City of Harrisburg, PA
Dauphin County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Harrisburg by Ord. No. 76-1959. Amendments noted where applicable.]
CROSS-REFERENCES
Collection of cost of improvements: see Third Class City Code § 3301 et seq. (53 P.S. § 38301 et seq.).
Misdemeanors relating to streets: see Ch. 3-357.
Street cuts and excavations: see Ch. 9-103.

§ 9-101.1 Preparation of map of proposed improvement.

After the passage and approval of all ordinances for the opening or widening of any public highway in the City, the City Engineer shall prepare a map or plan showing the proposed improvement.

§ 9-101.2 Certification of time of commencement and completion.

A. 
The City Engineer shall, immediately after the completion of any improvement, the cost and expense of which in whole or in part is to be paid by the abutting property owner, complete a certificate in which shall be stated the day or time at which the particular improvement was completed, and the City Engineer shall file the same with the City Clerk, who shall enter said day or time of completion in a book to be kept by the City Engineer for said purposes; said day or time mentioned in said certificate shall be conclusive on all parties as to the time said work was completed. The time of completion of the work referred to in this section and in other parts of the chapter shall be taken to mean the time of the completion of the whole contract for the improvement.
[Amended 7-13-1999 by Ord. No. 27-1999]
B. 
The City Engineer shall also furnish to the City Clerk a certificate showing the time at which any such particular improvement was commenced, and such certificate shall be conclusive evidence of the time when said improvement was begun. An entry of such date shall be made by said Clerk in the books aforesaid.

§ 9-101.3 Procedures for grading.

[Amended 7-13-1999 by Ord. No. 27-1999[1]]
After the passage and approval of all ordinances for the grading of any public highway in the City, the City Engineer shall prepare the profile measurements, survey and map or plans necessary to grade said highway to the grade established therefor. The City shall advertise, as required by law, for bids for the grading of the highways and award the work to the lowest responsible bidder. The Bureau of Purchasing shall require the contractor or contractors to enter into a bond, having as surety thereon one or more surety companies legally authorized to do business in the commonwealth, in a sum equal to 100% of the contract price, conditioned upon the faithful performance of all the terms and conditions of said contracts, and also to enter into an additional bond with similar surety, for 100% of the contract price, conditioned upon the prompt payment of all material furnished and labor supplied or performed in the prosecution of the work. Said bonds shall be approved by the City Solicitor.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1-303).

§ 9-101.4 Procedures for paving and curbing. [1]

After the passage and approval of all ordinances for the paving and curbing of any public highway in the City, the costs and expenses whereof shall be assessed according to the front-foot rule, the City Engineer shall prepare specifications for such paving and curbing, with the right to increase or diminish the width of the sidewalk wherever necessary, and all other information, conditions and stipulations necessary for the proper performance of the work authorized, which specifications shall be exhibited in the Bureau of Purchasing during the time prior to the bid opening. The Bureau of Purchasing shall advertise, as required by law, for bids for the paving and curbing of the highways and award the work to the lowest responsible bidder. The Bureau of Purchasing shall require the contractor or contractors to enter into a bond, having as surety thereon one or more surety companies legally authorized to do business in this commonwealth, in a sum equal to 100% of the contract price, conditioned upon the faithful performance of all the terms and conditions of said contracts, and also to enter into an additional bond with similar surety, for 100% of the contract price, conditioned upon the prompt payment of all material furnished and labor supplied or performed in the prosecution of the work. Said bonds shall be approved by the City Solicitor.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1-303).

§ 9-101.5 Paving and curbing assessments.

[Amended 7-13-1999 by Ord. No. 27-1999]
The assessments for the paving and curbing of said highways shall be made by the City Engineer upon the completion and acceptance of the improvement in each highway by appropriating the entire cost and expense of paving each highway separately, curbing in front of nonassessable properties, among all properties fronting on both sides of said highway between the points authorized to be paved, in proportion to the number of feet each property fronts upon said highway, and the actual cost of curbing or resetting curbing to the properties, respectively, first giving at least five days' notice of the time and place of making the assessments. The City Engineer shall certify said assessments to the City Treasurer within 30 days after the completion of the improvement, and the City Treasurer shall give at least 10 days' written notice to all the parties so assessed so that said assessments shall be payable within four months from the date of completion of the improvement.

§ 9-101.6 Collection of unpaid assessments.

Within five months after the completion of the work, the City Treasurer shall certify to the City Solicitor the names of the owners, if known, together with a full description of the properties against which assessments have been made under any ordinance and which remain unpaid, either in whole or in part, and the City Solicitor shall enter liens for said unpaid assessments and shall from time to time proceed to collect said assessments, or the part thereof remaining unpaid according to law, and all accrued interest and penalties imposed by law.