Sunday, July 14, 2013

Monroe Township sewer fee collection

Pennlive reports that Monroe Township has been successful recently in collecting tens of thousands of dollars of past due sewer charges from residents. Monroe Township is not the only municipality that has accumulated thousands of dollars of unpaid sewer charges. But it may be one of the few that has made an effort to collect the charges instead of simply waiting for the homeowners to sell the real estate.

Numerous municipalities are strapped for revenue and have resorted to imposing or increasing fees of dubious legitimacy in recent years (inspection fees, fines, occupational taxes, etc.). But how many municipalities have made efforts similar to Monroe Township to collect on delinquent, legitimate, pre-existing sewer charges instead? How many have even seriously considered this option?

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