posted on February 09, 2010 11:47
If you want to buy one of those foreclosed properties the city auctions every once in a while, make sure your own house is in order.
The council last night voted 5 to 4, to deny the sale of a city property at 9 Willow Street to the high bidder.
Councilwoman Kathy Briggs was one of the no votes, Councilman Frank Ferrando voted in favor of the sale. Both explained their poistions:
The high bidder for the Willow Street property was Michael Pullinzi.
Briggs said he had 13 previous housing code violations at other properties he owned in the city. Pullinzi could not be reached for comment today.
In the same bill, councilman approved the sale of a parcel of land near Ellicott Street to CSX Railroad for $1,000. The railroad had offered the city $1,600 for the same land late last year, but the council at the time rejected the offer as too low.