Township of Allegheny, PA
Westmoreland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Allegheny 8-11-1999 by Ord. No. 10-1999. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Board of Supervisors of Allegheny Township has, from time to time, adopted resolutions acknowledging the authority of the various volunteer fire departments situate within the Township of Allegheny to act as the official fire-fighting force for the Township.
In the course of conduct of their services as the official fire departments for the Township of Allegheny, said fire departments incur reasonable costs for fire-fighting materials, residential and commercial equipment, commercial flooding services, and hazardous abatement materials involving response to hazardous materials incidents, environmental incidents, and safety and rescue incidents and operations, including vehicular accidents.
The reasonable costs identified above shall be recovered through the offices of the Township of Allegheny in order to coordinate the collection process and allocate the proceeds thereof or may be recovered directly by the volunteer fire company, through the Township with the consent of the Supervisors.
Reasonable costs and expenses incurred by any individual volunteer fire department shall be itemized to the Board of Supervisors for all incidents occurring within each particular fire district.
Allegheny Township, or its delegate, 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 the collection process will be collected by a designee of each individual volunteer fire department and deposited into that department's general fund for use by that department.
In the event any claim is denied payment by the invoiced insurance carrier, the Allegheny Township Board of Supervisors will make final determination as to whether further action shall be taken to collect the monies owed or whether the claim shall be withdrawn.
In addition to the aforementioned reasonable costs, the Township is hereby authorized to collect any other additional fee or charge as may be authorized by the Hazardous Material Emergency Planning and Response Act[1] or as may be authorized by any other statute, case law, or common law.
Editor's Note: See 35 P.S. § 6022.101 et seq.