City of DuBois, PA
Clearfield County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of DuBois 2-8-1971 by Ord. No. 1135 (Ch. 10, Part 1, of the 1995 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to prevent the deaths due to suffocation of children locked in abandoned, unattended or discarded iceboxes, refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, stoves or other appliances or containers having airtight doors, which when closed cannot be opened from the inside; and such abandoned, unattended or discarded iceboxes, refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, stoves or other appliances or containers are hereby declared to be an attractive nuisance to children, whether or not such children are trespassing, and a menace to their health and safety when accessible to them.
It shall be unlawful for any person, persons, firms, partnerships or corporations to allow any iceboxes, refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, stoves or other appliances or containers with an interior storage area of more than 1 1/2 cubic feet of clear space and having airtight doors, which when closed cannot be opened from the inside, to remain on his or its property or property under his or its control or to discard or abandon same, provided that this chapter shall not apply to any such appliance or container which is securely locked from the outside or from which the locking device or door has been removed or which is in normal use in a home, rental unit or place of business. Carports or other outside appendages are not considered part of a home for the purpose of this chapter.
[Added 10-13-2003 by Ord. No. 1668]
No abandoned, unattended or discarded iceboxes, refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, stoves or other appliances or containers may be stored or permitted to remain on, at or upon the exterior premises of any home or business located within the City of DuBois for more than 30 days.
[Amended 7-24-1995 by Ord. No. 1544; 10-13-2003 by Ord. No. 1668]
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $50 and not exceeding $600 together with 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.