York Haven is a borough in York County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 709 at the 2010 census. The borough is the home of the Brunner Island coal-fired electrical generation plant, located on the Susquehanna River on Wago Road and operated by PPL. According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), of which 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it, or 5.88%, is water. Read More….
External Links of Interest
Lower Susquehanna River
York County Conservation District
Northeastern Community Senior Center
PROPERTY OWNERS, LANDLORDS, HOTEL OWNERS, PLEASE TURN INTO THE BOROUGH SECRETARY THE NAMES OF ALL YOUR TENANTS 18 & older. This must be done within 14 days of your tenants changing residence according to Ordinance 2009-5. A P.O. Box is required for the Tax Collector.
Trash: All Property Owners and Landlords, please inform your tenants of the information below: As of January 1, 2017, Penn Waste will be the borough’s new refuse collector for the next 3 years. Please refer to your flyer from Penn Waste for information. Ordinance 2014-3 Amending 2008-4 “The Refuse Collection Ordinance” Only Trash Generated at Property Location May Be Put Out to Curb. Please visit Penn Waste for more information regarding trash restrictions, services and other trash pickup related information.
To stay up to date with Penn Waste on recycling tips and collection updates, consider following Penn Waste on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. If you have not already done so, consider signing up for the Penn Waste E-News Updates to receive recycling suggestions and collection updates directly to your e-mail inbox.
FIREWORKS – York Haven Borough follows Pennsylvania State Law Act 43 of 2017 Section 2404 (b) Prohibitions (1) Consumer fireworks on public or private property without the express permission of the owner. (5) Consumer fireworks may not intentionally ignite or discharge within 150 feet of an occupied structure.
Stormwater/Drainage: York Haven Borough is classified as an MS4 Community by the State. An MS4 Permit regulates the discharge of stormwater from the Borough to neighboring streams. As a resident, you can help the Borough and the environment in the following ways:
# Please do not dump yard or pet waste in streams, ditches, or storm drains. #
Do not dump or pour oil, antifreeze and other hydrocarbons around your property or in the storm drain. # Dry out your latex paint to dispose of it. # If treating your lawn, please use the correct rate of fertilizer.
Construction: If your doing any type of construction to the outside of your home (windows, deck, roofing, driveways, walks, swimming pools, and *landscaping please contact the Borough office to acquire your permits. *Note New Stormwater Ordinance requirements.
Burning: Please check Ordinance 2009-3 Burning Ordinance restrictions before doing any burning in the Borough.
All snow/ice must be removed from sidewalks 24 hours after the last snowfall. For any Snow Emergency please WATCH WGAL TV-8.
Our Animal Control: Klugh Animal Control Services (717) 916-1413 & (717) 542-3047 As per Ordinance 2003-4 it is unlawful to permit any dog, cat, or any other animal to run at large in the Borough. All animals listed above must be on a leash or contained on the owner’s property.
York Haven Borough Government Positions
Mayor: Christine Ebersole
President: Bryan Householder
Vice-President: Joell Fry
Secretary/Treasurer: Christine Emig
York Haven Borough Office
Two N Pennsylvania Ave.
York Haven, PA 17370
Phone: (717) 266-7261
FAX: (717) 266-9429
Borough Office Hours: Tuesday Noon-5 p.m., Thursday Noon-5 p.m.
All other hours by appointment only (717) 266-7261
York Haven Borough Council Meeting Dates for 2023
January 2, February 6, March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5, July 3, August 27, September 5* (TUESDAY), October 2, November 6, and December 4.
All Meetings start at 7:00 p.m. (calendar)
Trash-Trash pick-up day is on Monday. When holidays fall on Monday, trash collection will occur the following Tuesday.(calendar)
Engineer: C.S. Davidson, Inc.-Derek Rinaldo
Solicitor: CGA Law Firm- Evan Gable
Fire Chief: Mark Sanders
Fire Company: Susquehanna Fire Company (717) 384-6778
Ordinance Officer: Tim O’Sheehan
Animal Control: Klugh Animal Control Services
(717) 916-1413 & (717) 542-3047
Police Department: Newberry Township
Tax Collector: Sheila Eisele (717) 938-0237
Office hours Tues, Wed, & Thur 4:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
2985 Old Trail Road, York Haven, PA
Trash Fee Collector: Pamela Billet (717) 266-7261
Library: Ramona Krout & Cindy Owad
EMA: Constable: Carletta Korte
York Haven Sewer Authority
Certain items should never be put down the drains or flushed in the toilet. Placing these items down the drain or flushing them in the toilet can cause your pipes to back up or cause issues at the sewer plant, potentially causing expensive repairs and/or maintenance, which could ultimately be reflected in your quarterly bill rate. The following items should never be put down the drains or flushed down the toilet:
- Diapers and baby wipes, even those labeled “flushable”
- Tampons and sanitary pads, personal care wipes
- Cleaning/disinfecting wipes and disposable toilet brushes
- Paper towels
- “Disposable” contact lenses
- Cigarette butts
- Dental floss and toothpicks
- Cat litter or animal waste
- Toys, or anything made of plastic, including plastic coffee stirrers
- Fats, oils, greases
Vice-President: Charles Whitehead
Recording Secretary: Desiree Boorujy
Treasurer: Open Position
Plant Operator: Peter Nestlerode
York Haven Sewer Authority: Desiree Boorujy (717)-900-1807
e-mail: YHSewer@gmail.comSewer Authority meetings: (calendar)
5:00 pm on the 1st Monday of the month. When a holiday occurs on the 1st Monday, the meeting will be held the following Monday.Mailing Address:
York Haven Sewer Authority
2 N. Front Street
PO Box 394
York Haven, PA 17370Phone number: 717-900-1807Email: YHSewer@gmail.com (use email for a quicker response)Billing information:Rates: Rates are subject to change.
The residential rate is 125.00/quarter.
The commercial rate is $220.00/quarter.
The commercial metered rate is $6.06 per 1000 gallons. Payments should be mailed to:
York Haven Sewer Authority
PO Box 394
York Haven, PA 17370LATE PAYMENT PENALTY: A 10% PENALTY is imposed on current quarterly charges which are not paid on or before the due date.Property owners are required to contact York Haven Sewer Authority when any change of ownership or address occurs.
Billing will be sent directly to the property owners. Tenants cannot be billed.
Delinquent Customers may have a lien placed against their property as well as be subject to water shut off and additional charges. The authority may proceed with Sheriff’s sale.
York Adams Tax Bureau
INFORMATION FOR ADAMS OR YORK COUNTY RESIDENTS
1405 N. Duke Street, POB 15627
York, PA 17405-0156
Phone (717) 845-1584
Fax (717) 854-6376
240 West Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone (717) 334-4000
Fax (717) 337-2565
New Resident Message.
Greetings! Whether you have recently moved to the area from out-of-state, or if you have resided in Pennsylvania all your life, it is important for you to understand Pennsylvania local taxes that may impact you.
In Pennsylvania, in addition to the state personal income tax collected by the PA Department of Revenue, municipalities, school districts, and the county may each levy several different types of taxes. These may include the following:
Real Estate Tax – levied by the county, school district, and municipality on real estate owned within their jurisdictions. Each taxing authority will levy a different millage rate, and bills are mailed in the spring for county and municipal tax and in the summer for school district tax. This tax may or may not be paid through your mortgage company. Your municipality has a locally elected real estate tax collector who will collect this tax.
Earned Income Tax – levied by the municipality and school district where you reside. It is a tax on gross wages and net profits. Tax rates are 1% or higher depending on the school district where you live, and the tax is shared between the municipality and school district. If you work within Pennsylvania, your employer is required to withhold the tax and remit it to the collector where the employer is located. The York Adams Tax Bureau collects the tax for most of York and all of Adams Counties. If you are self-employed or work out-of-state, you are required to make estimated quarterly payments of the tax due. An annual Individual Earned Income Tax Return must be filed with the YATB by April 15 following the end of the tax year. A return must be filed even if you had no earned income. Only permanently retired or disabled individuals are exempt from filing.
Local Services Tax – levied by some municipalities where you work. It is an occupational privilege tax of a maximum of $52.00 per year, withheld by your employer at no more than $1.00 per week. YATB is the LST collector for certain municipalities in York and Adams Counties. In other cases, the locally elected tax collector has been appointed to collect the tax. Low-income exemptions may apply.
Per Capita Tax – This is an annual head tax of $5.00 or $10.00 levied by some municipalities and school districts. It is collected by your locally elected tax collector. YATB collects delinquent per capita tax for some municipalities and school districts in York and Adams Counties.
Other Taxes – Depending on where you live, you may also pay a street light tax, a fire hydrant tax, an occupational assessment tax, or some other special taxes. Check with your municipal office regarding these taxes.
The York Adams Tax Bureau is the appointed collector of Earned Income Tax (EIT) for the following school districts:
Bermudian Springs School District
Gettysburg Area School District
Conewago Valley School District
Littlestown Area School District
Fairfield Area School District
Upper Adams School District
Dallastown Area School District
South Western School District
Dover Area School District
Southern York Co. School District
Eastern York School District
Spring Grove Area School District
Hanover Public School District
West York Area School District
Northern York School District
School District of the City of York
Northeastern School District
York Suburban School District
Red Lion Area School District
Individual Annual Earned Income Tax forms and payments may be filed online at www.palite.org. Additional forms and information may be found at www.yatb.com.
All residents of the above districts who are not permanently retired or disabled must file an earned income tax return with the York Adams Tax Bureau by April 15 of each year, even if they had no earned income. Earned income tax (EIT) is a tax on gross wages and net profits and is levied by the municipality and school district where you reside.
Individuals who are self-employed or whose employers do not withhold the tax are required to make estimated quarterly payments of the tax due. (Due dates: April 30, July 30, Oct. 30, and Jan. 30.) Quarterly return forms may be found at www.yatb.com.
YORK HAVEN BOROUGH
P.O. Box 169
2 Pennsylvania Avenue
York Haven, Pa. 17370
Phone (717) 266-7261
Fax (717) 266-9429
MAYOR: Christine Ebersole
PRESIDENT: Bryan Householder
Attention Property Owners:
In 2020, the Borough enacted a Rental Licensing Ordinance to regulate rental properties in the Borough and maintain the safety and welfare of all residents who are affected by rental properties. The Ordinance implements a program of licensure for all rental properties in the Borough, as well as annual inspections. In early 2023, the Borough will send each owner of a rental property an application, which must be returned, along with the rental license fee by June 30. Inspection fees are due to the Borough by September 30 of each year, with inspections to take place prior to March 31 of the following year.
The Borough understands this is a significant change, and will continue to provide additional information as we begin implementation of this Ordinance. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Borough Office.
PROPERTY OWNERS, LANDLORDS, HOTEL OWNERS, PLEASE TURN INTO THE BOROUGH SECRETARY THE NAMES OF ALL YOUR TENANTS 18 and older. This must be done within 14 days of your tenants changing residence according to Ordinance 2009-5. A PO Box is required for the Tax Collector.
Contact Information for York Haven Sewer Authority
We are entering into a new year of our 2-year contract with Penn Waste. Our trash fees will be $177.50 for half the year, and a total of $355.00 for the year. This fee has risen due to an increase in the contract and a tip fee (cost for disposal) for York County processible municipal solid waste at the York County Center. Residential Electronics Recycling has resumed a normal schedule all electronics (televisions, computers may not be put out with regular garbage. You may contact them at 717-845-1066. Any appliances with Freon can be picked up but you must call 717-845-1066 to schedule a special pick up.
Ordinance 2014-3 Amending 2008-4 “The Refuse Collection Ordinance” Only Trash Generated at Property Location May Be Put Out To Curb. Trash cans/bags may not be placed out until after 6:00 pm on Sunday, and on sidewalk/yard, not in the street.
If you are doing any type of new construction to the outside of your home (windows, deck, roofing, driveways, walks, and *landscaping please contact the Borough office to acquire your permits. *Note: New Stormwater Ordinance requirements. Swimming pools above 24’ must obtain a permit from Commonwealth Code Inspection 717-846-2004.
The Borough has a drop off insert in the borough door for trash payments, and parking violations only.
Please check Ordinance 2009-3 Burning Ordinance restrictions before doing any burning in the Borough!
Check out our Facebook page for York Haven Borough information.
ALL SNOW/ICE MUST BE REMOVED FROM SIDEWALKS, DRAINS and FIRE HYDRANTS, 24 HOURS AFTER LAST SNOWFALL FOR ANY SNOW EMERGENCY PLEASE WATCH WGAL TV-8
YORK HAVEN BOROUGH
YORK COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
ORDINANCE NO. 2022-01
AN ORDINANCE OF YORK HAVEN BOROUGH, YORK COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, DEFINING, PROHIBITING, AND PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR NUISANCES.
BE IT ENACTED AND ORDAINED, and it is hereby enacted and ordained by the Council of the Borough of York Haven, York County, Pennsylvania, under authority of law as follows:
SECTION 1: Short Title. This chapter shall be known as, and may be cited to as, the “York Haven Borough Nuisance Ordinance.”
SECTION 2: Purpose and Intent. It shall be the declared policyof this Ordinance:
A. To protect the public against the unlawful activities, behavior, and conduct that constitute Nuisances as defined by this Ordinance.
B. To protect and preserve local residents’ use and enjoyment of their Property from trespass by the activities, behavior, and conduct classified as Nuisances.
C. To protect citizens of the Borough from the health, safety, and financial risks associated with the activities, behavior, and conduct classified as Nuisances.
SECTION 3: Authority. The provisions of this Ordinance are enacted pursuant to the power vested in the Borough by 8 Pa. C.S.A. §1202, which specifically authorizes the Borough to prohibit and remove any Nuisance or dangerous structure on Public or Private Property.
SECTION 4: Applicability. The provisions of this Ordinance shall apply to all Property within the Borough.
SECTION 5: Definitions.
A. The phrase “Approved Vegetation,” as used in this Ordinance, shall mean vegetation that is edible or planted for some useful, legal, or ornamental purpose, and grass and weeds that are not to exceed the height of six (6) inches. Approved Vegetation specifically excludes those noxious weeds, including but not limited to, cannabis sativa (Marijuana), cirsium arvense (Canadian Thistle), rosa multiflora (Multiflora Rose), sorghum halepense (Johnson Grass), polygonum perfoliatum (Mile-a-Minute), pueraria lobate (Kudzu-vine), cirsium vulgare (Bull/Spear Thistle), carduus nutans (Musk/Nodding Thistle), sorghum bicolor (Shattercane), datura stramonium (Jimsonwee), lyrthrum slicaria (Purple Loosestrife), heracleum mantegazzianum (Giant Hogweed), and galga officinalis (Goatsrue).
B. The word “Borough,” as used in this Ordinance, shall mean York Haven Borough, York County, Pennsylvania.
C. The phrase “Consumer Fireworks,” as used in this Ordinance shall mean any combustible or explosive composition or any substance or combination of substances which is intended to produce visible or audible effects by combustion, is suitable for use by the public, complies with the construction, performance, composition and labeling requirements promulgated by the Consumer Products Safety Commission in 16 CFR (relating to commercial practices) or any successor regulation and complies with the provisions for “consumer fireworks” as defined in APA 87-1 or any successor standard, the sale, possession and use of which shall be permitted throughout this Commonwealth.
D. The word “Nuisance,” as used in this Ordinance, shall mean the unreasonable, unwarrantable, or unlawful use of Public or Private Property that causes injury, damage, hurt, inconvenience, annoyance or discomfort to any Person or resident of the Borough in the enjoyment of reasonable rights as a Person or in the reasonable use of his Private Property.
E. The word “Ordinance,” as used in this Ordinance, shall mean the provisions set forth in this Ordinance which together work to define Nuisances, specify violations, and outline the enforcement of Nuisances in the Borough.
F. The word “Person,” as used in this Ordinance, shall mean any individual, firm, partnership, association, company, corporation, club, society, organization, or other legally recognized entity.
G. The phrase “Private Property,” as used in this Ordinance, shall mean any Property held by private interests which is used primarily for business, commercial, retail, office space, business park, religious, recreational, multifamily, or single-family dwelling purposes. This shall also include the sidewalks contained within the Private Property, parking lots, alleys, and parking facilities for these Private Property areas.
H. The word “Property,” as used in this Ordinance, shall mean any plot, tract, or parcel of land, with or without improvements thereto, owned or occupied within the Borough.
I. The phrase “Property Owner,” as used in this Ordinance, shall mean a Person who owns or possesses Property in the Borough. For purposes of this Ordinance, Property Owner would include a tenant who is a party to a lease for Property in the Borough.
J. The phrase “Public Property,” as used in this Ordinance, shall mean any Property owned or maintained by the Borough, or any other public entity or public utility within the boundaries of the Borough, including public streets, highways, roads, sidewalks, alleys, trails, parks, playgrounds, public buildings, or lots.
K. The phrase “Recreational Vehicle,” as used in this Ordinance, shall mean a motor home, camper, travel trailer, or any other vehicle that is intended to be lived in.
L. The phrase “Sound-Producing Technology,” as used in this Ordinance, shall mean technology capable of emitting and/or amplifying sound, such as a radio, stereo, amplifier, speaker (to include portable, Bluetooth speakers), television set, or other such sound devices.
SECTION 6: Interpretation. Unless otherwise expressly stated, this Ordinance shall be interpreted in the following manner:
A. Words used in the present tense imply the future tense.
B. Words used in the singular imply the plural.
C. The word “shall” or “must” is to be interpreted as mandatory; the word “may” is directory and complied with unless waived.
D. A pronoun in the masculine gender shall be considered as including the feminine gender or neutral gender.
SECTION 7: Nuisances Generally. It shall be unlawful for any Person to create, continue, cause, maintain, or permit to exist any Nuisance on any Property that the Person may own, occupy, or otherwise control within the Borough, including, but not limited to, the following:
A. Any unreasonable noise or discomfort experienced by a Person beyond the boundaries of the Property from which the noise or discomfort originates;
B. Interference with the health or safety of a Person beyond the boundaries of the Property, or a Person that might be reasonably expected to enter upon the Property, from which the interference originates; or
C. Disturbance to, or interference with, the peaceful use of Property of others within the Borough, taking into consideration the location of the use, as well as the nature and condition of the surrounding area.
SECTION 8: Specific Conduct Constituting Nuisance. While not intended to be an exhaustive list, the following activities, conduct, and behavior constitute a Nuisance in the Borough:
A. Permitting the growth of weeds or other vegetation that is not Approved Vegetation.
B. Using a skateboard, kick scooter, rollerblades, roller-skates, bicycle, electric skateboard, electric scooter, hover board, or other similar means of human locomotion upon any public thoroughfare, street, or sidewalk in the Borough between sunset and sunrise on any day, or at any other time involving insufficient light or unfavorable atmospheric conditions, without using lighting equipment or reflective clothing that allows the rider to be discernible from a distance of one hundred (100) feet.
C. Permitting a minor child to remain in or upon any public place in violation of any Borough ordinance establishing curfew requirements for certain minors, as may be in effect from time to time.
D. Inducing or permitting, either by action or inaction, the infestation of real estate and the structures thereon, or any part thereof, by insects, vermin, rodents, or other animals. As used in this provision, inaction refers to the failure of an owner of Property to employ those methods of extermination, removal, and prevention that comply with generally accepted practices, including but not limited to, proper screening and refuse control.
E. Owning or possessing any animal that makes noises in a manner that violates any Borough ordinance regulating the control of barking dogs and excessive noise of other animals, as may be in effect from time to time.
F. Permitting a dog, cat, or other pet to run at large at any time upon Property other than the Property of the owner, custodian, or keeper of said animal in a manner that violates any Borough ordinance prohibiting the running at large of animals, as may be in effect from time to time.
G. Using Consumer Fireworks or other pyrotechnics:
(1) within one hundred and fifty (150’) feet of any building or vehicle (regardless of whether the building or vehicle is owned by the user of the Consumer Fireworks),
(2) between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. (except as otherwise specifically allowed by state law),
(3) in a manner that violates any other applicable law, or
(4) in a manner that violates any Borough Ordinance or directive thereunder regulating open burning, as may be in effect from time to time.
H. Using Sound-Producing Technology, on Private Property, in a manner that causes the sound to be heard beyond the Property from which the sound originated.
I. Using Sound-Producing Technology, on Public Property to which the public has a right to access, in a manner that infringes on the rights of others to mutually use and enjoy the Public Property.
J. Maintaining, or permitting the maintenance of, any of the following dangerous conditions, structures, or premises, without proper safeguards:
(1) open wells or cisterns;
(2) open excavations;
(3) unfinished buildings, foundations, or other structures;
(4) buildings or structures damaged, partially destroyed, or in a state of
disrepair or danger;
(5) dangerous placement or storage of vehicles, materials, or equipment;
(6) lakes, ponds, or swimming pools not properly safeguarded; or
(7) stagnant water in pools in which mosquitoes, flies, or insects multiply.
As used in this provision, safeguards refer to those protective measures that must be taken to prevent undesirable occurrences, which may include but need not be limited to, warning signs, markers, fencing, treatments, aerations, and other similar precautions.
K. Performing any building or road construction, excavation, or trenching, or the operation of heavy equipment or trucks in connection with these activities, at any time between 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., without a special permit issued by the Borough. The special permit shall be issued only if it is shown that the construction work must proceed as a matter of emergency or that it can be carried on in a manner or in such place that the public or residents will not be annoyed or disturbed by such construction work.
L. Performing construction work in a manner that causes dirt or mud to be blown, tracked, drained, or otherwise transferred onto Property adjacent to the construction.
M. Washing, tracking or otherwise depositing dirt, mud, soil, stone or debris upon or onto the pavement of any street, without removing the materials before sunset of the day on which the material was deposited.
N. Using any Property, operating any business, or conducting any other activity so as to permit or cause:
(1) dust, mud, dirt, acid, noxious or offensive fumes, gases or odors to be discharged into the air, or to be carried off the Property upon which it has been created;
(2) any water to become polluted by sewage, industrial wastes, acid, or other substance; or
(3) a glare from lights.
O. Storing or accumulating garbage, ashes, or rubbish in a manner that violates any Borough ordinance regulating refuse, as may be in effect from time to time.
P. Burning tires, tar products, or garbage in a manner that violates any Borough ordinance regulating open burning, as may be in effect from time to time.
Q. Emptying dumpsters or other trash containers before 7:00 a.m., with the exception of residential trash pickup conducted by the entity authorized by the Borough pursuant to the Borough’s Solid Waste and Recycling contract, as may be in effect from time to time.
R. Occupying a Recreational Vehicle for more than fourteen (14) days per calendar year.
S. Connecting a Recreational Vehicle to the Borough’s sewer system.
T. Storing a vehicle, equipment, or any other object on a Property’s setback area or within an intersection’s clear sight triangles.
U. Parking or storing on any street any of the following for a period longer than ten (10) days in a calendar year:
(1) any motor vehicle, or the parts thereof, which is not in running condition, and which is left or stored in the open;
(2) any motor vehicle, or the parts thereof, which has been voluntarily relinquished by its owner, with the intention of terminating ownership, possession, and control and without resting ownership in any other Person;
(3) any motor vehicle disabled by reason of an accident;
(4) any motor vehicle that is unlicensed or inoperable on Public Property; or
(5) any storage container, dumpster, or unattached trailer.
For purposes of this provision, the ten days need not be consecutive.
V. Operating gasoline-powered lawn mowers, chain saws, and similar motorized devices or equipment before 7:00 a.m. and after 10:00 p.m. on any day, or before 9:00 a.m. on Sunday and Holidays. This provision shall not apply to the use of snow blowers when being used to remove snow.
W. Operating or riding vehicles including, but not limited to, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), utility terrain vehicles (UTVs), snowmobiles, mini bikes, dirt bikes, unlicensed motorcycles, go carts, any illegal street vehicle, or other similar vehicles or conveyances or devices, on a Property:
(1) before 10:00 a.m. and after 8:00 p.m. on any day, in a manner that is heard beyond the boundaries of the Property;
(2) that causes dust to cross over onto an adjoining adjacent property in a manner that interferes with the reasonable use and enjoyment of the residential use of the property;
(3) in a manner that exceeds the sound level intensity threshold set forth in 75 Pa. C.S.A ⸹ 7743(a) or other applicable state or federal law;
(4) in a manner that annoys or disturbs a reasonable Person of normal sensitivities.
X. Causing, permitting, or allowing any alarm, located in a motor vehicle registered in the name of or operated by such Person, to emit any audible sound in the Borough for a period of more than fifteen (15) minutes. The time shall be calculated based upon the emission of the first audible sound and ending 15 minutes thereafter.
SECTION 9: Liability of Property Owner. A Property Owner, who possesses Property upon which a third Person carries on an activity that causes a Nuisance, is subject to liability for the Nuisance if it is otherwise actionable, and:
A. the Property Owner knows, or has reason to know, that the activity is being carried on and that it is causing or will involve an unreasonable risk of causing the Nuisance; and
B. the Property Owner consents to the activity or fails to exercise reasonable care to prevent the Nuisance.
SECTION 10: Enforcement.
A. Procedures. The Borough may initiate enforcement proceedings through the issuance of a notice of violation to any Person or Property Owner in violation of this Ordinance’s provisions, pursuant to Section 11 of this Ordinance. The Borough reserves its right, pursuant to 8 Pa. C.S.A.§ 3321, to immediately levy a fine or to initiate the summary proceedings outlined in Section 12 of this Ordinance at its discretion.
B. Enforcing Officers. Unless otherwise noted, the provisions of this Ordinance shall be enforced by any Police Officer having jurisdiction within the Borough, the Borough Mayor, the Borough Ordinance Officer, the Borough Permit Officer, the Borough Solicitor, and any other York Haven Borough official duly appointed and authorized from time to time by the York Haven Borough Council.
C. Fine Range. The Borough’s enforcing officers may prescribe a fine of no less than Fifty Dollars ($50.00) and no more than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) per violation, as well as up to ninety (90) days imprisonment. Each day of a violation, as well as each violation of one of this Ordinance’s provisions, constitutes a separate violation for which a fine may be levied.
D. Assessment of Fines. When imposing a fine for a violation of this Ordinance, the Borough’s enforcing officers will consider the following factors in assessing the appropriate amount:
(1) the fiscal expenditure required to remedy the effects of the violation;
(2) the severity of harm caused by this violation to a reasonable person;
(3) whether the Person violating this Ordinance was on constructive notice of this violation;
(4) whether the Person violating this Ordinance has been found guilty of actions, behavior, or conduct constituting a Nuisance within the Borough prior to the current violation; and
(5) any other conditions or circumstances relating to the Nuisance that may be relevant in determining the appropriate fine.
E. Recovery of Expenses. The Borough shall be entitled to recover all expenses incurred in the enforcement of this Ordinance, including but not limited to reasonable attorneys’ fees, administrative fees, and court costs associated with the enforcement of this Ordinance.
F. Dual Enforcement. Any action, behavior, or conduct that violates both this Ordinance and another ordinance of the Borough may be subject to the enforcement provisions of this Ordinance, or to the enforcement provisions of the other ordinance, but in any event, never both.
G. Civil Enforcement. The Borough Council may, in addition to or in lieu of criminal enforcement, enforce this Ordinance by a complaint in equity in the York County Court of Common Pleas. The Borough Council may file for an injunction, which requires the Person to comply with the terms of the notice of violation, or seek any such other relief as any such court of competent jurisdiction is empowered to afford.
H. Removal. The Borough Council may, at its discretion, cause the removal of a Nuisance itself and collect all of the costs of removal, together with a penalty of ten percent (10%) of the costs, in the manner provided by law for the collection of municipal claims, or by action of assumpsit, or by bill for relief in equity. The Borough shall certify the costs of any expense associated with the removal, repair, or alteration of a Nuisance with the Borough Solicitor. These costs shall become a lien upon this Property, commencing on the date upon which removal, repair, or alteration efforts began. This date shall be certified by the Person doing such work, and the lien shall be filed with the Prothonotary and Borough Secretary.
SECTION 11: Notice of Violation.
A. Notice of Violation. In the event that any provision of this Ordinance is violated, the Borough Council may, at its discretion, serve or cause to be served, a notice of violation to the Person determined to have violated this Ordinance. This notice of violation may be issued immediately upon discovery of a violation, or at a later time, at the sole discretion of the issuing officer authorized to enforce the provisions of this Ordinance.
B. Contents of Notice. A notice of violation shall set forth:
(1) a factual description of the Nuisance that would enable the Person who received the notice to discern what activities, behavior, or conduct are being referenced;
(2) a citation to the relevant section/subsection of this Ordinance that is being violated;
(3) a demand that the Nuisance be immediately abated, or in the alternative, the date upon which the Nuisance must be remedied, but in no event exceeding twenty (20) days following the receipt of the notice; and
(4) the date of the notice’s issuance.
C. Service of Notice. Notice shall be served on the Person in one of the following manners:
(1) By making personal delivery of the notice on the Person;
(2) By handing a copy of the notice at the residence of the Person to an adult member of the family with which the Person resides, but if no adult family member is found, then to an adult Person in charge of such residence;
(3) By fixing a copy of the notice to the door at the entrance of the Property in violation; or
(4) By mailing a copy of the notice to the last known address of the Person by certified mail.
D. Compliance. The recipient of such notice shall comply fully with the terms of the notice, with all materials to be supplied and work to be done at the Person’s expense. If the Borough Council, or its authorized agent, determines that a violation of this Ordinance constitutes an emergency, requiring immediate corrective measures, then such notice shall require the Person to immediately comply with the terms of the notice.
E. Subsequent Violations. No Person shall be entitled to written notice for any subsequent violation of the same provision of this Ordinance that occurs within 365 days of the first notice. The first notice shall be deemed to be ongoing for any violations within that time period, and the Borough may proceed immediately with enforcement.
SECTION 12: Summary Proceedings. If the Borough Council determines not to provide a notice of violation, or the Person receiving the notice of violation fails to fully comply with the terms stated therein, enforcement of this Ordinance shall be as follows:
A. Summary Offense. Enforcement shall be by a criminal action in the same manner provided for the enforcement of summary offenses under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure. The Borough’s Solicitor is statutorily permitted to, and may choose to, assume charge of the prosecution without the consent of the district attorney.
B. Citation. Summary proceedings shall be initiated by issuance or filing of a citation that comports with the requirements of Pennsylvania Rule of Criminal Procedure 403. A citation may be issued immediately upon discovery of a violation, or at a later time, at the sole discretion of the issuing officer authorized to enforce the provisions of this Ordinance.
SECTION 13: Repealer. All prior ordinances that are inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency.
SECTION 14: Severability. If any sentence, clause, section or part of this Ordinance is for any reason found to be unconstitutional, illegal or invalid, such unconstitutionality, illegality or invalidity shall not affect or impair any of the remaining provisions, sentences, clauses, sections or parts of this Ordinance. It is the hereby declared as the intent of the Board of Supervisors that this Ordinance would have been adopted had such unconstitutional, illegal or invalid sentence, clause, section or part thereof not been included herein.
SECTION 15: Effective Date. This Ordinance shall become effective five days after the date of its enactment as provided by law.
ENACTED AND ORDAINED this 5th day of September, 2023, by the Borough Council of the Borough of York Haven, York County, Pennsylvania, in lawful session, duly assembled.
ORDINANCE No. 2023-01
BOROUGH OF YORK HAVEN
YORK COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
AN ORDINANCE OF THE YORK HAVEN BOROUGH, YORK COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, ADOPTING VISITOR PARKING, PROHIBITING OVERNIGHT PARKING IN VISITOR AREAS AND THE PARKING OF CERTAIN LARGE VEHICLES IN YORK HAVEN BOROUGH, CONTAINING DEFINITIONS, PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION OF THIS ORDINANCE, AND ESTABLISHING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
BE IT ENACTED AND ORDAINED by the Borough Council of York Haven Borough, York County, Pennsylvania, and it is hereby enacted and ordained by authority of the same as follows:
Section 1: ADOPTION OF REGULATIONS; SIGNS
The Streets Committee or any other committee designated by the Borough Council is hereby authorized to procure and place any signs and notices as may be necessary to enforce the provisions of this ordinance.
Section 2: VISITOR PARKING RESTRICTIONS
In a zone designated by the Borough Council or its designee as a visitor parking zone, no persons shall park, cause to be parked, or be permitted to park any large vehicle on or within 15 feet of any posted zones within the Municipal limits of York Haven Borough that have been designated for visitor parking.
Overnight parking is prohibited for all vehicles of any size or capacity in designated visitor parking zones.
Section 3: DEFINITIONS
A. Large Vehicles:
1. The following, as defined by 75 Pa.C.S.A. subsection 102, as amended from time to time: Articulated bus, Combination, Construction Truck, Driveaway-towaway Operation, Farm Equipment, Full Trailer, House Trailer, Limousine (capable of carrying ten or more passengers), Maxi-cube vehicle, Mobile Home, Motor home, Recreational trailer, Semitrailer, Stinger-steered automobile or boat transporter, Tow dolly, Truck camper, and Truck tractor.
2. Boats, Snowmobiles, All-terrain vehicles, and similar off-road vehicles, Pickup campers, Boat trailers, Tent trailers, and cases or boxes used for transporting recreational equipment.
3. No motor vehicle having an unloaded weight of more than four (4) tons [eight thousand (8,000) pounds] shall park overnight upon any street or highway within the Borough.
B. Park or Parking:
The halting of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except for the temporary purpose of -and while actually engaging in loading or unloading property or passengers.
Any street, road, lane, court, cul-de-sac, alley, path, public way, and public intersection within the Municipal Limits of York Haven Borough.
D. Overnight Parking:
Shall be defined as the hours between 10 PM and 6 AM
Section 4. EXCEPTIONS
This Ordinance shall not apply to Emergency Vehicles as defined by 75 Pa.C.S.A subsection 102
Section 5. PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION
Any person or the registered owner of any vehicle who violates this Ordinance shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $_____ plus the cost of prosecution.
Section 6. REPEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES
All existing Ordinances of York Haven Borough, or parts thereof, inconsistent with this Ordinance or any part hereof, are hereby repealed.
Section 7. EFFECTIVE DATE
This Ordinance shall become effective on the first day permitted by law.
ORDAINED AND ENACTED by the Council of York Haven Borough at a Public Meeting held this 5th day of September 2023.