Borough of Royersford, PA
Montgomery County
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[Ord. 458, 7/16/1971, § 1]
In this Part 1 the word "person" shall mean and include any natural person, partnership, association, firm or corporation. The singular shall include the plural, the plural shall include the singular, and the masculine shall include the feminine and the neuter.
[Ord. 458, 7/16/1971, § 2]
No person, owning or occupying any property in the Borough of Royersford, shall permit any grass or weeds or any vegetation whatsoever, not edible or planted for some useful or ornamental purpose, to grow or remain upon such premises so as to exceed a height of six inches, or to throw off any unpleasant or noxious odor, or to conceal any filthy deposit or to create or produce pollen. Any grass, weeds or other vegetation growing upon any premises in the Borough in violation of any of the provisions of this section is hereby declared to be a nuisance and detrimental to the health, safety, cleanliness and comfort of the inhabitants of the Borough.
[Ord. 458, 7/16/1971, § 3]
The owner of any premises, as to vacant or unoccupied premises, or as to premises occupied by the owner, and the occupant thereof, as to premises occupied by other than the owner thereof, shall remove, trim or cut all grass, weeds or other vegetation growing or remaining upon such premises in violation of any provision of § 102 of this Part
[Ord. 458, 7/16/1971, § 4]
The Borough Council, or any officer or employe of the Borough designated thereby for the purpose, is hereby authorized to give notice, by personal service or by United States mail, to the owner or occupant, as the case may be, of any premises where grass, weeds or other vegetation shall be growing or remaining in violation of any provisions § 102 of this Part 1, directing and requiring such owner or occupant to remove, trim or cut such grass, weeds or other vegetation, so as to conform to the requirements of this Part 1, within five days after issuance of such notice. In case any person shall neglect, fail or refuse to comply with such notice, within the period of time stated therein, the Borough authorities may remove, trim or cut such grass, weeds or other vegetation, and the cost thereof, with any additional penalty authorized by law, may be collected by the Borough from such person in default, in the manner provided by law.
[Ord. 458, 7/16/1971, § 5; as amended by Ord. 694, 6/28/1988, § 1; and by Ord. 715, 10/30/1990]
Any person who shall violate or fail, neglect or refuse to comply with any provision of this Part 1 shall be guilty of a violation of this Part 1 and, for each and every such violation, upon conviction thereof, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600 and costs of prosecution, and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to imprisonment for not more than 30 days. Provided: each day's violation shall constitute a separate offense and notice to the offender shall not be necessary in order to constitute an offense.
[Ord. 746, 12/12/1995, § 1]
HAZARDOUS ACCIDENT —
Any incident that occurs from the storage, transportation, use or manufacturing, processing or discharging of any substance potentially dangerous to the public health and welfare at large which necessitates either or both of the following responses:
1. 
The intervention of the Borough of Royersford Police Department or any of the emergency agencies or services which may assist the Borough of Royersford including, but not limited to, fire companies or rescue squads operating in the Borough of Royersford.
2. 
The need for clean-up or abatement measures to be performed by Borough employees, or the need for any responsive action resulting in expense to the Borough.
DANGEROUS INCIDENT
Any incident which creates a dangerous condition requiring immediate and emergency action in order to prevent injury to persons or damage to property, and necessitates either or both of the following responses:
1. 
The intervention of the Borough of Royersford Police Department or any of the emergency agencies or services which may service the Borough of Royersford including, but not limited to, fire companies or rescue squads operating in the Borough of Royersford.
2. 
The need for clean-up or abatement measures to be performed by Borough employees, or the need for any responsive action resulting in expense to the Borough.
BUSINESS
Any person, corporation, partnership or other entity engaged in the buying, selling, storing, transferring, transporting or manufacturing or processing of properties, merchandise, chemicals, fuels, waste products or any other goods or services for compensation.
PUBLIC THOROUGHFARE
Bridges, state highways, County roads, Borough streets, any navigable waterways or other roadways or watercourses owned by a governmental unit or a privately owned street, parking lot or accessway to which the public has access.
[Ord. 746, 12/12/1995, § 2]
1. 
The business which owns or leases the premises on which a hazardous accident occurs shall be responsible for all costs that occur as a direct or consequential result of a hazardous accident. In the event a hazardous accident occurs during transportation on a public thoroughfare, or in delivery to an entity other than a business as defined in § 201, hereinabove, the entity who owns or has custody or control of the vehicle, or substance involved, in the hazardous accident shall be responsible for all costs that occur as a direct or consequential result of such accident. Nothing contained herein shall prevent such business or entity from recovering any costs from a third party whose negligence may have caused such hazardous accident.
2. 
In the event that any person undertakes, either voluntarily or upon order of an official of the Borough of Royersford, to clean up or abate the effects of any hazardous accident, the Borough may take such action as deemed necessary to supervise or verify the adequacy of the clean up or abatement. The business or entity described in § 202(1), hereinabove, shall be liable to the Borough for all costs incurred as a result of such supervision or verification.
3. 
For the purpose of this Part, costs of a hazardous accident shall include, but are not limited to, the following: expenses incurred by police, fire or emergency medical services; actual labor costs of Borough personnel, including benefits and administrative overhead; costs of consultants or others preparing reports concerning the hazardous accident; costs of equipment operations; costs of materials obtained directly by the Borough; cost of any contractual labor and materials for clean up or abatement; costs of the Borough Solicitor and Borough Engineer connected with the hazardous accident; costs to replace or repair any damage caused to equipment utilized by the Borough or any other service agency which responded to the accident.
4. 
The costs resulting from the hazardous accident shall be paid directly to the Borough within 30 days from the date on which the Borough issues an invoice or other appropriate demand for such costs. Interest shall accrue on any unpaid invoice at the rate of 1-1/2% per month commencing after the expiration of the thirty-day grace period.
[Ord. 746, 12/12/1995, § 3]
1. 
Any entity which owns or has custody or has control of any motor vehicle or other instrumentality that creates a dangerous incident as defined by this Part, or any entity which owns or leases any real property upon which a dangerous incident takes place, shall be responsible for all costs of any emergency response that arises as a direct or consequential result of such incident. Nothing contained herein shall prevent such entity from recovering any costs from a third party whose negligence may have caused such dangerous incident.
2. 
In the event that any person undertakes, either voluntarily or upon order of any official of the Borough of Royersford, to clean up or abate the effects of any dangerous incident, the Borough may take such action as deemed necessary to supervise or verify the adequacy of the clean up or abatement. The entity described in § 203(1), hereinabove, shall be liable to the Borough for all costs incurred as a result of such supervision or verification.
3. 
For the purpose of this Part, costs of a dangerous incident shall include, but are not limited to, the following: expenses incurred by police, fire or emergency medical services; actual labor costs of Borough personnel, including benefits and administrative overhead; costs of consultants or others preparing reports concerning the dangerous incident; costs of equipment operations; costs of materials obtained directly by the Borough; cost of any contractual labor and materials for clean up or abatement; costs of the Borough Solicitor and Borough Engineer connected with the dangerous incident; costs to replace or repair any damage caused to equipment utilized by the Borough or any other service agency which responded to the incident.
4. 
The costs resulting from the dangerous incident shall be paid directly to the Borough within 30 days from the date on which the Borough issues an invoice or other appropriate demand for such costs. Interest shall accrue on any unpaid invoice at the rate of 1-1/2% per month commencing after the expiration of the thirty-day grace period.
[Ord. 746, 12/12/1995; as added by Ord. 787, 10/26/2004, § 1]
Humane Fire Engine No. 1 and Friendship Hook, Hose and Ladder No. 2 (now known as Friendship Hook, Ladder, Hose and Ambulance, Inc.) are the recognized fire companies for the Borough of Royersford. These fire companies are authorized to provide such services on behalf of the Borough with reference to hazardous accidents and dangerous incidents as determined by the Borough Manager, Chief of Police or Chief of the fire company. If a fire company responds to a hazardous accident or dangerous incident, the cost of material in responding to such hazardous accident or dangerous incident, as incurred by the fire company, pursuant to the provisions of 35 P.S. § 6020.507, shall be submitted to the Borough and the Borough may recover the material response costs pursuant to this Section and said Act, and upon collection thereof shall reimburse the fire company accordingly.