Austin mall owes $142,900 in back taxes

Published 9:29am Tuesday, July 5, 2011

AUSTIN — Without payments, Oak Park Mall will owe almost a quarter-million dollars in unpaid taxes by the end of 2011.

The mall owes about $142,900 in delinquent taxes for the property, which doesn’t include the Shopko or Mower County Health and Human Services wings, according to Mower County Auditor-Treasurer Doug Groh.

Another $42,800 payment is also unpaid for the first half of 2011, though that payment is considered late, not delinquent.

If the total $78,680 due in 2011 is not paid by the end of the year, the mall would owe more than $225,000 in unpaid property taxes, according to Groh.

The mall’s property tax debt has climbed for more than two years. The most recent payment, for $38,658, was filed May 14, 2009, according to Groh.

Mall ownership still has more than a year of leeway, as the property is scheduled to forfeit on May 13, 2013, according to Groh.

Calls to Oak Park Mall owner M H Graff & Associates Inc., were not immediately returned.

Oak Park Mall property taxes
Yearly Dues:
2009: $77,316
2010: $76,168
2011: $78,680

Delinquent Taxes:
$142,900

Total unpaid by end of 2011 without payments:
$225,200

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