[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Northampton as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 7-25-1996 by Ord. No. 1072 (Ch. 1, Part 14, of the 1993 Code of Ordinances)]
In any situation in which the Borough of Northampton seeks to assess or impose attorney's fees in connection with the collection of a delinquent account and the filing and prosecution of a municipal and lien, the Borough of Northampton shall first comply with the procedures set forth in § 3(a)(2) of the Municipal Claim and Tax Lien Law, Act of May 16, 1923, P.L. 207, No. 153, as amended, 53 Pa.C.S.A. § 7106(a)(2).
The Borough Solicitor is hereby authorized and directed to include a claim for attorney's fees in all municipal claims and liens filed on behalf of the Borough of Northampton under the Municipal Claim and Tax Lien Law, Act of May 16, 1923, P.L. 207, No. 153, as amended, 53 Pa.C.S.A. § 7101 et seq., to the extent permitted by law.
[Amended 10-2-2014 by Ord. No. 1196]
The official Borough schedule of attorney's fees within the meaning of § 3(a)(1) of the Municipal Claim and Tax Lien Law is as follows: the prevailing renumeration expended per hour in the collection of a claim, whether before the filing of a municipal claim, in connection with the filing of a municipal claim, in prosecuting a municipal claim to final judgment, in connection with the execution of judgment or otherwise.