Township of Cecil, PA
Washington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Cecil 7-2-1975 by Ord. No. 3-75. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Property maintenance — See Ch. 173.
Whenever it shall be reported to the Board of Supervisors that any structure, completed or in the process of construction, or any portion thereof is in a dangerous condition, the Township Secretary shall immediately cause an investigation and examination to be made of such structure. If such investigation indicates such structure to be dangerous in any respect, the Secretary shall report in writing to the Board of Supervisors, specifying the exact condition of such structure, setting forth in such report whether and in what respect he considers such structure to be dangerous and, if so, whether such structure is capable of being properly repaired or whether it should be removed as a dangerous structure.
If any structure is reported by the Township Secretary, as provided in the first section of this chapter, to be in a dangerous condition, the Board of Supervisors or Building Code Official shall forthwith cause written notice to be served upon the owner of such structure. Such notice shall require the owner of such structure to commence the repair or removal of such building within 10 days of such notice and to complete such repair or removal within 30 days thereof, provided that in any case where the notice prescribes the repair of any structure the owner thereof shall have the option to remove such structure instead of making the repair thereto within the said time limit.
The notice required by § 74-2 herein shall be served personally upon the owner of said structure, if such owner resides in the Township, or upon the agent of such owner, if such owner has a residence or place of business within the Township. If neither the owner nor the agent thereof can be served within the Township as hereby provided, such notice shall be sent to the owner of such structure by registered mail at the last known address thereof.
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this chapter, upon conviction thereof in an action brought before a Magisterial District Judge in the manner provided for the enforcement of summary offenses under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 90 days. Each day that a violation of this chapter continues or each section of this chapter which shall be found to have been violated shall constitute a separate offense.
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).