Town of Collins to assess 40 percent penalty on delinquencies
With the addition of the 40 percent penalty, which is added to the delinquent water bills, it all adds up to $30,479.15 to be added to the tax bills of various people in the town. These delinquencies have occurred throughout the town in all water districts.
Summers also reported her office took in $5,607.50 in July, of which the town’s share was $5,326.71.
Laura Landers, of Freed Maxick, also addressed the Collins Town Board Monday evening, giving them a summary of the recent audit for the year ending Dec. 31, 2011. She stated, “The town stands in good financial position.” She did make reference to a minor deficiency, which she said was common among small municipalities who do not have the luxury of a CPA on staff. She said that as such the town board must be vigilant, especially on bank reconciliation processes.
Town Supervisor David Tessmer reported that he escorted Erie County Prime Civil Engineer Charles Sickler on a tour of Collins’ roads and highways, pointing out areas in need of modification where trees and other growth infringe dangerously on the roads, and in some cases blocks the view of oncoming traffic at intersections. Tessmer said that Sickler was quite amazed at the condition of some areas.
Tessmer also reported that the town has not yet received the results of the hydrologic study done at the Vail Road gravel pit site. It is expected any day, and the board expects to be able to schedule a public hearing at the next regular meeting.
In other matters, the board:
• Accepted the audit report of Freed Maxick.
• Accepted the town Supervisors reports for June and July.
The next regular meeting of the Collins Town Board will be on Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Collins Town Hall. The town hall will be closed for Labor Day on Monday Sept. 3.