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Township of Whitemarsh, PA
Montgomery County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Whitemarsh 1-3-1983 by Ord. No. 451. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Township Supervisors may prescribe fines and penalties in any instance for the violation of any Township ordinances, which fines and penalties may be collected by suit or summary proceeding brought in the name of the Township before any District Justice having jurisdiction in the Township. All fines and penalties collected for the violation of Township ordinances shall be paid over to the Township Treasury. Upon judgment against any person by summary conviction, or by proceedings by summons on default of the payment of the fine or penalty imposed and the costs, the defendant may be sentenced and committed to the Township lockup for a period not exceeding five days or to the county jail, or workhouse, for a period not exceeding 30 days. This section shall not preclude any other remedy or penalty specifically provided for in any legislation of the Township.
Proceedings for the violation of Township ordinances and for the collection of fines and penalties imposed thereby may be commenced by warrant, or by summons, at the discretion of the District Justice before whom the proceeding is begun. No warrants shall be issued, except upon complaint or oath or affirmation specifying the ordinance for the violation of which the same is issued. All proceedings shall be directed to, and be served by, a constable or police officer of the Township. Warrants shall be returnable forthwith and, upon such return, like proceedings shall be had, as in cases of summary conviction.