[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Trappe 6-5-1961 by Ord. No. 127 (Part 5, Ch. 4, of the 1987 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person, owning or occupying any property within the Borough, shall permit any grass or weeds or any vegetation whatsoever, not edible or planted for some useful or ornamental purpose, to grow or remain upon those premises so as to exceed a height of 10 inches or to throw off unpleasant or noxious odor or to conceal any filthy deposit or to create or produce pollen. Any grass, weeds or other vegetation growing upon any premises in the Borough in violation of any provision of this section is declared to be a nuisance and detrimental to the health, safety, cleanliness and comfort of the inhabitants of the Borough.
The owner of any premises, as to vacant premises or premises occupied by the owner, and the occupant of premises occupied by other than the owner, shall remove, trim or cut all grass, weeds, or other vegetation growing or remaining upon such premises in violation of the provisions of § 184-1.
[Amended 7-7-1981 by Ord. No. 127-A]
Council, the Mayor, or any officer or employee of the Borough designated by Council or the Mayor for the purpose is 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 grass, weeds or other vegetation is growing or remaining in violation of any provision of § 184-1, directing and requiring that owner or occupant to remove, trim or cut that grass, weeds or other vegetation, so as to conform to the requirements of this chapter, within five days after issuance of the notice. In case any person neglects, fails or refuses to comply with the notice within the period of time stated in it, the Borough authorities may remove, trim or cut the grass, weeds or other vegetation, as the case may be, and the cost thereof, together with a penalty of $25 or 10% of those costs, whichever is greater, shall be collected by the Borough from that person, in the manner provided by law.
[Amended 2-4-1992 by Ord. No. 278]
Any person who violates, or who fails, neglects or refuses to comply with any provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $300 and costs of prosecution; provided, each day's violation shall constitute a separate offense, and notice to the offender shall not be necessary in order to constitute a separate offense.