Township of Cecil, PA
Washington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Cecil 5-17-2000 as part of Ord. No. 5-00; amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Motor vehicle nuisances — See Ch. 155, Art. I.
This chapter shall be known and cited as the "Cecil Township Abandoned Vehicles Ordinance."
Throughout this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the particular meanings as assigned by this section.
ALLEY
A public thoroughfare which affords only a secondary means of access to an abutting property and which is not intended for general traffic circulation.
JUNK VEHICLE
Any self-propelled, fuel-powered vehicle that has any part of the body missing, broken windshield, wheel or wheels off, motor out, transmission out, or is missing any part that prevents the vehicle from moving on its own power. Also included is any other mobile equipment that has parts missing that is pulled or towed by another fuel-powered vehicle. This definition shall not apply to farm vehicles or equipment.
STREET
A right-of-way, whether public or private, improved or unimproved, used or intended to accommodate vehicular traffic.
VEHICLE, JUNKED OR ABANDONED
Any self-propelled vehicle which is not reasonably capable of being repaired or put into good running condition within 96 hours, or which exhibits defects listed under Chapter 155, Nuisances, § 155-2, of the Township Code.
(Nuisance vehicles are addressed in Chapter 155, Article I, of the Township Code, entitled "Motor Vehicle Nuisances.")
No abandoned vehicle shall be permitted on any public property or upon any street or alley within the Township. Unless otherwise provided by law, the Township police or the Building Code Official shall notify the owner or possessor of the vehicle to remove the vehicle within 10 days. Upon failure of refusal to remove such vehicle, the Township may remove the same and charge the cost of removal to the owner or possessor of the vehicle or proceed against the owner or possessor by summary proceedings. In addition, the Township may institute proceedings in courts of equity.