[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Collingdale as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Prior Notification of Utility Termination
[Adopted 3-7-2011 by Ord. No. 675]
Unless the context clearly indicates otherwise, the meaning or the terms and phrases used in this article shall be as follows:
- Any individual, partnership, company, corporation, association, joint ownership or any other entity in whose name a residential utility service account is listed and who is primarily responsible for payment of bills rendered for the service to any occupant whose name appears on the mortgage, deed or lease of the property for which the residential utility service is requested.
- Any residential real property located within the Borough of Collingdale intended for continuous or periodic habitation, occupancy or use by human beings.
- PUBLIC UTILITY
- Any electric distribution utility, natural gas distribution utility or water distribution utility operating or providing services within the Borough of Collingdale.
- The cessation of service, whether temporary or permanent, without the consent of the customer. For purposes of this article, this term shall include cessation of service at the request of the landlord/customer when a tenant does not agree to the cessation of service.
Except when required to prevent or alleviate an emergency, or in the case of danger to life or property, a public utility, prior to terminating utility service, shall provide written notice of the termination of service at least three days prior to the date of the proposed termination to the Borough Manager for the Borough of Collingdale.
Any public utility operator, agent or other person acting on behalf of a public utility, providing services within the Borough of Collingdale, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, who violates any provisions of this article, shall, upon conviction before a Magisterial District Judge for the Borough of Collingdale, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $300, together with the cost of prosecution.