[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Hazlet 3-5-1991 by Ord. No. 827-91 (Ch. 137 of the 1993 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Whenever payment on any account owing to the Township is made by check or other written instrument which is subsequently returned for insufficient funds, the Chief Financial Officer or his or her designee may impose a service charge as provided in Chapter 196, Article I, for each such returned check or written instrument.
Whenever an account owing to a municipality is for a tax or special assessment, the service charge authorized by this chapter shall be included on whatever list of delinquent accounts is prepared for the enforcement of the lien.
The service charge authorized by this chapter shall be collected in the same manner prescribed by law for the collection of the account for which the check or other written instrument was tendered.
The Chief Financial Officer or his or her designee may require that payment of any account owing to the Township be made by cash or by certified or cashier's check by any person, corporation or other entity that has previously had a check or other written instrument returned to the Township because of insufficient funds.