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. 156. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Brush, grass and weeds — See Ch. 58.
Dangerous buildings — See Ch. 62.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 85.
Piggeries — See Ch. 128.
[Amended 3-7-1977 by Ord. No. 183]
The following acts are hereby declared to be unlawful and shall be prohibited:
The creation of a public nuisance.
No building may be erected, altered or used and no lot or premises may be used for any trade, industry or business that is noxious or offensive by reason of dust, smoke, gas, vibration, illumination or noise.
No lot or premises shall be used for the storage, deposit or disposal of rubbish, junk, scrap metal, machinery parts, garbage, litter, wastepaper, unlicensed, uninspected or junked or abandoned vehicles or any noxious, offensive or otherwise objectionable material, except in closed buildings or containers for temporary storage pending removal in the immediate future.
The operation of a dump or junkyard, whether for personal or commercial purposes. An area of land with or without buildings, used for the storage, outside a completely enclosed building, of used and discarded materials, including but not limited to wastepaper, rats, garbage, metal, building materials, house furnishings or appliances, machinery or parts thereof or vehicles or parts thereof, with or without the dismantling, processing, salvage, sale or other use or disposition of the same or the deposit or storage on a lot of one or more unlicensed, uninspected, wrecked, disabled or junked vehicles or the major parts thereof shall be deemed to constitute a dump or junkyard.
The use of trash, garbage, rubbish, ashes or waste material of any description for purposes of changing the contour of the land.[1]
Editor's Note: See also Ch. 99, Grading, Excavating and Filling.
[Amended 9-17-1990 by Ord. No. 301]
Any person violating any provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a summary offense and, upon conviction thereof, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 plus costs of prosecution and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 30 days. A new and separate offense shall be deemed to have been committed each day that a condition in violation of this chapter exists.