Westwind Development, the builder of the Gold Strike Heights subdivision in San Andreas, holds a record, of sorts. The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will vote on giving up efforts to collect on more than 40 bad checks written to county government over the last six years. Most of those checks are less than $100. The reasons the county gives up, eventually, are either that it costs more in staff time to try to collect than the amount of money involved, or the person or entity that owes the money is dead or impossible to find.
Westwind is the champ on this particular list, with both the top two bounced checks by dollar value (No. 1 was for $8,040.03 and No. 2 was for $5,024.04) and the top total in bounced checks and penalties owed ($13,414.07).
San Andreas residents will recall that Westwind is the same firm that was sued unsuccessfully by people in the subdivision who wanted the company to build a clubhouse.
The checks were written in 2006 and 2007. A note from the Roads Department, which received the Westwind the checks, said that staff exhausted all “reasonable resources” in their efforts to collect from Westwind.
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