[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Easttown 10-4-2010 by Ord. No. 399-10. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Easttown Township's Solicitor is hereby authorized to file municipal claims against Easttown Township property owners ("property owners") for properties which are located within Easttown Township (the "Township") and for which municipal accounts are delinquent or taxes unpaid due to nonpayment by the property owners, or for which money is otherwise owed to the Township due to costs incurred due to the property owner's violation of Township codes, ordinances or regulations (those properties hereinafter being referred to as "delinquent properties").
The Township hereby imposes as an additional cost to the property owners of delinquent properties for collection efforts upon such properties and for which municipal claims are filed that additional cost being attorneys' fees and court costs for the collection of amounts owed to the Township to reimburse the Township for the attorneys' fees and court costs incurred in collection of amounts owed and the filing of municipal claims against such delinquent properties.
The Township shall charge the property owners of delinquent properties for which municipal claims are filed reasonable attorneys' fees in an amount as determined by resolution of the Board of Supervisors per claim which is filed and $180 per hour for legal work performed by the attorneys following the initial claim filing. The attorneys' fees shall be in addition to the initial amounts owed, the late charges, filing costs and any other costs incurred by the Township in filing municipal claims.