Borough of Girard, PA
Erie County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Girard as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Parks and recreation — See Ch. 283.
[Adopted 7-15-1974 by Ord. No. 457 (Ch. VI, Part 2, Secs. 11 and 12, of the 1974 Code of Ordinances)]

§ 299-1 Prohibited acts; exception.

Ballplaying, including the throwing, kicking or knocking of any ball, snowballing and the throwing of any stone or other missile of any kind upon or onto any of the public streets, alleys, sidewalks or public parks in the Borough of Girard is hereby prohibited, provided that the prohibition of ballplaying shall not apply within the designated areas of any recreational park of the Borough of Girard.

§ 299-2 Violations and penalties. [1]

Any person who violates or permits a violation of this article shall, upon being found liable therefor in a civil enforcement proceeding commenced by the Borough before a Magisterial District Judge, pay a fine of not more than $600, plus all court costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, incurred by the Borough in the enforcement of this article. No judgment shall be imposed until the date of the determination of the violation by the Magisterial District Judge. If the defendant neither pays nor timely appeals the judgment, the Borough may enforce the judgment pursuant to the applicable Rules of Civil Procedure. Each day a violation exists shall constitute a separate offense. Further, the appropriate officers or agents of the Borough are hereby authorized to seek equitable relief, including injunction, to enforce compliance herewith.
[1]:
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
[Adopted 7-15-1974 by Ord. No. 459 (Ch. VI, Part 2, Secs. 13 through 18, of the 1974 Code of Ordinances)]

§ 299-3 Destruction of public property prohibited.

No person or persons shall destroy or injure in any way whatsoever or tamper with or deface any public property of the Borough of Girard, within or without the Borough, or any grass, walk, lamp, ornamental work, building, streetlight, or water or gas stop box on or in any of the streets, alleys, sidewalks or public grounds in the Borough.

§ 299-4 Stakes, posts and monuments.

No person or persons shall in any manner interfere with or meddle with or pull, drive, change, alter, or destroy any stake, post, monument or other evidence of any elevation, grade, line, location, corner or angle in the Borough of Girard made, placed or set, or hereafter made, placed or set, or caused to be done by the authorities of the Borough in any survey of or in any street, alley or public ground in the Borough to evidence the location, elevation, line, grade, corner or angle of any public street, alley, sidewalk, curb, gutter, drain or other public work, matter or thing.

§ 299-5 Warning lamps, signs and barricades.

No person or persons shall wilfully or maliciously destroy or remove or deface or obliterate or cover up any lamp, warning sign or barricade erected by the authorities of the Borough or by any person, firm or corporation doing work by permission of the authorities of the Borough on any of the streets, alleys, sidewalks or bridges in the Borough or on any public grounds of the Borough, within or without the Borough, as a warning of danger.

§ 299-6 Taking materials from public property prohibited.

No person or persons shall take any earth, stone, trees or shrubbery, or other material, from any of the streets, alleys or public grounds in the Borough.

§ 299-7 Exceptions.

This article shall not apply to normal activities in connection with the construction, maintenance and repair of streets, alleys, sidewalks and public grounds, and the structures and fixtures located thereon, or to incidental results of work done thereon upon permit from or by authority of the Borough.

§ 299-8 Violations and penalties. [1]

Any person who violates or permits a violation of this article shall, upon being found liable therefor in a civil enforcement proceeding commenced by the Borough before a Magisterial District Judge, pay a fine of not more than $600, plus all court costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, incurred by the Borough in the enforcement of this article. No judgment shall be imposed until the date of the determination of the violation by the Magisterial District Judge. If the defendant neither pays nor timely appeals the judgment, the Borough may enforce the judgment pursuant to the applicable Rules of Civil Procedure. Each day a violation exists shall constitute a separate offense. Further, the appropriate officers or agents of the Borough are hereby authorized to seek equitable relief, including injunction, to enforce compliance herewith.
[1]:
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).