Borough of Canonsburg, PA
Washington County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Canonsburg 11-1-1988 as Ch. 10, Part 2, of the 1988 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Property maintenance — See Ch. 131.
Trees — See Ch. 157.
Vector control — See Ch. 159.
[Amended 12-16-1997 by Ord. No. 1216]
A. 
No person, firm or corporation owning or occupying any property within the Borough of Canonsburg 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 such premises so as to exceed a height of 10 inches. 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.
B. 
Shrubs or hedges constituting a fence or dividing line between property owners or shrubs and hedges permitted to grow near a property line shall be kept neatly trimmed, not to exceed six feet tall and maintained so as to not obstruct any neighbor’s sidewalk or any part of the adjoining property. Any such hedges, shrubs or other similar vegetation violating this section is hereby declared a nuisance subject to the sections of this Code as to procedure to abate and ies herein.
[Added 2-8-1999 by Ord. No. 1224]
The owner of any premises, as to vacant premises or premises occupied by the owner, and the occupant thereof, in case of premises occupied by other than the owner thereof, shall remove, trim or cut all grass, weeds or other vegetation growing or remaining upon such premises in violation of the provisions of § 85-1 of this chapter.
The Borough Council or any officer or employee of the Borough designated thereby for the purpose is hereby authorized to give notice by personal service or by 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 the provisions of § 85-1 of this chapter, directing and requiring such occupant to remove, trim or cut such grass, weeds or vegetation, so as to conform to the requirements of this chapter, within five days after receipt 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, weeds 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.
[Amended 8-10-1992 by Ord. No. 1176A]
Any person, firm or corporation who or which shall violate or fail, neglect or refuse to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof before a District Justice or other issuing authority, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $300 and/or to imprisonment for a term of not to exceed 90 days, provided that on every weekly anniversary of an arrest for failure to comply with the provisions of this chapter, continued violation shall constitute a separate offense, and notice to the offender shall not be necessary to constitute an offense.