Township of Lower Salford, PA
Montgomery County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Lower Salford 11-18-1993 by Ord. No. 93-13. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 140.
Zoning — See Ch. 164.

§ 139-1 Streetlighting districts established.

Pursuant to the authority of Section 702 of the Second Class Township Code, 53 P.S. § 65702, the following streetlighting districts are hereby established and shall be regulated pursuant to the provisions of this chapter:
A. 
The Penn Oak Manor Streetlighting District (consisting of the following tax parcels):
50-00-03381-007
50-00-03381-025
50-00-03381-043
50-00-03381-061
50-00-03381-088
50-00-03381-106
50-00-03381-124
50-00-03381-142
50-00-03381-205
50-00-03381-241
50-00-03381-169
50-00-03381-223
50-00-03381-268
50-00-03381-286
50-00-03381-304
50-00-03381-322
50-00-03381-349
50-00-03381-367
50-00-03381-385
50-00-03381-403
50-00-03381-421
50-00-03381-187

§ 139-2 Assessment for streetlighting cost.

A. 
The annual cost of streetlighting for any streetlighting district described in § 139-1 above shall be equally allocated or assessed through a uniform annual assessment upon each of the benefited properties included within the streetlighting district.
B. 
Such assessment shall consist of the annual cost of streetlighting charged to the Township by the Philadelphia Electric Company (or any succeeding utility) for the previous fiscal year.
C. 
Said cost shall be assessed against the benefited properties by uniform annual assessments against each property located within the district.
D. 
Such assessments shall be chargeable against all designated properties within the district, whether or not such property is improved with buildings or structures of any kind.
E. 
Unless adjusted by the Board of Supervisors pursuant to § 139-3 below or unless the Supervisors select a different method of assessment as permitted by the Second Class Township Code, all such assessments shall be computed by dividing the total annual cost of streetlighting within the district by the number of individual tax parcels within the district.

§ 139-3 Adjustments.

It shall be the responsibility of the Board of Supervisors, in conjunction with the Tax Collector, to adjust the annual assessments within any individual streetlighting district so as to approximate, as close as is realistically possible, the actual streetlighting costs incurred within that streetlighting district for a particular year. Any underestimation or overestimation of costs as reflected in an annual assessment shall be adjusted as necessary through the following year's adjustment.

§ 139-4 Collection.

The annual assessment for streetlighting shall be collected by the Tax Collector in the same manner as Township real estate taxes are collected, and if such assessment is uncollected, the same shall be a lien and shall be collectible in the same manner as other municipal claims. Such assessment for streetlighting shall be separately shown on the annual real estate tax bill and shall not be a part of the general fund millage or any other special purpose millage other than streetlighting.