Ramapo officials are expressing outrage at the secretive owner of the former Novartis property, who they say is trying to sell the campus for millions more than what it’s worth while simultaneously taking the town to court to lower its property taxes.

Suffern Partners LLC entered into a contract to sell the 162-acre campus for $55 million – some $14 million higher than the current full market value of about $41 million, according to Town Assessor Scott Shedler.

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The former Novartis site in Suffern Sept. 21, 2017. (Photo: Peter Carr/The Journal News)

Suffern Partners is trying to unload the property to another LLC – IT Holder Entity – with a deal that was supposed to close by late July. But the sale got held up amid a tangle of lawsuits connected with Suffern Partners’ prolonged struggle for ownership of the property with yet another LLC – RS