[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of New Eagle 10-4-2016. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Property maintenance — See Ch. 223.
No person or persons, partnership, firm or corporation owning or occupying any property in the Borough of New Eagle, Washington County, Pennsylvania, shall permit any grass, weeds or any vegetation whatsoever, not edible or planted for some useful or ornamental purpose, to grow or remain on such premises so as to exceed a height of six inches, or to throw off any unpleasant or noxious odor, or to conceal any filthy deposit, or to create a fire hazard.
The owner of any premises, as to vacant premises or premises occupied by the owner, and the occupant thereof, as to other premises, shall remove, trim or cut all grass, weeds or other vegetation growing or remaining on such premises in violation of § 301-1.
The Borough Council or any officer or employee of the Borough designated thereby for the purpose is hereby authorized to give notice, by personal service or by United States Mail, to the owner or occupant, as the case may be, of any premises whereon grass, weeds or other vegetation is growing or remaining in violation of the provisions of this chapter, directing and requiring such owner or occupant to remove, trim or cut such grass, weeds or vegetation so as to conform to the requirements of this chapter within five days after issuance of such notice. In case any person, partnership, firm or corporation shall neglect, fail or refuse to comply with such notice within the period of time stated therein, the Borough may remove, trim or cut such grass, weeds or vegetation, and the cost thereof, together with any additional penalty authorized by law, may be collected by the Borough from such person, partnership, firm or corporation in the manner provided by law.
Editor's Note: See 8 Pa.C.S.A. § 1202(4), which allows for recovery of cost plus 10%.
Any person, partnership, firm or corporation who or which shall violate or fail, neglect or refuse to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter shall, in a summary proceeding before a Magisterial District Judge and upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 plus costs of prosecution and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to undergo imprisonment for not more than 30 days. Each day's continuance of a violation of this chapter, after notice thereof as provided by § 301-3 hereof, shall constitute a separate offense.