Company Delinquent On Paying Taxes Leases Office To Madison County

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala (WHNT) – Clerks in the Madison County Tax Collector’s Office are organizing the list of properties they want to sell. The properties belong to people who have not paid their taxes. The Madison County Chairman might want to get his hands on the list. The building housing the county’s new sales tax office is on it.

Madison County Sales Tax Office employees moved into a temporary location at 415-A Church Street this week. The owner of that building does not have a signed agreement with Madison County Chairman Dale Strong.

Tax records show Flamingo Enterprises owes Madison County $23,196.28 in taxes. A bill sent out in October 2013 and printed Tuesday reveals a problem.

“Those taxes are delinquent at this time,” said Chief Clerk Pam Mayo.

Flamingo Enterprises is made up of shareholders. WHNT News 19 contacted the company’s president.

“He is aware of it and is going to be getting those paid,” added Mayo.

The president, Michael Brodowski, is a Huntsville lawyer. WHNT News 19 went to his office to ask if the delinquent tax bill was a mistake. He was not there. WHNT News 19 could not get an answer, so emailed questions to him.

Brodowski replied, “Thank you for bringing this matter to my attention.  I will inform officers of the corporation, which owns the subject real property,  of your message and get back to you.”

A Madison County Spokeswoman told WHNT News 19 water damage forced the sales tax office to move to a location with a good price that was move-in ready.

Jennifer Gordon added, “We were unaware of who owned the property or that he had an outstanding tax bill. We have contacted the leasing broker and asked him to convey to the property owner that he needs to settle this matter and if that does not happen we will not consider remaining at the end of our three month lease.”

Brodowski told WHNT News 19 Thursday the taxes were paid.

7 comments

    • Ralph Connor Jr

      You sir, are either an idiot or just a troll. This was the county government leasing space in a building where the owner’s failed to pay property taxes to the county. The only thing this incident speaks to is the lack of due process to ensure government entities are not doing business with people who are breaking the laws of the governmental office they seek to do business with. There is no immediately apparent connection to Huntsville City in this incident…

    • Sean

      I couldn’t agree more, i have known Mr. Brodowski for years and he is a very honest businessman, blame it on the recession

  • Jim

    Well they can pay half the taxes due now… Ref Nuclear Mikes comment about corruption in city govt I have to agree with Ralph Connor..That is an idiotic statement. The county is trying to lease a property for temporary occupancy through a leasing company. So the county would not know the state of the companys finances that owns the property.. How Mike would arrive at corruption excapes me…

  • Sean

    Michael Brodowski is a very reputable attorney in Huntsville, and has actually donated to many fundraisers whnt 19 has hosted and represented WHNT in a lawsuit against them before. Whoever made this story obviously doesn’t know how to respect someone who helps out the community. Poeple have hard times, and this has been the worst economy we have seen since the great depression

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