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-leaking container, i.e. a small zip type plastic bag for deposit in a trash receptacle.
SECTION 2. - PROHIBITIONS
Outside burning of any kind is prohibited at all times within the boundaries
of Patton Borough, except as set forth herein.
SECTION 3. - EXCEPTIONS This
Ordinance shall not apply to recreational fires or for the use
of outdoor grills and other
like apparatuses designed for food preparation;
provided, however, that food preparation and recreational
fires shall not be used to:
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
individually or in combination, that emit acrid smoke
or noxious or toxic odors.
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
- Part A.
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-gas
burning 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 to be used for outdoor
recreational burning that do not conflict with the provisions
of this Section Three - Part A.
SECTION 4. - SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS
Notwithstanding any other
provision of this Ordinance, the Borough Council
or its designee may permit any burning requested by the local fire
department or other entity upon written request voted on at a public
meeting (e.i. request to hold a bonfire,); Other open fires may
be set in the performance of
an official duty by any public officer (including
but not limited to the Mayor, Emergency Management Coordinator,
and/or any other designee appointed by Patton Borough Council;
or at the direction of the fire department, if such fire is deemed
The prevention of a fire hazard of a nuisance, which cannot be
abated by others means.
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.Building Permits
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 razing permit. You may also be required to apply for a water and sewer tap. Call the Borough Office to see which regulations apply to your project.