[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Upper Allen as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 9-16-1999 by Ord. No. 530]
Charges for reasonable attorneys' fees for municipal claims is authorized under the Municipal Claims Law, as amended, of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 53 P.S. § 7101 et seq., and such charges are to be determined by the municipality making such charges and adopted as such by ordinance.
The Board of Commissioners of the Township of Upper Allen hereby determines that the schedule of charges for reasonable attorneys' fees shall be as follows:
Seventy-five dollars to prepare and file any complaint or claim before a District Justice.
Seventy-five dollars to prepare and file a municipal lien with the Prothonotary of Cumberland County.
Fifty dollars to prepare and file a release of municipal lien filed with the Prothonotary of Cumberland County.
One hundred dollar minimum charge, and the charge per hour ($100) pro rata thereafter, for any court appearance before a District Justice or any other court of competent jurisdiction for any matter related to preparation for and pursuit of any litigation or for any other municipal claim authorized by law.
The Township Solicitor and/or the Staff Attorney for the Township of Upper Allen, or designated agents thereof, are hereby authorized to claim reasonable attorneys' fees according to the schedule in the preceding section.