Borough of Paxtang, PA
Dauphin County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Paxtang 9-20-1994 by Ord. No. 544 (Part 5, Ch. 2, of the 1994 Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Nuisances — See Ch. 277.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 310.
A. 
The accumulation or storage of junked, abandoned or discarded vehicles, trailers, boats, appliances and household furnishings creates a hazard and danger to the health and welfare of the people of the Borough.
B. 
The accumulation or storage of junked, abandoned or discarded vehicles, trailers, boats, appliances or household furnishings provides a breeding area for rodents and other unhealthful animals.
C. 
The accumulation or storage of junked, abandoned or discarded vehicles, trailers, boats, appliances or household furnishings creates an attractive nuisance for children who are not aware of the danger involved in them.
D. 
The accumulation or storage of junked, abandoned or discarded vehicles, trailers, boats, appliances or household furnishings violates all concepts of ecological and environmental principles.
As used in this chapter, the following words and terms shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section:
ABANDONED
Any item resting for 96 hours or more and which is inoperable, without current registration plates or certificate of inspection, or in such a condition as to be unusable.
APPLIANCE
A stove, refrigerator, television set, furnace, water heater, water softener, washer, dryer or mangle; any household article used to perform any of the necessary work in a household; and any article used in business to increase production or to speed, ease or eliminate work.
BOAT
Any vessel capable of transporting a person on any river, stream, creek, lake or ocean.
DISCARDED
Any item resting for 96 hours or more with no known or apparent owner.
HOUSEHOLD FURNISHING
All items normally found and used in a home.
JUNKED
Items sold or to be sold for scrap, being stripped or being used or sold for parts.
TRAILER
A wheeled device used as a means of carrying, hauling or conveying any vehicle, person, animal, object or boat.
VEHICLE
An automobile, motorcycle, motorbike, minibike, bicycle, go-cart, truck or other wheeled means of conveyance, motorized or self-propelled.
In addition to any statutory prohibitions regarding abandoned vehicles on highways and other public places under the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code, it shall be unlawful to any person to accumulate or store any junked, abandoned or discarded vehicle, trailer, boat, appliance or household furnishing on private or public property within the Borough.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
Any person, firm or corporation violating any provision of this chapter shall, for every such violation, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 and costs of prosecution and, in default of payment of fine and costs, to undergo imprisonment for not more than 30 days.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).