[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Washington 4-18-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-04. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Garbage, rubbish and refuse — See Ch. 47.
Public health nuisances — See Ch. 59.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 65.
Editor's Note: This ordinance superseded former Ch. 91, Weeds and Obnoxious Growths, adopted 7-22-1969 by Ord. No. 7-69, as amended.
All weeds over one foot in height, and all vegetable growths which exhale unpleasant or noxious odors or pollen, and all weeds or vegetable growths that may conceal filthy or unhealthy deposits are hereby declared to be public nuisances.
The growth, existence, or presence of poison ivy, poison oak or poison sumac within 20 feet of any property line is declared to be a public nuisance.
Any owner, lessee or occupant of any property or any agent, servant, representative or person having control of any property who shall allow or permit such a nuisance as defined in § 91-1 of this chapter to continue for a period of 10 days after receipt of such notice of violation shall be liable to the penalties as provided in this chapter.
In addition to the penalty provided in § 91-5 of this chapter, failure to abate such nuisance within the time provided by this chapter shall allow the Municipal Manager to direct the Borough's work force to abate said nuisance. Nothing in this section shall be interpreted to imply that the Borough is obligated to abate the nuisance.
The Manager shall certify the costs of abatement of the nuisance to the governing body, which shall examine the certificate and, if found correct, will cause the costs shown thereon to be charges against said land. The amount so charged shall forthwith become a lien upon such land and shall be added to and become and form part of the taxes next to be assessed and levied upon such lands, the same to bear interest at the same rate as taxes and shall be collected and enforced by the same officer and in the same manner as taxes.
Any person who violates any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of not more than $500. If the violations are not corrected or remedied within 10 days after the notice pursuant to § 91-2, each day thereafter that the prohibited conditions exist shall constitute a separate offense hereunder.
The provisions of this chapter may be enforced by the Zoning Officer of the Borough of Washington.