Borough of Burgettstown, PA
Washington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Burgettstown by Ord. No. 44 (Ch. VI, Part 6, of the 1976 Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
As a means of safety of all citizens residing in the Borough, no individual shall discharge a firearm (pistol, revolver, shotgun, rifle) within its boundaries. Violation of this chapter shall constitute a summary offense, plus costs.
Any person who violates or permits a violation of this chapter shall, upon conviction in a summary proceeding under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, be guilty of a summary offense and shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000, plus court costs and reasonable attorneys' fees incurred by the Borough in the enforcement proceedings. Upon judgment against any person by summary conviction, or by proceedings by summons on default of the payment of the fine or penalty imposed and the costs, the defendant may be sentenced and committed to the county correctional facility for a period not exceeding 30 days. Each day that such violation exists shall constitute a separate offense, and each section of this chapter that is violated shall also constitute a separate offense. In addition to or in lieu of enforcement under this section, the Borough may enforce this chapter in equity in the Court of Common Pleas of Washington County.
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Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).