Borough of Fox Chapel, PA
Allegheny County
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§ 1 Definitions and Interpretation. [1]

[Ord. 403, 3/20/1978, § 1[2]]
(a) 
Words and phrases, when used in this Part 1, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the Vehicle Code of Pennsylvania, as now in force, or as hereafter amended or enacted, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning.
(b) 
In this Part 1, the singular shall include the plural, the plural shall include the singular, and the masculine shall include the feminine and the neuter.
[1]:
Editor's Note: This heading and the headings of Sections 2 to 18 of this chapter were part of Ordinance 403 as enacted.
[2]:
Editor's Note: Section 19 of Ordinance 403 repealed Ordinances 221, 252, 271, 272, 276, 296, 304, 308, 312, 317, 332, 334, 338, 339, 351, 355, and 359.

§ 2 Manner of Adopting Permanent Traffic and Parking Regulations.

[Ord. 403, 3/20/1978, § 2]
All traffic and parking regulations of a permanent nature shall be enacted as ordinances or as parts of ordinances or as amendments to ordinances of the Borough of Fox Chapel.

§ 3 Temporary and Emergency Regulations.

[Ord. 403, 3/20/1978, § 3]
The Mayor shall have the following powers to regulate traffic and parking temporarily and in time of emergency:
(a) 
In the case of fire, flood, storm or other emergency, to establish temporary traffic and/or parking regulations.
(b) 
In the case of emergency or to facilitate public works, or in the conduct of parades, processions or public events, to restrict or prohibit traffic and/or parking in limited areas for periods of not more than 72 hours.
Such temporary and emergency regulations shall be enforced by the Mayor and the Police Department in the same manner as permanent regulations. Any person who shall operate or park a vehicle or tractor in violation of any such regulations, or who shall move, remove, destroy, injure or deface any sign or marking erected, posted or made to give notice of any such regulation, shall, upon conviction thereof, be liable to the penalty set forth in the law or elsewhere in this Part 1 for a violation of such nature, and, in case of a violation for which no specific penalty is set forth in the law or elsewhere in this Part, to a fine of not more than $25 and costs of prosecution or, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to undergo imprisonment for not more than one day for each $10 of the unpaid balance of the fine and costs.

§ 4 Experimental Regulations.

[Ord. 403, 3/20/1978, § 4]
The Borough Council may, from time to time, designate places upon and along the highways in the Borough where, for a period of not more than 90 days, specific traffic and/or parking regulations, prohibitions and restrictions shall be in force and effect and shall designate such locations by proper signs and markings. Such regulations, prohibitions and restrictions shall be effective just as if they had been specified in this Part 1. No person shall operate or park a vehicle or tractor in violation of any such regulation, prohibition or restriction, and no person shall move, remove, destroy or deface any sign or marking erected, posted or made by authority of this section. Any person who shall violate any provision of this section shall, upon conviction thereof, be liable to the penalty set forth in the law or elsewhere in this Part 1 for a violation of such nature, and, in case of a violation for which no specific penalty is set forth in the law or elsewhere in this Part, to a fine of not more than $25 and costs of prosecution or, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to undergo imprisonment for not more than one day for each $10 of the unpaid balance of the fine and costs; provided that the purpose of this section is to allow for the test and experimental determination of the feasibility and desirability of permanent changes in the ordinances of the Borough relative to traffic and parking.

§ 5 Authority of Peace Officers.

[Ord. 403, 3/20/1978, § 5]
The peace officers of the Borough are hereby given authority to direct traffic on the highways of the Borough and at intersections thereof.

§ 6 Accident Reports Required.

[Ord. 403, 3/20/1978, § 6]
The operator of any motor vehicle involved in an accident in the Borough and required by law to report such accident to any department or agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, or any other person required to make such report, shall, at the time of making such report to the commonwealth, make a written report to the Chief of Police of the Borough containing the same information.

§ 7 Motor Vehicles not to be Driven on Sidewalks.

[Ord. 403, 3/20/1978, § 7]
No person shall drive any vehicle except a human-powered vehicle upon a sidewalk or sidewalk area except upon a permanent or duly authorized temporary driveway. Any person who shall violate any provision of this section shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs of prosecution or, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to undergo imprisonment for not more than one day for each $10 of the unpaid balance of the fine and costs.

§ 8 Speed Limits Established.

[Ord. 403, 3/20/1978, § 8; as amended by Ord. 425, 8/19/1980, § 1; by Ord. 428, 3/18/1981, § 1; and by Ord. 655, 8/20/2007]
The following speed limits are hereby established:
Highway
Between
Speed Limit
Berkshire Drive
Entire length
25 mph
Buckingham Road
Entire length
25 mph
Delafield Road
Entire length
35 mph
Fairview Road
Entire length
25 mph
Field Club Road
Fox Chapel Road and O'Hara Township line
25 mph
Field Club Road
Fox Chapel Road and Squaw Run Road
25 mph
Field Club Road
Tree Farm Road and O'Hara Township line
25 mph
Fox Chapel Road
Entire length
35 mph
Grandview Drive
Entire length
35 mph
Guyasuta Road
Buckingham Road and Squaw Run Road
25 mph
Highland Road
Fox Chapel Road and Tree Farm Road
25 mph
Hunt Road
Entire length
25 mph
North Drive
Entire length
25 mph
Old Mill Road
Entire length
25 mph
Pasadena Drive
Entire length
25 mph
Pasadena Drive, South
Entire length
25 mph
Riverview Terrace
Entire length
25 mph
South Drive
Entire length
25 mph
Spring House Lane
The easterly line of lands of the Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church and the easterly terminus of Spring House Lane
25 mph
Spring House Lane
Fox Chapel Road and the easterly line of lands of the Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church
15 mph
Squaw Run Road
Fox Chapel Road and Old Mill Road
25 mph
Squaw Run Road
Old Mill Road and Dorseyville Road
35 mph
Squaw Run Road East
Entire length
25 mph
Valley Drive
Entire length
25 mph
Waldheim Road
Entire length
25 mph
Waldheim Road East
Entire length
25 mph
Wilmar Drive
Entire length
25 mph
Any person who shall operate a vehicle or tractor at a speed in excess of that established therefor, upon any highway or portion thereof specified in this section, shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of $35 and costs of prosecution; and any person exceeding the maximum speed limit by more than five miles per hour shall pay an additional fine of $2 per mile for each mile in excess of five miles per hour over the maximum speed limit; or, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to undergo imprisonment for not more than one day for each $10 of the unpaid balance of the fine and costs.

§ 9 Traffic Signals at Certain Intersections.

[Ord. 403, 3/20/1978, § 9]
At the following intersections, official traffic signals shall be erected (or if heretofore erected are hereby ratified), and traffic at such intersections shall be directed by such signals; provided that, unless a sign is in place prohibiting a turn, vehicular traffic facing a steady red signal may enter the intersection to turn right, or to turn left from a one-way roadway onto a one-way roadway, after stopping. Such vehicular traffic shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians lawfully within an adjacent crosswalk and to other traffic lawfully using the intersection.
Intersection
Field Club Road and Fox Chapel Road
Any operator of a vehicle or tractor who shall disobey the direction of any traffic signal shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs of prosecution or, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to undergo imprisonment for not more than one day for each $10 of the unpaid balance of the fine and costs.

§ 10 Left and/or Right Turns Prohibited at Certain Intersections.

[Ord. 403, 3/20/1978, § 10]
It shall be unlawful for the operator of any vehicle or tractor traveling upon the first-named highway at any of the following intersections, in the direction or directions hereby indicated in each case, to make a left and/or right turn at the said intersection, as hereby indicated:
Vehicle Traveling From
Direction of Travel
Into
Not to Make
Fox Chapel Road
Southbound
Squaw Run Road
Right turn
Squaw Run Road
Southbound
Fox Chapel Road
Left turn
Any person who shall violate any provision of this section shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $25 and costs of prosecution or, in default of payment of such fine and cost, to undergo imprisonment for not more than one day for each $10 of the unpaid balance of the fine and costs.

§ 11 Through Highways Established.

[Ord. 403, 3/20/1978, § 11]
The following highways are hereby established as through highways, and the operator of every vehicle or tractor, upon approaching any such highway at any intersection thereof (except for such intersections where there are now or shall hereafter be located official traffic signals), shall come to a full stop, within a reasonable distance, before entering any such through highway:
Highway
Between
Delafield Road
Fox Chapel-Aspinwall Borough line and Fox Chapel Road
Dorseyville Road
O'Hara Township line and Indiana Township line
Fairview Road
Fox Chapel Road and Fox Chapel Borough-Indiana Township line
Fox Chapel Road
Northbound, Delafield Road and Guys Run Road
Fox Chapel Road
Southbound, Guys Run Road and Powers Run Road
Fox Chapel Road
Southbound, Powers Run Road and Delafield Road
Hunt Road
Squaw Run Road and Fox Chapel-O'Hara Township line
Squaw Run Road
Fox Chapel Road and Dorseyville Road
Any operator of a vehicle or tractor who shall fail to come to a full stop, within a reasonable distance, before entering any such through highway, as hereinabove required, shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs of prosecution or, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to undergo imprisonment for not more than one day for each $10 of the unpaid balance of the fine and costs.

§ 12 Stop Intersections Established.

[Ord. 403, 3/20/1978, § 12; as amended by Ord. 407, 4/16/1979, § 1; by Ord. 408, 4/16/1979, § 1; by Ord. 415, 2/25/1980, § 1; by Ord. 417, 3/18/1980, § 1; by Ord. 436, 10/18/1982, § 1; by Ord. 439, 4/18/1983, § 1; by Ord. 461, 3/17/1986; by Ord. 477, 5/17/1987; by Ord. 550, 6720/1994, § 1, 2; by Ord. 579, 10/21/1996, § 1; by Ord. 603, 5/17/1999; and by Ord. 662, 11/17/2008]
The following intersections (in addition to highways intersecting with the through highways established by § 11 of this Part) are hereby established as stop intersections, and official stop signs shall be erected (or are hereby confirmed if heretofore erected) in such a position as to face traffic approaching the second-named highway upon the first-named highway, in the direction or directions hereby indicated. All vehicles and tractors approaching any such intersection upon the first-named highway, in the direction or directions hereby indicated in each case, shall come to a full stop, within a reasonable distance, before entering any such intersection:
Highway
Through Highway
Direction of Travel
Berkshire Road
Buckingham Road
East
Borough Building (2)
Fox Chapel Road and at mailbox
Buckingham Place
Buckingham Road
Buckingham Road
Intersection of Guyasuta Road and Grandview Drive South
East
Buckingham Road
Hunt Road
North
Buckingham Road
Marvelwood Lane
East
Chapel Hill Drive
Highland Road
North
Chapel Ridge Court
Chapel Ridge Road
North
Chapel Ridge Road
Fox Chapel Road
East and west
Deer Spring Lane
Squaw Run Road
South
Delafield Road
East Waldheim Road (southwesterly end)
North
Delafield Road
Valley Drive
South
Delafield Road
Waldheim Road
Southwest
Easton Road
Old Mill Road
North
Easton Road
West Chapel Ridge Road
Edgewood Road
Hampton Road
West
Evergreen Road
Fox Chapel Road
East
Fair Oaks Drive
Fairview Road
Field Club Road
Fox Chapel Road
East and west
Field Club Road
Highland Road
North
Field Club Road
Shadow Ridge Drive
North and south
Field Club Road
Squaw Run Road
Southwest
Field Club Road
Wise Hill Road
North
Forest Drive
Highland Road
North
Fox Chapel Road*
Powers Run Road
South
Fox Chapel Road*
Squaw Run Road East (north of westerly corner of triangle)
West
Foxhurst Drive
Fox Chapel Road
Northeast
Foxhurst Road
West Chapel Ridge Road
Foxtop Drive
Field Club Road
North
Foxwood Drive
Highland Road
South
Glenhaven Lane
Field Club Road
North and south
Glenover Place
East Waldheim Road
Glenover Place
South Pasadena Drive
Grandview Drive North
Guyasuta Road
Northwest
Grandview Drive North
Guyasuta Road
West
Guyasuta Road
Buckingham Road
West
Guyasuta Road
Grandview Drive North
Southwest
Guyasuta Road
Squaw Run Road
Northeast
Hickory Hill Road
Field Club Road
North
Hidden Spring Lane
Wildberry Road
Highland Road
Fox Chapel Road
West
Hillcrest Road
Fox Chapel Road
Northwest
Hunt Club Lane
Wedge wood Lane
Hunt Road
Squaw Run Road
East
Indian Hill Road
Fox Chapel Road
East
James Ross Place
Buckingham Road
South
La Tourelle Lane
Colbert Lane
Northeast
Longfellow Drive
Guyasuta Road
South
Long Meadow Drive
Fox Chapel Road
Marvelwood Lane
Buckingham Road
West
Meadowood Drive
Edgewood Road
West
Nantucket Drive
Fairview Road
West
North Drive
Fox Chapel Road
West
Notre Dame Place
Pasadena Drive
Northeast
Notre Dame Place
Waldheim Road
Southwest
Nottingham Circle
Buckingham Road
Old Indian Trail
Fox Chapel Road
Old Mill Road
Fairview Road
North and south
Old Mill Road
Fox Chapel Road
North
Old Mill Road
Squaw Run Road
South
Old Timber Trail
Highland Road
South
Pasadena Drive
Delafield Road
South
Pasadena Drive South
Delafield Road
North
Pheasant Drive
Fox Chapel Road
West
Poplar Drive
Dorseyville Road
East
Powers Run Road
Fox Chapel Road
North
Ridgedale Lane
Field Club Road
South
Ridgedale Lane
Pheasant Drive
Riding Trail
Hunt Road
South
Riverview Terrace
The Oaks
Settler's Ridge Road
Dorseyville Road
Shadow Ridge Road
Field Club Road
West
Shannon Drive
Fairview Road
Southwest
South Drive
Fox Chapel Road
West
South Drive
North Drive
North
Springhouse Lane
Fox Chapel Road
West
Squaw Run Road
Dorseyville Road
West
Squaw Run Road
Fox Chapel Road
South
Squaw Run Road East
Fox Chapel Road
East
Squaw Run Road East
Squaw Run Road
West
Sweet Gum Road
Wildberry Road
South
Sweet Water Lane
Fairview Road
The Maples
East Waldheim Road
Southeast
The Oaks
East Waldheim Road
West
The Oaks
South Pasadena Drive
Tree Farm Road
Highland Road
South
Twin Pine Court
Twin Pine Road
Twin Stream Drive
Old Mill Road
Waldheim Road
Delafield Road
South
Waldheim Road
Windsor Road
East
Waldheim Road, East
Delafield Road
North
Waldheim Road, East
Delafield Road
Northwest
Waldheim Road, West
Windsor Road
East
Wedgewood Lane
Hunt Road
South
Westchester Drive
Buckingham Road
Northeast
Westmoreland Farms Lane
Hunt Road
Westport Drive
Fairview Road
North
Whispering Pines Drive
Fairview Road
Wildberry Road
Highland Road
South
Wildberry Road
Tree Farm Road
Willow Farms Lane
Dorseyville Road
Wilmar Drive
Fairview Road
North
Windmere Drive
Powers Run Road
Windsor Road*
Valley Drive
South
Woodbrook Drive
Wedgewood Lane
Woodcliffe Road
Field Club Road
Woodcock Drive
Wynnwood Drive
Woodland Farms Road
Fox Chapel Road
East
Wynnwood Drive
Hunt Road
North
*
NOTE: As to each highway by the name of which an asterisk appears, there shall be placed below the "stop" sign a sign which reads "right turn keep moving."
Any operator of a vehicle or tractor who shall fail to come to a full stop, within a reasonable distance, before entering any stop intersection, as hereinabove required, shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs of prosecution or, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to undergo imprisonment for not more than one day for each $10 of the unpaid balance of the fine and costs.

§ 13 Yield-Right-of-Way Intersections Established.

[Ord. 403, 3/20/1978, § 13; as amended by Ord. 428, 3/16/1981, § 2; by Ord. 439, 4/18/1983, § 2; and by Ord. 456, 8/17/1985, § 1; and by Ord. 662, 11/17/2008]
The following intersections are hereby established as yield-right-of-way intersections, and official yield signs shall be erected (or are hereby ratified if heretofore erected) along the first-named highway, in such a position as to face traffic approaching the second-named highway, in the direction or directions hereby indicated. All vehicles and tractors approaching any such intersection upon the first-named highway, in the direction or directions hereby indicated, shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle in the intersection approaching on the second-named highway so closely as to constitute an immediate hazard during the time that the operator of such vehicle or tractor is moving across or within such intersection:
Yield Highway
Through Highway
Direction of Travel
Autumn Path Lane
Silent Run Road
Chapel Oak Road
Easton Road
Chapel Ridge Place
Chapel Ridge Road
Fairview Road
Fox Chapel Road
Southeast
Fairview Road
Old Mill Road
West
Old Mill Road
Squaw Run Road
West
Riding Trail Lane
Intersection of loop
Squaw Run Road
Old Mill Road
Eastbound
Squaw Run Road East (west of southerly corner of triangle)
Fox Chapel Road
South
Twin Pine Road
Berkshire Drive
North
Twin Pine Road, upper portion
Twin Pine Road, lower portion
White Fawn Lane
Old Timber Trail
Wise Hill Road
Tree Farm Road
Any operator of a vehicle or tractor who shall fail to yield the right-of-way, as hereinabove required, shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a five of $25 and costs of prosecution or, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to undergo imprisonment for not more than one day for each $10 of the unpaid balance of the fine and costs.

§ 14 Certain Classes of Vehicles Prohibited on Certain Highways.

[Ord. 403, 3/20/1978, § 14]
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate any vehicle or tractor, except a passenger vehicle (but not including any passenger vehicle drawing any trailer or towing any other vehicle), upon any of the following portions of the highways in the Borough:
Highway
Between
Squaw Run Road
Squaw Run Road and Old Mill Road
Any person who shall violate any provision of this section shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $50 and not more than $100 and costs of prosecution or, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to undergo imprisonment for not more than one day for each $10 of the unpaid balance of the fine and costs; provided that nothing herein shall prohibit the operation of any commercial, municipal, public utility, or emergency vehicle or tractor upon any highway or portion thereof listed hereinabove where such operation thereon shall be necessary in order to pick up or deliver any goods, wares, merchandise or material from or to any premises located upon any such highway or portion thereof.

§ 15 Vehicle Weight Limits Established on Borough Streets and Roads.

[Ord. 403, 3/20/1978, § 15; as amended by Ord. 409, 8/20/1979, § 1, and by Ord. 412, 12/17/1979, § 1]
(a) 
Due to the threat to the public safety and to the deterioration and damage to Borough streets resulting from travel by vehicles weighing in excess of 40,000 pounds, or having wheel weights in excess of 4,500 pounds, no vehicle or combination may be operated on any street maintained by the Borough of Fox Chapel if:
(1) 
The gross weight of such vehicle or combination and load exceeds 40,000 pounds; or
(2) 
The weight on any wheel exceeds 4,500 pounds, unless its owner or operator or a land developer contracting with its owner or operator has first obtained a permit from the Borough to do so.
(b) 
The Borough may issue a permit as provided for in the preceding subsection upon the following conditions:
(1) 
Application for a permit shall be made to the Borough Manager on a form to be provided by the Borough.
(2) 
In the application, the applicant shall agree to be liable for the cost of repairing damage to the roadways, structures and appurtenances within the lines of any street or road or portion thereof traversed.
(3) 
The permit may be conditioned as provided in Section 4962(a) of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code.
(4) 
This Subsection (b)(4) and Subsection (b)(5) immediately below recognize that frequent overweight trips are more damaging than isolated overweight trips and, therefore, apply to applicants who propose to make frequent overweight trips over Borough streets. "Frequent" shall mean, for purposes of this section, more than two overweight trips on a particular day. A person, firm or corporation shall be deemed to propose frequent trips if the total of proposed overweight trips in one day by his, her, or its officers, employees, agents, contractors or subcontractors exceeds two; in other words, no person, firm or corporation shall avoid treatment as a frequent overweight user by having a number of different persons or entities make two or fewer overweight trips per day. To assist in determining the liability and responsibility under Subsection (b)(2) above of an applicant proposing frequent overweight trips, and prior to the issuance of a permit or use by the applicant of overweight vehicles on a Borough street, the applicant, or his or her designated representative, together with the Borough Manager, or his or her authorized representative, shall inspect the street or road, or portion thereof, to determine the condition of the base, surface, berms, signs, drainage facilities and other appurtenances and structures. Said conditions shall be noted on a form to be provided by the Borough. The applicant, together with the Borough representative, shall sign and date said form. One copy shall be given to the applicant. In addition, the applicant, at his expense, shall have the option of taking still or moving pictures of the street or road prior to the applicant's use of overweight vehicles on it, provided that such pictures are taken in the presence of the Borough Manager or representative and a copy of each picture or film is placed in the custody of the Borough. The applicant shall not be responsible for any needed repairs noted during the inspection and noted on the form.
(5) 
An applicant who proposes to make frequent overweight trips over Borough streets shall file a bond with the Borough, in a form and with corporate surety acceptable to the Borough, conditioned on the repair of damage to the street or road which appears within two years after the use by the applicant of said street or road or portions thereof. The amount of the bond shall be in an amount to be determined by the Borough Manager.
(c) 
Any person, firm, or corporation violating any provision of this section dealing with wheel weight shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of $100 for each 200 pounds, or part thereof, by which the weight of any wheel exceeds 4,700 pounds, plus costs of prosecution, or, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to undergo imprisonment for not more than one day for each $10 of the unpaid balance of the fine and costs.
(d) 
In the event of concurrent violations of gross weight and wheel weight provisions, the only fine imposed shall be for violation of that provision which provided the greatest fine.
(e) 
Upon imposition of any fine and costs of prosecution imposed pursuant hereto, the provisions of Sections 4946 and 4947 of the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code shall apply.

§ 16 Parking.

[Ord. 403, 3/20/1978, § 16; as amended by Ord. 657, 10/15/2007; and by Ord. 665, 1/19/2009]
(a) 
Parking shall be prohibited at all times in the following locations:
Highway
Side
Between
Guyasuta Road
Both
Squaw Run Road and a point 500 feet west of Squaw Run Road
Squaw Run Road
East
Field Club Road and Hunt Road
Trillium Lane
Both
Except to the extent otherwise provided in Subsection (b) below
(b) 
Parking shall be permitted at the following locations only by vehicles displaying a current permit issued by the Borough:
Highway
Side
Between
Squaw Run Road East
Both
Points 500 feet south of the southerly line of Riding Meadow Park and 500 feet north of the northerly line of said park
Trillium Lane
South
Easterly line of property now or formerly of Barnes and the westerly end of the culde-sac at The Trillium gate
(c) 
The Borough may charge an annual fee, set by resolution of the Borough Council from time to time, for permits described in Subsection (b) above, and a permit may be revoked with no reimbursement of fee in the event the permit holder violates this section or another ordinance of the Borough.
(d) 
Except while actively engaged in making a delivery to or a pickup from a location in the Borough, unlicensed machines and vehicles and vehicles with commercial licenses may not be parked on any road or street (including rights-of-way or easements outside the paved area) in the Borough.
(e) 
The Borough Manager is hereby authorized to erect or cause to be erected signs notifying the public of the restrictions imposed by this section.
(f) 
Any person, partnership or corporation violating any provision of this section shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $100 and costs of prosecution or, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to undergo imprisonment for not more than one day. Each violation of any provision of this section, and each day the same is continued, shall be deemed a separate offense.

§ 17 Severability.

[Ord. 403, 3/20/1978, § 17]
The provisions of this Part 1 shall be severable; and if any of its provisions shall be held to be unconstitutional, illegal or otherwise invalid, such decision shall not affect the validity of any of the remaining provisions of this Part. It is hereby declared as a legislative intent that this Part would have been adopted had such unconstitutional, illegal or otherwise invalid provision not been included herein.

§ 18 Provisions to be a Continuation of Existing Regulations.

[Ord. 403, 3/20/1978, § 18]
The provisions of this Part, so far as they are the same as those of ordinances and regulations in force immediately prior to the enactment of this Part, are intended as a continuation of such ordinances and regulations and not as new enactments. The provisions of this Part shall not affect any act done or liability incurred, nor shall they affect any suit or prosecution pending or to be instituted to enforce any of these repealed ordinances or regulations.

§ 19 Authorization to Use Specific Highway Speed-Timing Devices.

[Ord. 432, 2/26/1982, § 1]
The Borough of Fox Chapel hereby adopts and authorizes the use by the Borough Police Department of the Model TK100 Excessive Speed Preventor manufactured by Systems Innovation, Inc., of Hallstead, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.

§ 20 Authorization to Use Highway Speed-Timing Devices Approved by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

[Ord. 432, 2/26/1982, § 2]
The Borough of Fox Chapel further adopts and authorizes the use by the Borough Police Department of all other electrical, mechanical, and electrical-mechanical speed-timing devices approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, as evidenced by regulations promulgated by such Department, and the use of which by Boroughs in the commonwealth is permitted by the Pennsylvania Code.

§ 51 Short Title.

[Ord. 677, 9/20/2010, § 1]
This Part shall be known and may be cited as the "Fox Chapel Winter Maintenance Ordinance."

§ 52 Statement of Findings.

[Ord. 677, 9/20/2010, § 2]
The Fox Chapel Borough Council finds that:
A. 
Snow and ice storms can and do impair the flow of vehicular traffic and emergency services which may result in conditions adverse to the welfare and safety of the public.
B. 
In order to insure the welfare and safety of the public, public roads need to be cleared of snow or ice as promptly as possible.
C. 
Vehicles parked on public roads during the deposit or accumulation of snow or ice present a traffic hazard and impair the Borough's ability to effectively remove all snow or ice from the roads in a safe and expedient manner. They further create a financial burden on the Borough by requiring the Public Works Department to duplicate a service that could have been completed if not for the parking of said vehicles on the public roads.
D. 
The pushing or shoveling of snow or ice from private driveways or sidewalks onto public roads in the Borough is counterproductive to the removal of the snow or ice from the roads by the Public Works Department and further creates conditions adverse to the welfare and safety of the public.

§ 53 Definitions.

[Ord. 677, 9/20/2010, § 3]
As used in this Part, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BOROUGH
Fox Chapel Borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
BOROUGH COUNCIL
The Council of the Borough of Fox Chapel, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
CARTWAY
A portion of a public road or right-of-way with an improved surface used for vehicular traffic. Width is determined from one edge of driving surface to the other and shall include the stormwater gutter or face of curb.
CATCH BASIN
An inlet or vault usually covered with a grate and/or hood and located at the point where a street gutter or drainage ditch discharges into a storm sewer system.
DRIVEWAY
A private area used exclusively for circulation and ingress and egress to a road or street by the landowner or visitors of a lot.
PERSON
An individual, partnership, public or private association or corporation, public utility or any other legal entity whatsoever which is recognized by law as the subject of rights and duties.
PRIVATE ROAD
A road used for vehicular traffic, owned and maintained by a private individual, organization, company, homeowners' association, housing co-op or other group of individual homeowners rather than by a government, which is authorized by an easement to a private party or which provides access pursuant to a reserved or private right.
PUBLIC ROAD
An alley, avenue, boulevard, highway, freeway, parkway, lane, street, road, viaduct and any other way used by vehicular traffic but not including driveways, private roads, parking areas, sidewalks or walkways, which is accepted for dedication by Borough Council and/or maintained by the Borough.
RIGHT-OF-WAY
A strip of land acquired by reservation, dedication, forced dedication, prescription, or condemnation and intended to be occupied by a road, crosswalk, railroad, electric transmission lines, oil or gas pipeline, waterline, sanitary or storm sewer or other similar uses.
SNOW REMOVAL AGENCY
Any private contractor working for, in or on any private property within Fox Chapel Borough who is engaged in snow or ice removal from said private property.
VEHICLE
Every device in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a public road, including but not limited to automobiles, trucks, carriages, motorcycles, mopeds, scooters, quads, boats, jet skis, trailers, recreation vehicles, tractors and wagons.

§ 54 Parking.

[Ord. 677, 9/20/2010, § 4]
It shall be unlawful to park, or allow to be parked, or abandon any vehicle on the cartway within the municipal boundaries of Fox Chapel Borough following the deposit or accumulation of ice or snow or at any other time in such a manner as to impede ice or snow removal operations and/or winter maintenance.

§ 55 Snow Removal from Private Property.

[Ord. 677, 9/20/2010, § 5]
1. 
It shall be unlawful for owners, occupants or tenants of property or snow removal agencies to dump, throw, shovel, pile or push any snow or ice removed from driveways, sidewalks or private roads onto any public road even if the snow placed at the end of the driveway is a direct result of plowing the public roadway by the Borough.
2. 
No snow, ice, slush or a combination thereof shall be pushed or deposited into any stream or river, or any drainage area, culvert or catch basin within a right-of-way in which the Borough has rights.
3. 
No person shall damage any Borough property, including, but not limited to, traffic signs, curbs, culverts, etc., while removing snow, ice, slush or a combination thereof. Any damage to Borough property shall be repaired or replaced in accordance with the requirements of the Borough at the expense of the property owner and/or snow removal agency.

§ 56 Enforcement.

[Ord. 677, 9/20/2010, § 6]
The Fox Chapel Police Department shall be the enforcement officer of this Part. Enforcement officers are hereby authorized to remove any vehicle abandoned or parked upon any public roadway or street in violation of the terms and provisions of this Part and to have said vehicle towed to the tow truck operations facility. The owner may recover said vehicle upon payment of any and all towing and storage charges to the tow truck company. Neither the Borough nor any of its officers or employees shall be held responsible for any damage to any vehicle occurring as a result of towing and/or storage of a vehicle parked in violation of this Part.

§ 57 Penalty

[Ord. 677, 9/20/2010, § 7]
Any person violating any of the provisions of the Part shall, upon summary conviction before a District Magistrate, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $50 and not more than $300, plus the cost of prosecution.