Thomas B. Englerth II, PLS of Site Design Concepts (SDC), was appointed by the York County Commissioners as an inaugural member of the newly created York County Land Bank Authority and elected as Chairman of the Authority at its first ever meeting on September 20, 2018.
The formation of the York County Land Bank Authority was authorized by the York County Commissioners in 2018 as a means to eradicate blighted properties in York County and return tax delinquent properties to the tax rolls. According to Englerth, “The Land Bank has the opportunity to accomplish two very important initiatives. First, by removing blight, one property at a time, we can help make neighborhoods safer places to live and work while improving real estate values; and second, by increasing the real estate tax rolls and generating additional revenue for local municipalities, the County, and our School Districts.”
Englerth has been an economic development advocate in Central Pennsylvania for over dozen years. Along with his new Land Bank duties, Mr. Englerth is also the Chairman of the Redevelopment Authority of the County of York (RACY).