It could soon cost more for the city to collect outstanding fees and fines, if an ordinance makes it through the Springfield City Council.
The Local Debt Recovery Program allows for municipalities around the state to work with the state’s Comptroller’s office in collecting debts from vendor payments or tax refunds.
City Treasurer Jim Langfelder says the Comptroller is boosting their fee for processing those debts from $15 to $20.
The new changes also preclude collecting debts from liens or arrest warrants.
The ordinance on first reading this week before the city council says there is a positive impact of up to $150,000 in collected debts.