Borough of Modena
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Important Announcement to all Residents
July 17, 2019
The Borough of Modena, Chester County, Pennsylvania has executed Ordinance #154-2019 dated July 3, 2019, which establishes the “Registration Maintenance and security of vacant, condemned and abandoned properties Ordinance “within the Borough.
It is the purpose and intent of the Borough of Modena to establish a process to address the amount of deteriorating real property located within the Borough, which includes property, whether vacant or occupied, about which a public notice of default had been filed, is in foreclosure, or where ownership had been transferred to lender or mortgagee by any legal method. It is the Boroughs further intent to specifically establish an abandoned residential property program as a mechanism to protect residential neighborhoods from becoming blighted through the lack of adequate maintenance and security of abandoned properties.
For the protection and promotion of the public health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the Borough of Modena, the Borough Council hereby establishes the rights and obligations of owners, mortgagees and property management companies of vacant and abandoned properties within the Borough and encourage owners, mortgagees and property management companies of vacant and abandoned properties, to maintain and secure such property through registration and compliance with this Ordinance.
Borough of Modena Council
All premises and exterior property shall be maintained free from weeds or plant growth in excess of 12 inches. All noxious weeds shall be prohibited. Weeds shall be defined as all grasses, annual plants and vegetation, other than trees or shrubs provided; however, this term shall not include cultivated flowers and gardens.
Upon failure of the owner or agent having charge of property to cut and destroy weeds after service of a notice violation, any duly authorized employee of the jurisdiction or contractor hired by the jurisdiction shall be authorized to enter upon the property in violation and cut and destroy the weeds growing theron, and the costs of such removal shall be paid by the owner or agent responsible for the property.
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