It will be unlawful for the owners or operators of a business to place or accumulate rubbish, junk/salvage, animal excrement or offensive material of any character around buildings, in streets, lanes, alleys, yards, on business property or on vacant ground in Allegheny Township or cause or permit any of such materials to be accumulated. Animal boarding establishments must remove animal excrement every 90 days or less.
Certain businesses, i.e., construction or construction-related businesses, vehicle repair businesses or used car lots, but not limited to these, which by the very nature of the business must store equipment, vehicles or material will situate such items, where practicable, in the rear of the property, at least 40 feet from all established property boundaries of the premises occupied by the business.
There must be no accumulation of abandoned equipment, vehicles without current registration or material that will not be used within a period of time reasonable for that particular business.
Businesses which must store quantities of equipment, vehicles or material, or businesses which must hold quantities of rubbish or junk/salvage for a reasonable time for disposal, may be requested in writing by the Planning Commission to erect a natural barrier. If such a barrier is requested, the applicable provisions of § 142-8 of this chapter will apply as to the erection and maintenance of such a barrier.
It shall be unlawful for the occupiers of residences or other buildings, or the owners or agents of owners of property, to place or accumulate rubbish, junk/salvage, animal excrement or offensive material of any character around the residences, around buildings, in streets, lanes, alleys, yards or on vacant ground in Allegheny Township or cause or permit any of such materials to be accumulated such that it would constitute a nuisance. Farms not actively used for farming establishments must remove animal excrement every 90 days or less.
This chapter is not written to prohibit a business being conducted in a residence, provided that the business operation in a residential district does not violate the Allegheny Township Zoning Ordinance or Subdivision Ordinance. However, if a business is conducted in/on residential premises, every part of § 142-9 of this chapter will apply.
Farm machinery and equipment and farm products and by-products are exempt from the operation of this section, provided that they are located on a farm which is actively used for farming.