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Courts to collect overdue utility bills

4 years 1 month 2 weeks ago April 10, 2013 Apr 10, 2013 Wednesday, April 10 2013 April 10, 2013 11:33 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ROADS - The Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury agreed unanimously to allow small claims courts in the parish's 12 Justice of the Peace districts to handle past-due utility bills.

The Advocate reports the jury acted Tuesday night after Juror Justin Cox revealed the parish had more than $1.3 million in unpaid bills for garbage and mosquito abatement services alone.

The parish's small claim courts are made up of a constable and justice of the peace for each of the parish's 12 Justice of the Peace districts.

The jury will pay the courts an $80 filing fee for each case prosecuted, along with other associated court costs.

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