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No decision yet on permit overcharges
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MONROE - The city hasn't decided whether it will seek to recover nearly $3,900 for overcharges in building permits issued by BZA Consultants/Wisconsin Municipal Services, LLC, during it service to the city as building inspectors from March 2009 through 2011, according to City Administrator Phil Rath.

The Finance and Taxation Committee in February approved refunding more than $4,800 in overcharges on building permits. As per its service contract, BZA retained 80 percent of the permit fees and performed the inspection services, while the city retained 20 percent.

The billing errors identified so far by City Attorney Rex Ewald are $1,825 for Monroe Clinic for two permits, $700 for Market Place, $1,150 for Angelus, $150 for Roth Kase and $991 for Ruda Chevrolet.

No other errors have been found yet, according to Rath.

The committee had met in closed session with Ewald to discuss concerns and issues with the former contracted building inspection firm, prior to approving the refunds.