[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the Borough of Baden 11-15-1978 by Ord. No. 709. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known as the "Non-Open Storage Ordinance."
The Town Council of the Borough of Baden has determined that the open storage of unlicensed vehicles, excepting antique vehicles, refrigerators, stoves and other mobile and household equipment on private property is a serious detriment to the appearance and cleanliness of the Borough of Baden and is detrimental to the general welfare of inhabitants thereof.
From and after the effective date of this chapter, it shall be unlawful for any person to store in the open upon any land in the Borough of Baden any of the following items:
Motor vehicles, excepting antique vehicles, which are not currently licensed and inspected.
Used refrigerators, stoves, washers, laundry tubs or any other used household equipment.
Used television or radio sets.
Used mechanical or electrical equipment and large tools.
Discarded building materials.
This chapter shall not apply to any item which is stored in a lawfully erected building or any duly licensed new or used car dealer.
[Amended 5-15-1985 by Ord. No. 759; 6-9-2002 by Ord. No. 867]
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000, not less than $300, and the costs of such proceedings or, upon default of payment of such fine and costs, by imprisonment in the county jail for a term of not more than 30 days.
Each day that unlawful storage shall continue upon any land in the Borough of Baden under the terms hereof shall constitute a separate and distinct violation of this chapter.
Violations of this chapter shall be prosecuted as a summary conviction before any District Magistrate in the County of Beaver, and the matter of appeal and related matters shall be governed by the laws applicable to summary convictions.
In addition to the penal provisions of this chapter, the Town Council of the Borough of Baden, by its agents and employees, may remove such goods and collect the cost thereof, together with a penalty of 10% of such cost, in the manner provided by law for the collection of municipal claims, or by an action of assumpsit or may seek relief by a bill in equity.