[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of Penn Township 12-17-1975 by Ord. No. 189 (Ch. 58 of the 1975 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 10-20-1980 by Ord. No. 244; 8-19-2013 by Ord. No. 750]
No person, firm or corporation owning or occupying any property within Penn Township shall permit any grass or weeds or any vegetation whatsoever, not grown for human consumption or planted for some useful or ornamental purpose, to grow or remain upon such premises so as to exceed a height of 10 inches or to throw off any unpleasant or noxious odor or to conceal any filthy deposit or to create or produce pollen. Any grass, weeds or other vegetation growing upon any premises in Penn Township in violation of any of the provisions of this section is hereby declared to be a nuisance and detrimental to the health, safety, cleanliness and comfort of the inhabitants of Penn Township.
The owner of any premises, as to vacant premises or premises occupied by the owner, or the occupant thereof, in case of premises occupied by other than the owner thereof, shall remove, trim or cut all grass, weeds or other vegetation growing or remaining upon such premises in violation of the provisions of § 94-1 of this chapter.
[Amended 10-20-1980 by Ord. No. 244]
In the event of a violation of the provisions of § 94-1 of this chapter, the Township authorities may remove, trim or cut such grass, weeds or other vegetation, and the cost thereof, together with any additional penalty authorized by law, may be collected by the Township from such person, firm or corporation in the manner provided by law.
[Amended 3-19-1990 by Ord. No. 402]
All costs and expenses incurred by the Township in the abatement of such health hazards and nuisances shall be a lien placed upon the premises, and whenever a bill therefor remains unpaid for a period of 60 days after it has been rendered, the Township Solicitor shall file a municipal claim or an action of assumpsit for such costs and expenses, together with a penalty of 15% in the manner provided by law for the collection of municipal liens.
[Amended 10-20-1980 by Ord. No. 244; 3-19-1990 by Ord. No. 402]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall be convicted of a violation of any of the provisions of this chapter before any Magisterial District Judge shall be sentenced to such penalties as specified in Chapter 1, Article II, General Penalty. Whenever such person, firm or corporation is in violation of § 94-1, each day that he shall continue to be in violation shall constitute a separate offense punishable by a like fine or penalty.