NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Supervisors of North Newton Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, intends to consider for adoption and to vote upon enactment of an Ordinance entitled and summarized hereinafter at a public hearing to be held Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Township Park Community Room, 528 Oakville Road, Shippensburg. In the event action is not taken at the aforesaid time, the Board may take action and vote upon said ordinance at another public meeting not less than seven (7) nor more than sixty (60) days following the publication of this notice.
The title of the proposed Ordinance is:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF NORTH NEWTON TOWNSHIP, CUMBERLAND COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, TO REGULATE ANY PERSON WHO OWNS, POSSESSES, KEEPS IN THEIR CUSTODY, HARBORS OR CONTROLS A DOG OR OTHER ANIMAL THAT BARKS OR MAKES ANY NOISE TO THE DISTURBANCE, ANNOYANCE OR DISCOMFORT OF A REASONABLE PERSON AND CONTINUES TO MAKE SUCH NOISE CONTINUOUSLY AND/OR INCESSANTLY SUCH AS TO CONSTITUTE A DISTURBANCE WITHIN THE TOWNSHIP, DESTRUCTION OF PERSONAL OR REAL PROPERTY, AND IMPROPER HANDLING OF ANIMAL WASTE, ESTABLISHING PENALTIES
A summary of the provisions of this proposed ordinance is as follows:
The Township establishes a nuisance animal ordinance to regulate certain animal owners, and property owners where said animals reside, for the actions of the animal including, without limitation, incessantly barking or making any noise to the disturbance, annoyance or discomfort of a reasonable person, destroying personal or real property, and improper handling of animal waste, and establishing penalties for the same. All other aspects of the Code are to remain the same, provisions of the Ordinance are severable, and certain ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent with this Ordinance are repealed.
The full text of the proposed Ordinance may be examined at the Municipal Office, 528 Oakville Road, Shippensburg, during regular business hours. A copy of the proposed Ordinance has been filed with the newspaper publishing this notice and at the Office of the Cumberland County Commissioners, Cumberland County Courthouse, Carlisle, PA.
Joel W. Rimby, Esq.
Salzmann Hughes, P.C.