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Township of Hempfield, PA
Westmoreland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Hempfield 8-26-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-09.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance provided that the fees for liens previously filed were reaffirmed and would remain in effect for those liens filed prior to the effective date of this ordinance. The effective date of this ordinance is 8-26-2013.
Pursuant to the Municipal Claims Act,[1] the Township of Hempfield hereby adopts the following schedule of attorneys' fees in connection with the collection of municipal claims and municipal liens as follows:
A. 
For the issuance of the thirty-day certified mail notice letter, the sum of $100.
B. 
For the preparation and filing of the municipal claim, the sum of $250.
C. 
For the preparation and filing of the praecipe and writ of scire facias, the sum of $500.
D. 
For additional work required on any contested lien, an hourly rate of $175.
E. 
For a sheriff's sale proceeding, the sum of $500 minimum for work and document preparation for each lien, plus an hourly rate of $175 for any additional work required.
F. 
For any additional work required, the sum of $175 per hour.
G. 
All the above sums shall be additive.
[1]
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 7101 et seq.
Pursuant to the Municipal Claims Act,[1] the Township of Hempfield hereby sets the interest rate applicable to all municipal claims at a rate of 10%.
[1]
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 7101 et seq.
Court costs, filing fees and charges applicable to all municipal claims shall be an additional expense to be collected from the debtor.