Borough of Bridgeport, PA
Montgomery County
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[Adopted 8-14-1979 by Ord. No. 454, approved 8-14-1979 (Ch. 66, Art. IV, of the 1975 Code)]
It is hereby declared to be unlawful for any owner, keeper or walker of any dog or cat to permit his or her dog or cat to discharge such animal's excreta upon any public or private property, other than the property of the owner of any dog or cat, within the Borough, if such owner, keeper or walker does not immediately thereafter remove and clean up such animal's excreta from the public or private property.
This article may be enforced by any police officer of the Borough, the Health Officer of the Borough and/or by a duly appointed Animal Control Officer.
[Amended 3-14-1989 by Ord. No. 507, approved 3-14-1989; 2-23-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-004, approved 2-23-2016]
Any person, firm or corporation violating this article shall be subject to the following procedure:
A. 
The Borough official shall issue a written ticket to the owner of the property which shall provide for a penalty in an amount to be established by resolution of the Borough Council and which may be amended from time to time by resolution of the Council. If this penalty is paid within 10 days of its issue and the condition that warranted the issuance of the ticket is abated within the time allotted, then this discharges the violation.
B. 
If the violator does not pay the required penalty provided for in this article within seven days, and/or does not abate the hazard within the allotted time period, then an appropriate municipal official shall cause a nontraffic citation to be issued in the court of local jurisdiction and, if necessary, abate the hazard in accordance with this article.
C. 
The nontraffic citation shall be forwarded to and adjudicated by a Magisterial District Judge. If found guilty of the violation, the violator shall be sentenced to pay a fine of no more than $300, plus costs of prosecution, plus reasonable attorneys' fees of the municipality to enforce this article.
D. 
Each day the violator continues to violate this article shall constitute a separate offense. In default of payment of said fine and costs, the violator may be imprisoned in the county jail for a term of not more than 30 days.