Late Collections

To the Seashore Haven Administration:
I guess the very first detail I need to say is “Thanks for the money stream!” But the upcoming detail I ought to say is who’s in charge at borough hall currently? Home taxes for the third quarter were being because of on Aug. 1 nevertheless, billing wasn’t finished until finally pretty much a thirty day period afterwards (Aug. 27), and payment is now because of on Sept 21. In essence, you have presented a thirty day period of money movement to every and every property operator in Beach front Haven.
I do not know how a lot that complete might come to, but if a non-public businessperson attempted to operate his or her shop that way, they would run into issues rapidly. Oh, and by the way, if you don’t spend it by Sept. 21, you will be billed interest back to the initial due date of Aug. 1. Which is including, as they say, “insult to damage.”
This only will get worse with the drinking water office. Their 3rd quarter invoice was also due on Aug. 1, but they did not mail theirs right up until Oct. 6, nearly 2½ months late, and their monthly bill is now owing on Oct. 29. The fourth quarter invoice is only three times absent, on Nov. 1!
Each of these payments are being despatched as a result of the mail, which, dependent wherever you dwell, the supply time will change appropriately. But not to get worried due to the fact the website informs us that “online invoice payments coming soon, verify again for updates.” At minimum they are holding out hope for an on line alternative, but this concept, I must notice, has been up on the web page for quite a few months.
The Sewerage Authority of Beach Haven makes no this kind of promise. Listed here you have two selections. The first is you can mail your look at, and the 2nd is you can journey to their office environment on Nelson and West avenues in between the several hours of 9 a.m. and noon Monday as a result of Friday and drop off your check out in a steel box with no personalized make contact with with any individual.
As a personal businessman I would really like to have the money flow you have afforded the inhabitants of our town for the 60-furthermore days. I could commence a company of my possess with the sum of dollars you have forgone for whatever good reasons.
Your excuse, I’m told, was to blame it on the county. You could not come to a decision what to bill us until eventually the county determined what they have been going to charge you. Whatever the purpose, I believe you as elected officers of our town have a fiduciary duty to see that the taxpayer money are gathered and dispersed the right way. The “hundreds of 1000’s of dollars” that you did not accumulate for 60-in addition days involve accountability and correction going ahead.
William J. Casey
Beach front Haven

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