Sep 23, 2011 8:33 PM by Andy Koen

Treasurer likely to add another fee to stormwater tax bills.

El Paso County Treasurer Bob Balink says he expects that he will add delinquent Stormwater Enterprise fees to property tax bills, but attorneys for the city and county are still discussing the legal fine print. What's more, he said he is legally required to add a 10 percent fee on any Stormwater charges that are added.

"We did send the county attorney over to meet with the city attorney last week, they met and they're discussing the legal issues," Balink said. "Once they resolve all the legal issues, then we can proceed with process."

The City of Colorado Springs began mailing out collection letters to delinquent properties on Monday. The notices are surprising many homeowners because previous notice was never given for more than of the properties, all of which have balances of less than $25 dollars.

Property owners have ten days to pay up or have the fees attached to their property taxes.


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