Township of East Manchester, PA
York County
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[Adopted 7-8-1997 by Ord. No. 7-8-97]
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Editor's Note: The original title of this article was "Collection of Delinquent Taxes and Related Fees." It was amended to its present title 9-13-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-5.
[Amended 9-13-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-5]
The policy of the Township is to collect delinquent taxes, user charges, and other items covered by the Municipal Claims and Lien law, Act of May 16, 1923, P.L. 207, 33, as amended, 53 P.S. § 7101 et seq., and to assess such charges in conjunction with such collection as are permitted by law.
[Amended 7-13-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-6; 9-13-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-5; 1-2-2007 by Res. No. 2007-2; 7-13-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-3; 8-4-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-1]
A. 
The Township hereby approves the following schedule of attorney fees for services in connection with the collection of accounts, which are hereby determined to be fair and reasonable compensation for services set forth.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Said schedule of fees is available in the Township offices.
B. 
Any service not covered above shall be compensated at the then current hourly rate of the Township solicitor as charged to the Township for routine legal services.
C. 
There shall be added to the above amounts the reasonable out-of-pocket expenses of counsel in connection with each of these services, including Sheriff's and Prothonotary's costs.
D. 
The amount of fees determined as set forth above shall be added to the Township's municipal claim in each account.
[Amended 9-13-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-5]
A. 
The Township hereby approves the schedule of fees[1] to be imposed by the York Adams Tax Bureau, as assignee of the Township for the collection of local taxes, or such other tax collection entity hereafter designated by the Township, as assignee for a similar purpose, upon any taxpayer whose taxes are or become delinquent and/or remain due and unpaid.[2]
[Amended 11-8-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-3]
[1]
Editor's Note: Said schedule of fees is available in the Township offices.
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
B. 
The York Adams Tax Bureau or such other tax collection entity designated by the Township is authorized to retain such costs of collection as set forth in the attached schedule in recovering delinquent taxes and as permitted to be assessed to delinquent taxpayers pursuant to law.
[Amended 11-8-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-3]
C. 
The Township may amend the schedule of fees from time to time by resolution.
The Tax Collector or Township Secretary or other designated official of the Township are hereby authorized and empowered to take such additional action as they may deem necessary or appropriate to implement this article.
[Added 2-10-1998 by Ord. No. 1998-1[1]]
The Tax Collector in and for East Manchester Township, and any Deputy Tax Collector duly appointed as permitted by law, shall be and hereby are authorized to charge a service charge of $40 for each check which is returned to the Tax Collector because it is uncollectable for lack of sufficient funds in the account, or for any other reason. Such amount shall be paid to the Tax Collector by the issuer of said check at the time the funds owed or represented by said check are paid. It is intended that the service charge authorized by this section shall be and is the same amount authorized to be charged pursuant to the Crimes Code relating to bad checks, 18 Pa.C.S.A. § 4105(e)(3). In the event that section of the Crimes Code is amended, this section shall automatically be amended to modify the service charge to be the same as found in that section. To the extent that any action is required by the Board of Supervisors of East Manchester Township to modify or amend any service charges authorized by this section, said changes are hereby authorized to be made by resolution of the Board of Supervisors from time to time.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).