Borough of Bonneauville, PA
Adams County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Bonneauville 7-27-1966 by Ord. No. 18 (Ch. 10, Part 1, of the 1994 Code); amended in its entirety 8-19-2014. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Property maintenance — See Ch. 164.
No person, firm, association, partnership or corporation owning or occupying any property within the Borough shall permit any weeds, grass or vegetation whatsoever, which are not edible or planted for some useful or ornamental purpose, to grow or remain upon such premises so as to exceed a height of 12 inches or to throw off any unpleasant or noxious odor, or create a visual hazard at any intersection. Any weeds, grass or other vegetation growing upon the premises in the Borough in violation of any provisions of this section are hereby declared to be a nuisance and detrimental to the health, safety, cleanliness and comfort of the inhabitants of the Borough.
The cutting of weeds, grass or vegetation once a month during the months of May, June, July, August and September, if said weeds, grass or vegetation during those months grow to six inches in height or more, and the burning or removal of the weeds, grass or vegetation so cut, shall be deemed to be of sufficient compliance with this chapter.
Proof that weeds, grass or vegetation at least 12 inches in height are standing on property within the Borough shall be prima facie evidence that noxious weeds, grass or vegetation are permitted to grow and remain on the premises in violation of § 246-1 of this chapter.
Any officer or employee of the Borough designated thereby for such purposes is hereby authorized to give notice, by personal service or by United States mail, to the owner or occupant, as the case may be, of any premises whereon weeds, grass, or other vegetation are growing or remaining in violation of the provisions of § 246-1 of this chapter, directing and requiring such occupant to remove, trim or cut weeds, grass or vegetation so as to conform to the requirements of this chapter, within five days after issuance of such notice. In case any person, firm or corporation shall neglect, fail or refuse to comply with such notice within the period of time stated therein, the Borough authorities may remove, trim or cut such grass or vegetation, and the cost thereof, together with any additional penalty authorized by the law, may be collected by the Borough from such person, firm or corporation in the manner provided by law, including, but not limited to, provisions as set forth pursuant to 53 P. S. § 7107 relative to placing a lien upon said property or premises for the costs incurred by the Borough for removal of nuisances and filing thereof.
In addition to § 246-4 of this chapter, any person who is in violation of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine not to exceed $600 and costs, and, in default of payment thereof, shall be subject to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 30 days. Each day that a violation of this chapter continues shall constitute a separate offense. Remedies available pursuant to §§ 246-4 and 246-5 of this chapter are cumulative at the discretion of the Borough.