Township of Radnor, PA
Delaware County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Radnor 2-25-1974 by Ord. No. 1564 as Ch. 230 of the 1974 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Code enforcement — See Ch. 19.
Environmental Advisory Committee — See Ch. 33.
Citizens Council on Environmental Affairs — See Ch. 34.
Air pollution — See Ch. 98.
Animals — See Ch. 115.
Public bathing places — See Ch. 120.
Littering — See Ch. 190.
Pest control — See Ch. 214.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 222.
Sewers — See Ch. 235.
Solid waste — See Ch. 240.
Stormwater management — See Ch. 245.
Zoning — See Ch. 280.

§ 230-1 Adoption of rules and regulations; title.

[Amended 6-29-1977 by Ord. No. 77-18]
The following sanitary rules and regulations hereby are adopted. Said rules shall be known and may be cited as the "Sanitary Rules and Regulations of Radnor Township."

§ 230-2 Determination of violation.

[Amended 6-29-1977 by Ord. No. 77-18]
Any and every person who creates, continues or maintains any nuisance prejudicial to the public health, so adjudged by the Community Development Department, shall be deemed guilty of a violation of this chapter and shall also be liable for the expense of the abatement and remedy thereof.

§ 230-3 Littering. [1]

No person shall throw, sweep or deposit in any manner onto any sidewalk, street, road, ditch, gutters, storm sewers or public place or onto the private premises of another any ashes, rubbish, tin cans, offal, garbage, dead animals, decaying vegetable matter or organic waste substance or other debris of any kind within the limits of this Township, and no putrid or decaying animal or vegetable matter shall be kept in any house, cellar or adjoining outbuildings or grounds for more than 24 hours.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 190, Littering.

§ 230-4 Prohibited accumulations.

No owner, lessee or occupant of any building shall permit the accumulation of any ashes, rubbish, tin cans, garbage or other debris on any sidewalks or thoroughfares abutting said building or in yards or vacant ground forming part of the premises.

§ 230-5 Stagnant water.

[Amended 6-29-1977 by Ord. No. 77-18]
When any lot or excavation in the Township of Radnor shall from any cause whatsoever become the repository of stagnant water or of any decaying or offensive substance, liquid or solid, it shall be the duty of the owner or occupant of said premises, within a specified time given in a written notice from the Community Development Department, to cause such lot or excavation to be drained or to be filled with clean earth or other inoffensive substance.

§ 230-6 Lodging of complaint.

[Amended 6-29-1977 by Ord. No. 77-18]
Whenever any citizen of the Township is desirous of lodging information of the existence of any nuisance in any part of said Township, he or she shall be required to lodge such complaint at the office of the Community Development Department, in writing, over his or her signature, such complaint to designate the nature of the nuisance, the location thereof and the name of the owner or occupant of the property upon which it is alleged to exist.

§ 230-7 Slaughterhouses.

[Amended 6-29-1977 by Ord. No. 77-18]
No person or persons, firm or corporation, without the written consent of the Community Development Department and compliance with all other Township ordinances, shall build or use any building as a slaughterhouse within the limits of this Township.

§ 230-8 Pigpens.

[Amended 6-29-1977 by Ord. No. 77-18]
No pigpen shall be built or maintained in this Township without the written consent of the Community Development Department. No pen shall be constructed within 100 feet of any stream nor within 500 feet of any street or inhabited house nor where, as a source of fly breeding, it may become a menace to the public health. When garbage is fed to pigs, the same shall be cooked and provisions shall be made so that all unconsumed garbage shall be removed daily and disposed of by burial.

§ 230-9 Stables.

All stables must be kept in a clean and sanitary condition. All accumulations of manure shall be so disposed of as to prevent noxious odors and shall be covered or screened and removed when ordered.

§ 230-10 Privies and cesspools.

A. 
Permit; fee. No privy or cesspool shall be cleaned or emptied without first obtaining a permit from the Sewer Department, which permit shall be granted on application, with a fee of $15 for each permit. This fee shall cover the removal of septic wastes from one system only and shall be good only on the date of issue.
[Amended 6-29-1977 by Ord. No. 77-18; 3-28-1988 by Ord. No. 88-13]
B. 
Regulations. The cleaning, emptying and removing of the contents of privy vaults or cesspools shall be done in an inoffensive manner, and any contractor having begun any such work shall, without interruption or delay, finish the same and shall in every instance leave the privy vault or cesspool in as good condition as when the work was undertaken. The contents of the privy vaults or cesspools so removed shall be conveyed to such places as are approved by the Community Development Department and Sewer Department, in airtight receptacles so as to prevent the emission of noxious odors, and disposed of according to the directions of the Community Development Department hereinafter provided for. The contents of any privy or cesspool shall not be transported through the streets except in a manner to prevent said contents from being exposed in the open air, unless the Community Development Department shall so permit in writing.
[Amended 6-29-1977 by Ord. No. 77-18]
C. 
Drainage. No privy or cesspool or other receptacle for human excrement shall be constructed, maintained or used which directly or indirectly drains or discharges over or upon the surface of the ground or into any waters of the state.
D. 
No privy shall hereafter be constructed in said Township except where building operations so demand. Such privy may be used in connection with such building operations until such time as proper sanitary facilities are provided and must be maintained in an inoffensive and sanitary manner.
E. 
All privy vaults, cesspools or reservoirs as above named shall be cleaned at any time when directed by the Health Officer.
[Amended 6-29-1977 by Ord. No. 77-18]

§ 230-11 Wastewater.

No person, firm or corporation shall drain, empty, pump or allow to run into any ground, gutter, watercourse, alley or street the contents of any kitchen, laundry or other wastewater or any liquids deleterious to health. Such drainage, when not connected with a sewer, must be collected into cesspools or drainage fields provided with proper traps and properly covered.

§ 230-12 Public urination.

[Added 3-24-1997 by Ord. No. 97-09]
A. 
Definitions. As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings shown:
PARKING AREA
Space provided by an owner or tenant for the parking of vehicles on any premises described herein, together with the means of ingress thereto and egress therefrom and roads and driveways of any such premises.
PRIVATE PROPERTY
Property not owned or leased by those persons engaged in the use of that property for public urination.
PUBLIC PLACE
Any public sidewalk, street, lane, highway, building, parking area, park or recreation area or other property open for the use of the public.
PUBLIC STREET
The entire right-of-way of any public street, road, lane or highway of the Township of Radnor or of the County of Delaware or of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, including the cartway, sidewalks and unpaved portions thereof within the Township of Radnor. The term includes a roadway open to the use of the public for vehicular travel on grounds of a college or university or public or private school or public or Township park.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to urinate in a public place, including in or on any street, road, lane, sidewalk, parking area or private property in the Township of Radnor or any room (other than a bathroom) or passageway of any public building.

§ 230-13 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 6-29-1977 by Ord. No. 77-18; 11-28-1988 by Ord. No. 88-32; 7-20-1992 by Ord. No. 92-13; 3-24-1997 by Ord. No. 97-09]
Any person or persons, firm or corporation who or which shall violate any of these rules and regulations shall, upon conviction therefor before a duly authorized District Justice, be sentenced to pay a fine or penalty of not more than $1,000, plus costs of prosecution, and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to imprisonment in the county jail for a term not exceeding 30 days.