Dewey Beach wants $200,000 in parking tickets

October 2, 2008 4:54:06 AM PDT
Dewey Beach is hoping aggressive collection of unpaid parking fines will help reduce a projected budget gap.

Mayor Dell Tush says the town is facing a projected $700,000 budget shortfall and can use every dollar it can get.

Town manager Gordon Elliott says the town has more than $200,000 in unpaid fines from this year alone. He says the town has already sent unpaid fines from 2005, 2006 and 2007 to a collection agency and expects to collect about two-thirds of that money.

Elliott says he's preparing to ask department heads to begin scaling back on their individual budgets to help close the gap.

Information from: WBOC-TV, http://www.wboc.com/

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