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5.31.105 Sale of Property.

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 181483 and 189413, effective March 6, 2019.)

A.  Any property purchases by the City from the foreclosure list may be sold as directed by the Council by the OMF Business Operations Division in the manner provided by the Charter or state law.  The proceeds from the sale shall be used to reimburse the fund from which the property was purchased, any liens paid or other expenses incurred.  Any remaining proceeds shall be placed in the Assessment Referral Account unless otherwise designated by Council.

B.  Except in situations where the purchaser agrees to accept a quit claim deed, the City Treasurer shall purchase title insurance as a precondition of sale and shall pay the cost of the policy.

C.  In cases where the title report shows a defect in title, the defect shall be referred to the City Attorney.  The City Attorney shall take the steps necessary to clear the title.