Township of Middle, NJ
Cape May County
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[Adopted 6-3-1987 by Ord. No. 580-87]
Any municipal water authority or company providing service to any parcel of real property owned by any person other than the state or an agency or subdivision thereof in the Township of Middle shall have the right to make application to the Tax Collector of the Township of Middle for the imposition of a lien on such parcel upon terms and conditions as follows:
A. 
A service charge, cost or fee of the municipal water authority or company, with regard to any parcel of real property owned by any person other than the state or agency or subdivision thereof in the Township of Middle, is unpaid as and when due.
B. 
The municipal water authority or company shall file in the office of the Tax Collector of the Township of Middle a statement showing the amount and due date of such unpaid balance for service charges and identify such parcel, which identification may be sufficiently made by reference to the Assessment Map of the Township of Middle.
The Tax Collector of the Township of Middle shall record, within 30 days of receipt of that statement provided in § 222-lB hereinabove, as a lien any unpaid service charges, plus interest, at the rate charged by said municipal water authority or company in the same manner as prescribed by the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:14B-42 or by contract entered into between the Township of Middle and the municipal water authority or company.
Whenever any outstanding service charge, cost or fee and any subsequent service charge with regard to such parcel and all interest accrued thereon shall have been fully paid to the municipal water authority or company, such statements shall be promptly withdrawn or canceled by the municipal water authority or company, and notice of the same shall forthwith be provided unto the Tax Collector.
The Tax Collector or other official of the Township of Middle charged by law with the duty of enforcing municipal liens on real property shall enforce with and as any other municipal lien on real property in the Township of Middle all service charges and the lien thereof shown in any statement filed with said Tax Collector or official by any municipal water authority or company pursuant to the preceding sections of this Article and N.J.S.A. 40:14B-42 and shall pay over to the municipal water authority or company the sums or prorated share of the sums upon such enforcement or upon liquidation of any property acquired by the Township of Middle by virtue of such enforcement.
In the event that a service charge of any municipal water authority or company with regard to any parcel of real property shall not be paid as and when due, interest shall accrue and be due to the municipal water authority or company on the unpaid balance at the rate charged by said municipal water authority or company until such service charge and the interest thereon shall be fully paid to the municipal water authority or company.
All reasonable costs and expenses incurred by the municipality in filing and enforcing such lien shall be added to said liens. Said costs and expenses shall be reimbursed by the municipal water authority or company upon tender of an invoice in proper form.