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Borough of Homestead, PA
Allegheny County
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[Adopted 12-10-2015 by Ord. No. 1243-2015]
The following words and phrases as used in this article shall have the meaning ascribed herein, unless the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
DWELLING UNIT
The definition set forth in § 219-2 of this chapter is incorporated herein by reference.
HEALTH AND SAFETY SERVICES
Services provided by the Borough of Homestead, either directly or indirectly, that promote Borough-wide safety and health, and for which no fee is presently assessed to cover the costs of providing such services, said services consisting of stormwater management, streetlighting, street cleaning, weed and debris control, animal control and similar services.
NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING
The definition set forth in § 219-2 of this chapter is incorporated herein by reference.
NONRESIDENTIAL UNIT
For purposes of this chapter, the number of restrooms in a nonresidential building shall constitute the number of nonresidential units in the building for purposes of calculating the Borough's health and safety fee.
RESIDENTIAL BUILDING
The definition set forth in § 219-2 of this chapter is incorporated herein by reference.
A. 
Each owner of a residential building and/or nonresidential building shall monthly be billed a flat health and safety fee to be utilized to help defray the cost to the Borough of Homestead for providing health and safety services. The amount of the health and safety fee shall be set by resolution and will be listed in Homestead Borough's Fee Schedule Resolution, as amended from time to time.
B. 
The health and safety fee shall be a flat monthly fee, as set forth in the above-referenced Fee Schedule Resolution, as amended from time to time, based on the number of nonresidential units contained in a nonresidential building and on the number of dwelling units contained in a residential building. For example, the health and safety fee per residential building shall be determined by multiplying the number of dwelling units within the residential building by the amount of the health and safety fee which will equal the total health and safety fee amount due from the owner of that residential building for the month in question. Calculating the health and safety fee per nonresidential building shall be determined by multiplying the number of nonresidential units within the nonresidential building by the amount of the health and safety fee which will equal the total health and safety fee amount due and owing from the owner of that nonresidential building. The calculation for a building that is a nonresidential building in part and a residential building in part will require multiplying the total number of dwelling units and nonresidential units in the building by the amount of the health and safety fee which will equal the total amount due and owing from that building owner for the year in question.
C. 
The health and safety fee shall be paid on a monthly basis by the tenth day of each month for which the monthly payment is due. The Borough Council shall appoint a collector of this fee by resolution. The duties of the collector shall be to prepare and distribute bills and collect the fee.
A. 
If, for any reason, the health and safety fee is not paid when due, interest at the rate of 6% per annum will be assessed on the amount of said fee due and owing.
B. 
Notwithstanding the relief provided for in § 219-22A above, any person violating any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction, be liable to pay a penalty not exceeding $600, together with costs, for each and every offense, and further shall be required to pay the amount of the amount of the health and safety fee, together with interest provided for in this article, which should have been paid as provided in this article. In default of payment as provided herein, said violator shall be subject to imprisonment in the county jail for a period not exceeding 30 days.