City To Use Collection Agency To Try To Capture Funds Owed City Court

Saturday, January 18, 2014

The city is planning to use a collection agency to try to garner a large amount owed City Court.

Under a proposed ordinance to be considered on Tuesday, the city is authorized to enter into a written agreement with a collection agency or other third party for assistance with collection of outstanding judgments, fines and costs.

The fee is not to exceed 40 percent of the sums collected.

The ordinance says, "The collection agency fee shall not be deemed a portion of the judgment entered against a defendant, however, the City is authorized to recover from the Defendant any costs associated with collecting any judgment, fines, and costs.

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