Less than a week after two properties linked to Brandon mayor Shari Decter Hirst appeared on the city's tax arrears list, the back taxes on both have been paid.
It was the second year in a row that property partially owned by the mayor has appeared on the list of properties that haven't paid full taxes for two years. Those properties risk being sold by the city at its annual tax auction in October, although that is relatively rare.
As the Brandon Sun first reported on the weekend, about 225 properties were on the 2014 list when the city released it last Friday.
One of them was a martial arts and dance studio at 122–10th St., which owes just under $30,000 in total taxes from 2013 and 2012. Another is a medical clinic at 841 Rosser Ave., on which more than $7,800 is owed. Both properties are partially owned by Decter Hirst.
It's the second year in a row that the medical clinic has appeared on the tax arrears list.
A revised tax arrears list issued today by the city shows a slightly shorter list — the two properties co-owned by the mayor no longer show up, and a handful of other properties have also been removed from the list.
Properties only have to pay the outstanding 2012 taxes to be removed from the list; properties with only one year's taxes owing are not at risk of tax sale.