City of Lower Burrell, PA
Westmoreland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Lower Burrell as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 11-8-2004 by Ord. No. 4-2004]

§ 196-1 Statutory authority.

Pursuant to the authority of the Municipal Claims Act,[1] the City is permitted to recover all charges, expenses, and fees incurred in the collection of any delinquent account, including reasonable attorney fees for failure to pay promptly.
[1]
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 7101 et seq.

§ 196-2 Fees.

The Council of the City of Lower Burrell hereby adopts the following fee schedule for the attorney fees incurred in the collection of any delinquent account for failure to promptly pay:
A. 
Ten percent of the amount of the delinquent account for the filing of a municipal claim or lien.
B. 
Ninety dollars an hour for any or all proceedings to enforce the municipal claim after filing.

§ 196-3 Amendment of fee schedule by resolution.

This attorney fee schedule may be changed from time to time by resolution of the Council of the City of Lower Burrell.

§ 196-4 Notice of collection by certified mail.

Thirty days' prior notice of the City's intent to assess attorney fees in the collection of a municipal claim or lien must be given to the owner by certified mail at the owner's last address known to the City and the county assessment office. [53 P.S. § 7106(a.3)(3)]

§ 196-5 Notice of collection by first-class mail.

If the certified mail is refused or unclaimed within 30 days of mailing, 10 days' notice prior to the assessment of the attorney fees in connection with the collection of the delinquent account shall be given by United States first-class mail to the owner at the address in § 196-4 above. [53 P.S. § 7106(a.3)(2)]

§ 196-6 Form of notice.

The form of the notice to assess attorney's fees is attached to this article.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: The form of notice is on file in the City's office.