[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Baldwin 3-20-2000 by Ord. No. 740. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- DISORDERLY HOUSE
- Any house, room or premises where frequent requests for police/ambulance service for noise, assaults, batteries, drinking of intoxicating beverages, illegal drug usage and/or sale, loitering, gaming, fornication or other misbehavior can be documented.
- FREQUENT REQUESTS FOR POLICE/AMBULANCE SERVICE
- More than three responses to the same address in the preceding sixty-day period.
It shall be unlawful for any property owner, lessee or tenant to maintain, keep, lease or allow a disorderly house, room or other premises in the Borough of Baldwin.
Any such disorderly house, room or other premises that shall be disruptive to the peace and well-being of the surrounding and greater community is declared to be a public nuisance.
After the third incident as defined above, the Chief of Police shall, within five days, notify the property resident or owner, in writing, by either certified mail, posting or personal service, of the Borough's intent to initiate charges with the District Justice; and further, to allow said property resident and/or owner an additional five-day period, commencing on the date of service, to notify the Police Chief, in writing, of said property resident/owner's desire to meet with the Police Chief in an attempt to rectify the conditions to be cited. Upon timely receipt of such notification, the Police Chief shall meet with the property resident/owner within five days thereafter and attempt to reach an accommodation. Should the parties not be able to reach an accommodation, the Police Chief will proceed forthwith to initiate charges before the District Justice.
Any person and/or legal entity, including, but not limited to, the keeper, all parties connected with the maintenance of the disorderly house, and all parties patronizing or frequenting same, found guilty under the provisions of this chapter shall be fined not more than $300 for each offense and be imprisoned for not more than 30 days.
Upon a conviction under the terms of this chapter, the Borough may revoke the occupancy permit of any house or premises found to be a disorderly house.