[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Mount Olive 6-25-1991 by Ord. No. 18-91; amended in its entirety 10-2-2012 by Ord. No. 31-2012 (Ch. 7 of the 1990 Code). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also amended the name of this chapter, which was formerly Checks, Returned.
There is hereby imposed a service fee of $30 upon the account for any check or ACH payment which is submitted in payment to the Township, which is returned to the Township for nonpayment.
Whenever an account owing to a municipality is for a tax or special assessment, the service charge authorized by this chapter shall be included on whichever list of delinquent accounts is prepared for the enforcement of the lien.
Any service charge authorized by this chapter shall be collected in the same manner prescribed by law for the collection of the account for which the check or other written instrument was tendered.
After the adoption of this chapter, for any account for which the Township receives a returned check or payment, a letter shall be sent to the account holder advising that payment must be resubmitted within 10 days along with the returned check or ACH payment. If payment is not received within 10 days, the account shall be sent to the Police Department for handling. If payment is received, but the check or ACH payment is returned again, then the Township will require payment to be made by cash or certified check.