City of Crystal Lake, IL
McHenry County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Crystal Lake 3-21-2006; amended in its entirety 9-5-2017 by Ord. No. 7394. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Taxation — See Ch. 467.
The Finance Director shall establish and maintain policies and procedures relating to the collection of debt.
Consistent with the provisions of 65 ILCS 5/1-2-1, the City may retain collection agencies and collection attorneys to collect unpaid debts and financial defaults. Any and all fees incurred by the City, including all fees, charges and administrative costs incurred by the City in the collection of the unpaid debt and financial defaults, shall be added to the amounts subject to collection.
The Finance Director shall establish policies and procedures governing the assignment or other referral of delinquent accounts or debt to a collection agency that has entered into a contract with the City for that purpose.
In certain cases, amounts which are due any department of the City, including its public utilities, from any individual or corporate debtor thereto under provisions of leases, contracts, other instruments or agreements, or under provisions of rate or other ordinances or resolutions, or which are due and legally enforceable from any person, corporation or insurance company as a result of damages to City property may remain unpaid for long time periods. After the Finance Director has determined that there is no cost effective means of collecting the debt, the debt may be canceled, written-off, or otherwise modified as follows:
A. 
Amounts due the City which are no greater than $1,000 may, after reasonable efforts for the collection or settlement thereof have been exhausted, be authorized by the Finance Director to be canceled, written-off or modified based on written procedures developed by the Finance Director and approved by the City Manager.
B. 
Amounts due the City which are in excess of $1,000 but which are no greater than $5,000 may, after reasonable efforts for the collection or settlement thereof have been exhausted, be authorized by the City Manager or designee to be canceled, written-off or modified in part upon recommendation of the Finance Director.
C. 
Amounts due the City in excess of $5,000 which are due any department of the City, including its public utilities, from any individual or corporate debtor thereto under provisions of leases, contracts, other instruments or agreements, or under provisions of rate or other ordinances or resolutions, or which are due and legally enforceable from any person, corporation or insurance company as a result of damages to City property, may not be canceled, written-off, or otherwise modified without the authorization of the City Council upon recommendation of the City Manager.