Township of Middlesex, PA
Butler County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Middlesex 4-5-1989 by Ord. No. 52; amended in its entirety 12-15-1999 by Ord. No. O-99-12-6. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Solid waste and recycling — See Ch. 140.
For the health, safety and well-being of the inhabitants of the Township of Middlesex, Butler County, Pennsylvania, it shall be unlawful to burn trash, garbage, tires, shingles, railroad ties, plastic, chemicals or any other materials of any nature or description that emit a noxious odor when burned at any time within the boundaries of Middlesex Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania.
It shall be lawful to burn newspapers, leaves, branches and paper products within the confines and boundaries of the Township, provided that the following restrictions and regulations are met:
Such burning must take place in excess of 25 feet from any building and/or structure.
Such burning shall take place only on Monday through and including Saturday and then only between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to sunset, prevailing time.
Burning shall be prohibited at any time on Sunday and/or holidays.
Such burning shall mandate adult supervision at all times; supervision shall be within 100 feet of the burning. As used in this section, "adult" shall include any responsible person 18 years of age or older.[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
Any burning that becomes out of control of the supervising adult to the degree that notification of the Fire Company and/or Police Department is required shall be considered a violation of this chapter.
Any person who violates or permits a violation of this chapter shall, upon conviction in a summary proceeding brought before a District Justice under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, be guilty of a summary offense and shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000, plus costs of prosecution. In default of payment thereof, the defendant may be sentenced to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days. Each day or portion thereof that such violation continues or is permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense, and each section of this chapter that is violated shall also constitute a separate offense.
All fines collected for the violation of this chapter shall be paid to the Township of Middlesex, Butler County, Pennsylvania.