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Township of Unity, PA
Westmoreland County
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[Adopted 1-24-1990 by Ord. No. O-1-90]
In addition to the violations and penalties heretofore set forth at §§ 96-3 and 96-23, any person violating any provisions of this Part 1 of Chapter 96, either for those matters heretofore set forth in Article II covering connection requirements, adopted by Ordinance No. 21573, or in violation of § 96-20, amended by Ordinance No. O-2-89, and a result of which violation, the municipal entity, incurs costs and expenses, or the Township or the Unity Township Municipal Authority incurs costs and expenses resulting from said violation and any resultant repair or cleanup work resulting therefrom, shall be liable for and responsible for said costs as set forth hereafter.
The costs imposed shall be those actual costs incurred by either the municipal entity in the repair or cleanup caused by the violation and shall be in accordance with a schedule of costs published from time to time by the municipal entity or in accordance with such fees and costs as are otherwise contracted for by the municipal entity, together with a reasonable markup for overhead and force work or labor costs.
In addition to the actual costs incurred, any violator shall also be subject to the payment of punitive damages at the rate of $100 per day, commencing with the issuance of written notice of such violation and continuing until the repair or cleanup has been completed.
The method of enforcement and collection of the costs incurred and permitted under this section shall be by the institution of collection proceedings in the Court of Common Pleas of Westmoreland County.
For purposes of this article, "municipal entity" shall mean the Township of Unity or the Unity Township Municipal Authority. It shall also mean the Latrobe Municipal Authority for any costs incurred by the Latrobe Municipal Authority resulting from repair or cleanup of those sanitary sewers owned or operated by the Latrobe Municipal Authority and which are located in the Township of Unity.