Borough of Collingdale, PA
Delaware County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Collingdale 4-5-1976 by Ord. No. 483 (Ch. 25, Part 1, of the 1987 Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Property maintenance — See Ch. 404.
Whenever the Borough Manager, in his discretion, shall consider any tree or trees on any property abutting on a public street or highway to be dangerous to the public safety or obstructing the public highway or obscuring the streetlights or for any other reason to be a common nuisance, he shall forthwith notify the owner or occupier of said property to abate the nuisance by removing or pruning said tree or trees, as the case requires, at the expense of said owner or occupier, within 30 days after receipt of said notice.
[Amended 10-5-1987 by Ord. No. 568]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $300 and/or to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days.
Upon the failure of any person, persons, firm or corporation owning or occupying any property abutting on the public street or highway to comply with the provisions of § 558-1 of this chapter, after receiving due notice of violation, the Borough Manager may forthwith cause said trees to be removed or pruned, as the case requires, and the owner or occupier so offending shall be liable for the costs thereof plus a penalty of 10% for the use of the Borough, said costs and penalty to be recoverable before a Magisterial District Judge as such debts are recoverable, provided that such costs and penalty shall be collected in addition to any fine or imprisonment imposed under the provisions of § 558-2 of this chapter.