Sunday, February 11, 2018




Ossining should collect $1.8 million in unpaid parking tickets

ALBANY – The Village of Ossining has approximately $1.8 million in unpaid parking tickets as of September 30, 2017 and no policies and procedures in place to collect the money, an audit by the State Comptroller’s Office found.

The study included the period of January 1, 2016 through September 18, 2017.

Tickets have remained on the unpaid parking tickets report for many years with no additional collection actions, the audit said.

The village should adopt written policies and procedures to collect those funds and consider additional collection methods for collecting outstanding tickets, the audit said.

In response to the audit, Village Mayor Victoria Gearity wrote that effective January 2012, the village court and justice position were dissolved and the Town of Ossining Justice Court took over the functions of village court including adjudication and collection of village parking tickets.

The audit, she wrote, gives village officials an opportunity to review and discuss with town officials ways to “more collaboratively achieve the recommendations, and increase ticket collections and revenues.”

That could include forwarding remaining unpaid parking tickets to an outside collection agency, Gearity said.


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