A. The Auditor shall be responsible for preparing the proposed
foreclosure list. No property shall be placed on the proposed foreclosure list
1. It is an open lien which is at least 60 days past the
due date; or
2. It is a bonded lien which is at least one year past the
installment due date.
3. The City has provided the property owner or their
predecessor in interest at least two written delinquency notices within a
three‑month period prior to the sale.
B. The Auditor shall prioritize which delinquent liens to
include on the proposed foreclosure list. Priority shall be given to
properties that have the potential to significantly reduce the delinquency rate
or help to solve a City public health, safety or welfare objective. Priority may
also be given based on factors including, but not limited to, the total amount
of delinquency; property owners with multiple delinquencies for one or more
properties; or multiple nuisance abatement action by the City.
C. The Auditor may determine the number of properties to be
placed on the proposed foreclosure list based on current City staffing
resources, complexity of accounts, and time and resources necessary to complete
timely processing of foreclosing the delinquent liens.
D. The Auditor shall:
1. Submit the proposed foreclosure list to the Council for
2. Submit a report to the Council that identifies the
properties recommended for purchase by the City from the proposed foreclosure
list. The report shall identify the property and the source of the funds
to be used to purchase the property; and
3. Determine whether any properties on the proposed
foreclosure list are also delinquent in the payment of property taxes. The
Auditor shall identify those properties which are likely to be foreclosed upon
by the County prior to the City’s foreclosure sale and shall make a
recommendation to the Council regarding whether any of these properties should
be purchased and removed from the foreclosure list.