Township of Pine, PA
Allegheny County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Pine 5-17-1993 by Ord. No. 212. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 107-1 Administration.

The Township Manager shall be responsible for carrying out the administrative duties set forth herein, unless otherwise specified.

§ 107-2 Receipt of proceeds.

In the event of a loss incurred subsequent to the adoption date of this chapter as a result of fire to a structure located within the Township of Pine, the Township Manager shall receive from the applicable insurance carrier such of the proceeds of insurance policies on such fire-damaged property as is provided for in Section 1 of Act 98 of 1992, amending Section 508, the Insurance Company Law of 1921, 40 P.S. § 638(c), and shall hold such proceeds as a separate escrow fund (hereinafter "fund") in accordance with § 107-3 of this chapter.

§ 107-3 Separate fund; disposition.

The Township Manager shall segregate the fund described in § 107-2 of this chapter and shall use such separate fund only to pay the items set forth in the certificate and bill provided for in § 107-6A(2) of this chapter or as security for the total costs, if any, incurred by Pine in removing, repairing or securing the insured, fire-damaged structure.

§ 107-4 Certification of receipt of proceeds; notification of insured.

Upon receipt from the insurer of the name and address of the insured, the Township Manager shall certify to the insured, in writing, that Pine has received the fund and shall notify the insured that Pine shall follow the procedures detailed in Section 1 of Act 98 of 1992, 40 P.S. § 638(d), for use of the fund and for the ultimate transfer of any remaining part of the fund to the insured following repair, removal, demolition or other reasonable disposition of the fire-damaged, insured structure.

§ 107-5 Return of fund to insured following repair.

When the Township Manager has received adequate proof that the insured, fire-damaged structure has been repaired, removed, demolished or otherwise reasonably disposed of, as may be applicable, the Township Manager shall return the fund to the insured, less any delinquent taxes, assessments, penalties or user charges against the property and any costs incurred by Pine in the repair, removal or securing of the structure.

§ 107-6 Certificate of paid or delinquent taxes.

A. 
The Treasurer of the Township of Pine, upon the written request of the named insured which specifies the tax description of a fire-damaged property and the agreed-upon date of receipt of a proof of loss of the insurance claim, shall furnish to the named insured either of the following (whichever is applicable):
(1) 
A certificate to the effect that, as of the date specified in the request, there are no delinquent taxes, assessments, penalties or user charges against the property and that, as of the date of the Treasurer's certificate, Pine has not certified any amount as total costs incurred by the Township for the removal, repair or securing of a building or other structure on the property; or
(2) 
A certificate and bill showing the amount of delinquent taxes, assessments, penalties and user charges against the property as of the date specified in the request that have not been paid as of the date of the certificate and also showing, as of the date of the Treasurer's certificate, the amount of the total costs, if any, certified to the Treasurer that have been incurred by Pine for the removal, repair or securing of a building or other structure on the property. Pine shall certify to the Treasurer the total amount, if any, of such costs.
B. 
The cost of such certificate, payable in advance of issuance to the Township of Pine by the requestor, shall be in the amount of $10, or as otherwise later amended or adopted in the Township's standard fee resolution.[1]
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Editor's Note: See Ch. A144, Fees.