|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
|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
|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.
|BRUSH, GRASS AND
|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 streets.
|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 Borough streets.
|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
|GARBAGE AND REFUSE
|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 PLOWING & SNOW
|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.
Snow Emergencies 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.