Borough of Charleroi, PA
Washington County
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[Adopted 10-8-1991 by Ord. No. 873 as Ch. 5 of the 1991 Code; amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III)]
Any person who violates or permits a violation of an ordinance regulating building, housing, property maintenance, health, fire, public safety, parking, solicitation, curfew, water, air or noise pollution shall, upon conviction in a summary proceeding brought before a Magisterial District Judge under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, be guilty of a summary offense and shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000, plus court costs and reasonable attorneys' fees incurred by the Borough in the enforcement proceedings. Upon judgment against any person by summary conviction, or by proceedings by summons on default of the payment of the fine or penalty imposed and the costs, the defendant may be sentenced and committed to the Borough lockup for a period not exceeding 10 days or to the county jail for a period not exceeding 30 days. Each day or portion thereof that such violation continues or is permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense, and each section of the ordinance that is violated shall also constitute a separate offense.
Any person who violates or permits a violation of an ordinance not covered by the above classifications shall, upon being found liable therefor in a civil enforcement proceeding commenced by the Borough before a Magisterial District Judge, pay a fine of not more than $600, plus all court costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, incurred by the Borough in the enforcement of the ordinance. No judgment shall be imposed until the date of the determination of the violation by the Magisterial District Judge. If the defendant neither pays nor timely appeals the judgment, the Borough may enforce the judgment pursuant to the applicable Rules of Civil Procedure. Each day a violation exists shall constitute a separate offense. Further, the appropriate officers or agents of the Borough are hereby authorized to seek equitable relief, including injunction, to enforce compliance herewith.
The imposition of a penalty as provided in § 1-4 above, or as specifically provided in any other chapter of this Code or other ordinance of the Borough, shall be in addition to any injunctive or remedial relief which is authorized under the laws of the commonwealth, with the same force and effect as though provided for herein. Such penalty shall not be deemed to be in lieu of any provision for revocation or suspension of any license or permit.
Unless provided otherwise in the laws of the commonwealth, all fines or penalties collected for violations of provisions of this Code or of other ordinances of the Borough shall be paid over to the Borough Manager.