[Added 10-3-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-8]
It has been determined that the presence of pet waste near Township water bodies causes nonpoint source pollution, which is inimical to the general welfare.
It is the purpose of this article to prevent conduct that allows such pet waste to collect on any public thoroughfare, thereby reducing nonpoint source pollution from stormwater runoff to Township lakes and streams.
No person, owning, harboring, keeping or in charge of any dog shall cause, suffer or allow such dog to soil, defile, defecate on or commit any nuisance on any common thoroughfare, sidewalk, passageway, bypath, play area, or any place where people congregate or walk, or upon any Township property whatsoever, or upon any private property without the permission of the owner of said property.
The restriction in this section shall not apply to curbing as hereinabove defined, subject, however, to the following conditions:
The person who so curbs such dog shall immediately remove all feces deposited by such dog by any sanitary method.
The feces removed from the aforementioned designated areas shall be disposed of by the person owning, harboring, keeping or in charge of any dog curbed in accordance with the provisions of this article in a sanitary manner, such as discarding the sealed container or sealed plastic bag in such person's garbage can.
This article shall be enforced by the State Police.
Any person who is guilty of failure to curb a dog shall be punished by a fine of not less than $5, and not more than $500.