[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Palmyra 9-15-1975 by Ord. No. 418 (Ch. X, Part 3, of the 1975 Borough Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Property maintenance — See Ch. 270.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Includes all rank vegetation which exhales unpleasant and noxious odors or pollen and also rank vegetation which may conceal filthy deposits or serve as breeding places for mosquitoes or other insects.
No person owning or holding any real estate within the Borough shall permit noxious weeds or other undesirable vegetation, grasses, etc., to grow thereon to a height in excess of 12 inches or to mature their seeds thereon, or fail to cut and destroy such weeds and other undesirable vegetation when notified by the Borough to do so. Such growth of weeds or other desirable vegetation is declared to be a nuisance injurious to the public interest and public health.
[Amended 9-23-2002 by Ord. No. 659]
When determined through investigation by the Borough that weeds and other undesirable vegetation exceeding the height specified in § 202-2 hereof exist upon any land within the Borough, the Borough shall issue a notice of violation to the owner of such land by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested. The notice of violation shall contain an order to cut or destroy the weeds or undesirable vegetation within seven days. When notice is given, it shall remain in effect for 12 months to the effect that the owner shall correct the present problem and continue to comply during the twelve-month period without the necessity of the Borough issuing further compliance/default notices prior to the Borough enforcing the ordinance.
In case any owner or occupant 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 weeds or other undesirable vegetation, and the cost thereof, together with any additional penalty authorized by law, may be collected by the Borough authorities from such defaulting owner or occupant, in the manner provided by law.
[Amended 9-23-2002 by Ord. No. 659; 11-26-2007 by Ord. No. 696]
Any person who shall violate or fail, neglect or refuse to comply with any provision of this article shall be guilty of a violation, and for each and every such violation, upon conviction thereof, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $600 and costs of prosecution, and, in default of payment thereof, 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.