|It is unlawful for owners,
keepers, handlers, or other persons responsible for dogs to allow them to
defecate on public or other private property; and it is the responsibility of
the aforementioned people to remove the fecal matter from the public or private
property. Dogs are prohibited on or in all Borough parks and recreation
places. Keeping or harboring any dog that creates odors or frequent
howling, barking or other noises between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
shall cause the owner to be subject to citation.
|Children under the age of 17 are
not permitted on the Borough streets after 11:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. unless
accompanied by their parents or guardians.
|The burning of any trash, lumber,
leaves, straw, grass, brush or other combustible materials is not permitted
including for food preparation. Food preparation is permitted with use of fuels
designated by the fire prevention officer. They are: charcoal, propane gas,
domestic gas, and wood in appropriately designed appliances.
|All grass, weeds or any vegetation
not edible or planted for ornamental purposes must be cut when the growing
height meets six inches or creates any unpleasant conditions including the
production of pollen. The growth must be cut by property owner or person
occupying the property. Cuttings are not permitted to be placed on Borough
|All trees within the Borough shall
be trimmed to maintain an 8-foot clearance over sidewalks and a 13 1/2
foot clearance over public highways or streets unless the Mayor
designates a greater clearance. The trimmings shall not be placed on the
|SNOW AND ICE
|The owner, occupant or tenant of
every property fronting upon or alongside any street shall remove all snow and
ice from the sidewalk within 24 hours after the same ceases. The cleared path
on the sidewalks is required to be 30 inches wide. No snow or ice shall be put
upon Borough streets.
|Abandoned articles are any items
which are inoperable or without current registration plates or certificate of
inspection, or are in such a condition which renders them un usable including
but not limited to vehicles, trailers, boats, aircrafts, appliances and
household furnishings. Permits for repair and restoration of vehicles are
obtained through the Police Department.
|The Borough of Myerstown does not
provide garbage and refuse service. Individual property owners and tenants
contract with companies to collect such materials throughout the Borough.
Refuse containers must be made of a watertight, rust-resistant, rigid material
with a watertight cover and side handles. Refuse containers shall not exceed
the capacity of 32 gallons or be less than 10 gallons.
& SNOW EMERGENCIES
|The Borough of Myerstown practices
an intense snow plowing program. The program is designed to place the snow on
the street as close as possible to the curb. At times this inconveniences the
property owner; however, it does provide the maximum opportunity for emergency
vehicles (police, fire, and ambulance) to have clear passage on the streets.
Due to the varying widths of the Boroughs streets, it takes as many as
four passes in each direction to do an adequate job. Please have patience with
our Public Works Department during snow plowing exercises.
will be declared when needed. The declaration will be placed on television and
radio. Residents shall remove their vehicles from the snow emergency routes or
they will be towed at the owners expense. Discontinuance of the emergency
will be announced on television and radio.