[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Springdale as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 3-20-2012 by Ord. No. 1225]
The following terms are defined as follows:
- LANDOWNER, TENANT or OCCUPANT
- A person, corporation or other legal entity who owns or has the use of a dwelling unit or a business unit or of property owned by a person other than himself for a period exceeding 30 days.
The Officer shall investigate to determine whether the landowner or tenant or occupant applying for a Borough permit owns any real property within the Borough or elsewhere for which there exists on the real property a final and unappealable tax, water, sewer or refuse collection bill delinquency on account of the actions of the landowner and within the meaning of the Neighborhood Blight Reclamation Revitalization Act.
If the Officer finds that such a delinquency exists, then the Officer may deny such permit in accordance with all applicable procedures set forth in the Neighborhood Blight Reclamation Revitalization Act.
Editor's Note: See 53 Pa.C.S.A. § 6101 et seq.
The Officer shall state, in writing, the reasons for any denial of a permit. Any person aggrieved by the Officer's denial of a permit may appeal such denial by submitting a written request for a Local Agency Law hearing, accompanied by a nonrefundable appeal fee of $50, the amount of such fee to be subject to adjustment by resolution of the Borough Council. Such written request for a Local Agency Law hearing shall state the grounds upon which the request is made. The appellant shall be responsible for the cost of the stenographer's appearance fee and the cost of any advertising of such hearing. The Borough Council may act as the Local Agency Law appeal hearing body or may appoint a tribunal or hearing officer to hear the appeal and to make a recommended ruling to the Borough Council.
The Borough Council is authorized to adopt, by way of resolution, any rules and regulations necessary or helpful for the implementation or enforcement of this article. The Officer may adopt and require the completion of any form to implement this article.
Any person, firm or corporation who shall fail, neglect or refuse to comply with, or who shall otherwise violate the provisions of, this article, upon conviction thereof, shall be sentenced to 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 30 days. Each day that a violation of this article continues or each section of this article shall be found to have been violated shall constitute a separate offense.