Commissioner Mielke again tardy on property taxes

This time, he forgot to pay his bill

By Stephanie Rice, Columbian Vancouver city government reporter

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Clark County Commissioner Tom Mielke said Thursday he forgot to pay his first-half property taxes, which were due April 30.

“I can’t believe it,” said Mielke, after a reporter called him to ask why he hasn’t paid.

“I see I forgot my grandson’s birthday, too,” Mielke said.

In 2010, Mielke was late paying his second-half property taxes. That time, it was a budgeting issue. He’d been remodeling his Battle Ground-area home, and his other bills carried higher interest rates than his property tax bill. So he postponed payment.

This time, he said, he simply forgot.

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