[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of East Caln as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Removal
[Adopted 4-19-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-1]
It is hereby declared that obstruction of the public rights-of-way of the Township by trees falling into said rights-of-way from private property located outside said rights-of-way poses a substantial and imminent threat to the health, safety and welfare of the Township, its inhabitants and persons using the public rights-of-way of the Township.
In furtherance of the protection of the Township, its inhabitants and persons using the public rights-of-way of the Township, any owner of property located outside said rights-of-way shall be responsible for the immediate clearing and removal of any tree which falls for any reason whatsoever from such property into any of the public rights-of-way of East Caln Township.
In the event that the Township is notified of a condition as described in § 202-2 above, the Township may proceed to immediately remove the tree(s) creating the condition to the extent determined necessary by the Township, in its sole discretion.
In the event of Township action as described in § 202-3 above, the cost incurred by the Township pursuant to § 202-3 shall be collected by the Township Treasurer by the assessment of such costs against the responsible property owner as provided by 53 P.S. § 68302, including the filing of a municipal lien if necessary.
The Township Manager shall make appropriate attempt to provide notice of the adoption of this article, provided that individual notice to property owners shall not be required.