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File #: 11396-20    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Enacted
File created: 2/7/2020 In control: Chief Clerk
On agenda: Final action: 4/7/2020
Title: An ordinance authorizing the County of Allegheny levying an Allegheny County Demolition Fund fee of fifteen dollars ($15.00) on each mortgage and deed recorded in Allegheny County, to be used for the purpose of funding demolition of blighted properties situate in the County in accordance with the provisions of 42 P.S. §21052.2.
Sponsors: Bob Macey, Patrick Catena
Attachments: 1. 11-20-OR 11396-20.pdf
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An ordinance authorizing the County of Allegheny levying an Allegheny County Demolition Fund fee of fifteen dollars ($15.00) on each mortgage and deed recorded in Allegheny County, to be used for the purpose of funding demolition of blighted properties situate in the County in accordance with the provisions of 42 P.S. §21052.2.

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Whereas, Act 152 of 2016, effective January 3, 2017 and amending 42 P.S. §21052.2, allows all counties within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to impose a $15.00 fee on all mortgage and deed recording transactions at their discretion, via legislative action; and; and

Whereas, under the terms of §21052.2(b), the Demolition Fund Fee, if imposed, must be placed into a county demolition fund and used exclusively for the demolition of blighted property located within the County, as defined by the Abandoned and Blighted Property Conservatorship Act, 68 P.S. §1101 et. seq.; and

Whereas, pursuant to §21052.2(c)(1)(i), imposition of the Demolition Fund Fee requires that the County file an initial report delineating a plan for fund expenditures, an estimate for how many properties will be demolished, and other information relevant to the demolition program with the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) no later than 90 days after the imposition of the Fee; and

Whereas, also under the terms of §21052.2(c)(1)(ii), imposition of the Demolition Fund Fee also requires that the County file an annual report with DCED no later than 12 months after the imposition of the Fee and each year thereafter, with such annual reports to describe the number of properties demolished, the cost per demolition, and other information relevant to the demolition program; and

Whereas, the authorization for the Demolition Fund Fee currently expires ten years from the effective date of Act 152, or on January 4, 2027, pursuant to the terms of §21052.2(d); and

Whereas, within Allegheny County, 166,408 deed and mortgage transactions took pl...

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