Secretary Hosemann partners with Greenwood to sell dilapidated properties

Greenwood, Miss.‹Making good on a pledge to get more dilapidated properties
back to public use, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann partnered with
Greenwood Mayor Carolyn McAdams and Leflore County officials to announce the
auction of sixty-two (62) parcels in the area, valued at over $195,000.

³The City of Greenwood is primed for economic growth and development,² says
Secretary Hosemann. ³Tax forfeited properties are a drain on the community,
the State, and your local tax rolls. Putting these properties back into
productive use will only enhance the community.²

Currently, the Secretary of State¹s Office holds over $50-Million worth of
property forfeited to the State for non-payment of ad valorem taxes. Over
$578,000 of tax forfeited property is located in Leflore County.

³The City of Greenwood has been proactively working to clean up its
dilapidated properties and is so appreciative of the positive response from
Secretary Hosemann,² says Mayor McAdams. ³He truly understands the
struggles of municipalities and the importance of putting these properties
back on the city¹s tax roll. As mayor of Greenwood, I am grateful for his
vision and leadership in this area.²

³We have been working with other cities to market the sale of our tax
forfeited lands, which has become a growing program in our State,² adds
Hosemann. ³Our goal is to work with local governments, as we have in
Greenwood, to determine which properties may be marketed for private
ownership, and which properties may be transferred to local governments for
public use.²

To learn more on obtaining tax forfeited properties, please visit the
Secretary of State¹s website at:
http://sos.ms.gov/public_lands_tax_forfeited_lands.aspx