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Keeping Our Community Clean

Pet Waste
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.

Burning
                       From Ordinance #2009-08-01

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 other material(s) individually or in combination, that emit acrid smoke or noxious or toxic odors.
    B.) 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.
    C.) 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 necessary for:
    a) The prevention of a fire hazard of a nuisance, which cannot be abated by others means.
    b) The protection of public health.

 

Littering

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.

Handbills

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.

Political Advertising

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.

Yard Sales

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

 

Mobile Homes

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.
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.

Building Permits

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.

 

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