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Norwalk tax sale already called a success

A screenshot of the Norwalk Tax Sale website.

NORWALK, Conn. – About $7.6 million has been collected through the Norwalk tax sale, ahead of the actual auction Monday, Tax Collector Lisa Biagiarelli said.

“We had 248 properties in the sale. And now we’re a couple days before the sale …we now have 20 left,” Biagiarelli said Thursday. “We do expect a couple more perhaps to come in tomorrow, and we’ll do all our paperwork over the weekend to prepare for bidding and so forth. But I think I have tried to predict that we will be left with between a dozen and 20, and that’s right where we are, that is typical for our sales to be left with about that many properties.”

The 20 properties are:

  • Sheffield Road, a .23-acre lot owned by John and David Ayer of Old Saybrook. It’s appraised at $95,550; $24,525 in taxes are owed.
  • 92-100 Main St., a commercial building owned by Vincent and Dina Bica. It’s appraised at $1,105,800; $102,406 in taxes are owed.
  • 1 Linden St. Unit #C/12, a condo owned by Susan Briganti. It’s appraised at $228,180; $22,771 taxes owed.
  • 24 Arbor Drive, a single-family home owned by Jeffrey Dezso. It’s appraised at $257,900; $33,185 in taxes are owed.
  • 11 Merrill Road, owned by James D. Funnell, trustee of the Joan Chufoo Trust. It’s appraised at $419,880; $28,868 in taxes are owed.
  • 2 Hadik Parkway Unit #G/2, a residential condo/townhouse) owned by William and Sandra Ginicola. It’s appraised at $260,840; $27,931 in taxes are owed.
  • 6 Cliff St., a two-family home owned by Gregory Hunter. It’s appraised at $241,290; $102,823 in taxes are owed. Includes $40,000 in blight fees.
  • A screenshot of the Norwalk Tax Sale website. 587 CTA LLC paid $490,597.92 in property taxes and fees July 18, according to the City’s website.

    51 Stevens St. Unit #1E, (retail condo) owned by Edward Jalbert. It’s appraised at $15,523; in taxes are owed.

  • 14 Snowden St., a single-family home owned by Cynthia Jimenez. It’s appraised at $258,310; $24,014 in taxes are owed.
  • 17 Harding St., a single-family home owned by Thais Majeski. It’s appraised at $296,030; $26,756 in taxes are owed.
  • 11 Carlin St., a single-family home owned by William and Gloria Morton. It’s appraised at $386,350; $57,090 in taxes are owed.
  • 20 Devils Garden Road, a single-family home owned by Dorothy S Partch Estate, Majorie Partch trustee. It’s appraised at $494,070; $81,081 in taxes are owed.
  • 16 Sable St., a single-family home owned by Robert L Pendergrast Estate, Barbara Pendergrast trustee. It’s appraised at $340,430; $33,964 in taxes are owed.
  • 10 Bouton St., a two-family home owned by Robert L Pendergrast Estate, Barbara Pendergrast trustee. It’s appraised at $280,820; $36,385 in taxes are owed.
  • 8 Anderson Road, a single-family home owned by Kenneth P Post, Trustee of the Jeannette C Post Irrevocable Trust. It’s appraised at $435,720; $33,674 in taxes are owed.
  • 6 Lyncrest Drive, a single-family home owned by Sandra and Edwin Rosales. It’s appraised at $378,780; $82,483 in taxes are owed. Includes $54,900 in blight fees and $1,018 in motor vehicle taxes.
  • 106 Comstock Hill Road, a two-family home owned by Elsi Savvidis. It’s appraised at $1,221,100; $60,369 in taxes are owed.
  • 5 Lakeview Drive East, a single-family home owned by Sebastiano and Carmela Tornatore. It’s appraised at $428,200; $44,488 in taxes are owed.
  • 4 Taft St. Unit #B/1, a commercial/industrial condo owned by Sebastiano and Carmela Tornatore. It’s appraised at $583,030; $54,270 in taxes are owed.
  • 9 Elton Court, a single-family home owned by Ruth Verdejo-Duarte. It’s appraised at $275,600; $44,531 in taxes are owed.

 

The Tax Collector’s Office started work on the sale in November 2019, then it was delayed by the pandemic.

“This was our most ambitious sale, the longest sale because of that extra time period involved, but we typically collect around five-point-something-million and we’re up to 7.6 with this one,” Biagiarelli said. “So, it has been successful in its intention, which was to compel payments. The tax sale is never intended to necessarily transfer ownership of property from one individual to the other. The point of the sale is to compel payment of back taxes and if we have a sale where we never actually have to sell a single property, it would be considered a success.”

A screenshot of the Norwalk Tax Sale website.

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