The fee for collection of municipal waste and recyclable materials for a residential property as provided for in this chapter shall be determined by resolution of the Board of Commissioners. Such collection fees, together with any Township administrative fees to be established from time to time by the Board of Commissioners by resolution, shall be charged directly to the property owner, who shall promptly pay the same in accordance with the terms of the statement.
Collection fees shall be paid bimonthly, and bimonthly billings for collection fees shall be sent on the first day of each bimonthly period for the prior bimonthly period. All bills for collection fees shall be due and payable on their respective dates, subject to the following:
If paid in full within 25 days after the date of the bill, the face amount of the bill.
If not paid in full within 25 days after the date of the bill, a penalty of 10% shall be added thereto.
Any costs and/or attorney's fees incurred by the Township in collecting a delinquent bill shall be added to the unpaid bill along with penalties and interest as set forth above and the aggregate of the same shall be entered as a lien on the property served.
Payments shall not be deemed received until actually received in the office of the Director of Finance of Caln Township.
Bills for trash and recycling fees and charges shall be paid by the title owner of the real property to which trash and recycling collection services have been provided or are made available and shall be mailed by the Township to that address, unless and until a different address is specified, in writing, by the owner of such property, delivered to the Township by certified first-class United States mail, return receipt requested. Failure of the property owner to receive a bill because the owner has not provided a correct address or as a result of an outdated address or failure of a tenant to forward the bill to the owner or any other reason shall not excuse timely payment of trash and recycling fees and charges or extend the time for payment thereof. It shall be incumbent upon all property owners to provide the Township with the correct billing address or any changes thereto.
The penalties provided for herein shall be concurrent with all other remedies available to the Township for collection of trash and recycling fees. All such unpaid collection fees and charges, together with penalties, interest and costs incurred by the Township in connection therewith shall be and constitute a municipal claim and, when filed of record, shall constitute a lien on the real property for which the collection fee has been imposed. Interest at the rate of 6% per annum is hereby imposed and shall be collected on all trash and recycling fees and charges from the date of the filing of a municipal lien therefor in the proper public office, as provided in the Pennsylvania Municipal Claims and Tax Lien Act. In addition, the Township may collect all unpaid trash and recycling fees, penalties, interest and other authorized costs and charges, together with interest thereon, in any manner and by any proceeding otherwise provided for by law.
The Township shall have the right to cut off collection services from the delinquent premises and not to restore the same until all delinquent bills against the same and the cost of discontinuing and restoring service shall have been paid. These penalties shall be concurrent with all other remedies, legal and equitable, available to the Township for collection of said fees, including but not limited to municipal lien and assumpsit remedies.