Bridgeville’s annual Collection of the Delinquent Taxes will continue through this summer, it seems.
As of last week, the borough was still owed $54,000 in unpaid taxes from 2017.
As is customary during this observance, when property owners fall more than six months behind on their payments to the borough tax office, collection duties fall to Bridgeville manager Lori Collins.
Typically, Collins tries to make payment arrangements with residents. If a property owner is unresponsive, that borough files suit with District Magistrate Maureen McGraw-Desmet.
“We tend to get results when the realization sinks in that the case is going to court,” Collins said last month.
And indeed, Bridgeville collected $8,000 in unpaid taxes just in the past few weeks.
“If I remember last year, this is around this time that [the amount owed] started significantly going down—when you got involved,” said borough councilman Joe Verduci, who heads Bridgeville’s finance committee.
Pay your taxes, everybody.