Township of Muhlenberg, PA
Berks County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Muhlenberg 6-15-2009 by Ord. No. 472; amended in its entirety 1-7-2013 by Ord. No. 519.[1] Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Taxation — See Ch. 134.
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided that it shall be effective for the term of the Tax Collector following December 31, 2013, and for each succeeding term thereafter, until such time as the Township enacts a new ordinance which would specifically repeal this ordinance.
The Township Tax Collector shall perform the duties set forth in applicable law of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Tax Collector shall execute the powers and duties for such position established in the Code of the Township of Muhlenberg, as amended from time to time, and in conformance with all other applicable laws, including the Local Tax Collection Law and the First Class Township Code.[1]
Editor's Note: See 72 P.S. § 5511.1 et seq. and 53 P.S. § 55101 et seq.
The Tax Collector shall deposit all taxes collected immediately into a savings account established for tax collection purposes. The Tax Collector shall transfer funds to the Township once the deposits have cleared and the total daily amount collected exceeds $5,000 and, regardless of the deposits collected, on the last business day of each week.
The Tax Collector shall, on or before the 10th day of each month, make a true, verified statement, in writing, to the Township Manager or the Township Manager's designee for all taxes collected during the previous month, including the total amount of taxes received and discounts granted and penalties applied, in conformance with the Department of Community and Economic Development Tax Collector Manual and report form.
The Tax Collector of the Township of Muhlenberg shall receive for his duties as Tax Collector for the Township of Muhlenberg the sum of $10,000 per annum for all moneys received by him or collected by him for the Township of Muhlenberg. Annual compensation for the Township Tax Collector shall be paid in monthly installments.
The Tax Collector of the Township of Muhlenberg shall be allowed such actual printing and postage expenses as shall be incurred in the performance of the duties prescribed as required by the First Class Township Code and the Local Tax Collection Law. In addition, the Tax Collector of the Township of Muhlenberg may be allowed such other office equipment and expenses as the Township agrees, in its discretion, to provide, including computers, insurance coverage, etc.
The Township shall establish the bonding requirement for the Tax Collector and payment thereof by resolution of the Board of Commissioners from time to time and pursuant to the Pennsylvania First Class Township Code and all other applicable laws.
The Tax Collector shall assume full responsibility for the funds and records of the office of Tax Collector in his or her possession or in the possession of any agent of the Tax Collector.
Hereafter, any Tax Collector whose term expires shall, after the Tax Collector is released from his bond, deliver unto his duly elected successor in office all records, papers and books received by him from his predecessor or which he used and maintained for the records of taxables, showing taxes received, and every other record pertaining to the performance of his duties.
The Tax Collector may appoint one or more Deputy Tax Collectors to assist the Tax Collector, subject to the approval of the surety for the Tax Collector, the other taxing districts, and the approval of the Township.
From and after the effective date hereof, the Treasurer of the Township of Muhlenberg shall be appointed by the Board of Commissioners of the Township and shall serve until a replacement is named by the Board of Commissioners. The Township Treasurer shall perform the duties of a treasurer of a township of the first class set forth in the applicable laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, including the First Class Township Code, together with such other duties as shall be assigned to him/her by the Township Manager.