Township of Robinson, PA
Washington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Robinson as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 11-13-2000 by Ord. No. 3-2000]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated unless a different meaning clearly appears from the context:
The person violating any ordinance of Robinson Township and/or any laws of Robinson Township and/or any laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and/or those laws, rules, and regulations designated as the Pennsylvania Crimes Code, Pa.C.S.A. Title 18, and Title 35, Chapter 6, and Title 75 Pa.C.S.A., Motor Vehicle Code, in their entirety.
Any communication to the Township, its police department, or county 911 dispatch center or any other entity indicating the possibility or existence of a crime or other emergency situation warranting immediate action by the police.
Any person, corporation, tenant, resident, business organization, nonprofit organization, charitable institution, and/or agent, servant, principal or employee thereof who makes a request for response.
Any request for response which causes the police department providing services to Robinson Township to utilize its communication systems, motor vehicles and/or personnel to arrive at or participate at any place designated or specified by the requestor.
Any requestor who makes a request for response which causes a response wherein the subject incident subsequently results in the withdrawing of the charges and/or the dismissal of the charges initiated as a result of the response, based on the requestor refusing to participate, advising that the requestor does not wish to participate further, and/or the requestor agreeing to the dismissal of the charges or the like, or any requestor who unreasonably makes multiple requests for response shall be obligated and responsible for making payment in regards to the designated charges as set forth herein. The designated charges shall include but not be limited to costs and/or expenses incurred by the Township pertaining to the police personnel responding to the initial call or calls, attendance at Magisterial District Judge hearings, the filing of charges, attendance at trials, hearings and the like, as well as man hours or time spent in regards to investigations, preparation and filing of reports, and the like. This article shall not apply to costs or expenses incurred as a result of municipal police responding to a motor vehicle accident.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
Any actor or perpetrator against whom it has been determined has violated the ordinances of Robinson Township or the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, said determination being made by the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny or Washington County, including the minor judiciary of said counties known as Magisterial District Judges and/or by judge or jury, after trial or hearing, the agreement by the actor to a guilty plea, ARD agreement, plea, probation or determination without verdict, of a plea of nolo contendere or no contest in said courts and/or the determination or agreement of an actor, including a plea or plea agreement with said courts without verdict and/or any adjudication, determination, or agreement regarding a juvenile under the Pennsylvania Juvenile Laws,[1] shall be charged with the cost of the response as set forth in § 215-3 of this article, and as referred to in Subsection A, above.
[Amended 5-13-2002 by Ord. No. 1-2002]
Editor's Note: See 42 Pa.C.S.A. § 6301 et seq.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
Any responses or determinations as set forth in § 215-2 of this article shall require the requestor or actor to pay to Robinson Township a fee set forth and adjusted from time to time by resolution of the Board of Supervisors, and any incidental costs, fees or expenses relating to a response.
The police department that serves the Township and/or the Township Secretary shall provide billings to those individuals creating the requirement of a police response and/or police action pursuant to the schedule of charges set forth in § 215-3 of this article. Said billings shall be issued within 60 days of the conclusion of the police involvement. Thereafter, payment shall be made to the Township for the aforesaid billings within 30 days of the date of the billing. Failure to pay the aforesaid billings shall subject the requestor to a municipal lien for the amount thereof and/or a judgment for the amount therein as established pursuant to a civil action brought within a court or forum of appropriate jurisdiction. The amount of said billings shall include the hourly rate indicated thereon plus any incidental costs, fees, or expenses. In addition, the Township, through the Police Department, may request any court having competent jurisdiction over a requestor or actor, to make restitution to the Township consistent with this article. Additionally, interest on the unpaid balance of any invoice of any fees and/or expenses shall carry an interest rate of 9% per annum on the unpaid balance. In addition, the Township may assess attorney's fees, costs and expenses associated with the collection of any fees or expenses authorized by this article.
If any section, clause or part of this article is, for any reason, found to be unconstitutional, illegal or invalid, such unconstitutionality, illegality or invalidity shall not affect or impair any of the remaining provisions, sentences, clauses, sections or parts of this article. It is hereby declared as the intent of the Board of Supervisors that this article would have been adopted had such unconstitutional, illegal or invalid sentence, clause, section or part thereof not been included therein.
All ordinances or parts of ordinances which are inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.
The provisions of this article shall become effective within 10 days of its adoption.