[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Catasauqua 5-7-1962 by Ord. No. 474 (Ch. V, Secs. 3 to 8, of the 1962 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person or persons shall destroy or injure in any way whatsoever, or tamper with or deface any public property of the Borough of Catasauqua, or any grass, walk, lamp, ornamental work, building, street light, fire hydrant or water or gas stop box in or on any of the streets, alleys, parks or other public grounds of the Borough.
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 Catasauqua, now 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 elevation, line, grade, location, corner or angle of any public street, alley, sidewalk, curb, gutter, sewer or other public work, matter or thing.
No person shall willfully 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, as a warning of danger.
No person or persons shall take any earth, stone or other material from any of the streets, alleys, parks or other public grounds in the Borough.
This chapter 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 therein, or to incidental results of work thereon or therein under permit from or by authority of the Borough.
[Amended 4-1-2013 by Ord. No. 1288]
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof before the Mayor or any District Justice of the Borough, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $100 and costs of prosecution, and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to imprisonment in the County Jail for not more than 30 days. Provided: the fact that a violator has been penalized, after hearing, as herein provided, shall not preclude the Borough or other injured party from taking proper legal action to recover damages resulting from such violation. Any person found guilty of violating an ordinance shall be assessed court costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees incurred by the Borough in the enforcement proceedings.