Township of Falls, PA
Bucks County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Falls Township as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Nuisances — See Ch. 159.
[Adopted 7-29-1958]

§ 120-1 Permit required.

It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to deposit any refuse, liquids or other waste material from any cesspool or septic tank on any property within Falls Township without first obtaining a permit for this purpose from the Board of Supervisors of the Township.

§ 120-2 Procedure for disposal.

No refuse, liquids or waste material from any cesspool or septic tank shall be deposited in the Township except in a trench or ditch at least 1 1/2 feet deep, and all such refuse, liquids or other waste material so deposited shall be covered immediately thereafter and the deposit area left in substantially the same condition as existed before such dumping took place.

§ 120-3 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 12-1-1977 by Ord. No. 77-9; 7-28-1988 by Ord. No. 88-13; 1-25-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-1]
Any person, firm or corporation who violates or permits a violation of this article shall be guilty of a summary violation and, upon conviction, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000, plus all court costs, including reasonable attorney's fees, incurred by the Township in the enforcement of this article. Each day a violation exists shall constitute a separate offense. In default of the payment of any fine, the defendant shall be sentenced to imprisonment to the extent allowed by law for the punishment of summary offenses. Further, the appropriate officers or agents of the Township are hereby authorized to file a citation for such summary violation and seek any other available relief at law or equity, including injunction, to enforce compliance with this article.
[Adopted 6-23-1964 by Ord. No. 64-7]

§ 120-4 Littering prohibited.

It shall be unlawful for any person or persons in Falls Township to throw or deposit or dump any garbage, cans, dirt, ashes, paper, refuse or debris of any kind on any road, street, highway or lane in which more than one owner has the right of use.

§ 120-5 Continuing violations.

In the event that any such person or persons shall not remove such garbage, cans, dirt, ashes, paper, refuse or debris, every day that the same shall remain on such road, street, highway or lane shall constitute a separate offense, punishable by like fine or penalty.

§ 120-6 Optional payment of fine.

[Amended 12-1-1977 by Ord. No. 77-9; 10-16-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-04]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this article after issuance of a notice of violation by the Board of Supervisors or its authorized agent, setting forth the amount of the fine as herein provided, may within five days, at his election, plead guilty to the Township Manager or his deputy to the violation by signing such notice and paying a fine of $300 without costs of prosecution at the Township Office in lieu of a hearing before a District Justice.

§ 120-7 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 12-1-1977 by Ord. No. 77-9; 10-16-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-04; 11-3-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-13]
Any person, firm or corporation who violates the provisions of § 120-4 and who fails to comply with the notice provided for in § 120-6 shall, upon conviction in a summary proceeding before any District Justice of Bucks County, be punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000, costs of prosecution and reasonable attorneys' fees for each and every offense or, upon default in payment of the fine and costs not caused by indigence or lack of sufficient assets, by imprisonment in the Bucks County prison for a period not to exceed 30 days. Each day that such violation is continued after notice shall constitute a new and separate offense, punishable by like fine, penalty or imprisonment; and further notices to the offender shall not be necessary in order to constitute such continuance as an additional offense or offenses.