[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Girard 9-19-1994 by Ord. No. 629 (Ch. XV, Part 2, of the 1974 Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to connect onto a fire hydrant for the purpose of obtaining water without first securing a written permit therefor from the Borough Manager, which permit shall be issued upon the payment of a fee in such amount as may from time to time be established by resolution of the Borough Council. Current fees shall be on file with the Borough Manager and shall be furnished upon request.
Girard Borough Public Works personnel and Dobler Hose and Ladder Fire Department are the only authorized persons to make connections and turn on hydrants within the Borough of Girard, unless during emergencies/disasters and/or at the direction of either the Girard Borough Public Works Department, the Dobler Hose and Ladder Fire Department and/or the Girard Borough Emergency Management Coordinator.
Any person who violates or permits a violation of this chapter shall, upon being found liable therefor in a civil enforcement proceeding commenced by the Borough before a Magisterial District Judge, pay a fine of not more than $600, plus all court costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, incurred by the Borough in the enforcement of this chapter. No judgment shall be imposed until the date of the determination of the violation by the Magisterial District Judge. If the defendant neither pays nor timely appeals the judgment, the Borough may enforce the judgment pursuant to the applicable Rules of Civil Procedure. Each day a violation exists shall constitute a separate offense. Further, the appropriate officers or agents of the Borough are hereby authorized to seek equitable relief, including injunction, to enforce compliance herewith.