Township of Ferguson, PA
Centre County
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§ 6-101 Tampering With Public Property, Property in Streets or Public Ground Prohibited.

[Ord. 98, 4/13/1976, § 1; as amended by Ord. 374, 1/10/1989; and by Ord. 820, 12/8/2003]
No person or persons shall destroy, injure in any way whatsoever, tamper with or deface any public property of the Township of Ferguson, within or without the Township, including but not limited to, any grass, tree, shrubbery, walk, lamp, sign, ornamental work, building, street light, gas or water stop box on or in any of the streets, sidewalks or public grounds in the Township of Ferguson.

§ 6-102 Tampering With Stakes, Posts and Monuments Prohibited.

[Ord. 98, 4/13/1976, § 2; as amended by Ord. 820, 12/8/2003]
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 Township of Ferguson, made, placed or set, or hereafter made, placed or set, or caused to be done by the authorities of the Township in any survey of or in any street or public ground in the Township, to evidence the location, elevation, line, grade, corner or angle of any public street, sidewalk, curb, gutter, drain or other public work, matter or thing.

§ 6-103 Tampering With Warning Lamps, Signs or Barricades Prohibited.

[Ord. 98, 4/13/1976, § 3; as amended by Ord. 820, 12/8/2003]
No person or persons shall wilfully or maliciously destroy, remove, deface, obliterate or cover up any lamp, warning sign or barricade erected by the authorities of the Township or any person, firm or corporation doing work by permission of the authorities of the Township on any of the streets, sidewalks or bridges in the Township or on any public grounds of the Township, within or without the Township, as warning of danger.

§ 6-104 Removal of Material From Streets, or Public Grounds Prohibited.

[Ord. 98, 4/13/1976, § 4]
No person or persons shall take any earth, stone or other material from any of the streets, or public grounds in the Township.

§ 6-105 Exceptions.

[Ord. 98, 4/13/1976, § 5]
This Part shall not apply to normal activities in connection with the construction, maintenance and repair of streets, sidewalks and public grounds and the structures and fixtures located thereon, or therein, or to incidental results of work done thereon or therein upon permit from or by authority of the Township.

§ 6-106 Penalty for Violation.

[Ord. 98, 4/13/1976, § 6; as amended by Ord. 820, 12/8/2003]
Any person, firm, or corporation, who shall violate any provision of this Part, upon conviction thereof in a proceeding commenced before a district justice pursuant to the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedures, shall be sentenced to a fine of not more than $1,000 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, a term of imprisonment not to exceed 90 days. Provided: the fact that a violator has been penalized, after hearing, as herein provided, shall not preclude the Township or other injured party from taking proper legal action to recover damages resulting from such violation.