[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Edgeworth 1-16-1925 by Ord. No. 161. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It shall be the duty of every person or persons, firms or corporations, owners, tenants, occupiers or persons in possession of improved or unimproved lots or other premises in the Borough of Edgeworth, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, upon which thistles, wild carrots, dodder cockles, burdock, daisy, ragweed, poison ivy or other weeds of similar obnoxious growths may be growing to cut and destroy the same so as to prevent such weeds from maturing, going to seed or in any other manner multiplying.
[Amended 3-12-1996 by Ord. No. 455]
Any person or persons, firms or corporations, owners, tenants, occupiers or persons in possession of any premises or improved or unimproved lots in the Borough of Edgeworth who shall permit or suffer such obnoxious weeds to so grow either in or upon the same shall be deemed guilty of a nuisance, and if, after five days' notice from the Borough Council or any officer designated by said Borough Council to remove or destroy said nuisance, he or they shall refuse or neglect to comply with said notice, he or they shall be deemed guilty of a violation of this chapter and, upon conviction thereof before any District Justice, shall be liable to a fine not exceeding $25 and, in default of payment thereof, be committed to the county prison for a period not exceeding 25 days.
The Borough, by its proper officers, may enter upon said premises upon which said nuisance may stand to abate the same, and the Borough may then proceed to collect the costs of abating said nuisance from the owner of said premises in the same manner as debts of like amount are now collected by law.