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Harford, Pennsylvania 18823
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Ordinance #6 - Prohibiting nuisances

An Ordinance prohibiting nuisances, providing for their removal, and prescribing penalties for violators.

The Township of Harford hereby ordains as follows:

SECTION 1: The word “person” as used in this Ordinance shall mean any natural person, partnership, association, firm or corporation. The singular shall include the plural and the masculine shall include the feminine and the neuter.

SECTION 2: No person shall maintain or permit to be maintained on any property owned or occupied by him within the Township of Harford any nuisance, including but not limited to the accumulation of garbage and rubbish and junk, and the keeping or storage of abandoned or junked automobiles and the maintenance of dangerous structures, and the carrying on of any offensive manufacture or business, same being hereby declared unlawful and an offense.

SECTION 3: The Township may require the removal of any such nuisance or dangerous structure by the owner or occupier of such grounds, in default of which the Township may cause the same to be done and collect the cost thereof, together with a penalty of ten percent in the manner provided by law for the collection of municipal claims, or by action of assumpsit, or may seek relief by bill in equity.

SECTION 4: Any person, firm or corporation violating any provision of this Ordinance after being served with thirty (30) days written notice to abate such violation shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $100 and costs of prosecution for each and every offense, and in default of payment of such fine the costs to imprisonment in the County Jail for not more than thirty days. Each day’s violation of any provisions of this Ordinance after service of thirty (30) days’ written notice to abate said violation shall constitute a separate offence. Said notice to abate may be served personally by certified mail, or, if said notice cannot be served by either of the above methods, service may be made by posting the premises with one copy of said notice.

SECTION 5: This Ordinance shall become effective five days after its adoption.

ORDAINED AND ENACTED this 8th day of April, 1974.