Township of Upper Hanover, PA
Montgomery County
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[Adopted 3-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-02]
It shall be unlawful to throw, deposit or dump or to maintain any accumulation of solid waste materials in or on any unauthorized property, vacant or occupied, or to litter on or along any road within the Township, except as hereinafter provided. For purposes of this article, "solid waste" shall mean garbage, refuse and other discarded materials, including but not limited to solid and liquid waste materials resulting from industrial, commercial, agricultural and residential activities.
Any person, partnership or corporation who or which has violated or permitted the violation of the provisions of this article shall, upon being found liable therefor in a civil enforcement proceeding commenced by the Township before the local Magisterial District Justice, pay a judgment of not less than $25 nor more than $600 plus all court costs, including reasonable attorney fees incurred by the Township as a result thereof. No judgment shall commence or be imposed, levied or payable until the date of the determination of a violation by the Magisterial District Justice. If the defendant neither timely pays nor timely appeals the judgment, the Township may enforce the judgment pursuant to the applicable rules of civil procedure. Each day that a violation continues or each section of this article which shall be found to have been violated shall constitute a separate violation. Nothing contained in this section shall be construed or interpreted to grant to any person or entity other than the Township the right to commence any action or enforcement pursuant to this section. Magisterial District Justices shall have initial jurisdiction over proceedings brought under this section.