NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Supervisors of North Newton Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, intends to consider for adoption and to vote upon enactment of an Ordinance entitled and summarized hereinafter at a public hearing to be held Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at the Township Park Community Room, 528 Oakville Road, Shippensburg. In the event action is not taken at the aforesaid time, the Board may take action and vote upon said ordinance at another public meeting not less than seven (7) nor more than sixty (60) days following the publication of this notice.
The title of the proposed Ordinance is:
AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR INTEREST AND REASONABLE ATTORNEY FEES ON MUNICIPAL CLAIMS AS PROVIDED FOR IN THE MUNICIPAL CLAIMS AND TAX LIENS LAW AND THE MAXIMUM LAWFUL INTEREST RATE
A summary of the provisions of this proposed ordinance is as follows:
As authorized by the Municipal Claims and Tax Liens Act, 53 P.S. § 7101 et seq. the township is providing for the addition of interest, costs, charges, expenses and fees, including but not limited to reasonable attorney fees, to the total payable with respect to a municipal claim/lien by adding to the Code of the Township of North Newton a Chapter 194, entitled “Municipal Claims and Liens”, and a Section 194-1, entitled “Collection of Claims”.
North Newton Township may assess costs and expenses to the property owner as provided for therein. North Newton Township shall assess interest from the date an invoice is due for service or work giving rise to the municipal claim at the rate of six (6%) percent per annum. In the event the property owner fails to remit said costs and expenses to the Township, said costs and expenses as well as attorney’s fees and court costs shall be collected from such property owner by filing a municipal claim/lien therefor and by an action of assumpsit. Interest on the municipal claim/lien shall be collectible at the rate of ten (10%) percent per annum from the date of the filing of the municipal claim/lien. North Newton Township shall assess reasonable attorney’s fees incurred in the collection of municipal claims in addition to the other collection fees, penalties, and expenses in accordance with the Ordinances of North Newton Township and the Municipal Claims and Tax Liens Act.
All other aspects of the Code are to remain the same, provisions of the Ordinance are severable, and certain ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent with this Ordinance are repealed.
The full text of the proposed Ordinance may be examined at the Municipal Office, 528 Oakville Road, Shippensburg, during regular business hours or by clicking here.
Bonnie L. Myers