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Oil interests dominate smaller delinquency list

Staff writer

Oil and gas interests once again dominate the list of delinquent payers of personal property taxes in Marion County.

However, total delinquencies are down 42% this year, according to a legal notice published in last week’s newspaper.

Leading the list of delinquent taxpayers is CK Oil & Gas of Herington, run by Charles Kremeier. It owes $8,113.81.

A phone number for CK Oil & Gas responded with a message that it was “not available.” Kremeier’s cell phone went to voicemail saying the mailbox was full. An email to Kremeier was not answered.

Dun and Bradstreet lists the company as having eight employees and generating $1.16 million in sales annually.

Close behind was Randon Production Co. of rural Marion, run by Randy Svitak, 2761 N. Remington Rd. It owes $7,826.53.

Svitak did not return a call.

According to Dun and Bradstreet, the company has two employees and generates $100,000 a year in sales.

The two concerns also led the list last year, with CK owing $16,467.09 and Randon owing $15,538.78.

Other petroleum interests on this year’s list include:

  • Eobm Royalties of Aliso Viejo, California, owing $1,593.03.
  • O&J of Kansas from Wichita, $1,553.04.
  • Bond Oil Co. of Farmington, New Mexico, $865.38.
  • Arbuckle Energy of Wichita, $696.53.
  • Kelley Edgar Oil of Wellington, $532.
  • Cardie Oil Inc. of Marion and Tampa, $251.78.

Oil companies together account for 94.2% of delinquent personal property taxes in the county this year.

The remainder of delinquencies are owed by 43 individual taxpayers with combined unpaid bills of just $1,818.89.

Last modified Oct. 14, 2021