[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Concord 12-3-1996 by Ord. No. 207. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Board of Supervisors is hereby authorized and empowered to enter into a contract or contracts with Chester Water Authority and/or United Water Bethel Company for the placing, replacing, operating, maintaining and repairing of fire hydrants in the Township of Concord to be connected to water mains, maintaining pressures approved by the Fire Insurance Underwriters of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania along certain highways, streets, roads and alleys within the Township to provide fire protection service to and for the fire hydrant districts hereinafter designated.
There is hereby created, designated and established within the township fire hydrant districts, as shown and marked on a plan thereof made for the township, designated as the "Township of Concord Fire Hydrant District Map," prepared by Van DeMark & Lynch, Inc., and dated November 15, 1996 (being Sheet 1 of 15), which is attached hereto, made a part hereof and marked Exhibit A, and said districts are designated thereon as follows:
Editor's Note: Said map is on file in the township offices.
The moneys necessary for fulfilling the contract obligations with Chester Water Authority and/or United Water Bethel Company with respect to such fire hydrants and such fire protection service shall be assessed as follows:
The Township Supervisors, by resolution, shall annually assess or cause to be assessed the cost and expense of such fire protection service by an equal assessment upon all property, whether or not exempt from taxation by existing law, abutting upon said highways, streets, roads and alleys or portions thereof and upon property within 780 feet of any fire hydrant in the district benefited thereby and/or connected to a water main in the district, based upon the assessment for county purposes. No such assessment shall be levied against any farmland or land used as an aviation field or against other property in the district not benefitted thereby.
Such assessment, including an amount equal to the cost of collection, shall be collected in the same manner as taxes. The Township Tax Collector shall receive the same commission as on the township tax. The Township Treasurer shall receive all such assessments collected for fire protection and shall keep the same in a separate account and shall pay the same out only upon orders signed by the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, attested by the Township Secretary. The Township Treasurer shall make a report to the auditors of the township annually.