Township of Lehigh, PA
Northampton County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Lehigh as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 5-13-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-1]
The Board of Supervisors of Lehigh Township approve and adopt the codification of all Lehigh Township Ordinances into a single volume which shall be known as the "Code of the Township of Lehigh."
The provisions of this ordinance shall be severable, and if any provision hereof shall be declared unconstitutional, illegal or invalid, such decision shall not affect the validity of any of the remaining provisions of this ordinance. It is hereby declared as a legislative intent of the Township that this ordinance would have been amended as if such unconstitutional, illegal or invalid provision or provisions had not been included herein.
All ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.
[Adopted 5-13-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-1]
The penalty and fine provisions of all ordinances of the Township of Lehigh which regulate building, housing, property maintenance, health, fire, public safety, parking, solicitation, curfew, and water and/or noise pollution are hereby amended and shall be enforced as summary offenses under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, pursuant to the mandate of Act 172 of 1996 (53 P.S. § 66601). Any person who shall violate any ordinance listed and described above shall be subject, upon being found guilty thereof before a District Justice in a summary criminal proceeding commenced by this Township, to pay a fine not to exceed $1,000 per violation and to undergo imprisonment in the Northampton County Prison for a term not to exceed 90 days for each violation.
Penalties for violation of any Township ordinance not regulated under § 1-17 above or other applicable statute shall be enforced as a civil proceeding and violators shall be subject, upon being found guilty thereof before a District Justice, to pay a fine not to exceed $600 per violation.
A separate offense shall arise for each day or portion thereof in which a violation is found to exist or for each section of the ordinance which is found to have been violated.