[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Sewickley 9-25-1974 by Ord. No. 944 (Ch. 1, Part 1, of the 1996 Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Taxation — See Ch. 299.
[Amended 2-19-1996 by Ord. No. 1159; 2-15-2005 by Ord. No. 1235; 2-13-2007 by Ord. No. 1254]
On and after December 31, 2007, the Tax Collector of the Borough of Sewickley shall be paid, as compensation for the collection of Borough taxes based on the assessed valuation of all property situate within the Borough and Borough taxes on occupations within the Borough, an annual salary of $9,400, to be paid pro rata on a monthly basis, which shall be the sole amount of compensation payable to the Tax Collector by the Borough for the collection of said taxes of the Borough of Sewickley and for reimbursement of the Tax Collector for his or her payment of all of his or her expenditures for printing, postage, books, blanks, forms, and the compensation of any individual deputized by the Tax Collector as a Deputy Tax Collector with the approval of Borough Council and the Tax Collector's surety; provided, however, that the Borough shall pay the premium for any required surety bond for the Tax Collector and any individual properly deputized as a Deputy Tax Collector and shall provide the Tax Collector with space in the Borough Building to conduct tax collection operations.
Borough Council recognizes the ability of the Tax Collector to deputize, with the approval of Borough Council and the Tax Collector's surety, a tax collection company regularly engaged in the business of collecting local municipal taxes to perform all or some of the duties of the Tax Collector. In such an event, Council will pay the premium for any required surety bond for the Tax Collector and the tax collection company properly deputized as a Deputy Tax Collector and will generally agree to pay the tax collection company deputized as a Deputy Tax Collector directly and reduce the salary which the Borough would otherwise have paid to the elected Tax Collector by the amounts paid to the deputized tax collection company; provided, however, that Council's direct payment will be subject to Council's obtaining any written agreement with the tax collection company it deems necessary; and provided, further, that in no event will the combined compensation paid to the elected Tax Collector and the tax collection company deputized as a Deputy Tax Collector exceed the amounts which would otherwise have been paid under Subsection A.
[Added 3-19-2001 by Ord. No. 1203]
The Borough hereby appoints its locally elected Tax Collector as the municipal officer authorized to provide tax certification letters, memos and reports upon request by any member of the public.
The Borough hereby authorizes said Tax Collector to assess, collect and retain the following administrative fees for the issuance of the following items: