Borough of Wilmerding, PA
Allegheny County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Wilmerding 5-7-1996 by Ord. No. 947 (Ch. 1, Part 9, of the 1989 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Reimbursement for emergency services — See Ch. 20, Art. I.
Taxation — See Ch. 275.
205a Sch A Tax and Atty Fee Schedule
This chapter shall be known as the "Municipal Claim Collection Ordinance."
Hereinafter, for every delinquent claim, charge, tax, assessment, levy or obligation owed to the Borough of Wilmerding, there shall be added to such claim, charge, tax, assessment, levy or obligation such attorneys' fees, charges and expenses incurred in the collection process subsequent to proper notification to taxpayers of the intent to impose attorneys' fees on delinquent obligations. Such additional charges shall be collected in addition to such interest and penalties as are allowed by law. They shall further be collected in the same manner and with the full authority as other municipal claims of any nature and shall be deemed to be a municipal claim and collective and lienable as such.
Such fees shall be reasonable and the same are hereby established in a fee rate as attached hereto and made a part hereof as Schedule A.[1] Said schedule of fees is hereby deemed to be reasonable, fair and necessary in order to allow the Borough to collect such sums due it. This schedule may be amended from time to time by simple resolution.
[1]:
Editor's Note: Schedule A, Delinquent Tax and Claim Attorneys' Fee Schedule, is attached to this chapter.
Any person or entity empowered to collect sums on behalf of the Borough is directed to add such fees as are incurred to the extent allowed and set forth on Schedule A.[1]
[1]:
Editor's Note: Schedule A, Delinquent Tax and Claim Attorneys' Fee Schedule, is attached to this chapter.
Attorney fees incurred to the extent set forth on Schedule A shall be added to all unpaid municipal claims of any nature arising or imposed subsequent to April 15, 1996, or which become delinquent or are redetermined to be delinquent subsequent to April 15, 1996. Prior to the time when such fees are added to any underlying claim, the Tax Collector shall first give the taxpayer such notice as required by law. The Tax Collector or other collector shall so notify the taxpayer by sending such notice to the taxpayer's last known address by mailing notices in substantially the forms of notice as are attached as Exhibits B and C in accordance with the statutes cited hereinabove.[1]
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Editor's Note: Exhibits B and C, Notices, are available in the Borough's office.
Every collector of taxes or claims on behalf of the Borough is directed and ordered to utilize the services of the Borough Solicitor for all legal services required in the prosecution of all taxes or other claims.