City of Pottsville, PA
Schuylkill County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Pottsville 5-21-1966 by Ord. No. 72-66 as Art. 1117 of the 1966 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Property maintenance — See Ch. 170.

§ 92-1 Definitions.

For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply:
NOXIOUS WEEDS
Includes burdock, chicory, crabgrass, garlic or wild onion, goldenrod, horse nettle, milkweed, morning glory, mullen, perennial thistle (including Canada, Russian, sow, bull and other thistles), poison ivy, quack grass, ragweed, sumac, wild carrot, wild lettuce, wild mustard, wild parsnip and wild snapdragon, and all other weeds and growths not herein specifically mentioned.
PERSON
An individual, corporation, partnership, association or any agent, assistant, employee, servant or representative thereof.

§ 92-2 Duty of owner to cut or destroy.

A. 
It shall be the duty of every person who shall hold title in any capacity to or have possession of or be responsible for the management or upkeep of any land or lot of ground upon which any noxious weeds, as herein defined, may be growing in excess of eight inches in height to cut or destroy the same and also to prevent such weeds from flowering or going to seed and the seed of the same from ripening.
[Amended 6-12-2006 by Ord. No. 734]
B. 
No person shall fail, neglect or refuse to cut or destroy any such weeds growing as aforesaid. No person shall fail, neglect or refuse to cut or destroy any such weeds so they may be prevented from flowering or going to seed.

§ 92-3 Enforcement; notice.

[Amended 6-12-2006 by Ord. No. 734]
The Health Officer is hereby charged with the duties of enforcing the provisions of this chapter. All persons shall, within seven days after first notice during a calendar year to do so from the Health Officer, cut or destroy and remove noxious weeds from any land or lot of ground upon which the weeds may be growing. All future violations which occur during the same calendar year will result in penalties as provided for in § 92-5.

§ 92-4 Removal by City; costs to become lien.

In addition to the penalty provided in § 92-5, the Health Officer is hereby empowered, where such person shall fail to cut or destroy and remove such weeds after seven days' notice to do so, to have such weeds cut or destroyed and removed from any land or lot of ground upon which weeds may be growing and shall certify the costs thereof to the City Solicitor. The cost of such work shall be a lien upon such premises from the time of the cutting of the weeds, which date shall be determined by the certificate of the person doing the work, filed with the City Clerk.

§ 92-5 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 12-12-1994 by Ord. No. 526]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be fined not more than $1,000 and, in default of payment of fine and costs, be imprisoned not more than 90 days.