[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Milton 1-15-1957 as Ch. IX, Part 5, of the 1957 Code of Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person or persons, association, partnership, firm or corporation owning or occupying any property within the Borough of Milton 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 10 inches or to throw off any unpleasant or noxious odor or to conceal any filthy deposit or to create or produce pollen.
The owner of any premises, as to vacant or unoccupied premises or premises occupied by the owner, and the occupant thereof, in case of premises occupied by other than the owner thereof, shall remove, trim and cut all grass, weeds or other vegetation growing or remaining upon such premises in violation of any of the provisions of the first section of this chapter.
The Borough Council, or any officer or employee 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 whereon grass, weeds or other vegetation is growing or remaining in violation of any of the provisions of the first section of this chapter directing and requiring such owner or occupant to remove, trim or cut such grass, weeds or vegetation, so as to conform to the requirements of this chapter, within five days after issuance of such notice. In case any person, association, partnership, firm or corporation 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 vegetation, and the cost thereof, together with any additional penalty authorized by the law, may be collected by the borough from such person or persons, association, partnership, firm or corporation in the manner provided by law.
Any person or persons, association, partnership, firm or corporation violating or failing, neglecting or refusing to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof before any District Justice, be punishable by a fine not exceeding $600, plus costs of prosecution, and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, by imprisonment in the county jail for a period not exceeding 30 days.