[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Penn as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Police Department — See Ch. 42.
[Adopted 2-15-2016 by Ord. No. 908]
The fire departments which have been officially recognized as Volunteer Fire Departments for the Township of Penn shall have the authority to select and enter into a contract with an appropriate collection agency to undertake the actual collection of all invoiced expenses. The reasonable expenses shall include costs and expenses incurred by the individual Volunteer Fire Departments while in the course of conduct of their services as the official Volunteer Fire Departments for the Township of Penn, said Volunteer Fire Departments incur costs for fire-fighting materials, residential and commercial equipment, commercial flooding services, hazardous abatement materials involving response to hazardous materials incidents, environmental incidents, safety and rescue incidents and operations which shall include but not be limited to vehicular accidents.
The aforesaid Volunteer Fire Departments or their designated collection agencies shall issue invoices to the appropriate insurance company of the person or persons involved in the incident, with payment on said invoices to be due within 60 days.
All proceeds received in this collection process shall be deposited to the account each Volunteer Fire Department; and, a copy of the invoice and reimbursement received shall be forwarded to the Township of Penn for its records.
In the event any claim is denied payment by the invoiced insurance carrier, the Volunteer Fire Department shall make a final determination as to whether future action shall be taken to collect the monies owed or whether the claim shall be withdrawn.
In addition to the aforementioned reasonable costs, the Volunteer Fire Departments are hereby authorized to collect any other additional fee or charge as may be authorized by the Hazardous Material and Emergency Planning and Response Act of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or as may be authorized by any other statute, case law or common law of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.