A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING A PROCEDURE FOR THE HANDLING OF DENIED CHECK PAYMENTS
WHEREAS, A check submitted for payment for utilities may be denied payment by its bank of record due to lack of funds in the account or the account being closed; and
WHEREAS, denial of payment by the bank of record results in the account of the customer who presented the check as payment being in arrears;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Alderman of the City of Rich Hill, Missouri, that outstanding payments and additional fees shall be due within five (5) business days from the return date of the check; and
RESOLVED, that payments will only be accepted in the form of cash, money order, credit card or bank-certified payment; and
RESOLVED, that if payment is not received within the five (5) day period, service(s) will be terminated and disconnect fees will be assessed to the account; and
RESOLVED, that service(s) will be terminated immediately and fees assessed to the account immediately in cases where a returned payment was for deposit or reconnection; and
RESOLVED, that any customer whose account indicates two (2) returned checks to the City for Utility payments will be subject to no-checks-accepted payment policy for any future payments; and
RESOLVED, that outstanding returned checks not corrected within ten (10) business days after the return date of the check will be sent to the prosecuting attorney’s office for collection.
PASSED, APPROVED and ADOPTED, by the Board of Alderman of the City of Rich Hill, Missouri, this 9th day of October, 2019.
Jason Rich, Mayor
Casey Crews, City Clerk