AUTOParkit receives foreclosure warning
One week after the owner of a Warren company reassured city leaders progress was being made on an automated parking garage with the promise of jobs, the company is hit with a foreclosure warning.
AUTOParkit's owner, Warren native Chris Alan, purchased the former Packard and GE Buildings four years ago.
According to Trumbull County Treasurer Sam Lamancusa, the companies Dorian Capital and Raiders Trading Limited, LLC owes more than $400,000 in delinquent taxes to Trumbull County.
In letters to the company, the treasurer's office states, "Unless the taxes and penalty are paid in full, or other arrangements have been made within 15 days, a foreclosure action will be brought in the Trumbull County Court of Common Pleas."
21 News spoke with Alan over the phone who stated, "I don't know what is going on, and I have not seen the notice."
Allen agreed to pay the taxes that were left unpaid by the previous building owners over the course of five years.
"You have someone willing to pay someone else's bill, why would you not be willing to work with me," said Alan. "I compromised in bankruptcy court to pay back taxes over five years."
City leaders told 21 News they did not want to discuss the manner, but they want Alan to continue to work to provide jobs for people in the Valley.