Township of Upper Providence, PA
Montgomery County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Upper Providence 6-3-1974 by Ord. No. 155. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Property maintenance — See Ch. 135.
No person, firm or corporation owning or occupying any property within Upper Providence Township, except in areas zoned agricultural pursuant to the currently effective Upper Providence Township Zoning Ordinance, as amended,[1] shall permit any grass or weeds or vegetation whatsoever, not edible or planted for some useful or ornamental purpose, to grow or remain upon any land 100 feet or less from any structure or from any street, alley or sidewalk used by the public so as to exceed a height of 12 inches or to throw off any unpleasant or noxious odor or to conceal any unsanitary deposit or to create or produce pollen.
Editor's Note: See Ch. 182, Zoning. For provisions relating to visibility at intersections, see § 182-10.
Whenever a township officer or other officer designated by the Board of Supervisors determines that the growth or accumulation of vegetation, as aforesaid, is in violation of § 58-1, he shall notify the owner or occupant of said premises to remedy such condition within five days of the date of service of such notice.
[Amended 9-17-1990 by Ord. No. 301]
Notice pursuant to this chapter may be given personally or by delivering the same to any adult person in charge of the premises or, in case no person is found upon the premises, by certified mail addressed to the owner at the address shown on township tax records or the last known mailing address.
Upon the failure, neglect or refusal of any owner or agent so notified to cut, destroy and/or to remove such grass, weeds or other vegetation within five days after receipt of the written notice provided for in § 58-2 above or within 10 days after the date of such notice, in the event that the same is returned to the post office because of its inability to make delivery thereof, provided that the same was properly addressed to the last known address of such owner or agent, the Township Manager is hereby authorized and empowered to pay for the cutting, destroying and/or removal of such grass, weeds or other vegetation or to order the removal by the township. The owner of property on which work is done pursuant to this section shall be liable to the township in a civil action or by the filing of a municipal claim for the cost thereof, together with 15% thereof for attorney's fees and administration.
[Amended 9-17-1990 by Ord. No. 301]
Any person, firm or corporation who or which shall violate or fail, neglect or refuse to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter, shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 and costs of prosecution, in addition to any sums payable under § 58-3, provided that each five-day period during which a violation exists shall constitute a separate offense.