I'm having some trouble with my town... Yeah, the one I was thinking of running for office in... Anyway, I get a collection notice about once a month, and I almost always send it back asking them to provide a copy of the ticket, cause 9 out of 10 times, I don't have the ticket. Leaving a ticket on a windsheild where cars are vandalized occasionally isn't a sure fire way to get it to the intended recipient. Not to mention the tickets I've picked off my windsheild in bits and pieces after rain storms... So anyway, after a letter back from the collection agency that said "Copies enclosed" with copies of 2 tickets, but a bill for 3, tonight, I snapped. This is my letter to the town. Am I overdoing it? [ QUOTE ] June 16, 2004 Dear Sir or Madam: I currently have several unknown outstanding parking summons, apparently all issued in the Cold Spring Harbor LIRR commuter parking lot. I have very few original summons’. Upon receipt of several collection notices, I have requested of “FBS” that I be provided photocopies of each summons, as I’m billed for them. FBS has provided some, but not all, and apparently ignores my dispute of the validity of these summons, since I get another bill instead of a hearing date to dispute the summons. Please consider this a Not Guilty plea and a request for a hearing on ALL outstanding summons’. An example of why it’s important that I get a hearing; Summons 185659, one of the photocopied summons FBS sent me, is CLEARLY not the vehicle registered to the license plate on the summons. The license plate on the summons is from my vehicle (which was either a black Chevrolet Blazer or brown Jeep at that time), but the vehicle described on the summons is a red Chevrolet Sedan. Neither my wife nor I have ever owned or registered, much less driven, a red Chevrolet sedan. Please provide me with a list of outstanding summons for the following license plates: [plates of all cars we've owned in the last 5 years here] Please provide photocopies of all, except the following, outstanding summons for the above plates: [ticket numbers here] Especially provide copies of the following summons, which FBS has failed to provide after two requests: 216591 A070010625 Additionally, it is unclear in initial communications that “FBS” is a collection agency or some sort of extension of the Town of Huntington, especially being based in Hempstead. After ignored requests for proof of authorization to collect a debt on behalf of the TOH, I will remit any payment deemed required to TOH, and none to “FBS” without written authorization or proof from the Town of Huntington that FBS is a legitimate collection agency representing Town of Huntington. In an age of rampant information theft and fraud, more steps should be taken to instill confidence in parking summons victims that may choose to pay a summons rather than contest the summons. Sincerely, [/ QUOTE ] So should I add anything or remove anything? I also don't want them to read this and start thinking I'm going to armor plate a bulldozer and come after town hall.