[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Ligonier 8-8-1963 by Ord. No. 305. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It shall be unlawful for the owner or occupant of any property in the Borough of Ligonier to permit any grass or weeds or any vegetation whatsoever, not edible or planted for some useful or ornamental purpose, to grow or remain upon such premises so as to exceed a height of six inches or to throw off any 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 of the provisions of this section is hereby declared to be a nuisance and detrimental to the health, safety, cleanliness and comfort of the inhabitants of the Borough.
All grass, weeds or other vegetation permitted to grow or remain contrary to § 54-2 of this chapter shall be cut or removed by the owner or occupant of the property upon which they are growing within five days after notice to do so from the Mayor. In case any owner or occupant shall neglect, fail or refuse to comply with any such notice within such time limit, the Borough authorities may cut or remove such grass, weeds or other vegetation, and the cost thereof, together with any additional amount allowed by law, may be collected by the Borough from such owner or occupant, as the case may be, in the manner provided by law, provided that the owner of any premises, as to vacant premises or premises occupied by the owner thereof, and the occupant of premises, in case of premises occupied by other than the owner thereof, shall be responsible for cutting or removing grass, weeds or other vegetation in compliance with this section and for payment of the cost of removal and any other amount authorized by law, in default thereof, as herein provided.
Editor's Note: Original Sec. 4, pertaining to dead animals, garbage and other offensive matter, which immediately followed this section, was deleted 1-12-1989 by Ord. No. 438.
[Amended 1-12-1989 by Ord. No. 438; 7-12-2001 by Ord. No. 514]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof before the Magisterial District Judge, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600 and costs of prosecution for each and every violation, and it is hereby declared that each refusal or neglect to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter shall constitute a separate violation thereof, and notice to the offender by the Borough shall not be necessary in order to constitute an offense, and, in default of payment of any fine and costs imposed under this section, the offender may be committed to the county jail for not more than 30 days.