Borough of Bellefonte, PA
Centre County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Bellefonte as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 11-5-1990 by Ord. No. 1038 (Ch. 1420, Sec. 1420.05, of the 1979 Codified Ordinances)]
The Borough Solicitor is hereby authorized to recover against the owner of property upon which emergency work is performed by the Borough, its agents, servants, contractors or employees, or against the owner of property who has disregarded an unsafe notice for the repair or demolition of property subject to such unsafe notice or the filling of any excavation which constitutes a danger to the citizens and residents of the Borough. The Borough Solicitor is authorized to charge the full cost of the work so performed in accordance with the Borough Building Code, together with all costs of collection, including attorney's fees, in the amount of 10% and interest upon the sum due the Borough of 6% per annum, commencing from the time of the final completion of the work performed by the Borough. Such amounts may be collected by a civil action brought in the Court of Common Pleas of Centre County, Magisterial District Court, or by municipal claim. No such suit or claim shall be filed until written notice in accordance with law is provided the property owner.