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RES2737 CITY OF RENTON, WASHINGTON RESOLUTION NO. 2737 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF RENTON, WASHINGTON, ESTABLISHING A FEE FOR THE HANDLING OF CHECKS DISHONORED BY -NON-PAYMENT. WHEREAS, the City of Renton transacts a large amount of business each year in which the citizens make payment by mean.s of bank checks; and WHEREAS, the City desires to continue to allow financial transactions by means of bank checks for the convenience of the citizens; and WHEREAS, during the calendar year 1987 the City received 65 bank checks for which payment was dishonored in the total sum of $19 , 700 . 00 and at an additional cost for collection to the City; and WHEREAS, it is desirable that the City adopt a policy of charging a fee in accordance with RCW 62A. 3-515, et seq, which . provides for interest, collection costs and attorneys ' fees for checks dishonored by non-payment, NOW THEREFORE THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RENTON, WASHINGTON, DO RESOLVE AS FOLLOWS : SECTION I : The above recitals are found to be true and correct in all respects . SECTION II : The Finance Department shall collect a bad check fee, not to exceed $15 . 00 per check, pursuant to RCW 62A. 3-515 et seq, for bank checks dishonored in favor of the City which are 1 RESOLUTION NO. 2737 dishonored by non-payment. The Finance Department may charge the account of a customer for the bad check fee so assessed. SECTION III : Notice of this policy shall be posted at all locations at which the City accepts bank checks in payment of financial transactions . Notice shall be further given by a general mailing to all City utility customers in the manner and at such occasion as may be directed by the Finance Department. SECTION IV: Nothing in this Resolution shall limit the City's right to collect a fee in excess of $15 . 00 per check in cases in which suit is filed on the dishonored bank checks under the provisions of RCW 62A. 3-515 . PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL this 15th day of August- 1988 . Maxine E . Motor, Ci-y Clerk APPROVED BY THE MAYOR this 15th day of August , 1988 . Earl Clymer, May Apprra ed as to form: Lawrence J. W ren, City Attorney RES.28 : 7-25-88 :as . 2