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Township of Maidencreek, PA
Berks County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Maidencreek 10-13-1994 by Ord. No. 142. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Property maintenance — See Ch. 159.
In the interest of health, safety and welfare of the inhabitants of Maidencreek Township, no person, firm or corporation owning or occupying any property within the Township of Maidencreek shall permit any grass or weeds or any vegetation whatsoever, which is not edible, planted for some useful or ornamental purpose, or planted for agriculture purposes, 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 which would create or produce pollen. Any grass, weeds or other vegetation so described, growing upon any premises in Maidencreek Township in violation of any of the provisions of this section, is hereby declared to be a public nuisance and detrimental to the health, safety, cleanliness and comfort of Maidencreek Township.
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
The owner of any premises, or the occupant of premises occupied by other than the owner, shall remove and trim or cut all grass, weeds or other vegetation growing or remaining upon such premises in violation of the provisions of § 72-1 above no later than June 15 and by August 15 of each and every year hereafter.
The Supervisors of Maidencreek Township, or any officer or employee of Maidencreek Township designated thereby for this purpose, is hereby authorized to give notice, by personal service or by United States mail, to the owner or occupant, as the case may be, of any premises whereon grass, weeds or other vegetation as described aforementioned is growing or remaining in violation of the provisions of § 72-1 of this chapter, directing and requiring such occupant to remove, trim or cut such grass, weeds or vegetation so as to conform to the requirements of this chapter within 15 days after issuance of such notice.
Whenever, in the judgment of Maidencreek Township, it shall appear to be impractical to give notice as above provided, either because the owner or occupant cannot readily be found, or because a search of the owner or occupant would entail unreasonable delay, the Supervisors of Maidencreek Township, or any other office or employee of Maidencreek Township designated hereby for that purpose, shall give notice by posting conspicuously on the property where such nuisance exists a notice or order directing and requiring that such nuisance be abated within 15 days.
In case any person, firm or corporation shall neglect, fail or refuse to comply with such notice within the period of time stated herein, the Supervisors of Maidencreek Township may order the removal, trimming or cutting of such grass, weeds or other vegetation, and the cost thereof, together with a penalty of 10% of the cost thereof, shall be collected by Maidencreek Township from such person, firm or corporation in the manner provided by law.
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall be subject to the general penalty provisions as prescribed in Article I of Chapter 1, General Provisions.
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).