[Adopted 12-27-2001 by Ord. No. 01-13]
There is hereby levied an annual tax entitled "the fire apparatus tax," which shall be levied for the purpose of purchasing and maintaining fire apparatus, purchasing and/or maintaining suitable facilities for housing fire apparatus; making appropriations to specific fire companies inside and outside the Township; and for making appropriations for the training of fire company personnel and for fire training schools or centers.
This annual tax is hereby levied, as provided by law, at a rate of 0.2 mill, and said tax shall be imposed on all taxable real estate by and through the owners of real estate within Upper Hanover Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, as ascertained by the last adjusted valuation for County purposes.
The fire apparatus tax levied under this article shall be for the tax year of 2002 of Upper Hanover Township and every year thereafter until revoked, modified or changed.
The Upper Hanover Township Tax Collector is hereby authorized and directed for the tax year 2002 to collect any and all taxes as adopted by the Upper Hanover Township Board of Supervisors from the persons and properties, as provided by law, the sums with which they are respectively charged for a fire apparatus tax until the same becomes delinquent, and said monies are to be returned to the Upper Hanover Township Board of Supervisors for the purpose of implementing the 2002 budget, as approved.
The Board of Supervisors of Upper Hanover Township is hereby authorized to enter into binding contracts with volunteer fire companies inside and outside the Township to provide fire protection to persons and property in Upper Hanover Township.
This article is enacted under the authority of the Second Class Township Code, Act of May 1, 1933, P.L. 103, No. 69, as amended, (53 P.S. § 65101 et seq.), and the Local Tax Enabling Act, Act of December 31, 1965, P.L. 1257, as amended, (53 P.S. § 6901 et seq.).