Township of Butler, PA
Butler County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Butler 11-1-1965 as Ch. XIV, Part 2, of the 1965 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Nuisances — See Ch. 210.
Solid waste — See Ch. 231.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 272.
Motorized vehicles — See Ch. 284.
Zoning — See Ch. 300.

§ 278-1 Short title.

[Amended 10-5-1998 by Ord. No. 765]
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as "Township of Butler Abandoned and Junked Vehicle Ordinance."

§ 278-2 Definitions.

The following words and phrases, when used in this chapter, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except in those instances where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
CALENDAR DAY
A period of 24 hours measured from midnight to midnight of any calendar day.
JUNKED VEHICLE
Any vehicle outside of a fully enclosed building not in full and complete working order, without current registration plates, and without applicable state inspection sticker, or any vehicle stored for resale as junk metal, or any vehicle outside of a fully enclosed building stored for selling parts therefrom.
[Amended 10-5-1998 by Ord. No. 765]
PERSON
Every natural person, association or corporation. Whenever used in any clause prescribing or imposing a fine or penalty of imprisonment in default thereof, the term as applied to associations shall mean any member thereof, and as applied to corporations shall mean the president or secretary thereof.

§ 278-3 Unlawful storage of abandoned or junked vehicles.

[Amended 10-5-1998 by Ord. No. 765]
Except where specifically permitted by Chapter 300, Zoning, of the Code of the Township of Butler, it shall be unlawful for any person to store any abandoned or junked vehicle on private or public property within the geographical boundaries of the Township of Butler, Butler County, Pennsylvania, for any portion of a calendar day. The storage of any vehicle as hereinabove prohibited in this section for more than one calendar day shall constitute a separate and distinct unlawful act for any portion of each calendar day.

§ 278-4 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 10-5-1998 by Ord. No. 765]
Any person, upon summary conviction before a Justice of the Peace of violating any of the provisions of § 278-3 of this chapter, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $600, plus costs of prosecution, and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, shall be subject to imprisonment for not more than 30 days.[1]
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Editor's Note: Original Sec. 105, Prosecution of violators, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 10-5-1998 by Ord. No. 765.