Borough of Matamoras, PA
Pike County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Matamoras as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Animals — See Ch. 39.
Garbage, rubbish and refuse — See Ch. 67.
Parks — See Ch. 82.
Peace and good order — See Ch. 85.
Peddling and soliciting — See Ch. 87.
Poles and wires — See Ch. 90.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 93.
Streets and sidewalks — See 105.
Zoning — See Ch. 124.
[Adopted 5-13-1905 by Ord. No. 16, approved 5-15-1905]
[Added 1-6-1981[1]]
A. 
It shall be unlawful to house, feed or otherwise harbor any wild animal or dangerous reptile. It shall further be unlawful to house, feed or otherwise harbor any farm animal or fowl, such as but not limited to sheep, goats, swine, cows, horses, chickens, ducks and geese.
B. 
This section shall in no way apply to any domesticated dog, cat, fish, caged birds, such as parrots and canaries, etc., pet turtles or caged rodents, such as hamsters and gerbils, etc.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance superseded former § 78-1, Standing of animals and vehicles in streets.
No person shall allow within the borough any wastewater to flow into the streets or avenues or upon or over any sidewalks, but the same shall be carried by or through such pipes as shall be approved by the Council.
No person shall put upon any of the streets, avenues or sidewalks of this borough any earth, dirt, ashes, paper or other substance, without first having obtained from the Council of said borough a permit for that purpose.
A. 
No person shall deposit loose paper in the streets or avenues or leave the same in such condition that the same may become loosened, scattered or blown upon the streets or avenues of this borough.
B. 
No person shall deposit any ashes, wire, glass, tins or any other rubbish in the streets or avenues of this borough.
No person, company, corporation or their employees shall open, dig or in any way disturb any street, avenue or sidewalk within this borough, without first applying to the Street Commissioner and securing permission from the majority of Council, which permission to dig in or upon said street, avenue or sidewalk shall be in writing.[2]
[1]
Editor's Note: See also Ch. 105, Streets and Sidewalks, Arts. III and IV.
[2]
Editor's Note: Original Sections 10, 12, 14 and 16 of Ordinance No. 16, which appeared between §§ 78-5 and 78-8, and which prohibited gambling in the streets, distribution of certain medical advertisements and samples and the operation of unmuffled stationary engines, were repealed at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Article I. Former § 78-6, Keeping of swine near residences restricted, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 1-6-1981. Said ordinance also provided for the renumbering of former §§ 78-7 through 78-12 to §§ 78-6 through 78-11 respectively.
No person shall distribute or cause to be distributed any circular, handbill or pamphlet whatsoever except that the same are left in the hands of some person at a house, store or other public building.
No handbill, advertisement, poster, circular or other notice to the public shall be posted on trees, telegraph poles, telephone poles, electric light poles or fences within the borough, without the consent of Council first having been obtained.
[Amended 2-2-1993 by Ord. No. 235]
No person shall keep or suffer to remain on premises owned, occupied or under his control dead carcasses, garbage, offal, putrid matter or nauseous or other offensive matter, nor shall the same be cast upon any vacant lot, street or avenue within the borough, but the same shall be removed beyond the borough limits.
No person shall throw or cause to be thrown into the Delaware River or on or down the bank of the same any offensive matter or thing or any thing that will decay and cause an offensive odor, and nothing shall be deposited in the river or on or down its bank in front of any person's premises without the consent of the owner thereof nor at the street's end without the consent of the Street Commissioner.
No telephone, telegraph or electric light wires shall be hung at a height less than eighteen (18) feet clear of the ground.
[Amended 12-30-1975 by Ord. No. 174, approved 12-30-1974; 9-6-1988 by Ord. No. 217]
Any person who shall violate any provisions of this Article shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.) and costs of such proceedings or, upon default of payment of such fines and costs, by imprisonment in the county jail for a term of not more than thirty (30) 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.
[1]
Editor’s Note: Former § 78-12, Noise, was repealed 3-4-2014 by Ord. No. 321. See now Ch. 76, Noise.
[Adopted 3-1-1955 as Ord. No. 104, approved 3-1-1955]
The following manufacturing, arts, trades or businesses are hereby declared to be noxious and offensive to the inhabitants of the Borough of Matamoras, Pike County, Pennsylvania, and are unlawful and prohibited. The same may not be carried on, conducted, established or maintained, permitted or allowed on any private or public property within the borough limits:
A. 
Slaughterhouses, stockyards and piggeries.
B. 
All chemicals and flammable and noxious gases.
C. 
Rendering plants.
D. 
Explosives, fireworks and all flammable or dangerous articles.
E. 
Storage of scrap metal, scrapped, abandoned, wrecked, junked motor vehicles or motor vehicles out of service or use, and all parts thereof.
F. 
Junkyards which shall include but not be limited to the trade or business mentioned in Subsection E.
G. 
Tanning of leather.
The aforesaid manufacturing, trades, arts or businesses are declared to be a public nuisance, and the owner, tenant, occupier, person, firm, corporation or any other legal entity operating the same, upon ten (10) days' written notice from the Borough Council, shall be required to remove the same, and in default thereof the borough may cause the same to be done and collect the costs thereof, together with a penalty of ten percent (10%) of such costs, in the manner provided by law for the collection of municipal claims or by an action of assumpsit and may seek relief by a bill in equity.
[Added 5-6-1997 by Ord. No. 252[1]]
It shall be unlawful and it is hereby prohibited for any persons, firm or corporation to store, sell, offer or expose for sale or have in possession with intent to sell, or use, discharge or cause to be discharged, ignited, fired or otherwise set in action, within the limits of the Borough of Matamoras, any fireworks, firecrackers, rockets, sparklers, torpedoes, Roman candles, fire balloons or other fireworks or substance of any combination thereof.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also renumbered former § 78-15, Violations and penalties, as § 78-17.
[Added 5-6-1997 by Ord. No. 252]
It shall also be unlawful and it is hereby prohibited for any person, persons, firm or corporation to discharge any rifle, gun, pistol, revolver, cane, cannon or other appliance, whether projecting or exploding any bullet cartridge, blank cartridge cap or otherwise or any explosive substance or mixtures of chlorates or nitrates.
[Added 7-1-1997 by Ord. No. 253[1]]
The Borough Council by resolution duly adopted may, in its sole and absolute discretion, give special permission to a licensed fireworks expert who is bonded to the satisfaction of Borough Council to bring in fireworks to the Borough and to manage, oversee and operate a fireworks display, subject, nevertheless, to such conditions as the Council may deem appropriate.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also renumbered former § 78-17, Violations and penalties, as § 78-18.
[Amended 12-30-1975 by Ord. No. 174, approved 12-30-1974; 9-6-1988 by Ord. No. 217]
Any person who shall violate any provisions of this Article shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000 and costs of such proceedings or, upon default of payment of such fines and costs, by imprisonment in the county jail for a term of not more than 30 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.