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Courtdale considers collections firm for sewer bills

March 20. 2013 11:56PM
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COURTDALE —Borough Council discussed on Tuesday night using Northeast Revenue Service to collect money owed on residential sewer bills.

Attorney John Rogers, a representative of Northeast Revenue, said its services included preparing reminder notices, pre-lien correspondence, and preparation and filing of liens. “It all depends on how aggressive you want to be,” he said.

An ordinance would need to be prepared, presented and voted on by council in order for the borough to secure collection services, Rogers said.

Council will be conferring with its solicitor, Sam Sanguedolce, with further discussion of the matter planned for its next meeting.

“Some people have not paid in 20 years,” said Council President Carl Hodorowski, indicating the amount to be collected was sizable.

In another matter, council discussed retaining Northeast Recycling Services to provide collection receptacles and processing of borough recyclables. A representative from the recycling service would be available to meet with council in the near future, said Councilman David Bond.

At that time, council would have opportunities to get a better understanding of the cost and nature of the company’s services. It is possible for the borough to re-coup money from recycling by being periodically reimbursed for recyclable materials by Northeast Recycling, he said.

Council announced it recently had advertised for a part-time employee to work for its Streets Department and had received a large number of applications. It will be reviewing those applications this week.

Jim Mazeitis, of the Streets Department, responded to complaints about some minor damage done during the seasonal snow plowing. “It will be taken care of,” Mazeitis said.

Hodorowski directed Mazeitis to notify council in the event of any damage to property or to borough vehicles.

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