A handful of “uncollectable” debts owed to the city moved closer to being written off on Monday night.
Seven people or organizations owe the City of Whitehorse a total of roughly $3,000, but a collections agency has been unable to find them. A special bylaw intended to wipe out the accounts passed first and second reading at a city council meeting, despite earlier questions from councillors about the city’s debt collection protocol. It will be up for a third and final reading on April 7.
The largest amount on the list is $1,049.33 in unpaid property taxes, owed by Tyler Benson. The next-highest is $682.11, owed by the Knights of Columbus for unpaid rental fees on city facilities. The News was unable to reach the organization for comment.