[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of West Manheim as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Sewers and sewage disposal — See Ch. 207.
Article I Attorney Fees for Collection of Delinquent Sewer Accounts
[Adopted 5-20-2009 by Ord. No. 4-2009]
Usage, service and minimum charges shall be payable on the date shown on the bill rendered. Thereafter, the bill, with penalty, shall become due and payable. Failure to receive a bill shall not entitle an owner or user to extension of time for payment. Any owner or user whose account for sewer service is in arrears shall pay the amount of each bill with penalty until all outstanding indebtedness is paid.
The Township may transfer the collection of any delinquent account to an attorney and impose attorney fees in connection with the collection of the delinquent account. The attorney fees shall be pursuant to the schedule of fees then in effect with the Solicitor. Prior to imposing attorney fees, the Township will provide notice to the owner pursuant to the Municipal Claims and Tax Liens Law, 53 P.S. § 7106.
Any account for sewer use or service that is in arrears may be the subject of a lien against the property serviced or connected to the public sewage system in the name of the property owner in accordance with the Pennsylvania Municipal Clams and Tax Liens Law, 53 P.S. § 7101 et seq.
When the Township files a lien, it shall be entitled to add its attorney fees pursuant to the schedule of fees then in effect with the Solicitor.
The provisions of this article are intended as a continuation of the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This article shall in no way impair or hinder the Township's right to municipal claims or municipal liens authorized by the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.