The Town of Castor council transferred some unpaid bills to certain property tax rolls and wrote off some bad debt.
The decisions were made at the Dec. 14 regular meeting of council.
Town Chief Administrative officer (CAO) Christopher Robblee presented councillors with an agenda item entitled “Accounts Receivable Transfer to Municipal Tax Account,” and stated these debts were owed to the town by various parties and some of the debts could be transferred to the party’s tax roll, while in some cases that wasn’t possible, so the bad debt would have to be written off.
Robblee also explained in some cases the town has paid money out and was afterwards unable to recover those funds, hence the debt owing.
The agenda memo noted a number of invoice numbers, amounts owing and tax rolls.
According to the agenda memo, all of the debts were transferable to tax rolls with the exception of $371.54, which had to be written off.
Robblee noted the Municipal Government Act gives councillors the authority to transfer certain debts to tax rolls but must be done through a resolution.
He also noted that these issues usually come to council once a year in December.
He further added the town tried to collect on the written-off debts but wasn’t able to collect the money.
Councillors unanimously transferred certain amounts to tax rolls and wrote off the amounts identified in the memo.
Stu Salkeld, Local Journalism Initiative reporter