Township of White, PA
Indiana County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of White 1-27-1966. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Sewers and sewage disposal — See Ch. 235.
Solid waste; recycling — See Ch. 257.

§ 175-1 Dumps and landfills prohibited.

It shall be unlawful for any person, copartnership or corporation to use or occupy any premises as or for a rubbish disposal dump, garbage disposal dump, sanitary landfill, incineration plant or other similar use within the Township of White whereby any noxious or offensive odors, putrid, or polluted water or other discharge, smoke, soot, ash, refuse, rubbish or filth of any nature whatever is blown, carried or discharged in any manner unto the public roads or upon the premises of other persons, copartnerships or corporations. The use or occupation of any premises within White Township in a manner so as to violate the provisions of this section is hereby declared to constitute a nuisance per se.

§ 175-2 Storage of refuse near roads, water or premises.

It shall be unlawful for any person, copartnership or corporation to dispose, keep, place or store or permit to be disposed, kept, placed or stored, except in appropriate containers on any premises whatever, any rubbish, garbage, ashes, manure or refuse of any kind whatever within 100 feet of the cartway of any public road, or within 100 feet of any creek or stream, or within 100 feet of any premises of any other person, copartnership or corporation. The provisions of this section shall in no way be interpreted to prohibit the use and/or spreading of manure, fertilizer, lime and/or related materials for agricultural purposes. The use or occupation of any premises within White Township in a manner so as to violate the provisions of this section is hereby declared to constitute a nuisance per se.

§ 175-3 Dangerous structures prohibited.

It shall be unlawful for any person, copartnership or corporation to maintain or permit to be maintained on any premises whatever any building or structure within the Township of White, which are or become dangerous to the health, safety and welfare of the public due to destruction by fire, deterioration, age, depreciation or any other reasons which would endanger the general health, welfare and safety of the community. The maintenance, use or occupation of any premises within White Township in a manner so as to violate the provisions of this section is hereby declared to constitute a nuisance per se.

§ 175-4 Removal or abatement of nuisance.

Any nuisance prohibited by the terms of this chapter shall be abated and removed by the occupant and/or by the owner of the premises on which such nuisance exists and/or by the person or persons who are responsible for such nuisance or nuisances within 15 days after receipt by him, her or them of written notice so to do from the Board of Supervisors of White Township, and on his, her or their default and/or failure or neglect to abate or remove such nuisance within such time the Township shall have the right and power to remove or cause the removal of or abatement of such nuisance and to pay for the cost or costs thereof and collect the cost of such removal from the owner and/or occupant and/or the person or persons responsible for such nuisance or nuisances or any of them.

§ 175-5 Violations and penalties.

Any person, copartnership or corporation violating any of the provisions of § 175-1, 175-2 or 175-3 of this chapter shall upon summary proceeding brought in the name of the Township before any justice of the peace be fined upon conviction in any amount not less than $25 nor more than $300 or in default thereof be sentenced and committed to the county jail for a period not exceeding 30 days.