Delaware County animal control borough ordinance for
Aldan Borough
§ 76-1.    Running at large and deposit of  waste                       prohibited.
§ 76-4.       Enforcement.
§ 76-2.    Noise restrictions.
§ 76-5.      Violations and penalties.
§ 76-3.    Odors regulated.
 
Chapter 76
Animals
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Aldan 3-10-1976 by Ord.
No. 342. Amendments noted where applicable.]

                                       General References

Nuisances — See Ch. 167.                                                                                
Animals in parks — See Ch. 188, Art. I.

§ 76-1. Running at large and deposit of waste prohibited.

No animal shall be permitted at large within the Borough of Aldan outside the premises of its owner or custodian, provided
that a dog or other animal in the custody of its owner, custodian or other person authorized by either shall be permitted to be
outside the premises of its owner or custodian under reasonable control, and further provided that a dog or .other animal in
the custody of its owner, custodian or other person authorized by either outside the premises of its owner or custodian shall
not be permitted to deposit animal waste on any premises or land in the Borough of Aldan other than that of its owner or
custodian.

§ 76-2. Noise restrictions. [Amended 10-9-1985 by Ont No. 407]

No dog or other animal shall be permitted by its owner or custodian to bark, howl or make other noise for continuous periods
of time to the annoyance and discomfort of other persons in the Borough of Aldan.

§ 76-3. Odors regulated.  .  .

No person, firm or corporation owning or occupying property within the Borough of Aldan shall be permitted to use his
property in such a way as to permit odors emanating from animals kept on the property to permeate the air space of
properties outside the property.

§ 76-4. Enforcement.

It shall be the duty of any police officer or designated official of the Borough of Aldan who witnesses any dog or other animal
running at large in conflict with the provisions of the first section of this chapter to seize such dog and convey it to the place
designated by the Borough Council as a pound.

§ 76-5. Violations and penalties.

Any person violating the terms and provisions of this chapter shall, upon signed complaint by any private person, Ordinance
Enforcement Officer or Aldan Borough police officer and conviction before a District Justice, be subject to a fine of not less
than $5 nor more than $300, plus costs of prosecution, and in default of payment of fine and costs shall be sentenced to
imprisonment in the Delaware County Prison for a period of not more than three days.
                                                           
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§ 185-14. Duties of citizens.

A.   No head of a household or other person shall refuse to admit the Health Officer or a physician deputized by the
Board of Health to their premises at any time or shall in any way interfere with or hinder any representative of the Board
of Health in the performance of his duties in making investigation of a suspected case of contagious disease or of a
nuisance or any other matter which might be a menace to the public health.

B.   No person shall maintain on any property owned or occupied by him or her within this borough any condition
productive of a nuisance detrimental to the public health or which may be so declared by the Board of Health, and upon
receipt of a notice from the Board of Health that such a condition exists on the property owned or occupied by him or her,
it shall be his or her duty to abate the nuisance created thereby to the satisfaction of the Board of Health within the limit
specified in said notice.

C.   No person shall place upon any public street or alley of this borough any tin cans, broken glass or other objectionable
refuse or organic matter subject to decomposition, either vegetable or animal, or allow kitchen waste from any property
owned or occupied by him or her to run into any alley or street or any open gutter along any street or alley or to
accumulate upon the surface of the ground at any place in such manner as to be offensive or to constitute a menace to
health.

D.   No person shall spit on any sidewalk, in any street car or public conveyance or on the floor or steps of any public hall
or building. (See Act of May 11, 1909, P. L. 516).

E.   It shall be the duty of any person who has knowledge that a dog or other animal has bitten or injured any person in the
Borough of Aldan to immediately report the facts and the whereabouts of such dog or other animal, if known, to the
Board of Health or to the Police Department, and it shall be the duty of the owner of every such dog or other animal to
immediately confine it in such manner as will prevent it from running at large. Upon receipt of such report, the Board of
Health or the Police Department shall advise the owner as to the procedure to be followed with respect to the further
confinement and examination of the dog or other animal.

F.    It shall be the duty of the owner of any dog or other animal which has bitten or injured any person in the Borough of
Aldan to follow the procedure set forth below:

(1)  The dog or other animal shall be confined by the owner for a observation period of 14 days from the date the bite
occurred at the home of the owner or at some other location selected by him, under the supervision of a duly licensed
veterinarian in such manner as will prevent it from escaping or running at large.

(2)   Immediately upon being placed in confinement, the dog or other animal shall be examined by a duly licensed
veterinarian employed by the owner. A written report of the results of such examination shall be submitted by the owner or
the veterinarian within 24 hours to the Board of Health.

(3)   If at any time during the fourteen-day observation period the dog or other animal develops symptoms indicative of
rabies, such fact shall be communicated at once to the Board of Health and the dog or other animal shall immediately be
removed to a veterinary hospital acceptable to the Board of Health.

(4)   At the end of the fourteen-day observation period the dog or other animal shall again be examined by a duly
licensed veterinarian employed by the owner, and a written report of the results of such examination shall be submitted
by the owner or the veterinarian within 24 hours to the Board of Health. If the second report reveals no symptoms
indicative of rabies, the owner may obtain from the Police Department the hospital receipt for the dog or other animal
and it may then be released from confinement.

(5)  If at any time after the dog or other animal is placed in the hospital it develops rabies, it shall be disposed of in such
manner as the Board of Health shall direct.

G.   It shall be the duty of any person who has knowledge that a dog or other animal in the Borough of Aldan has been
bitten or otherwise injured by or been exposed to or been in contact with a dog or other animal infected .with or
suspected of being infected with rabies to immediately report the facts and the whereabouts of such dog or other animal,
if known, to the Board of Health or to the Police Department.

H.   All expenses connected with the confinement and examination of any dog or other animal pursuant to the rules and
regulations herein contained shall be paid by the owner of such dog or other animal.

§ 185-15. Hotels, restaurants and public eating places.

Every owner, proprietor or manager of any hotel, restaurant or public eating place in this borough who does not, at least
every six months, deliver to the Board of Health a medical certificate signed by a physician for each person in their
employ as cook, waiter, chambermaid, kitchen help or other house servant, stating that such person is free from
diseases mentioned in Section 1 of the Act of May 28, 1972, and for themselves, if they are acting in such capacity, shall
be, along with their paid employees, subject to medical inspection by a physician appointed by the Board of Health at
any time that trie Board of Health may consider it necessary to make such examinations, and any employee refusing to
submit to such examination shall be promptly excluded from employment in such hotel, restaurant or public eating place.

§ 185-16. Violations and penalties.2

A.   Any President of Council who shall refuse or neglect to comply with the provisions of § 185-2 of this chapter shall, by
proper legal action instituted by the commonwealth, be subject to dismissal from office.

B.   Any member of the Board of Health who shall, without sufficient cause, fail to attend the stated meetings of the Board
of Health or shall otherwise neglect his duties as a member of the Board for a continuous period of six months shall be
considered no longer a member of the Board, and said Board and the President of the Council shall proceed to fill the
vacancies thus created in accordance with § 185-2 of this chapter.

Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
                                                                                                                                            
Chapter 188
Public Property
ARTICLE I   Animals in Parks
§ 188-1.   Prohibited acts.
§188-2.   Posting of signs
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Aldan 2-8-1989 by Res. No. 1989-1.
Amendments noted where applicable.]

                                                General References

                                                        ARTICLE I
                                                 Animals in Parks
                                [Adopted 2-8-1989 by Res. No. 1989-1
]

§ 188-1. Prohibited acts.

Dogs, cats or other animals are prohibited on any borough or school district park area, play area or athletic
field.

§ 188-2. Posting of signs.        
.
Any committee, commission or board of the Borough of Aldan or the William Penn School District empowered
with maintenance or supervision of the public properties may erect signage at the respective site, giving public
notice that dogs, cats or other animals are prohibited from the area.





                                                         
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