Township of Shrewsbury, PA
York County
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[Ord. 2007-04, 10/3/2007, § 1]
This Part shall be known as the "Shrewsbury Township Littering Ordinance."
[Ord. 2007-04, 10/3/2007, § 2]
For purposes of this Part, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
LITTER
Waste paper, sweepings, ashes, household waste, glass, metal, refuse, rubbish or any dangerous or detrimental substance. It shall not include, however, refuse or garbage kept in a proper container for purpose of prompt disposal.
LITTERING
The placement of any litter or permitting or authorizing the placement of any litter into or upon any street, highway, alley or upon the land of another or one's own land or into or upon any public or private waters in Shrewsbury Township.
[Ord. 2007-04, 10/3/2007, § 3]
The presence of litter within Shrewsbury Township is hereby declared to be a nuisance.
[Ord. 2007-04, 10/3/2007, § 4]
It shall be a violation of this Part for any individual, corporation, partnership or other entity to engage in littering or permit property owned by such individual, corporation, partnership, firm or other business entity to be utilized so as to result in littering.
[Ord. 2007-04, 10/3/2007, § 4]
It shall be presumed that an individual, corporation, partnership, or other entity whose name appears on items found in an accumulation of garbage, trash or other discarded materials including, but not limited to, bank statements, utility bills, bank credit card bills and other financial documents is the owner of such litter and either placed or authorized the placement of the litter at the location where found. Advertising, marketing and campaign materials and literature will not be sufficient to constitute a presumption of littering.
[Ord. 2007-04, 10/3/2007, § 5; as amended by Ord. 2008-02, 8/6/2008]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this Part, upon conviction thereof in an action brought before a magisterial district judge in the manner provided for the enforcement of summary offenses under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 90 days. Each day that a violation of this Part continues or each Section of this Part which shall be found to have been violated shall constitute a separate offense.
[Ord. 2009-03, 8/5/2009, § 1; as amended by Ord. No. 2019-01, 1/7/2019]
The Township' s parks shall be closed to the public between dusk and dawn, prevailing time.
[Ord. 2009-03, 8/5/2009, § 1]
Practices and/or games or informal use of the fields shall be cancelled if weather or field conditions are such that damage to the grass or turf will result. If the fields are damaged, then the user organization or individual responsible shall reimburse Shrewsbury Township for necessary field repairs and, in addition, will lose field use privileges for such time as determined by the Board of Supervisors.
[Ord. 2009-03, 8/5/2009, § 1]
Pets are not permitted in the Township's parks.
[Ord. 2009-03, 8/5/2009, § 1]
All tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, and illegal substances are prohibited.
[Ord. 2009-03, 8/5/2009, § 1]
Motorized vehicles are prohibited on grass surfaces at any time for any reason, except for emergency vehicles.
[Ord. 2009-03, 8/5/2009, § 1]
It is prohibited to deface, remove, cut or damage any tree, plant, shrub, turf, building, structure, sign or fixture, or any other park component, unless authorized by the Board of Supervisors.
[Ord. 2009-03, 8/5/2009, § 1]
Open fires are prohibited, except that grills used for cooking food are permitted. The use of grills is permitted only by persons of legal age and a lit grill shall be attended at all times.
[Ord. 2009-03, 8/5/2009, § 1]
Activities such as golf, pitching horseshoes, archery or any other activity that by its use may cause injury or damage to persons or property are prohibited.
[Ord. 2009-03, 8/5/2009, § 1; as amended by Ord. 2011-04, 8/3/2011, § 1]
The use or discharge of firearms, slingshots, paintball guns, BB guns, air pellet guns, or any other instrument or device that by its use or discharge may cause injury or damage to persons or property is prohibited.
[Ord. 2009-03, 8/5/2009, § 1]
Recreational or all terrain vehicles (ATVs) including, but not limited to, snowmobiles, three- or four-wheelers, trail bikes, mini bikes or motorcycles are prohibited.
[Ord. 2009-03, 8/5/2009, § 1]
Horses and ponies are prohibited.
[Ord. 2009-03, 8/5/2009, § 1]
Public, non-athletic gatherings involving more than nine people are prohibited without prior written approval of the Shrewsbury Township Board of Supervisors.
[Ord. 2009-03, 8/5/2009, § 1]
Threatening, abusive, insulting, profane or obscene language or words, annoying, harassing or disorderly conduct, or immoral behavior are prohibited.
[Ord. 2009-03, 8/5/2009, § 1]
Concession stands or the sale or solicitation of any item is prohibited without the prior written approval of the Shrewsbury Township Board of Supervisors.
[Ord. 2009-03, 8/5/2009, § 1]
Littering or the placement of any refuse outside of an approved receptacle is prohibited. User organizations are responsible to pick up all litter prior to departing from the park.
[Ord. 2009-03, 8/5/2009, § 1]
1. 
The park rules and regulations shall be enforced by the Pennsylvania State Police or any other person or entity authorized by resolution of the Shrewsbury Township Board of Supervisors.
2. 
For the enforcement of this Part by a law enforcement officer, the procedures for the issuance of a citation to a defendant pursuant to the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure may be followed with an initial fine of $50 per violation. In the event of an appeal of the citation to the District Magistrate, and upon conviction thereof, the defendant shall be sentenced to pay a fine not to exceed $1,000 per violation, or be sentenced to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 90 days under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure.
3. 
For the enforcement of this Part by any non-law enforcement officer, the procedures for filing a summary criminal complaint shall be followed and, upon conviction thereof, the defendant shall be sentenced to pay a fine not to exceed $1,000 per violation, or be sentenced to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 90 days under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure.