A considerable quantity of goods was seized from R-One Karting, based in Strandfield Business Park, Kerlogue, Wexford on Friday 1st June last, in an action taken by the County Sheriff on behalf of Wexford County Council, pursuant to a recent court judgement.
R-One Karting is operated by Mr. Roman Kriszak, who also operates a concrete wood business from the business park. In addition to seizing goods from both business, the sheriff also seized items from Mr. Kriszak’s home address. Among the items seized was a car, a number of Go-Karts and a large quantity of concrete wood paving slabs, together with a range of tools and machinery used for the manufacturing of the concrete wood.
The seizure is the fourth time in recent months that Wexford County Council has exercised its statutory powers, on foot of a court order to have goods seized following failure by a customer to pay commercial rates. It follows a long-running court action by Wexford County Council against Mr. Kriszak, who owes Wexford County Council more than €60,000 in commercial rates, accumulated over a number of years.
Payment of the Council’s legal costs was also granted at the court hearings.
The seized goods will now be auctioned by the Sheriff on behalf of the Council and the proceeds offset against the commercial rates due, with costs incurred in the action also to be deducted from the proceeds.
Commenting on the seizure, David Minogue, Head of Communications and Customer Services at Wexford County Council, was keen to point out that the vast majority of the county’s commercial rates customers make every effort to meet their financial obligations.
“Wexford County Council does not take this type of decision lightly. Instead we make every effort to work with our customers to reach sensible and acceptable agreements regarding payment of commercial rates” said Mr. Minogue. He continued “But where there has been a complete and abject failure by the owner / operator to engage meaningfully with the Council, where the customer fails to make reasonable and consistent efforts to meet their rates payment obligations, then, following court order, seizure of goods will take place”.
Rates legislation provides that where the proceeds arising from seizure of goods are insufficient to meet the amount owing, further seizures may be carried out until such time as the full amount due has been collected.
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David Minogue, Head of Communications and Customer Services
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