City of Lower Burrell, PA
Westmoreland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Lower Burrell 5-18-1977 by Ord. No. 6-1977. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 285.

§ 278-1 Abandoning prohibited.

No person shall park, store or leave any motor vehicles of any kind in a wrecked, junked, unlicensed, stripped or abandoned condition, on private property, where its presence constitutes a public nuisance, and no owner of such motor vehicle, or the owner or occupant of any property, shall allow, or permit the same to left upon any privately owned property, unless the same be authorized in conjunction with a business properly operated, pursuant to the zoning laws and other laws of the City.

§ 278-2 Notice to owners. [1]

If the Ordinance Officer or any police officer find that a violation of this chapter exists, the Ordinance Officer or any police officer shall notify the owner of the property on which the motor vehicle is stored or parked, or the owner of the motor vehicle, or both, of the violation, and order the owner of such vehicle or the owner of the property on which the motor vehicle is stored or parked, within seven days thereof, to remove the motor vehicle.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 278-3 Mode of notice.

Notice shall be given by personal service or by registered mail to the last known address of the violator. In the event that, on diligent search, the address of either the property owner or motor vehicle cannot be ascertained, the posting of such notice or copies thereof on the real property, motor vehicle, structure or area immediately adjacent thereto shall constitute sufficient notice.

§ 278-4 Failure to act; imposition of costs.

If the violation complained of shall not have been remedied within the period as required by the order, the City shall, through its own agents, contractors and/or employees, remedy the violation by removing such vehicle and charge the costs thereof to the real property owner on whose property the vehicle is located. Such costs shall, after a proper demand and refusal or a failure to pay after 30 days, constitute a lien on such realty which shall be filed by the City Solicitor.

§ 278-5 Emergency powers. [1]

Nothing in this chapter shall prevent the Ordinance Officer, or any police officer or volunteer fireman from removing from private property, without notice, any attended or unattended motor vehicle, the presence of which constitutes a hazard or threat to the life, health, safety, welfare and morals of the citizens of the City which is imminently dangerous and in the opinion of the Ordinance Officer, police officer or volunteer firemen constitutes a nuisance which gives rise to the existence of emergency conditions.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 278-6 Violations and penalties. [1]

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 $1,000 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 30 days. Each day that a violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).