[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Eddystone 4-5-1954 by Ord. No. 358, approved 4-5-1954. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Under the direction of the Board of Health, the Health Officer, in his official capacity, shall be in charge of the enforcement of this chapter, and he/she shall act as prosecutor in all cases of violation of the health laws, ordinances, rules and regulations, or prosecution for the abatement of nuisances detrimental to the public health.
It shall be the duty of the Health Officer to make stated sanitary inspections of the streets, alleys and premises in the Borough at such times as the Board of Health may direct and to report to the Board of Health all nuisances detrimental to public health. He/she shall also, at the direction of the Board of Health, upon the complaint of citizens and property owners or otherwise, make special investigations of alleged nuisances and report concerning the same to the Board of Health. He/she shall serve all notices of abatement issued by the Board of Health and perform such other duties regarding the abatement of nuisances as the Board of Health may direct, and shall execute the orders of the Board of Health and shall, in the performance of his duties, have the power and authority of a policeman.
No person shall maintain or permit to be maintained on any property owned or occupied by him/her within the Borough any condition productive of a nuisance detrimental to the public health or which may be so declared by the Board of Health. Upon receipt of a notice from the Board of Health that such condition exists on a property owned or occupied by him/her, it shall be his duty to abate the nuisance created thereby to the satisfaction of the Board of Health, within the time specified in said notice.
No person shall permit any body of water that has or may become stagnant to remain on the premises owned or occupied by him/her. Upon receipt of a notice from the Board of Health that such a condition exists on a property owned or occupied by him/her, it shall be his duty to abate the nuisance created thereby to the satisfaction of the Board of Health, within the time limit specified in such notice.
No person shall run, cast or deposit, either by means of a drain or otherwise, upon any street or alley in the Borough any kitchen slops, wash water, soapsuds or any other nauseous or offensive liquid or substance.
[Amended 2-17-1975 by Ord. No. 438]
Any person who shall be convicted of a violation of any of the provisions of this chapter before any District Justice shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $300 and costs of prosecution and, in default thereof, to imprisonment in the county jail for a term not to exceed 30 days; provided further that such fine and costs may be in addition to the costs and expenses of abatement of any nuisance created or maintained as a result of such violation and any penalty authorized to be charged in addition to such costs and expenses in cases where abatement thereof is done by the Health Officer.