Township of Tredyffrin, PA
Chester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Tredyffrin as Ch. XII, Art. 3, § 301, of the 1979 General Laws of the Municipality of Tredyffrin. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Air pollution — See Ch. 64.
Nuisances — See Ch. 131.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 149.
It shall be unlawful for any owner or person in possession of any lot or premises within this township to permit the same to be covered with tall grasses or weeds.
If any owner or person in possession of any lot or premises shall fail to remove tall grasses and weeds therefrom after five days' written notice from the Secretary of the Board of Supervisors, said Board may have the work done at the cost of the property owner and may file a lien therefor against the property or collect the cost thereof from the property owner in an action of assumpsit brought in the name of the township. Said notice may be served upon the property owner personally or by registered mail and, if he has no residence within the township, by delivering the same in like manner to the person in charge of said property or posting the notice upon the premises.
Any person who violates or permits a violation of this chapter, upon being found liable therefor in a civil enforcement proceeding, shall pay a fine of not more than $600, plus all court costs, including reasonable attorney's fees, incurred by the township in the enforcement of this chapter. No judgment shall be imposed until the date of the determination of the violation by the District Justice and/or Court. If the defendant neither pays nor timely appeals the judgment, the township may enforce the judgment pursuant to the applicable rules of civil procedure. Each day a violation exists shall constitute a separate offense. Further, the appropriate officers or agents of the township are hereby authorized to seek equitable relief, including injunction, to enforce compliance herewith.
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).