Borough of Burgettstown, PA
Washington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Burgettstown 1-20-1976 by Ord. No. 23 (Ch. XIII, Part 2, of the 1976 Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Solid waste — See Ch. 429.
Storage of vehicles — See Ch. 481.
To establish, maintain, or operate a junkyard, the following regulations shall apply:
An annual license, for which a fee in an amount as set by resolution of the Borough Council shall be charged for defrayment of costs for yearly inspections and other Borough services, shall be obtained from the Borough Secretary-Treasurer.[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
A fence of at least six feet in height shall fully enclose the property containing the junkyard in the interest of public safety and to provide greater security for the said junkyard. The fence shall be set at least 10 feet back from all property lines, and, in cases where the fence shall border a stream or creek, it shall be set back at least 20 feet.
Junked vehicles stored within the junkyard shall have not more than two such vehicles stacked on top of another.
To afford fire and rescue vehicles sufficient room to maneuver within the junkyard, at least 25 feet of open space shall be maintained between the rows of junk within the said yard.
It shall be unlawful to permit the fence surrounding the junkyard to be used as a billboard, or to allow handbills, signs, or advertising matter of any kind to be posted or painted on such a fence.
The planting of trees or large shrubs, so as to completely shield the junkyard from general view, shall be required.
Any person, firm, association, partnership, or corporation who violates or permits a violation of this chapter shall, upon being found liable therefor, pay a fine of not more than $600, plus court costs and reasonable attorneys' fees incurred by the Borough in the enforcement proceedings. If the penalty is not paid, the Borough shall initiate a civil action for collection in accordance with the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure. Each day a 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.
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).