2020 - 3
COVID - 19
A RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF BOLIVAR, COUNTY OF WESTMORELAND AND COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA EXTENDING THE DISCOUNT PERIOD FOR COLLECTION OF BOROUGH REAL ESTATE TAXES
WHEREAS, the Borough of Bolivar (“the Borough”) is authorized pursuant to Act 15 of 2020 (35 Pa.C.S. § 5713) to extend its discount period for the collection of real estate tax and to waive any fee or penalty for the late payment of real estate tax; and
WHEREAS, the Borough has determined that Borough property owners have suffered financial difficulties as a result of the COVID 19 virus, and consequent emergency declaration; and
WHEREAS, the Borough desires to extend some relief to those property owners during this disaster emergency;
NOW THEREFORE, be it resolved and it is hereby resolved that Bolivar Borough, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania adopts this resolution as follows:
1. The discount period for collection of real estate tax, assessed for the tax year 2020, only, is hereby extended to August 31, 2020, and all payments received on, or before such date shall be entitled to the customary two percent (2%) discount. This discount period extension is retroactive to all tax payments received on or after May 1, 2020.
2. The Borough hereby waives and foregoes any fees or penalties for any real estate tax assessed for the tax year 2020, provided that all tax payments are received in full, by the Borough Tax Collector, on or before December 31,
2020. Penalties, interest, or other fees will apply at the customary rate and amounts commencing January 1, 2021 on all outstanding amounts.
3. The Borough Secretary shall provide a copy of this Resolution to the Borough Tax Collector immediately.
4. This Resolution does not repeal or replace any prior Ordinance or Resolution of the Borough. The provisions herein are applicable only to real estate taxes assessed for 2020 and only for the specific periods set forth herein.
BE IT RESOLVED this 7th day of May, 2020.
CLARK BAIRD, President
Bolivar Borough Council
PATRICIA BETTS, Secretary