since levied and remain outstanding.
The City Treasurer is hereby authorized to offer an installment plan for the payment of eligible delinquent taxes, which plan will be made available to each eligible owner on a uniform basis pursuant to Real Property Tax Law § 1184. Such installment plan shall commence upon the signing of an agreement between the City Treasurer and the eligible owner.
Until January 15, 2012, each of such installment agreements may be for a thirty-six-month period with monthly payments, plus 1% interest and a down payment of 10% of the delinquent taxes. All eligible owners will be required to enroll and complete a budget counseling class designated and approved by the City Treasurer.
[Amended 12-20-2011 by L.L. No. 2-2012]
Beginning January 15, 2012, all payment plans shall be for a twenty-four-month period with monthly payments plus 1% interest and an initial down payment of 25% of the delinquent taxes. Such installment plan shall commence upon the signing of an agreement between the City Treasurer and the eligible owner. Nothing herein shall be construed to preclude a taxpayer from paying a larger down payment or making larger monthly payments.
Eligibility. No property owner shall be eligible for this agreement who does not meet the requirements of Real Property Tax Law § 1184 for participation in a tax delinquency payment plan.
Interest and penalties. Interest and penalties on payments shall be as set forth in Real Property Tax Law § 1184(7).
Default. Property owners who fail to make payments as specified under Real Property Tax Law § 1184(8) shall be in default and shall be subject to foreclosure, in addition to the penalties set forth therein.