The landowner of a fence or wall shall be responsible for the design, construction and maintenance of the fence or wall and shall be so as not to interfere with the function of the easement or normal drainage.
Prior to the installation of any fence or wall, the landowner should verify the limits of the property lines that may be in question. In situations where the property line is in doubt, the Zoning and/or Code Enforcement Officer may require the property owner to have a professional land surveyor determine and mark the property line in question.
(Ord. 561, 6/13/2011, §II)
§303. WRITTEN NOTICE TO VIOLATORS REQUIRED.
Whenever a condition constituting a violation of this Part occurs, Council shall cause written notice to be served upon the owner in one of the following manners:
By making personal delivery of the notice to the landowners.
By handing a copy of the notice at the residence of the landowner to an adult member of the family with which the landowner resides, but if no adult member of the family is found, then to an adult person in charge of such residence.
By affixing a copy of the notice to the door at the entrance of the premises in violation.
By mailing a copy of the notice to the last known address of the owner by regular and/or certified mail.
By publishing a notice in a local newspaper of general circulation within Bradford County, Pennsylvania, once a week for 3 successive weeks. Such notice shall set forth in detail the condition that constitutes a violation, whether removal is required by the Borough or whether the violation can be corrected by repairs, alterations, or in other some way, confining and limiting the violation.
Such notice shall require the owner to commence action in accordance with the terms of the notice within 7 days of receipt of the notice and thereafter to comply fully with its terms within 30 days, with all materials to be supplied and work to be done at the landowner’s expense; provided, however, if any provision of this Part is violated, and if the circumstances require immediate corrective measures, such notice shall require the landowner to immediately comply with the terms of the notice.
(Ord. 561, 6/13/2011, §III)
§304. PENALTY FOR VIOLATION.
Council determines this Part to be a building, housing, property maintenance, health, fire and public safety ordinance.
Any person violating any provision of this Part shall be subject to civil enforce- ment and a fine not to exceed $1,000 per violation and/or criminal enforcement,
Supp. V; added 9/12/2011