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(A) The Clerk-Treasurer is to use his or her best efforts to collect any outstanding debts or accounts receivable owed to the town or for water or sewage utilities.
(B) The Clerk-Treasurer is permitted to use a collection agency or the services of the Town Attorney to collect a debt or account receivable.
(C) The Clerk-Treasurer shall report any debts or accounts receivable to the Town Council and his or her efforts toward collection.
(D) The Clerk-Treasurer or a debtor to the town may apply directly to the Council for the adjustment of a debt or account receivable. In open session, the Council shall consider the request, together with the recommendation of the Clerk-Treasurer and may adjust the debt or account receivable to a lesser amount.
(E) The Clerk-Treasurer shall apply directly to the Council to write off a debt or account receivable and outline his or her efforts at collection. The Council shall then:
(1) Declare the debt or account receivable uncollectible and the Clerk-Treasurer shall write it off; or
(2) Direct the Clerk-Treasurer as to further collection efforts for the payment of the debt or account receivable.
(Ord. 2017-06, passed 7-11-2017)