Township of Falls, PA
Bucks County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Falls Township 7-5-1949; amended in is entirety 12-1-1977 by Ord. No. 77-9. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons, corporation, partnership, unincorporated association or entity whatsoever to accumulate or to permit the accumulation of garbage or rubbish or the storage of abandoned or junked automobiles or the carrying on of any offensive manufacture or business which would create a public nuisance within the limits of the Township of Falls, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
A "nuisance" is an unreasonable use of property which causes injury or damage to another in the legitimate enjoyment of his rights of person or property.
The Board of Supervisors, following 10 days' written notice to the owners or occupants to abate any such nuisance, may proceed to abate the nuisance and recover the cost of doing so in a summary proceeding or in the manner provided for the collection of municipal claims or by an action of assumpsit without filing a claim or by a proceeding in equity.
[Amended 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 chapter 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 chapter. 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 chapter.