August 28, 2007
Leesburg-- Lee County leaders say there are a lot of people who simply don't pay their garbage bills and owe hundreds of dollars. The county can't just stop picking up the garbage, and right now they have no real way to force people to pay. They want to change that.
Tuesday night, the company that helps collect delinquent taxes told commissioners ways they could help collect from people with overdue accounts. Commissioner Morris Leverett said, "We don't have time to run them down, the county doesn't. I think if we get a collection agency to come in and collect the money and we'd be better off."
Commissioners plan to talk about the issue again at their next meeting.