By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
A Long Island couple who that day lost their farm in Gilbertsville – their intended retirement home – are now suing the County of Otsego and the county Treasurer’s Office in federal court for what may be more than $15 million in damages.
COOPERSTOWN – A Long Island couple who lost their summer home in the 2014 annual tax auction when their delinquent-tax payment was refused are suing the County of Otsego, County Treasurer Dan Crowell and other county entities for more than $10 million.
The notice of the federal suit, filed by Robert and Donna Force, was read into the record at this morning’s county board meeting by Clerk of the Board Carol McGovern.
This tax auction is the same that is still being disputted by Marie Ajello, who lost her Town of Richfield home when her effort to pay her tax bill on the day of the sale was rejected.