Township of Caln, PA
Chester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Caln 10-2-1950 by Ord. No. 2. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 59.
Outdoor burning — See Ch. 64.
Garbage, rubbish and refuse — See Ch. 87.
Housing standards — See Ch. 91.
Littering — See Ch. 97.
Nuisances — See Ch. 103.
Zoning — See Ch. 155.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
GARBAGE DUMP
Any place or places, either on public or private property, where garbage is stored or allowed to accumulate on the open ground or in uncovered containers outside the confines of a building or buildings.
JUNKYARD
Any place or places, either on public or private property, where worn out, discarded, secondhand or scrap metal, such as iron, steel or any metal, or machinery, furniture or other goods are stored or allowed to accumulate, collect or stand on the open ground outside the confines of a building or buildings.
[Amended 7-8-1975 by Ord. No. 1975-11]
RUBBISH DUMP
Any place or places, either on public or private property, where unbaled paper, paper cartons, cardboard boxes, rags or other similar waste is stored or allowed to accumulate, collect or stand on the open ground outside the confines of a building or buildings.
YARD FOR THE STORAGE OF ABANDONED OR JUNKED AUTOMOBILES
Any place or places, either on public or private property, where any old, abandoned or nonoperative automobile or automobiles, or any part or parts of any automobile or automobiles, are stored or allowed to accumulate, collect or stand on the open ground outside the confines of a building or buildings. Automobiles not bearing a current Pennsylvania inspection sticker and registration plates over a period of 15 days after notification by the Township to remove such automobiles shall be considered abandoned or junked.
[Amended 8-1-1962 by Ord. No. 1962-8; 7-8-1975 by Ord. No. 1975-11]
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons, firm or corporation to establish, maintain, conduct or allow any garbage dump, rubbish dump, junkyard or yard for the storage of abandoned or junked automobiles within the limits of the Township of Caln, either on public or private property.
The establishment, maintenance or conduct of any garbage dump, rubbish dump, junkyard or yard for the storage of abandoned or junked automobiles within the limits of the Township of Caln is hereby declared to be a public nuisance, to be abated as provided by law.
[Amended 7-8-1975 by Ord. No. 1975-11]
Any garbage dump, rubbish dump, junkyard or yard for the storage of abandoned or junked automobiles heretofore established and now existing and maintained upon any property, either public or private, within the limits of the Township of Caln, is hereby declared to be a nuisance and shall be removed by the owner, lessee or proprietor of such premises.
Any garbage dump, rubbish dump, junkyard or yard for the storage of abandoned or junked automobiles established, maintained or conducted in violation of the terms of this chapter shall be removed by the owner, lessee or proprietor of the same upon three days' written notice to do so, and upon default of the owner, lessee or proprietor to do so, the Board of Commissioners of the Township shall remove the same and collect the costs of such removal from the said owner, lessee or proprietor thereof, together with a penalty of $10 from the said owner, lessee or proprietor thereof, by summary proceedings. In the exercise of this power the Township may institute proceedings in the courts of equity.[1]
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Editor's Note: Original Section 5 of this ordinance, which immediately preceded this section and which provided that each separate week's violation would constitute a separate offense, was repealed 7-8-1975 by Ord. No. 1975-11. Section 76-6 of this chapter now provides that each day's violation of the terms of this chapter shall constitute a separate offense.
[Amended 7-13-1971 by Ord. No. 1971-17; 7-8-1975 by Ord. No. 1975-11]
Any person who shall violate any provisions of this chapter shall, upon summary conviction before an issuing authority having jurisdiction thereof, be punishable by a fine of not more than $100 and costs of such proceedings and, upon default of payment of such fine and costs, by imprisonment in the county jail for a term of not more than five days. The continuation of such violation for each successive day shall constitute a separate offense, and the person or persons allowing or permitting the continuation of the violation may be punished as provided above for each separate offense.