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Property Maintenance

Common property maintenance issues are noted below.

Property Maintenance Code Section 306.1 Accumulation of Rubbish or Garbage. All exterior property and premises, and the interior of every structure shall be free from any accumulation of rubbish or garbage. This includes Bagsters that need to be disposed of and Televisions (which can no longer be collected by the Borough) on the exterior property.

Property Maintenance Code Section 303.4 Weeds: All premises and exterior property shall be maintained free from weeds or plant growth in excess of 10 inches. All noxious weeds shall be prohibited. Weeds shall be defined as all grasses, annual plants and vegetation, other than trees or shrubs provided; however, this term shall not include cultivated flowers and gardens.

Zoning Ordinance Section 186-28 Traffic Visibility at Corners: On corner lots in any district, no wall, fence, planting or other structure shall be maintained between a plane two feet above the curb level and a place seven feet above curb level so as to interfere with traffic visibility across the corner within that part of e required front or side yard which is within a triangle bounded by the street lot line and a straight line drawn between points on each such lot line 25 feet from the intersection of said lot lines or extension thereof.

Corner properties should ensure vegetation is maintained on the perimeter of the property so as to not interfere with the sight triangle or traffic visibility.

Borough Code Section 175-3 Requirements for Trimming Trees:
D. There shall be a clearance of at least 14 feet from the surface of the street and at least 8 feet from the surface of the sidewalk to the lowest branch or limb of such tree or any other overhanging part thereof.

Property owners should ensure the appropriate clearances are maintained so as to not pose a threat to the health, safety and welfare of the community.

It is also imperative that sidewalks remain passable and there are no obstructions to pedestrians or handicap individuals.