[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Fox Chapel as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 12-18-1995 by Ord. No. 576 (Ch. 1, Part 8, of the 1978 Code of Ordinances)]
The Borough Manager, or his designee, is hereby directed to notify the County Assessor's office or other authority responsible for the assessment of property in the Borough of the construction of a building or buildings not otherwise exempt from tax in the Borough for the purposes of having said building and the property where it is situate reassessed.
Upon reassessment, any said property shall be added to or revised on the tax duplicate and shall be taxable for Borough purposes for the proportionate part of the fiscal year remaining after the property was so improved by reason of the construction of the building. The entire improvement of new construction shall generally be measured at and from the time of occupancy, and occupancy occurring during a month shall be treated as occurring on the first day of the following month.
A certified list of additions and revisions will be furnished by Allegheny County to the Collector for collection.
[Adopted 5-18-1998 by Ord. No. 595 (Ch. 1, Part 10, of the 1978 Code of Ordinances)]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- The Borough of Fox Chapel.
- Any offense punishable under Pa.C.S.A. Title 18 or 75.
- Any person duly employed by the Borough of Fox Chapel, including, but not limited to, a police officer who is by law given the power to arrest when acting within the scope of the person's employment. The term "employee" also includes a person who is considered to be an employee of the Borough as set forth in the Workers' Compensation Act at 77 P.S. § 1031.
- INSURANCE COMPANY
- Includes any pooled or collective trust.
- Any person who causes personal injury to the person or property of any other as a direct result of a crime.
- PERSONAL INJURY
- Actual bodily harm directly resulting from the crime.
- Any person, except an offender, who suffered injuries to his person or property as a direct result of a crime. The term "victim" specifically includes the Borough of Fox Chapel and any insurance company that has compensated the victim for loss under an insurance agreement.
When required as a condition of probation or parole, offenders convicted of a crime wherein an employee suffered injury to property or personal injury directly resulting from the crime shall make restitution in the amount of the value of the loss sustained by the victim, the Borough or an insurance company, as ordered by the sentencing court.
Request for information of loss. When a Borough employee who has suffered personal injury receives notification from the District Attorney's office of a pending trial for the offender, the employee who suffered personal injury shall request the Borough Manager to provide to the employee the monetary value of the loss sustained by the Borough and the Borough's insurance company.
Reporting. If the offender is convicted of a crime which resulted in personal injury to the employee, the employee shall inform the Assistant District Attorney prior to sentencing of the loss sustained by the employee, the Borough and the Borough's insurance company so that restitution may be ordered by the court pursuant to 18 Pa.C.S.A. § 1106(c).
Preservation of private remedies. No judgment or order of restitution shall debar the Borough, the Borough's insurance company or any employee who sustained personal injury, by appropriate action, to recover from the offender as otherwise provided by law, provided that any civil award shall be reduced by the amount paid under this article to the particular party.
Notification of value of Borough loss. Upon request from a Borough employee who has suffered personal injury directly resulting from a crime, the Borough Manager shall provide to the requesting employee the monetary value of the loss sustained by the Borough and the Borough's insurance company.
Value of loss. Value of Borough loss shall include, but not be limited to, medical expenses, amount of medical expenses not covered by the Borough insurance company, amount of compensation received by the employee during absence from duty caused by the offender, and the amount of compensation paid to the employee not reimbursed by the insurance company of the Borough, as a direct result of the offender's crime.