Pottstown Fails To Collect Past Due Balances

These kinds of stories make me want to bang my head on the computer desk until I black out.

1. Pottstown has no money.  

2. People owe all kinds of money. 

3. We find out that the collection rate is 30%! 

Why you ask? 

Because borough staff has failed to provide the collection agency with past due bills!  Evidently when someone leaves, things “drop off”  OMG!!!!!!!!!!  Makes me wanna shove a pen in my eye!

Thankfully Councilman Dan Weand is now watching over this process!  Makes me feel better!

Why then do we need to create another position Pottstown can not afford to ensure the Finance Dept focuses on sewer and water bills?  One would think any source of revenue would be a priority?????

Get it together people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Where are the checks and balances in our municipal government??

Stop giving townships a free pass on overdue bills as well.  If you use water and/or sewer you must pay for it.  Plain and simple!  This is not a popularity contest, it is a business that runs on money collected from taxpayers.  Please use it wisely!

2 comments on “Pottstown Fails To Collect Past Due Balances

  1. Roy, I might also add that finance committee member, Mr. Downie noted, last Nov., that a lot of the non-payers are houses that are rentals…aka: slumlords that freely do buisness in our community while taking advantage of the freebies.

    Currently, these creeps are allowed to conduct their dirty business with impunity, while the majority of them don’t bother to obtain Rental Licenses with the borough.

    And, by some systemic malfunction, that we don’t understand, the borough does not take aggressive measures to collect past due water/sewer/taxes OR enforce ordinances that carry rather stiff penalties for non-compliance. Renting apartments with out a license, for example is $1000 pop, or 30 days in jail…we’d rather have the money.

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