[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Bellefonte as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 12-24-1963 by Ord. No. 477 (Ch. 1826 of the 1979 Codified Ordinances)]
No person shall maintain or permit to be maintained on any property owned or occupied by him within the Borough any condition productive of a nuisance detrimental to the public health or which may be so declared by Council. Upon receipt of notice from Council that such condition exists on the property owned or occupied by him, it shall be the duty of such person to abate the nuisance created thereby to the satisfaction of Council within the time limit specified in such notice, in default of which Council may cause the abatement thereof and the Borough may collect the cost of such abatement, with an additional charge of 10%, from such person in default.
No person engaging in the vending or selling within the Borough of any article of food or substance or material intended to be used as food for human beings, whether from a store, shop, stand or vehicle, shall have or keep within the limits of such store, shop, stand or vehicle any meat, fish, poultry, butter, eggs, fruit, vegetables, bread or bakery product or any other article of food which is decayed, decomposed or spoiled, so as to render the same unwholesome, offensive or otherwise unfit for human consumption. No person shall expose or display any such article intended for human consumption on the sidewalk or upon any stand, counter or table out of doors unless all parts of the same are elevated at least 30 inches above the surface of the sidewalk or ground. No person shall expose any unwrapped or unpackaged meat, fish, poultry or baked goods unless the same are in an enclosed case or container or covered so as to be protected against flies and against contact by handling or otherwise by persons other than the food handlers employed in such place.
All stores, shops, stands and vehicles from which food is vended or sold shall at all times be kept clean and in a sanitary condition, free from offensive odors or any accumulation of decomposed animal or vegetable matter, and shall at all times be open to the inspection of Council or of any authorized agent of Council.
The carcass of any animal which has died within the Borough shall be removed within 24 hours and properly disposed of by the owner of the animal, if the owner is known, or by the owner of the property on which the dead animal is found. If the ownership is unknown and the carcass is found on a street, alley or other public place, it shall be removed by Council or by any authorized agent of Council at the expense of the Borough. The disposal of all dead animals shall be under the direction of Council and in accordance with the laws and regulations of the commonwealth.