Keeping Our Community Clean
Under Section IV of Ordinance #411 owners whose animals defecate on public or private property other than their own, must carry same away for disposal in owner’s sanitary unit or; place the same in a non-
From Ordinance #2009- 08- 01
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A.) burn noxious or toxic materials, plastics or plastic coated paper, wet paper, painted products (including wood products), rubber, oils, asbestos, shingles, felt paper, canvas, fiberglass, vinyl, grasses, green twigs/ branches or other green wood, leaves, human or animal waste, diapers, oil filters, refuse or trash, or any other material(s) individually or in combination, that emit acrid smoke or noxious or toxic odors.
B.) Outside cooking as permitted in this Ordinance shall be permitted only by use of gas grills using fuels that are in compliance with manufacturer’s instructions; grills and other cooking apparatuses using: charcoal or charcoal briquettes; by burning dry split wood, dry twigs or other dry wood materials; or other burning materials manufactured for the purpose of being used for a cooking fire that do not conflict with the provisions of this Section Three –
C.) Recreational burning as permitted in this Ordinance shall be permitted only by use of metal receptacles, gas or wood stoves, gas or wood fire places, fire rings and other type apparatuses constructed or manufactured for the purpose of recreational burning using fuels that are in compliance with manufacturer’s instructions; or in non-
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a) The prevention of a fire hazard of a nuisance, which cannot be abated by others means.
b) The protection of public health.
Article III of Ordinance #411 prohibits littering in public places, on private property, parks, in gutters, in public waters, from vehicles including vehicles causing litter. The owners or persons in control of any private or commercial property shall at all times maintain the premises from litter. Persons placing litter in public receptacles or in private receptacles shall do so in such a manner as to prevent it from being carried or deposited by the elements upon any street, sidewalk, or other public places or private property.
Section XIX of Ordinance #411 regulates the distribution of handbills on vehicles and prohibits the deposit of any commercial or noncommercial handbill in or upon any vehicle; provided however, that it shall not be unlawful in any public place for a person to hand out or distribute, without charge to the receiver thereof, a noncommercial handbill to any occupant of a vehicle who is willing to accept it.
Article VI of Ordinance #411 regulates Political Advertising and requires a permit for the same. No advertising of any type is permitted on a tree or other natural growth.
Section XXII of Ordinance #411 placed a time limitation of no sooner than sixty (60) days on for the erection of Yard Sale signs and other like advertisements, before the event being advertised with removal no later than ten (10) days after the advertised event.
Other Ordinances You Should Know About
Although the Borough has no zoning, under Ordinance #279 a mobile home trailer may not be placed any nearer than ten (10) feet from any street, road, or driveway, nor nearer than fifteen (15) feet from any other mobile home, building or structure.
Is Your Number Up? House Number that is . . .
Visible house numbers are vital when there is an emergency call for fire, police or the ambulance service. They are required by a Cambria County Ordinance.
Residential numbers must be at least three (3) inches high and commercial must be at least four “4” inches high. Both must be made of a durable and clearly visible material. Numbers should be conspicuously placed on or above the main entrance so that they may be seen from the street. If they are not clearly visible from the street or if the main entrance is more than fifty (50) feet from the street; a second set of numbers must be posted on a mailbox or post at the end of the walk or driveway leading to the structure.
Permits are required for all building projects. Generally if you are contemplating any construction, enlargement, alteration or demolition of any structure you must apply for a building or razing permit. You may also be required to apply for a water and sewer tap. Call the Borough Office or Code Inspectors to see which regulations apply to your project.