Borough of Milton, PA
Northumberland County
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[Adopted 11-14-1984 by Ord. No. 914]

§ 93-5 Unlawful acts.

A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person who owns or keeps any dog to permit such dog to run at large in the Borough of Milton in violation of the provisions of the Pennsylvania Dog Law of 1982 (3 P.S. § 459.101 et seq.), as amended from time to time, which provisions are hereby incorporated by reference. Any dog running at large in violation of said Law shall be subject to seizure, detention and disposal as provided therein.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any person within the Borough of Milton to violate any other provision of the Pennsylvania Dog Law of 1982 (3 P.S. § 459.101 et seq.), as amended from time to time, which provisions are hereby incorporated by reference.

§ 93-6 Position of Dog Law Officer created.

There is hereby created for the Borough of Milton the position known as the "Dog Law Officer," said position to be appointed by Milton Borough Council and to be for a term of two years.

§ 93-7 Powers and duties of Dog Law Officer.

The Dog Law Officer for the Borough of Milton shall have all powers and duties set forth in the Pennsylvania Dog Law of 1982 (3 P.S. § 459.101 et seq.), as amended and, in particular, the duties and powers conferred on dog wardens, said powers being incorporated herein by reference.

§ 93-8 Unreasonable noise; complaints.

It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to own, harbor or keep in custody any dog, cat or other animal within the Borough of Milton which, by frequent and habitual barking, howling or yelping, creates unreasonable loud and disturbing noises of such character, intensity and duration as to disturb the peace, quiet and good order of any neighborhood in the Borough of Milton. Any person or persons who shall allow any animal to habitually remain, be lodged or fed within any dwelling, building, yard or enclosure which he occupies or owns shall be considered as harboring such animal.
A. 
Any person or persons may request the Borough Police Department to warn any person or persons who shall own, harbor or keep in custody any dog, cat or other animal which, by frequent and habitual barking, howling or yelping, creates unreasonably loud and disturbing noises of such character, intensity and duration as to disturb the peace, quiet and good order of any neighborhood in the Borough of Milton.
B. 
Any such request shall be in writing and shall identify and specify the residence of such owner, harborer or keeper and shall identify and specify the residence of the person or persons making the request.
C. 
A warning by the Borough Police Department shall consist of delivery, either personally or by certified mail, of a copy of this section of this article to the residence within the Borough of Milton of any such owner, harborer or keeper.
D. 
A violation of this section shall be deemed to have occurred if the hereinabove described disturbance continues after the date of delivery of one warning to such owner, harborer or keeper.

§ 93-9 Violations and penalties.

A. 
Except as may otherwise be provided in 3 P.S. § 459-101 et seq., any person or persons violating or failing or refusing to comply with any of the provisions of this article, whether or not the animal belonging to such person or persons has been captured and or detained, shall, upon conviction in a summary proceeding before a District Justice, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600, plus costs of prosecution, any costs of detention of said animal as provided herein and, in default of payment of such costs and/or restitution, to be imprisoned for a period not in excess of 30 days.
[Amended 10-28-1998 by Ord. No. 1103]
B. 
Except as may otherwise be provided in 3 P.S. § 459-101 et seq., any person or persons who shall obstruct any officer of the Borough of Milton in carrying out the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction in a summary proceeding before a District Justice, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600, plus costs of prosecution and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to be imprisoned for a period not in excess of 30 days.
[Amended 10-28-1998 by Ord. No. 1103]
C. 
The fines assessed and charges imposed hereunder shall be for the use of the Borough of Milton and applied in the administration of this article.