Town of Secaucus, NJ
Hudson County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Secaucus 2-26-91 as Ord. No. 9l-7. Amendments noted where applicable.]
CHECKS
A draft drawn upon a bank and payable on demand, signed by the maker or drawer, containing an unconditional promise to pay a sum certain in money to the order of the payee.
PERSON
Any natural person or persons, corporation, partnership, association, or any other organization.
A. 
Any person issuing a check or other written instrument to the Town of Secaucus, including any department thereof, which shall be returned to the Town of Secaucus, or any department thereof, for insufficient funds, shall be obliged to pay to the Town of Secaucus, or such department thereof, a $20 service charge each time that any such check(s) or other written instrument(s) are returned for said insufficiency; such service charge(s) shall be added to any account owing to the municipality, if payment was tendered on such account.
B. 
The Town of Secaucus, or any department thereof, shall not accept any check or other written instrument from any person who shall have had a check or checks or other written instrument(s) returned for insufficient funds on two occasions; payments from such persons shall only be tendered in cash or by certified or bank cashier's check.
C. 
Whenever an account owing to the Town of Secaucus is for a tax or special assessment and the aforesaid $20 charge is applicable, the service charge authorized by this chapter shall be deemed a lien on the affected property and be included on whatever list of delinquent accounts which is proper for enforcement of such lien.
D. 
The Town is authorized to collect the service charges prescribed herein in a manner prescribed by law.