https://www.costelloforbaltimore.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/NEW-LOGO.png 0 0 admin https://www.costelloforbaltimore.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/NEW-LOGO.png admin2015-09-03 13:18:072017-02-06 14:26:54COSTELLO GETS ANSWERS AND CONTINGENCY PLAN FOR LIEN CERTIFICATE PRINTER ISSUE
COSTELLO GETS ANSWERS AND CONTINGENCY PLAN FOR LIEN CERTIFICATE PRINTER ISSUE
When Councilman Costello discovered that the City’s only real estate lien certificate printer had broken down n early-July, disrupting and delaying more than 1,000 real estate transactions in Baltimore City, he wrote a letter to Henry Raymond, Director of the Department of Finance, expressing his concerns and requesting an immediate response, including a contingency plan. On September 3, Councilman Costello received the response (attached below).
This response outlines actions taken by the Department of Finance, which included purchasing a second printer and establishing a contingency plan. The actions directly:
- reduce the risk of our real estate market being unnecessarily hampered;
- enable the Department of Finance to meet its Charter requirement to issue lien certificates necessary to complete real estate transactions; and
- help restore the public’s confidence in the role local government plays in the real estate market.