COUNCIL BLUFFS —The Pottawattamie County Board on Monday approved a tax suspension for 14 property owners because of summer flooding on the Missouri River.
The board vote unanimously to suspend the property taxes due September 2011 and March 2012 for 14 applicants who turned in their requests by the Sept. 30 deadline.
The suspension does not mean that the taxes are forgiven. It does mean the owners will not have to worry about the unpaid taxes going to a tax sale until 2013, rather than 2012.
Planning Director Kay Mocha said flooding damaged more than 130 properties in the county. County Treasurer Judy Miller said most of them have already paid their taxes.
"We have never had a situation like this," Miller said.
Board Chairman Lynn Grobe said the taxes can be paid in a lump sum or in installments.