OPINION ISSUED JANUARY 24, 1992
CITY OF GRAFTON
DIVISION OF CORRECTIONS
Claimant represents self.
John E. Shank, Deputy Attorney General, for respondent.
Claimant brought this action to recover late charges in the amount of $1,073.60 when the respondent
State agency's facility, Pruntytown Facility, failed to pay water service fees and fire service fees
within a twenty-fay period. The Public Service Commission has provided a late charge penalty in
the tariff for claimant.
Respondent, in its Answer, admits the validity of the claim, but states that there were insufficient
funds in its appropriation for the fiscal year in question from which to pay the claim.
While the Court believes that this is a claim which in equity and good conscience should be paid,
the Court further believes that an award cannot be recommended based upon the decision in Airkem
Sales and Service, et al. vs. Dept. of Mental Health, 8 Ct.Cl. 180 (1971).