[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Pottsville: Art. I, 5-21-1966 by Ord. No. 72-66 as Art. 107 of the 1966 Code; Art. II, 6-10-1980 as Ord. No. 274. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Director of Parks and Public Property — See Ch. 44.
Article I Registration of Real Estate
Article II Access to Property
[Adopted 5-21-1966 by Ord. No. 72-66 as Art. 107 of the 1966 Code]
The registration of real estate in the city, in accordance with the provisions of the Third Class City Code and the city ordinances, shall be performed by the City Engineer.
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 35101 et seq.
The City Engineer shall cause to be made all such necessary books, maps and plans as will show the situation and dimensions of each property therein, which books, maps or plans shall be so prepared as to show the city number and the name of the owner or owners thereof, with blank spaces for the owner of each lot, with provision for the names of future owners and dates of future transfer of title. For such purpose, the City Engineer shall have free access, without charge, to any of the public records wherein the necessary information may be obtainable therefor. He may also cause search to be made in any other place for any monuments or evidence of title, not reported to him as hereinafter provided, and requisite for the completion of such books, maps or plans.
Such books, maps and plans shall be carefully preserved in the office of the Engineer and shall be so kept, by additions from time to time or otherwise, as to show the ownership of every lot or piece of real estate or subdivision thereof within the city limits, with the successive transmissions of title, from the date of the commencement of such plans. Nothing in this Article shall invalidate any municipal or tax claim by reason of the fact that the same is not assessed or levied against the registered owner.
Certified copies, signed by the City Engineer, of any of the entries in such books or upon such maps or plans shall be received in evidence in the same manner as the books, maps and plans themselves might be admissible for such purpose and may be also furnished to any person desiring the same upon payment of the sum of five dollars ($5.) for each and every certificate issued as aforesaid.
The Sheriff of Schuylkill County shall present for registry the deeds of all properties within the city limits sold by him at judicial sales, whether by execution, in partition or otherwise.
Any person violating any of the provisions of this Article shall be fined not more than six hundred dollars ($600.) and, in default of payment of fine and costs, imprisoned not more than ninety (90) days.
[Adopted 6-10-1980 as Ord. No. 274]
The purpose of this Article is to regulate public access to and use of governmental property within the city for the protection of such property and the public.
For the purpose of this Article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- GOVERNMENTAL PROPERTY
- All real estate owned by, leased to or under the control of the city, and structures, facilities and equipment located thereon.
The City Council may from time to time by resolution regulate access to and use of governmental property within the city by designating the times when the public may enter upon or use such property and establishing other rules governing its use. Upon the adoption of any such regulation by the City Council, the Director of Parks and Public Property (hereinafter the "Director") shall cause to be erected and permanently displayed on such property, in a manner reasonably likely to come to the attention of the public, appropriate signs setting forth the times when the public may enter upon or use the property and other pertinent rules governing its use.
Authority is hereby conferred upon the Director to regulate access to and use of governmental property within the city by designating the times when the public may enter upon or use any such property and establishing other rules governing its use where the City Council has not theretofore established such times or rules or by changing the times or rules where the City Council has theretofore established any such times or rules, provided that the Director shall not change the times or rules established by the City Council within thirty (30) days of the date of the City Council's action except in an emergency.
When the Director designates or changes the times when the public may enter upon or use any such property or established or changes any rules governing its use, he shall cause signs to be erected as provided in § 169-9 hereof.
Regulations adopted by the Director hereunder shall become effective when the signs are erected and shall remain in effect until the next regular stated meeting of the City Council, at which time the Director shall make a written report to the Council on the regulation issued by him, and in the absence of any other action by the Council at that meeting, the regulation of the Director shall be deemed to be ratified and to constitute the action of the entire Council and shall remain in effect until thereafter changed by the Council or the Director in accordance with this Article.
Any person who enters upon or uses governmental property in violation of the regulations issued hereunder shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than fifteen dollars ($15.) nor more than six hundred dollars ($600.), in addition to the costs of prosecution, and in default thereof shall undergo imprisonment in the Schuylkill County Prison or other appropriate facilities not exceeding ninety (90) days.
Nothing herein shall prevent a prosecution under 18 Pa.C.S.A. § 3503 of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code, where appropriate, in lieu of prosecution under § 169-13 hereof.