Unpaid Bills Must Be Collected

Pottstown Borough and School District have unpaid property taxes and other bills that are enough to balance the budget deficit.  For some unknown reason, we are not aggressively collecting these funds.  School Board member Michele Pargeon wanted to know who has the power?  I hope we get an answer to this question and somebody gives a green light to go after this money. 

Why should absentee landlords and deadbeats make our taxes go up and cause employees to be laid off because we are unable to balance the borough and school district budgets?  Inquiring minds want to know.

It is time to get tough and collect this money or start property foreclosures, deny occupancy permits, turn of water and sewer services etc…  Stop making the majority suffer for the bad behavior of a few people.  Everybody is suffering because we will not punish a few bad apples.  This is not a fair and equitable way to handle problems.

Time for a new game plan folks!  This one ain’t workin’!

3 comments on “Unpaid Bills Must Be Collected

  1. The answer is: The Board has the power to change the policy. I admonished them to do so on April 8th and Code Blue will ratchet up the pressure to change the policy. Regardless of what Mrs. Adams was quoted in the paper today saying, $1.3 million IS a big deal. What makes it a big deal is slumlords reading those comments and chuckling while they throw away the bills. Power to the Pottstown People!!

  2. You are right Roy, on April th most of the Board did not even seem to know that there was that much money laying out there or even what the policy was.

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