A RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR TO SCHEDULE A PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLE XIII, SECTION 8-38 OF THE FAUQUIER COUNTY CODE RELATING TO PAYMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE FEES, ATTORNEY'S FEES AND COLLECTION AGENCY'S FEES IMPOSED UPON CERTAIN DELINQUENT TAXPAYERS PURSUANT TO VIRGINIA CODE SECTION 58.1‑3958 AND IMPOSITION OF ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS FOR NUISANCE ABATEMENT LIENS
WHEREAS, the Code of Virginia permits localities to impose an administrative fee on persons with delinquent taxes or other delinquent charges; and
WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors has imposed that administrative fee by adopting Section 8-38 of the Code of Fauquier County relating only to the collection of delinquent taxes, and this fee has now been increased; and
WHEREAS, Section 8-38 does not contain a provision to charge the administrative fees for collection of other delinquent charges; and
WHEREAS, Section 58.1-3958 permits localities to recover attorney’s fees or collection agency’s fees actually contracted for, and also permits fees for administrative costs for collection on nuisance abatement liens; and
WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors, wishes to consider the adoption of an Ordinance amending Chapter 8 of the Code of Fauquier County to rename Article XIII to Court Costs and Administrative Fees and to rename Section 8-38 to Payment of Administrative Fees, Attorney’s Fees and Collection Agency’s Fees; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 10th day of February 2005, That the County Administrator be, and is hereby, directed to schedule a public hearing on a proposed Ordinance renaming Article XIII to Court Costs and Administrative Fees and renaming Section 8-38 to Payment of Administrative Fees, Attorney’s Fees, and Collection Agency’s Fees, and amending Chapter 8 of the Fauquier County Code to increase the administrative fees imposed upon delinquent taxpayers or other delinquent charges to be consistent with Section 58.1-3958 of the Code of Virginia; and to allow for recovery of attorney’s fees or collection agency’s fees up to twenty percent (20%) of the taxes or other charges collected; and to impose a fee for administrative costs for collection on nuisance abatement liens.