Going Once, Going Twice, Sold!
Online bidding for Waveland tax-forfeited property is now available on the Secretary of State’s website.
The online auction-style, tax-forfeited property sale began on Wednesday, August 31 and will run to Wednesday, September 28. 100 tax-forfeited properties valued at over $800,000 are available for purchase to the highest bidder.
Bids may be submitted online at the Secretary of State’s website by Wednesday, September 28, 2016, at 5 p.m. To place a bid, the user must register online.
What's Up, Waveland?
Currently, the Secretary of State’s Office holds over $71 Million worth of property forfeited to the State for non-payment of ad valorem taxes. Since 2012, the Secretary of State’s Office has made efforts to alleviate the tax forfeited epidemic in Mississippi. The Secretary of State's Office has successful been able to put a number of property back on tax rolls throughout the Mississippi using the online auction method.
Bid early and bid often.
Crunching the Numbers
Waveland has crunched the numbers and is on track to fund several capital project during the upcoming year without increasing the tax burden on our citizens.
On Thursday, September 1 at 6:30 p.m., Waveland will host a 2017 budget public hearing. I invite all citizens of Waveland to attend this meeting to give the Waveland Board of Mayor and Alderman constructive input. The board will meet on Thursday, September 8 at 6:30 p.m. to address the adoption of the 2017 budget.
If you cannot attend the meeting, I encourage you to contact Mayor Mike Smith and your alderman at 228.467.4134 as soon as possible to discuss how you believe YOUR TAX DOLLARS should be spent.
Everyone realizes the need for public restroom facilities on our beaches, so Waveland decided to run a grant application up the flagpole. The grant that we are pursuing is highly competitive so it may be a long-shot that we receive the funding, but since we applied we at least have a shot. Waveland will receive a "yea" or "nay" for our grant request from the State within a few months.
Even if Waveland does not receive the grant, I will continue to push for Waveland to rent a portable bathroom trailer during the peak summer months.