Borough of Akron, PA
Lancaster County
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[Ord. 114, 11/3/1958, § 1; as amended by Ord. 00037, 10/8/2007]
No person, firm or corporation owning or occupying any property within the Borough of Akron shall permit any grass or weeds or any vegetation whatsoever, not edible or planted for some useful or ornamental purposes, to grow or remain upon such premises so as to exceed a height of 10 inches, to throw off any unpleasant or noxious odor, to conceal any filthy deposit, or to create or produce pollen.
[Ord. 114, 11/3/1958, § 2]
Any grass, weeds or other vegetation growing upon any premises in the Borough in violation of any of the provisions of § 10-101 is hereby declared to be unlawful and is declared to be a nuisance and detrimental to the health, safety, cleanliness and comfort of the inhabitants of the Borough. The same is hereby prohibited.
[Ord. 114, 11/3/1958, § 3]
The owner of any premises, as to vacant premises or premises occupied by the owner, and the occupant thereof, in case of premises occupied by other than the owner thereof, shall remove, trim or cut all grass, weed or other vegetation growing or remaining upon such premises in violation of the provisions of the § 10-101 of this Part.
[Ord. 114, 11/3/1958, § 4]
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 § 10-101, directing and requiring such occupant to remove, trim or cut grass, weeds or vegetation, so as to conform to the requirements of this Part, within five days after issuance of such notice.
[Ord. 114, 11/3/1958, § 5; as amended by Ord. 00037, 10/8/2007]
In case any person, firm or corporation shall neglect, fail or refuse to comply with the notice provided in § 10-104, within the period of time stated therein, the Borough authorities may cause such grass, weeds or vegetation to be removed, trimmed or cut. There is hereby imposed a charge in an amount as established from time to time by resolution of Borough Council plus the actual cost of the labor involved for each time the Borough shall cause such grass, weeds or vegetation to be removed, trimmed or cut; and the owner or occupant, as the case may be, of the premises shall be billed after same has been completed.
[Ord. 114, 11/3/1958, § 6]
Should any bill or bills for the removing, trimming or cutting of grass, weeds or vegetation unpaid on or before November 1, of each year, a penalty of 10% shall be added to such bill or bills, and a lien shall be filed against the premises in the same manner as other municipal claims are filed.
[Ord. 114, 11/3/1958, § 7]
Any person, firm or corporation, who or which shall violate or fail, neglect or refuse to comply with any of the provisions of this Part, shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $25 and costs of prosecution. Provided: each day's violation shall constitute a separate offense and notice to the offense and notice to the offender shall not be necessary in order to constitute an offense.