Borough of Punxsutawney, PA
Jefferson County
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[Adopted as Ch. 23, Art. 1, of the 1974 Code]
It shall be unlawful for any person to permit any cellar, vault, cellar door or obstruction on or adjoining any street, alley or sidewalk within the Borough to remain open or exposed without having the same secured by a temporary fence or covering and placing a danger signal, consisting of a red light, between sunset and sunrise.
It shall be unlawful for any person to place or maintain or cause or permit to be placed or maintained upon any of the streets, alleys or sidewalks of the Borough any poles or posts of any kind or to place or maintain or cause or permit to be placed or maintained over or above any street or sidewalk or portion thereof any wire, pipe, support or awning, unless a permit therefor shall first be obtained from the Council, provided that no wire, pipe, support or awning or any part thereof shall be less than eight feet above the surface of any street, alley or sidewalk, and no awning shall, at any time, be extended beyond the curbline of the sidewalk.[1]
Editor's Note: Former Section 23-3, dealing with littering upon streets and sidewalks, which immediately followed this section, was deleted 8-31-1987 by Ord. No. 943.
[Amended 8-31-1987 by Ord. No. 943]
Except as authorized by the Borough Council, it shall be unlawful for any person to display groceries, provisions, fruits, meats or other food products and articles of merchandise on or along the outside of store buildings on the streets or sidewalks of the Borough.
[Amended 8-31-1987 by Ord. No. 943]
It shall be unlawful for any person to obstruct, with coal, wood, barrels, boxes or any other article or material, except for the purpose of immediate loading, removing or storing away, any of the public streets, sidewalks or alleys in the Borough. Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall, in addition to paying the fine and costs imposed, pay the cost of removing the same by the Borough official, and an additional charge of 10%, provided that this section shall not apply to building materials or other obstructions authorized by proper permit issued pursuant to Part 2 of this chapter or materials used in the repair or laying of sidewalks.
[Added 8-31-1987 by Ord. No. 943]
Any person violating any provision of this Part 1, upon conviction before the District Justice, shall be guilty of a summary offense and shall be subject to pay a fine not less than $25 nor to exceed the maximum fine of $300, plus costs of prosecution, or to undergo imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days, or both. Each day that such violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.