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File #: 181891    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/26/2019 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 4/16/2019
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution authorizing the Department of Administration to issue a request for proposal for collection of the City’s outstanding receivables.
Sponsors: ALD. WITKOWSKI
Attachments: 1. Hearing Notice List
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
4/29/20191 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
4/16/20191 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
4/10/20191 FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION

Minutes note: Speaking on the file were: Dennis Yaccarino, Budget & Management Division Director Eric Pearson, Budget & Management Division Ald. Stamper left the committee at 10:12 a.m. Individuals also appearing: Rhonda Kelsey, Purchasing Division Jim Klajbor, Treasurer's Office Andrea Fowler, City Attorney's Office
Pass4:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
4/9/20191 FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
4/4/20191 CITY CLERK DRAFT SUBMITTED   Action details Meeting details Not available
4/4/20190 FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
4/4/20190 FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
3/26/20190 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available
Number
181891
Version
SUBSTITUTE 1
Reference
Sponsor
ALD. WITKOWSKI
Title
Substitute resolution authorizing the Department of Administration to issue a request for proposal for collection of the City’s outstanding receivables.
Analysis
This resolution authorizes the Department of Administration (DOA) to issue a request for proposal (RFP) for collection of the City’s outstanding receivables, including real property and personal property taxes, ambulance and emergency services delinquent accounts, overdue Municipal Court judgments, and parking citations, with contract terms commencing January 1, 2020.
Body
Whereas, The current contracts between the City and the Kohn Law Firm, Harris & Harris LTD, and Duncan Solutions for collection of receivables, expire on December 31, 2019; and

Whereas, The Outstanding Debt Work Group has recommended studying the centralization of the City’s debt collection efforts;

Whereas, Council File Number 171394 directed the Department of Administration to oversee the efforts of all City departments to collect debts owed the City and to provide support on how to more effectively collect debts owed the City; and

Whereas, The DOA intends to determine whether centralizing collection of receivables in a single vendor is feasible and can improve debt collection efforts; and

Whereas, The City, by issuing an RFP for collection of all receivables may obtain more favorable contract terms by soliciting the most advantageous proposal and achieving administrative efficiencies; now therefore, be it

Resolved, By the Common Council of the City of Milwaukee, that the Department of Administration is authorized to execute a request for proposal process to select a vendor or vendors for a City debt collection contract or contracts for a contract term beginning January 1, 2020; and, be it

Further Resolved, That the City Treasurer, Municipal Court, Transportation Fund, and City Attorney shall assist DOA in drafting the RFP and evaluating the RF...

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