If you’re a delinguent taxpayer, there is a fine line in Ontario County between losing your property and keeping it. In this case, that line is in Rushville.
The village straddles Ontario and Yates counties and the difference in their foreclosure policies can make all the difference for a taxpayer in arrears. Eric Lundquist is at the center — in more ways than one — of a debate over Ontario County’s strict policy on foreclosure.
While the chairman of the Ontario County Board of Supervisors and county treasurer say the county has no plans to change its policy, two people with a stake in the game say the county should give taxpayers a break, like other counties do.
And Lundquist isn’t the first to take Ontario County to court over its foreclosure policy, with mixed results from past cases.