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Glen Carbon Gives Up On Uncollectable Accounts

By Charlie Feldman

The annual purge of uncollectible utility accounts was the main action when the Glen Carbon Village Board met on Tuesday, October 26.

The village passed its annual resolution authorizing the write-off of approximately 25 uncollectible delinquent utility accounts for accounting purposes. Reasons can include discharge by bankruptcy, death of the debtors leaving no estate, inability to locate debtors after diligent inquiry and similar circumstances.

“We make it a practice to do it once a year,” said village director of finance Scott Borror.

Next on his department’s calendar is the tax levy, tax abatements and the budget for the upcoming new fiscal year. These will be discussed over the next three board meetings.

“It’s an exciting time of the year,” he said.

The board also passed an ordinance amending the ordinance annexing certain territory to the village of Glen Carbon because the engineers had placed short legal descriptions of some of the properties on the maps and full legal descriptions on the next page.

This was a technical amendment at the request of those who make the maps. No new property was added. Now they are on the same page.

Trustee Victor Smith gave a presentation about his trip to the Illinois Municipal League Conference.

Business of the Month was the Holmes Insurance Agency.

The next board meeting will be on Tuesday, November 9 at 7 p.m.

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