The PGDC, the town’s parking plan managers, asked Selectmen this week to purge—for collection purposes—all unpaid parking tickets in the Park Plymouth program dated before January 1st 2004. The Board agreed. John Burke is Park Plymouth’s Operations Manager:
“We have collected the vast majority of tickets before that time. You never collect all of the tickets and a decision has to made at some point as to when the cost exceeds the revenue and the worth of going after them.”
Burke told Selectmen that over the past three years Park Plymouth has used every collection strategy to reduce the backlog of old tickets from the years 1993 to 2004. What amount of money do the outstanding tickets represent?
“About 17% of all funds—it would represent a ticket value and penalty value of about ninety thousand dollars.”
Selectmen will not meet next week.