Borough of Conway, PA
Beaver County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Conway 6-14-1976 by Ord. No. 346, approved 6-14-1976. Amendments noted where applicable.]

Garbage, rubbish and refuse — See Ch. 78.

§ 65-1
Prohibited growth. 

§ 65-2
Owner or occupant to remove. 

§ 65-3
Notice to remove; removal by Borough. 

§ 65-4
Violations and penalties. 

No person, firm or corporation owning or occupying any property within the Borough of Conway shall permit poison ivy, poison oak or any brush, grass or weeds or any vegetation whatsoever not edible or planted for some useful or ornamental purpose, to grow or remain upon such premises so as to exceed a height of six inches or to throw off any unpleasant or noxious odor or to conceal any filthy deposit or to create or produce pollen.

The owner of any premises, as to vacant premises or premises occupied by the owner, or the occupant thereof, in case of premises occupied by other than the owner thereof, shall remove, trim or cut all brush, grass, weeds or other vegetation growing or remaining upon such premises in violation of the provisions of the first section of this chapter.

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 brush, grass, weeds or other vegetation is growing or remaining in violation of the provisions of the first section of this chapter, directing and requiring such owner or occupant to remove, trim or cut such brush, grass, weeds or vegetation so as to conform to the requirements of this chapter within five days after issuance of such notice. In case any person, firm or corporation shall neglect, fail or refuse to comply with such notice within the period of time stated therein, the Borough authorities may remove, trim or cut such brush, grass, weeds or vegetation, and the cost thereof, together with any additional penalty authorized by the law, may be collected by the Borough from such person, firm or corporation in the manner provided by law; provided that if the owner or occupant, as the case may be, receiving such notice notifies the Borough Council in writing and requests a hearing within five days after the issuance of such notice, the Borough Council shall set a date, time and place for a hearing where the owner or occupant, as the case may be, shall have an opportunity to be heard. Following such hearing, any person aggrieved may appeal to the Court of Common Pleas of Beaver County, Pennsylvania.

Any person who shall be convicted of a violation of any of the provisions of this chapter before any District Magistrate shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $300, together with costs of prosecution, or to imprisonment in the county jail for a term not to exceed 30 days, or both.