Township of Lower Gwynedd, PA
Montgomery County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
STATUTORY REFERENCES
Obstruction of streets — See 53 P.S. § 67326.
Opening and repairing roads, detours, etc. — See 53 P.S. § 67301 et seq.
Acceptance of streets — See 53 P.S. § 67316 et seq.
Roads crossing railroads; special uses of roads — See 53 P.S. §§ 67321 and 67322.
Trees and shrubbery within limits of road — See 53 P.S. § 67325 et seq.
Street assessments — See 53 P.S. § 68303 et seq.
GENERAL REFERENCES
Township Roadmaster — See Ch. 246.
Operation of commercial and heavy vehicles on streets — See Ch. 420, Sections 420.01 and 420.02.
Sales and solid waste on streets — See Ch. 850, Section 850.08.
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 1230.
Frontage required on streets — See Ch. 1298, Section 1298.04.
Highway setbacks — See Ch. 1298, Section 1298.12.

§ 1040.01 Railroad crossings, utility installations and obstructions; permits; inspections.

[Ord. 126. Passed 6-18-1974]
(a) 
Permit Required. Pursuant to Section 1156 of Article XI of the Second Class Township Code, as amended, no person shall hereafter construct any railroad or street railway upon any Township road; lay any railroad or street railway crossing or any gas pipe, water pipe, electric conduit or other piping upon or in any portion of a Township road; or erect any telephone, telegraph or electric light or power pole or any coal tipples or other obstructions upon or in any portion of a Township road; except after obtaining a permit therefor from the Township and except under such conditions, restrictions and regulations relating to the installation and maintenance thereof as may be prescribed in such permit.
(b) 
Permit Application. Application for a permit provided for in subsection (a) hereof shall be on a form prescribed by the Township and submitted to the Township in triplicate. The application shall be accompanied by a fee in accordance with the schedule of fees set forth by the State Department of Transportation for highway occupancy permits and restoration charges. In addition, an applicant shall submit three copies of a sketch showing such specifications as the location of the intended facility, the width of the traveled roadway, right-of-way lines and a dimension to the nearest intersecting street.
(c) 
Permit Issuance. A permit shall be issued to an applicant after all the requirements set forth in subsection (b) hereof have been met.
(d) 
Notice of Completion of Work. Upon completion of the work authorized by the permit, an applicant shall give written notice thereof to the Township.
(e) 
Inspections; Corrections. Upon completion of the work authorized by the permit, the Township shall inspect the work and, when necessary, enforce compliance with the conditions, restrictions and regulations prescribed by the permit. Where any settlement or other defect in the work occurs, if the applicant fails to rectify such settlement or other defect within sixty days after written notice from the Township to do so, the Township may do the work and shall impose upon the applicant the cost thereof, together with an additional twenty percent of such cost.

§ 1040.02 Maintenance and removal of shade trees.

[Ord. 408. Passed 3-18-2003]
(a) 
The Board of Supervisors may require owners of property to maintain and/or remove trees located on the property or in the adjacent right-of-way if the condition of the trees, through disease or otherwise, unreasonably affects or interferes with the health, safety or welfare of the public or the right of the public to the unobstructed use of public roads or property.
(b) 
If within 30 days after the date of notice by certified mail, return receipt requested, to remove the trees, the property owner has not complied with that order, the Board of Supervisors may enter the premises and remove the trees.
(c) 
The cost of cutting and removal of trees by the Township shall be charged to the property owner or abutting property owner for a tree located in the right-of-way. The charge shall be a lien against the real estate of the property owner or abutting property owner and shall be collected in the same manner as other municipal liens.

§ 1040.99 Penalty. [1]

[1]
Editor's Note: See Section 1020.99 for general Code penalty if no specific penalty is provided.