Items Tagged with 'Ken Parrish'


Land bank claims tax auction sales don’t increase value

Slightly more than 300 properties make tax-foreclosure list.

April 26, 2013
A new analysis by the Kent County Land Bank Authority reveals that tax-foreclosed properties in Grand Rapids, including those sold at the annual public auction, have lost property value at nearly three times the rate of non-foreclosed properties. Read More

Not many happy returns on investments — again

County investment pool’s earned interest is typical of the times.

April 5, 2013
Despite the size of the Kent County Investment Pool, its return rate has been similar to what individual savers have received for at least the last four years due to the Federal Reserve Board’s lengthy monetary policy and continuous global financial problems. Read More

Commissioners likely to approve tax notes

County Treasurer is preparing to make municipalities whole on back property taxes.

March 22, 2013
Kent County commissioners are all but certain to continue an annual tradition this week by agreeing to let Kent County Treasurer Ken Parrish borrow up to $35 million through short-term notes. Read More