Beth Rumsey, Staff Writer
commissioners considered a request to employ American Financial
Credit Services to collect unpaid personal property taxes at
the regular meeting on Friday, September 4.
According to Amy Copeland, employee in the Ripley County Treasurers
Office, there is currently more than $465,000 in unpaid personal
property taxes, with some accounts several years old and without
current contact information.
Copeland explained that services from American Financial Credit
will be of no cost to the county and that the county will collect
the full amount of taxes due. Rather, the company will incur
an additional fee paid by the individual when the tax is paid.
American Financial Credit Services has collected over $30 million
for several counties in Indiana, according to Copeland. The
commissioners unanimously approved the contract with American
Financial Credit Services for property tax collection.
In other business, Area Planning Director Tad Brinson was unanimously
approved as liaison for the 2010 Census. Also, the motion to
have the county highway department to go back to five days a
week beginning September 21 was unanimously approved.
All commissioners were in attendance along with county auditor
Mary Ann McCoy and county attorney Neil Comer to advise. The
next meeting will be held on Monday, September 21 beginning
at 7 a.m. at the Ripley County Highway Garage in Osgood and
reconvening at the courthouse annex in Versailles at 8 a.m.