Borough of Lewisburg, PA
Union County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Lewisburg 5-11-1964 by Ord. No. 514. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 315.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 300.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 152.
Zoning — See Ch. 360.

§ 158-1 Permit required for construction.

It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to make, construct, or install a private driveway intersecting any public street or private access to any public street for the use of vehicles without first obtaining a permit to do so.

§ 158-2 Application; fee.

[Amended 10-20-1987 by Ord. No. 833]
Applications for permits shall be made through the Office of Borough Secretary in written form, stating the name of the owner of the affected property, the address and location of the affected property, accompanied by a draft or print of the proposed driveway showing its exact location, the width, length, and type construction to be used. Each application shall be accompanied by an inspection fee as established by resolution of Borough Council.

§ 158-3 Approval of application.

[Amended 6-6-1966 by Ord. No. 540; 7-17-1990 by Ord. No. 861; 7-24-1995 by Ord. No. 899]
No application shall be approved unless the proposed private driveway shall meet the following requirements:
A. 
There shall be a clearance from the driveway to the intersection of any two Borough streets or a Borough street and alley of at least 50 feet. A variance from such clearance may be granted by Borough Council but only after a review by the Police, Planning and Public Works Committees of the Borough which results in a finding that deviation from the fifty-foot restriction will not create a significant safety hazard or significantly increase an existing safety hazard.
B. 
The width of the driveway shall not be less than 12 feet and not more than 22 feet at the point of intersection with the public street.
C. 
The driveway shall have a base of aggregate or concrete meeting minimum requirements of the State Transportation Department, for depth of not less than six inches and have a hard surface of macadam or concrete for the full width of a type meeting minimum requirements of the State Transportation Department.
D. 
There shall be minimum visibility, unobstructed, within 10 feet measured perpendicular from public street, of at least 100 feet in each direction, along the public street.

§ 158-4 Violations and penalties.

[Added 12-20-1988 by Ord. No. 841]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof in a summary proceeding before a District Justice, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600, together with the costs of prosecution, or be imprisoned for a period not to exceed 30 days, or both. Each day that a violation continues shall be deemed a separate offense.