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Township of Lower Frederick, PA
Montgomery County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Lower Frederick Township as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 6-4-1996 by Ord. No. 96-2]
Pursuant to Act No. 1 of 1996, Section 3, 53 P.S. § 7106(a) et seq., Lower Frederick Township shall be entitled to assess reasonable attorney fees in the amount of $120 per hour with respect to the collection of any delinquent account or municipal claim owed to the Township of Lower Frederick.
At least 30 days prior to assessing or imposing attorney fees in connection with the collection of a delinquent account or municipal claim, Lower Frederick Township shall, by United States certified mail, return receipt requested, postage prepaid, mail to the owner the notice required by this section.
A. 
If, within 30 days of mailing the notice in accordance with this § 92-2, the certified mail is refused or unclaimed or the return receipt is not received, then at least 10 days prior to assessing or imposing attorney fees in connection with the collection of a delinquent account or municipal claim, the Township shall, by United States first class mail, mail to the owner the notice required by this section.
B. 
The notice required by this section shall be mailed to the owner's last known post office address by virtue of the knowledge and information possessed by the Township and by the county office responsible for assessments and revisions of taxes. It shall be the duty of the Township to determine the owner's last post office address known to said collector and county assessment office.
C. 
The notice to the owner shall include the following:
(1) 
A statement of the Township's intent to impose or assess attorney fees within 30 days of mailing the notice pursuant to this § 92-2 or within 10 days of the mailing of a notice pursuant to Subsection A.
(2) 
The manner in which the imposition or assessment of attorney fees may be avoided by payment of the delinquent account.