[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Bethlehem 9-17-2018 by Ord. No. 11-18. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any individual, partnership, firm, association, corporation or any entity of any nature whatsoever.
- The Township of Bethlehem, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.
- Any waste paper, ashes, grass, grass clippings, trimmings, advertising circulars, samples, fruit peelings, cans, dirt, rubbish, waste, garbage or refuse.
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to throw, discharge, dump, deposit, place or leave or cause to be thrown, discharged, dumped, deposited, placed or left on any of the streets, roadways, thoroughfares, alleys, sidewalks, footpaths, vacant lots, front yards, or porches, or in or on the ground of public parks, playgrounds, recreation areas, public buildings, streams or banks of such streams, any trash.
Any person who violates or permits a violation of this chapter, upon being found liable therefor in a civil enforcement proceeding, shall pay a fine of not less than $300 and not more than $1,000, plus all court costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, incurred by the Township in the enforcement of this chapter. No judgment shall be imposed until the date of the determination of the violation by the District Justice and/or court. If the defendant neither pays nor timely appeals the judgment, the Township 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 Township are hereby authorized to seek equitable relief, including injunction, to enforce compliance herewith.
If any section, sentence, clause or phrase of this chapter is held to be invalid or unconstitutional by any court of competent jurisdiction, then said holding shall in no way affect or impair any of the remaining portions of this chapter. It is hereby declared to be the intention of the Township Board of Commissioners that this chapter would have been adopted if such illegal, invalid or unconstitutional provisions had not been included herein.