Ordinances

Listed below are a few of our most commonly broke ordinances. We hope to have a complete list of all Ordinances in which the residents of Juniata Terrace are to follow on our site by July of 2021. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to call the office. 

Anyone who would like to form a complaint must contact the office either by stopping in person, phone call, email, voicemail, etc. We ask that you do not stop our employees who are working out doors. After filing a formal compliant we will send our codes enforcement officer out to inspect the sitiuation. If he/she believes that a resident is in violation we must first send them notice advising them they are in violation, with a copy of that particular ordinance. They will be given a time frame to make the corrections, if they do not comply they will be cited at that time.  

We understand that sometimes a neighbors actions can be upsettting, however we must confirm they are in fact breaking the ordinance. We can not cite someone due to other’s frustrations. We must make sure there is adequate cause/evidence to show that a violation has taken place. We appreciate your understanding! 

Ordinance 2020-1 

Ordinance 2020-1 prohibits any residence in the borough from having a pest or rodent infestation. Upon complaints, the codes enforcement officer shall notify the owner of the property with the legal address of the infested property. Once the homeowner has received notice they have 10 days to have a pest professional come out and do an inspection on the home, and if applicable eliminating the infestation. Anyone who refuses to comply will receive a fine up to $600.00.  Once you have received inspection from a pest professional please bring notice to the Borough office for proof you are dealing with the infestation, if your property is found not to have an issue please bring us notice of this as well. Residents may obtain a copy of the complete ordinance by visiting or calling the Borough office. Please note each day after the notice, refusal to comply will result in a new offense and additional fines

Ordinance 2005-2 

Ordinance 2005-2 requires any person owning a pet to promptly remove, within 48 hours, any feces deposit in the yard.  This is particularly important because of the homes/yards being so close.  Residents should also show courtesy to their neighbors by promptly removing animal feces so that the noxious odor does not ruin their neighbor’s outdoor activities or keep them from having open windows in periods of pleasant weather.  Residents may obtain a copy of the complete ordinance by visiting or calling the Borough office.  PLEASE BE AWARE:  During 2011, a Zero Tolerance policy has been adopted by Borough Council.  No warnings will be issued – the penalty in the ordinance will be immediately enforced for non-compliance.

**AS OF APRIL 2021 BOROUGH COUNCIL WILL BE ADVERTISING THE ANIMAL CONTROL ORDINANCE, WHICH IS TO INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:    

1.) Animals not to enter land or property of others.   (Controlled on Leash at all times, picking up after your pet.)

2.) Animals, and places where animals kept, not to disturb others. (Animals’  repeated or habitual making noise, tethering laws / time limits on animals being out during extreme cold/heat,  keeping your pets area clean and sanitary.)

3.) 4.)Dangerous Dogs(Dangerous being defined as those having to file annually with the Dept. of Ag, not based on public opinion) 

4.) Feral/Stray Animals – (Feeding strays, participating in A Trap, Neuter & Return Program paper working & quarterly reporting).

 

 

Ordinance 1987-3

Ordinance 1987-3 prohibits persons from allowing their domestic pets to run at large within the Borough, regardless of whether or not the animal is properly licensed.  This ordinance is also supported by the Pennsylvania Dog Law of 1965 and police officers will enforce the provisions of both the Pennsylvania Dog Law and the Borough Ordinance.  These laws permit the seizure of the animals as well as a fine of up to $300 for violations of these ordinances.  Residents may obtain a copy of the complete ordinance by visiting or calling the Borough office.

Ordinance 1992-1

Ordinance 1992-1 regulates that grass must be cut to a height of four (4) inches or less and no bush, tree, etc., is permitted to grow over and onto another person’s property.   Residents may obtain a copy of the complete ordinance by visiting or calling the Borough office.

Ordinance 1971-2

Ordinance 1971-2 requires that snow be removed from the sidewalks in front of and/or along side of a property within 24 hours of the snow event.  Residents may obtain a copy of the complete ordinance by visiting or calling the Borough office.

Ordinance 1993-1

Ordinance 1993-1, which added an amendment to Ordinance 1971-2, prohibits residents from shoveling snow back onto already plowed roads.  Residents may obtain a copy of the complete ordinance by visiting or calling the Borough office.