[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Marple 12-8-1975 by Ord. No. 75-13 (Ch. 62A of the 1971 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person, firm or corporation shall hereafter erect upon or in any portion of a street of the Township of Marple any telephone, telegraph, electric light or power pole, without first having obtained from the Secretary of the township a permit therefor, as hereinafter provided.
No person, firm or corporation shall maintain upon or in any street or portion of a street of the Township of Marple any telephone, telegraph, electric light or power pole, without first obtaining a license for any such pole, as hereinafter provided.
[Amended 3-15-1976 by Ord. No. 76-4]
The Secretary of the Township of Marple shall issue:
A permit for the erection of any telephone, telegraph, electric light or power pole upon the payment of a fee as set from time to time by resolution of the Board of Commissioners.
The licenses provided for in § 210-3 herein shall be for a period of one year, and the license year shall begin in January 1 of each year.
The Board of Township Commissioners shall designate a suitable person to make proper inspections under this chapter. It shall be the duty of such inspector, upon finding any defect in said poles, to immediately notify the person, firm or corporation erecting or maintaining such poles or wires of any defects discovered therein.
Any person who shall violate a provision of this ordinance or fail to comply with any of the requirements thereof shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of not more than $600, plus costs of prosecution, and in default of payment of such fine and costs by imprisonment for not more than 30 days. Each day's failure to comply with any such provision shall constitute a separate violation.