City of Harrisburg, PA
Dauphin County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Harrisburg by Ord. No. 128-1949. Amendments noted where applicable.]
CROSS-REFERENCES
Burning on streets: see § 6-309.9.
Deposit of rubbish on streets: see § 9-303.5A.
Littering: see § 6-313.8.
Polluted water running over streets or sidewalks: see § 6-311.8.
Refuse receptacles not to be kept on streets or sidewalks: see § 6-309.8.
Street opening, cutting and excavating: see Ch. 9-103.
Street vendor licensing: see § 5-305.3.

§ 3-357.1 Cartway defined.

"Cartway" means that portion of a highway lying between the curblines thereof.

§ 3-357.2 (Reserved) [1]

[1]:
Editor's Note: Former § 3-357.2, Dropping debris or refuse from vehicles, which derived from Ord. No. 36-1954, was repealed at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1-303). See now Ch. 6-307, Littering on Public and Private Property.

§ 3-357.3 Removal of snow and ice from sidewalks and points of egress.

[Amended 4-8-1997 by Ord. No. 3-1997]
A. 
The owners, tenants, occupiers and all others having charge, control or supervision of any vacant lots, lands, houses, stores, buildings, and all other premises fronting on any public street or highway in the City shall clean or remove, or cause to be cleaned or removed, from the sidewalk in front of or along the subject property and from a structure's primary point of egress to the public sidewalk in a continuous path not less than two feet six inches in width all the snow, ice, hail, or sleet thereon fallen or formed within 24 hours after the same shall have ceased to fall or to be formed.
B. 
The ice to be removed as required herein is such as may be formed into ridges or mounds or is of such formation as to be an obstruction and renders the sidewalk dangerous to public travel. In addition to the penalties imposed by Chapter 3-399, Penalty, whoever violates this section shall be liable for all damages sustained by any person by reason of the neglect or failure of such owner, tenant, occupier or other person to comply with the provisions of this chapter.[1]
[1]:
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1-303).

§ 3-357.4 Dumping of snow and ice or refuse on roadway.

It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to deposit or dump, or cause to be deposited or dumped, within the lines of any cartway any snow, ice or refuse of any kind which has been gathered or removed from beyond the lines of any public highway.

§ 3-357.5 Depositing snow or refuse from sidewalks on cartway; exception.

It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to deposit or dump, or cause to be deposited or dumped, within the lines of any cartway any snow, ice or refuse of any kind which has been gathered or removed from any sidewalk adjacent thereto; provided, however, that this section shall not apply if the aforesaid sidewalk is three feet or less in width.

§ 3-357.6 Breaking paving by pounding weights.

[Ord. No. 46-1954]
A. 
No person, firm or corporation engaged in breaking up or removing the paving laid upon any of the streets or sidewalks of the City or making excavations therein shall break up or remove such paving by means of dropping or pounding weights thereon.
B. 
This chapter shall not be construed to prohibit the use of sledgehammers by manual labor or automatic hammers operated by compressed air.

§ 3-357.7 Obstruction on or over sidewalks; exceptions.

[Ord. No. 17-1974]
A. 
The construction, maintenance or placing of any permanent or temporary structure, encroachment, advertising sign, or obstruction upon or over any sidewalk of any public street in the City, other than those permitted by the Building Code and the Zoning Code, is prohibited; provided, however, that the owners or occupants of properties abutting a sidewalk may place temporary obstructions, such as tables and display racks, upon the sidewalk immediately abutting such property or upon the sidewalk abutting any other property with the permission of the owner or occupant thereof, so long as such obstruction or encroachment does not interfere with the rights of the public to traverse said sidewalk safely and conveniently. The owner or occupant of the property abutting the sidewalk may, upon obtaining a permit therefor from the Bureau of Codes Enforcement, place tables and chairs upon the sidewalk immediately abutting such property from which food and beverage may be dispensed, provided that the same shall not interfere with the rights of the public to traverse the sidewalk safely and conveniently and that such establishment is operated in full compliance with all statutes, ordinances and applicable regulations.
B. 
If prior approval is first obtained from the Codes Administrator, any ornamental light or standard, telephone booth, or newsstand which is removable each day from the sidewalk, decorative flowers or shrubbery, if placed within two feet of the building line on a sidewalk 10 feet or more in width, and boxes or other receptacles for the collection of trash and rubbish may be constructed, maintained or placed upon a sidewalk if the same do not interfere with the right of the public to safely and conveniently traverse such sidewalk.
C. 
Any person, firm or corporation being the owner, lessee, or in possession of any obstruction or encroachment upon a sidewalk within the City in violation of the provisions of this section shall remove the same immediately upon receipt of notice of such violation from the Codes Administrator or designee. Upon failure to immediately remove such obstruction or encroachment, any such person, firm or corporation shall be subject to prosecution. The Chief of Police or his or her designee is hereby authorized and directed to promptly cause such obstruction or encroachment to be removed.[1]
[1]:
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1-303).

§ 3-357.8 Containers for flammable products prohibited in streets.

[Ord. No. 157-1949]
The installation or construction within the lines of any street or public highway of any tank, container, or other device for the storage of gasoline, fuel oil, motor oil, or similar products is hereby prohibited.

§ 3-357.99 Penalty.

[Amended 4-8-1997 by Ord. No. 3-1997]
A. 
Any person who violates the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to Chapter 3-399, Penalty, of these Codified Ordinances.[1]
[1]:
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1-303).
B. 
Any person who violates the provisions of § 3-357.3 shall be subject to the issuance of an immediate non-traffic summary citation.