Borough of Moosic, PA
Lackawanna County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Moosic 8-12-2008 by Ord. No. 18-2008. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Nuisances — See Ch. 206.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 230.
Zoning — See Ch. 300.

§ 270-1 Proper maintenance required.

All owners of property on which a pool is located shall properly maintain said pool, including adding appropriate chemicals so as to prevent obnoxious odors or conditions suitable for breeding of mosquitos.

§ 270-2 Requirements for vacant property owners.

If any property on which there is located any type of swimming pool is vacant for one month, the property owner shall drain all water from said pool.
A. 
In lieu of draining all water from said pool, the property owner can elect to maintain said pool as set forth in § 270-1.
B. 
The property owner shall further ensure that the pool is properly secured from unauthorized access in accordance with all applicable and local ordinances and regulations.

§ 270-3 Nuisance per se.

Any property owner who fails to maintain his pool or drain or continue to maintain and secure said pool upon the property being vacant for 30 days, and said failure to act creates an obnoxious odor or creates a situation suitable for breeding of mosquitos, shall be considered as maintaining a nuisance per se.

§ 270-4 Enforcement.

It shall be the duty of the Borough's Police Department and/or the Borough Code Enforcement Officer to enforce the terms of this chapter and secure compliance with the requirements thereof. Any authorized officer, agent, employee or representative of Moosic Borough may inspect any property located within Moosic Borough for purposes of ascertaining compliance with the provisions of this chapter.

§ 270-5 Violations and penalties.

The Borough Solicitor shall initiate an enforcement action before a district judge against any person, firm or corporation who is in violation of this chapter. Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600 and, in default of payment of said fine, to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 30 days. Every day that a violation of this chapter continues shall constitute a separate offense. An equitable remedy may also be sought by the Borough Solicitor against any person, firm or corporation in violation of this chapter by filing an appropriate action in the Court of Common Pleas of Lackawanna County.