No owner, lessee or occupant of any building shall permit the accumulation of any municipal waste, recyclable materials, bulky rubbish, dirt or other refuse or debris on any sidewalk or street abutting such building, or in yards or vacant ground forming part of the premises.
No owner, lessee or occupant of any vacant lot, private court or yard shall permit the accumulation of any municipal waste, recyclable materials, bulky rubbish, dirt or any other refuse or debris, thereon or on any abutting sidewalks or pavements.
If any owner, lessee or occupant in violation of this section fails to remove, or to cause to be removed, accumulations of any municipal waste, recyclables, dirt, ashes, rubbish, tin cans, garbage, bulky rubbish or any other refuse or debris, as required, the City shall give five (5) days notice to the owner, lessee, or occupant to remove the same, except where such accumulation is deemed by the Operations Manager of Environmental Services to be a serious health or safety risk/hazard, in which case a shorter time limit may be specified.
If the condition has not been abated within the specified time limit, the Department of Environmental Services is authorized to abate the conditions by causing the removal of the accumulations. The City shall immediately thereafter be entitled to recover all costs to the City of such removal from the owner, lessee or occupant in an action at law in the Court of Common Pleas, and when the suit, with statement of claim, with description of the premises, is filed by the City, the prothonotary shall index it upon the judgment docket, and the City shall have a lien for the amount of the claim against the premises. Such lien for the recovery of the costs to the City of abating the unlawful accumulation of municipal waste, recyclable materials, bulky rubbish, dirt or other refuse shall be in addition to any fine or penalty imposed under
of this Chapter for any violation of this Chapter or of the Waste Regulations hereunder.
(Ord. 37-1990, eff. 12-28-90; Ord. 13-1991, eff. 5-1-91; Ord. 21-2004, § 29, eff. 12-2-04)