Township of Ralpho, PA
Northumberland County
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[Ord. 108, 7/11/1995, § 1]
The Board of Supervisors of Ralpho Township, finding that excessive levels of sound are detrimental to the physical, mental and social well-being of the people as well as to their comfort, living conditions, general welfare and safety and being therefore a public health and welfare hazard, hereby declares it to be necessary to provide for the greater control and more effective regulation of excessive sound and the sources of excessive sound within Ralpho Township.
[Ord. 108, 7/11/1995, § 2]
It shall be illegal within Ralpho Township for any person or persons to own, possess, harbor or control any animal or bird which makes any noise continuously and/or incessantly for a period of 10 minutes or makes such noise intermittently for 1/2 hour or more to the disturbance of any person any time of the day or night regardless of whether the animal or bird is physically situated in or upon private property, said noise being a nuisance; provided, that at the time the animal or bird is making such noise no person is trespassing or threatening to trespass upon private property in or upon which the animal or bird is situated nor is there any other legitimate cause which justifiably provoked the animal or bird.
[Ord. 108, 7/11/1995, § 3]
This Part shall not be deemed to prohibit or otherwise declare unlawful any agricultural operations protected from nuisance suits by Act No. 1982-133.
[Ord. 108, 7/11/1995, § 4; as amended by Ord. 112, 6/11/1996, §§ 1, 2; and by Ord. 119, 4/14/1998]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this Part, upon conviction thereof in an action brought before a district justice in the manner provided for the enforcement of summary offenses under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 90 days. Each day that a violation of this Part continues or each Section of this Part which shall be found to have been violated shall constitute a separate offense.
[Ord. 127, 6/8/1999, § 1]
No person owning or having possession, custody or control of any animal shall knowingly or negligently permit any dog or other animal to commit any nuisance, i.e. defecation or urination, upon any gutter, street, driveway, alley, curb or sidewalk in Ralpho Township or upon the floors or stairways of any building or place frequented by the public or used in common by the tenants or upon the outside walls, walkways, driveways, alleys, curbs or stairways of any building abutting on a public street or park or upon the grounds of any public park or public area or upon private property other than the property of the owner of such animal.
[Ord. 127, 6/8/1999, § 2]
Any person owning or having possession, custody or control of any dog or other animal which commits a nuisance, i.e. defecation or urination, in any area other than the private property of the owner of such dog or other animal as prohibited in § 201 shall be required to immediately remove any feces from such surface and either:
A. 
Carry same away for disposal in a toilet.
B. 
Place same in a nonleaking container for deposit in a trash or litter receptacle.
[Ord. 127, 6/8/1999, § 3]
The provisions of §§ 201 and 202 hereof shall not apply to a guide dog accompanying any blind person or to a dog used to assist any other physically handicapped person.
[Ord. 127, 6/8/1999, § 4]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this Part shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600 or to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 30 days.