|This proposed ordinance authorizes an agreement with Randall B. Strong for the collection of delinquent taxes, payments in lieu of taxes and bankruptcy collections. Mr. Strong has been the City's attorney for the collection of delinquent taxes since 1993. The agreement has been renewed several times since it was first awarded. Both the existing agreement and the proposed agreement contains annual collection performance standards, which will be set by the Director of Finance.
The proposed agreement as well as the past agreement includes the collection of delinquent industrial district payments, PILOT payments, PID payments, and the handling of all bankruptcy filings for amounts due the City, regardless of their delinquency.
As compensation for his services, Mr. Strong will continue to receive the additional penalty promulgated by the City, which is 20 percent of the taxes penalty and interest collected pursuant to the Tax Code.
On June 17, 2021, the Finance Committee met and recommended that the agreement be awarded to Mr. Strong.