Borough of Lansdowne, PA
Delaware County
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[Adopted 12-19-2018 by Ord. No. 1320]
A. 
Enforcement action for violations. Any violation of the provisions of this chapter may be cause for a citation and/or a violation ticket to be issued to the violator. The Borough shall have authority to decide whether to issue a violation ticket pursuant to Subsection B below or a citation pursuant to Subsection E below.
B. 
Violation ticket. A violation ticket shall be served upon a violator by handing it to the violator, by handing it at the residence of the person to be served to an adult member of the household or other person in charge of the residence, by leaving or affixing the violation ticket to the property where the violation exists, by handing it at any office or usual place of business of the violator, to his/her agent or to the person for the time being in charge thereof, or by mailing the violation ticket to the violator's address of record.
C. 
Contents of violation ticket. The violation ticket shall be in accordance with the following:
(1) 
Be in writing.
(2) 
Include a description of the real estate sufficient for identification.
(3) 
Include a statement of the violation or violations and why the notice is being issued.
(4) 
Include a penalty amount as determined pursuant to Subsection D below.
(5) 
Include a statement that the violation ticket shall be paid within 30 days of the date printed on the violation ticket.
D. 
Violation ticket penalties. The Borough Council shall establish monetary fines for violations of certain provisions of this chapter by resolution from time to time. Any violation ticket shall set forth the then current amount of the fine for the violation described on the violation ticket. The Council may establish escalating fines for recurring violations. In no event shall fines exceed $1,000.
E. 
Issuance of citation upon nonpayment. If the person on whom the violation ticket has been served shall not pay the ticket within such thirty-day period, the Borough shall issue a citation to such person, and commence the scheduling of a hearing on the violation before the Magisterial District Justice. Alternatively, the Borough may elect to issue a citation for violations of this chapter without first issuing a violation ticket.
F. 
Citation penalty. Any person who violates any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof before a Magisterial District Judge, be fined not more than $1,000, plus costs of prosecution, and in default of payment of such fine and costs be imprisoned for not more than 30 days.
The Code Enforcement Official, the Board of Health, the Recycling Coordinator, the Property Maintenance Officers, Borough police officers and other appointed Borough officials are hereby individually and severally empowered to enforce the provisions of this Chapter. An inspection may consist of sorting through containers and opening of solid waste bags to detect, by sound or sight, the presence of any recyclable material or such other items as may be regulated under this chapter.