City of Washington, PA
Washington County
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[Adopted 12-23-1974 by Ord. No. 1148 (Ch. 7, Part 1, of the 1986 Code of Ordinances)]
A. 
No person shall burn or cause to be burned or assist in the burning of any paper, boxes, rubbish, leaves, garbage, refuse, or any other material or substance of any kind out of doors within the City of Washington.
B. 
The burning of materials for municipal purposes is hereby exempt from this article.
[Added 5-5-2011 by Ord. No. 1839]
[Amended 7-8-2010 by Ord. No. 1834]
A. 
No person shall set or maintain or assist in setting or maintaining any fire out of doors within the City of Washington, or cause to be burned or assist in burning any substance or material of any kind out of doors within the City of Washington.
B. 
Nothing in this section or any other ordinance of the City of Washington shall be construed to prevent the various departments of the City of Washington to engage in controlled burning situations for the purpose of training exercises for the benefit of the employees and volunteers of the various departments of the City of Washington.
C. 
The burning of materials for municipal purposes is hereby exempt from this article.
[Added 5-5-2011 by Ord. No. 1839]
[Amended 4-24-1986 by Ord. No. 1356; 12-7-2006 by Ord. No. 1766]
A. 
Any individual, person, firm, corporation or other entity who shall violate any provision of this article shall, upon being held liable in any civil proceeding or upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a penalty, fine or charge of no less than $100 nor more than the maximum amount permitted by law, but not to exceed $1,000, and in default of payment or any failure to pay any fine or penalty, upon a summary or other criminal conviction, shall be sentenced to imprisonment for a period not to exceed 30 days, or both.
B. 
Each day that a violation of this article shall continue shall constitute a separate offense, subject to the fines, costs, penalties and charges set forth above for each offense.
C. 
Nothing herein shall limit, prevent or preclude the City of Washington from taking any and all legal action or exercising any other remedy available to the City by law, including but not limited to the initiation of civil or criminal proceedings or injunctive relief, in order to enforce or ensure compliance with this article. As an additional remedy, the City of Washington may abate any nuisance, dangerous or hazardous condition by any means permitted by law, which shall include but not be limited to an action in the Court of Common Pleas of Washington County, Pennsylvania, for injunctive relief; the use of any City of Washington personnel, equipment and materials or that of an authorized agent or contractor hired by the City to remove or abate any nuisance, dangerous or hazardous condition and with all costs thereof or related thereto to be charged against the property owner(s) and/or person or entity who has violated the article or portion thereof; said costs shall include all actual costs and expenses, including all costs of collection and reasonable administrative costs of the City, incurred in enforcing the provisions of the article.