Township of Cheltenham, PA
Montgomery County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Cheltenham 12-29-1977 by Ord. No. 1431 as Ch. 7, Art. III of the Cheltenham Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 90.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 255.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 285.

§ 197-1 Maintenance of walks, sidewalks and parking lots.

No person owning or occupying a place of business which provides a parking lot for automobiles and which provides walks and sidewalks for the public to use shall permit the same to be in disrepair, it being the duty of said owner, tenant or occupier to at all times properly maintain parking lots, walks and sidewalks for the safety of the public using the same.

§ 197-2 Notice of failure to maintain.

The Township Engineer is hereby authorized and empowered to notify the owner, tenant or occupier of any place of business which provides parking for automobiles and which provides walks and sidewalks for the public use, of any disrepair or condition which is dangerous to the public health, safety and welfare. Such notice shall be by registered mail addressed to said owner, tenant or occupier of the property at his or their last known address.

§ 197-3 Parking of buses and trucks.

[Amended 5-17-1978 by Ord. No. 1441; 9-19-1978 by Ord. No. 1449]
No person, persons or corporation owning or occupying a place of business which provides a parking lot for automobiles for the public use shall permit use of said parking lot for the parking of buses or trucks, nor shall the owner or operator of any bus or truck permit such vehicle to be so parked except when said buses are parked awaiting passengers patronizing said place of business or when trucks are loading or unloading at said place of business.

§ 197-4 Parking of trailers.

[Amended 12-14-1987 by Ord. No. 1662]
No person, persons or corporation owning or occupying a place of business which provides a parking lot for automobiles for the public use shall permit use of said parking lot for the parking of full trailers, house trailers, trailers, truck-campers, boats on trailers or boats off trailers, nor shall the owner or operator of any full trailer, house trailer, trailer, truck-camper, boat on a trailer or boat off a trailer permit such vehicle to be so parked except when making deliveries or providing services to the property owners of said property.

§ 197-5 Township's right to repair; lien. [1]

In the event that the owner, tenant or occupier of said property fails within thirty (30) days of receipt of said notice to improve the dangerous condition and to make the necessary repairs, the Township of Cheltenham may use its own equipment, employees and materials to make the necessary repairs, and the cost of said repairs with interest at ten percent (10%) per annum from the date of completion, if not paid by such owner, tenant or occupier prior thereto, shall be a lien against the property of the owner and shall be liened and charged against his property as provided by law for the filing of municipal claims.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.

§ 197-6 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 3-21-1989 by Ord. No. 1686[1]]
Any person or legal entity violating the provisions of this chapter shall, upon summary conviction before a District Justice, pay a fine of not more than six hundred dollars ($600.), together with costs of suit, collectible in the manner provided by law.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.