Borough of Bridgeville, PA
Allegheny County
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[Ord. 649, 5/22/1974, § 1]
The dumping, storage or accumulation of junk or abandoned or junked automobiles and other vehicles on public or private property within the Borough of Bridgeville is hereby prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to dump, store or accumulate junk or abandoned or junked automobiles and other vehicles on private or public property within the Borough of Bridgeville.
[Ord. 649, 5/22/1974, § 2; as amended by Ord. 830, 2/13/1995; by Ord. 894, 9/8/2003, § 1; and by Ord. 916, 11/14/2005, § 1]
For the purpose of this Part the following definitions shall be in effect:
ABANDONED AUTOMOBILES AND OTHER VEHICLES
Any automobile, truck or other vehicle that does not have affixed thereto current license plates or current stickers, and as is further defined by the Vehicle Code, 75 Pa.C.S.A. § 102.
JUNK
Any discarded material or article such as is not ordinarily disposed of as rubbish or refuse, and shall include, but not be limited to, scrap metal and scrapped motor vehicles, and shall not include any garbage or other organic waste or any paper, rubbish, rags or other flammable article or material.
JUNKED AUTOMOBILES AND OTHER VEHICLES
Any automobile, truck or other vehicle stored for resale as junk metal or scrap or for the selling of parts therefrom; or vehicles which shall be allowed to remain disabled or in need of substantial repairs for a period of 30 days or more, or which vehicle is not capable of being moved under its own power, or is without a wheel or wheels, tire or tires or has no current registration tags or has not been inspected for one or more inspection periods; there is excluded, however from such definition all such vehicles which shall be stored or maintained upon property occupied by a person, firm or corporation in the business of buying and selling junk metal or parts, and which person, firm or corporation had applied for and received an occupancy permit permitting the conduct of such business on the premises on which said vehicle or vehicles are stored.
[Ord. 649, 5/22/1974, § 3; as amended by Ord. 724, 5/4/1982; and by Ord. 894, 9/8/2003]
Whenever it shall be reported to the Police Department of the Borough of Bridgeville that a violation of this Part has occurred, the Police Department shall give notice to the person, firm or corporation upon whose premises the said dumping, storing or accumulating has taken place that such dumping, storing and accumulating constitutes a public nuisance and the said notice shall direct the said property owner to abate such nuisance by removing such accumulation and to cease and desist from any dumping or storing on the premises within 30 days of the date of the notice. In the event that the property owner shall not abate the nuisance then the said Borough of Bridgeville Police Department through its agents, servants or employees or through such other independent contractor as it may engage, may enter upon the premises of said violator, remove any accumulations thereon and collect by proceedings in an action of assumpsit before a district magistrate the cost of removing the same together with a penalty of 10% provided by the Borough Code of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania enacted February 1, 1966 P.L. 1965 53 P.S. § 46205(5) or in the alternative the Borough of Bridgeville may lien the costs together with a 10% penalty against the said property owner as provided by law.
[Ord. 649, 5/22/1974, § 4; as amended by Ord. 724, 5/4/1982; and by Ord. 830, 2/13/1995]
Notwithstanding any provisions of § 303 of this Part pertaining to abatement, the enforcement of this Part shall lie with the Department of Police. Any person violating the provisions of this Part and found to be maintaining public nuisance by reason of said dumping, storing, or accumulation of junked, abandoned, or junked automobiles shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine not to exceed $1,000 and costs, and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 30 days. Every day that a violation of this Part continues it shall constitute a separate offense.
[Ord. 649, 5/22/1974, § 5]
For the purpose of this Part the terms "firm" and "corporation" shall mean any partner or principal officer of the same and it is hereby ordained that such partner, partners, principal officer or officers may be convicted under the provisions of this Part for failure to abate any such nuisances by their respective firms or corporations.
[Ord. 649, 5/22/1974, § 6]
This Part shall not repeal any provisions of the Zoning Ordinance of the Borough of Bridgeville [Chapter 27] and any proceedings brought hereunder, may be brought cumulatively with actions for violations of the Zoning Ordinance of the Borough of Bridgeville brought by the Zoning Officer of the Borough of Bridgeville.