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Beaver County Chief Assessor Interviewed By Pennsylvania State Police

Beaver County’s Chief Assessor has been interviewed by investigators with the Pennsylvania State Police as part of their ongoing probe into allegations of corruption in Aliquippa City Government; officials stress he is not suspected of any wrongdoing. The Beaver Countian was first to publicly reveal Wednesday morning that County Assessor Kevin J. McIlwain has been…

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John Paul
John Paul
John Paul is the founder of the Beaver Countian. He reports full-time for the site, specializing in investigative journalism with an emphasis on public corruption.

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Accordingtome
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Accordingtome

Why is a distressed city spending money on buying properties when they should be spending it to tear down the blighted properties in their city?

JP, can you let us know which two properties they purchased? It would be very telling to see what they purchased, what their plans are for these properties and what developer is rebuying them for less than market value (effectively using the city as a source of dirt cheap financing after taking potential tax breaks into account in exchange for developing them).

I’d also like to know what the actual process is to purchase these properties. I wasn’t aware that the county had enough of them to be considered a repository.

BeaverNewbie
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BeaverNewbie

Aren’t property purchases a matter of public record?

Cosmo5150
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Cosmo5150

They should be public record or is this a possible reason for an investigation?

Ron Burgundy
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Ron Burgundy

Just a guess, but maybe the city has to buy a property before they can tear it down. I am in no way defending the city of Aliquippa, just sayin’.

Jay Eric
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Jay Eric
mercbenz
Member
mercbenz

I was told people left the last quip council meeting pretty ticked over this. The purchase of the properties.. one being the old Players Lounge and the other close to it.. was done with No discussion with residents or council. Someone wants to put a med marijuana place there. Per usual Dewannn just does whatever he wants thru his flunky Gill and screw the community and most council members. I’ll say it again … they need to step down!

rick
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rick

This county is like a Soap Opera.

We The People
Member
We The People

According to this article Dan was informed BEFORE the assessor and the board of commissioners law department went to the state police.

Dan, this is NOT a dictatorship. The Home Rule that you promised, didn’t take place. You seem to think it did and now you’re the county executive.

I’m addition, it’s quoted…this is NOT the first time! Sandie said she’s had this conversation with them before! Goodlord!

Dictator Dan. Haha, you happy with your choice now Tony?

John Q Taxpayer
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John Q Taxpayer

More like Dickhead Dan. Take a good look at that chrome dome.

Walk
Member
Walk

@ We The People, I agree, BC now has a self appointed county executive. Sure Tony is happy ! He’s got an incompetent idiot taking all the heat.

Disgruntled
Member
Disgruntled

Camp acting like he’s Mr. Popular at Rochy HS. Only talking to the cool kids.

Grow up. Adults talk to each other. Put the fucking Candy Crush down and engage in the real world. Pretend that you’re not in over your head and communicate.

Does anyone need to approve these parcels being sold? I guess that was the purpose of the interview, to see who knew what, and when.

mercbenz
Member
mercbenz

Ideally it should have been discussed in open meeting in quip prior to the purchase but it WASN’T! Can’t meet a payroll but they found money to buy 2 properties which wasn’t a necessity. Unless they bought them to run thru their lil private economic development corp so they can do whatever they want with funds run thru there

Sunshine
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Sunshine

Traditionally- If there is property on the repository at the county, and someone wants to purchase it, they have to get written consent from local government ( in this case Aliquippa) to sign off on the taxes owed to clear them. Then it goes to the county level for the same.

Issue #1- Of course Aliquippa is going to sign of on clearing taxes for property THEY want.
Issue #2- Which County Commissioners signed off on this? ( I will give you 1 guess)

The decision to go after these properties by Aliquippa should have been done in a public meeting. Which public meeting was this discussed? Where are the minutes so we can see?

Hm…….. But these are just my thoughts……

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