An Ordinance is a local law of general or permanent nature.  As a local law, an Ordinance stands until it is amended or repealed by another Ordinance enacted by a later Borough Council.  Penalties, which can be enforced in court, may be attached for failure to obey Ordinances.

All Ordinances must be passed by Borough Council by majority vote.  If approved, an Ordinance is then presented to the Mayor for his/her approval or veto.  The Mayor may then sign the Ordinance, let it become effective without signing it after 10 days, or veto it and return it to Borough Council with his/her objections.  Borough Council then has 10 days to override the veto and approve the Ordinance by a 2/3 vote.


To download a summary of the most common Ordinances, click on the links below:

Summary of Ordinance Regulations
Ordinance Reminders


To file a formal complaint about an Ordinance violation, click on the link below:

Ordinance Complaint Form

The Borough is in the process of update and modernizing many of our ordinances.  Once complete the old ordinances will be completely removed and a new borough code will be established.

Until the process is complete all updates will be placed in the below section.

Ordinances in this section will be referenced and referred to as the most recent update.

Any information in the following ordinances replaces any similar information in older ordinances.

ORDINANCE 2017-1 (2)Real Estate Tax 2017

ORDINANCE 2017-2     Oak  & Sheridan One way Street

ORDINANCE 2017-3    Chapter 53 Animal Ord update

ORDINANCE 2017-4     Municipal Fees

ORDINANCE 2017-5     Parking Regulations

ORDINANCE 2017-6     Sidewalk Repair update

ORDINANCE 2017-7     Permit Fees

ORDINANCE 2017-8      Maint./security Abandon Property

ORDINANCE 2017-9     Weight restrictions 

ORDINANCE 2017-10     Weight Restrictions Fairview Ave

ORDINANCE 2017-11     Maintenance of Medical Marjuana Establishments

ORDINANCE 2017-12     Quality of life Ordinance/ticket process

ORDINANCE 2017-13     Parking/Locust Street

ORDINANCE 2017-14     Placement of Billboards




Ordinance No 04-2018     Alcohol in Park





To download Ordinances, click on the links below:

Section I – pp. 1 – 217    Intro/Index to Chap. 103 Junk Yards


Adoption of Code. Sec 1

Chapter 7 Auditor

Chapter 17 Fireman Relief

Chapter 22 Drug Task Force

Chapter 24 Investment Trust

Chapter 33 Officers and Employees

Chapter 35 Pensions

Chapter 39 Salaries

Chapter 42 Sewage Authority

Chapter 44 Shade Tree

Chapter 51 Amusement and Amusement Devices

Chapter 53 Animals

Chapter 57 Brush, Grass and Weeds

Chapter 61 Building Construction

Chapter 64 Burning

Chapter 69 Public Entertainment

Chapter 71 Curfew Minors

Chapter 72 Erosion and Sedimen Control

Chapter 76 Firearms and Weapons

Chapter 79 Fire Prevention

Chapter 82 Fire Suppression

Chapter 83 Fire Suppression Rapid Key

Chapter 86 Flood Control

Chapter 89 Garage Sales

Chapter 90 Garbage, Rubbish and Refuse

Chapter 93 Gasoline Stations

Chapter 97 Heating Equipment

Chapter 103 Junkyards


Section II – pp. 218 – 561  Chap. 108 Littering – Chap 156 Vehicles, Abandoned & Junked


Chapter 108 Littering

Chapter 112 Massage Parlors

Chapter 114 Mobile Home

Chapter 117 Obsenities

CHAPTER 120 Parks and Recreation

Chapter 122 Peddling and Solicitation

Chapter 125 Property Maintenance

Chapter 130 Rental Properties

Chapter 135 Sewers

Chapter 138 Smoke Detectors

Chapter 141 Snow and Ice Removal

Chapter 142 SOLID WASTE

Chapter 143 Storm Water Section 1

CHAPTER 143 Section 2 Storm Water Quality

Chapter 143, STORMWATER MANAGEMENT Tables and Graphs

Chapter 144 Streets and Sidewalks

CHAPTER 149 Taxation

Chapter 156 Vehicles Abandoned or Junked

Section III – pp. 562 -702 Chap. 159 Vehicles & Traffic – Chap. 163 Zoning

FINAL – Ordinance Book SEC 3 April 2017

Chapter 159 Vehicles and Traffic Sec 1

Chapter 159 Vehicles and Traffic Section 2

Chapter 163 Section 1 Zoning A-L

Chapter 163 Section 2 Zoning M-Z, R-1 & R-2

Chapter 163 Section 3 Zoning, C-1, C-2, M, I, Zoning Board

Chapter 163 Section 4 Zoning, Planning Commission – End