Borough of Northampton, PA
Northampton County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Northampton as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Auditor — See Ch. 4.
[Adopted 5-9-1963 by Ord. No. 657 (Ch. 1, Part 3A, of the 1993 Code of Ordinances)]
[Amended 7-15-1993 by Ord. No. 1048]
A charge of 15% shall be added to the actual cost of the work done as payment for Borough services connected therewith, except when the Borough's participation in the work is in conjunction with an agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for the reconstruction of a state highway.
Interest at the rate of 6% shall be charged during any period of time that any account for work done is delinquent, including nonpayment according to a schedule as hereinafter set forth.
[Amended 7-15-1993 by Ord. No. 1048]
Whenever the total cost (including the 15% charge) or the unpaid balance of such work is less than $500, then the Borough Manager shall have the authority to schedule payment thereof either in lump sum or by periodic payments within the same calendar year, with final and full payment being made not later than December 15.
[Amended 7-15-1993 by Ord. No. 1048]
Whenever the total cost (including the 15% charge) or the unpaid balance of such work is more than $500 but less than $1,000, then the Borough Manager, with the approval and consent of the proper committee of Borough Council, shall have the authority to schedule payment thereof by quarterly payments extending into the calendar year following that during which the work was performed, with final and full payment being made not later than December 15 of the current year.
[Amended 7-15-1993 by Ord. No. 1048]
Whenever the total cost (including the 15% charge) or the unpaid balance of such work is more than $1,000, then the Borough Manager, with the approval and consent of the proper committee of Borough Council, shall have the authority to schedule payment thereof by quarterly payments extending into the second calendar year following that during which the work was performed, with final and full payment being made not later than December 15 of the current year.
Any property owner claiming that the schedule of payments provided for him as in §§ 24-3 through 24-5 above will impose undue hardship upon him shall have the right of appeal to the Borough Council within 30 days of the date of said plan, and the Borough Council may either grant the appeal and provide a substitute schedule of payments or deny the appeal and thereby confirm the original schedule of payments.
[Amended 7-15-1993 by Ord. No. 1048]
The Borough Manager shall report all accounts where he has scheduled payment in accordance with this article where the total cost (including the 15% charge), or the unpaid balance, was more than $500 to the Borough Council at the next succeeding meeting, and he shall submit a summary report of the status of all such accounts to the Borough Council at the last meeting of each year.