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City of Casper gives up on collecting $53,670.16 owed since 2014


CASPER, Wyo. — From time to time, the City of Casper decides to cease attempting to collect outstanding debts they are owed.

The city council authorized the discharge of $53,670.16 in such “uncollectible accounts receivable balances” during their Tuesday, Feb. 4 meeting.

These monies owed are for the period between July 1-Dec. 31, 2014:

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(City of Casper)

The city is able to discharge these accounts when collection efforts have been exhausted or when a person has died or gone through bankruptcy.

The city say they refer debts owed to an outside collection agency after city staff have pursued payment for 60 days. After five years, the accounts discharged on Tuesday had still not been successfully collected, leading the city to recommend discharging them.

The city says the discharges are done to help clear up bad debt.

Details of the accounts which were discharged are included in the council’s work packet.

If you would like to contact members of the Casper City Council regarding this or any other issue, here is their contact information:

Mayor Steve Freel (Ward III, Term expires 1/3/23):

Vice Mayor Khrystyn Lutz (Ward I, Term expires 1/3/23):

Councilman Charlie Powell (Ward II, Term Expires 1/5/21):

Councilman Shawn Johnson (Ward II, Term expires 1/3/23):

Councilman Ken Bates (Ward II, Term expires 1/5/21):

Councilman Steve Cathey (Ward III, Term Expires 1/5/21):

Councilman Bob Hopkins (Ward I, Term expires 1/5/21):

Councilman Mike Huber (Ward I, Term expires 1/5/21):

Councilman Ray Pacheco (Ward III, Term expires 1/3/23):

Council members can also be reached by mail at: 200 N. David Street, 82601

If you would like to contact members in your specific ward, but don’t know which ward you are in, a map is available at the City of Casper’s website.