(a)   In General. No person owning or occupying any property in the Borough shall permit any grass, weeds or other vegetation, not edible or planted upon such property for a useful or ornamental purpose, to grow or remain upon such premises so as to exceed a height of six inches, to throw off any unpleasant or noxious odor, to conceal any filthy deposit or to create or produce pollen.
   (b)   Responsibility For Removing, Trimming or Cutting. The owner of any premises, as to vacant premises or premises occupied by the owner, and the occupant thereof, as to premises occupied by other than the owner thereof, shall remove, trim or cut all grass, weeds or other vegetation growing or remaining upon such premises in violation of subsection (a) hereof.
   (c)   Notice to Remove, Trim or Cut; Recovery of Costs by Borough.
      (1)   Council, or any officer or employee of the Borough designated thereby, such as the Health Officer, is hereby authorized to give notice, by personal service or by United States mail, to the owner or occupant, as the case may be, of any premises wherein grass, weeds or other vegetation is growing or remaining in violation of subsection (a) hereof, directing and requiring such owner or occupant to remove, trim or cut such grass, weeds or other vegetation so as to conform to the requirements of this section within five days after issuance of the notice. In case any person neglects, fails or refuses to comply with the such notice, within the period of time stated therein, Borough authorities may proceed to make an information against the owner or occupant before a district justice.
      (2)   If such owner or occupant does not comply with the notice within the time stated therein, Borough authorities may authorize cutting of the weeds, grass or other vegetation to comply with this section and bill the property owner for the cost thereof, plus an administrative fee of one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00), and if not paid in ten days, the appropriate official shall file a municipal lien against the property to include the administrative fee cost of the Borough in abating such nuisance, attorney fees, and filing costs.
   (d)   Maintenance of Large Parcels. Any parcel of ground in excess of seventy-five feet in frontage and 150 feet in depth, located in the Borough limits, shall be maintained according to the provisions of this section in the following areas of said parcel:
      (1)   One hundred feet in depth from the street line, when abutting any open street or alley.
      (2)   Forty feet in from any side or rear property line, when adjacent to property owned by others.
(Ord. 1300. Passed 12-12-56; Ord. 1314. Passed 9-21-60; Ord. 1385. Passed 10-6-60; Ord. 2078. Passed 10-22-90; Ord. 2353. Passed 7-19-04.)