Ordinances of the Borough are consistent with the laws of the Commonwealth, and they are designed to protect the rights, safety, and comfort of citizens.  Articles X and XXXIII of The Borough Code of Pennsylvania provides for the creation of ordinances, disposition of fines, penalties and costs for any violation or failure to comply with any provision of any Borough ordinance.  A violation of local ordinances shall constitute a summary offense.

Ordinances are available for public review from the Borough Secretary.

Citizens with issues regarding ordinances should formally address council at a regular meeting.  However, citizens may inform the council of issues by using the Online Citizen Comment form. 

The following is a brief summary of common ordinances (see actual ordinance for full explanation).

State Laws Governing Municipalities

In addition to its ordinances, the borough must adhere to state laws. 

The Borough Code – The Code is the law providing governance and management capabilities to the Commonwealth’s boroughs.

All Pennsylvania Municipal Codes

The Pennsylvania Code