[Adopted 12-8-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-9]
The "whereas" clauses hereinabove are incorporated into this article.
Editor’s Note: Said clauses are included in the complete copy of Ord. No. 2014-9 which is on file in the Township offices, and to which is annexed a sample distraint.
The Township Tax Collector or the delinquent tax collector as the case may be is hereby authorized to utilize and enforce the provisions of the Act of May 25, 1945, P.L. 1050, 19, 72 P.S. § 5511.19. If any tenant fails to pay any rent to the Tax Collector following service of a notice of distraint, the Tax Collector or other Township official is authorized to institute civil litigation against such tenant for the tenant’s failure to comply with the distraint. Such civil litigation is authorized by the Tax Collector and may be prosecuted in the name of the Township and initiated by any Township official.
Any tenant who fails to comply with a distraint notice shall be subject to a civil penalty for such refusal in the amount of $500 for each month such tenant fails to pay commencing on the first day of the month following service of the distraint. Such tenant shall also be liable for court costs and reasonable costs and fees incurred by the Township or Tax Collector in pursuing a remedy against a noncomplying tenant. Any net proceeds received by the Tax Collector or Township shall be applied to the outstanding tax bill.