Trumbull County Treasurer Sam Lamancusa will appear at the Feb. 20 Brookfield Board of Education meeting to talk about the collection of taxes, delinquent accounts and how levies work, said Brookfield Superintendent Velina Jo Taylor.
School board member George Economides encouraged members of the public to attend the 6:30 p.m. meeting at the school.
The invitation to address the board arose from a meeting Lamancusa hosted Dec. 20 with Taylor and Brookfield Trustee Ron Haun.
“(We) went there thinking that we were going to learn how we could get more money,” Taylor said, referring to the collection of delinquent taxes, but concluded “that Sam’s basically pretty much got that all under control.”
“He explained a lot of things to me that I didn’t really recognize about his office and what his office can and cannot do,” she said. “He shared with us a listing of all of the delinquencies in our school district and our area and is very, very aware of the properties in this area, where they are, who they belong to, how much they are in arrears for taxes, what situation that owner is in. It was pretty impressive to me how knowledgeable he was about our surroundings.”
Lamancusa also offered to explain the payment options available to delinquent taxpayers, the tax foreclosure process and how the Trumbull County Land Bank, which takes ownership of foreclosed properties for demolition or redevelopment, operates, Taylor said.