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People pay delinquent city bills after News 2 investigation

3 years 4 months 3 days ago May 24, 2013 May 24, 2013 Friday, May 24 2013 May 24, 2013 9:20 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

SORRENTO- Leaders said a number of people showed-up at city hall to pay delinquent water, sewer, trash, and other city costs after a WBRZ News 2 investigation Thursday night.

The story found people were not paying and services were not being disconnected, costing the city thousands of dollars.

"It's a black eye on the town. As far as bills not being paid; but that has got to stop," said Jason Adams, a city councilman.

"That could go a long way towards roads, you know, maintenance and things of that sort," he told WBRZ's Rosa Flores.

Adams believes the total owed to the town could add up to as much as $60,000. He and other council members are still tallying up the total. A clear amount of what was paid after the story aired on WBRZ News 2 at 10:00 was not available Friday afternoon.

The issues were costing the town serious money. "We are operating a lot in the red," Adams said.

City leaders had planned to meet Friday to talk about stricter ways to deal with people who refuse to pay their bills, but that meeting was cancelled. They are supposed to get together at a later date, possibly in about two weeks.
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