City of Scranton, PA
Lackawanna County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Scranton 7-27-2006 by Ord. No. 41-2006. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The placement of any structure, as hereinafter defined, or the traversing with any vehicle, as hereinafter defined, or the storage of any material, whether contained or loose, is hereby prohibited and may be punishable by the fines and penalties as set forth herein. Further authorized is the erection of any and all appropriate signage to indicate that nothing may be placed within the ten-foot buffer described above.[1]
Editor's Note: The preamble to this chapter described said buffer as an area of 10 feet from the toe of the slope on the land side of the levee.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
Any building of any nature or any size, either with foundation or without foundation, including but not limited to mobile structures which may be removed. "Structure" includes, by way of example and not limitation, any dumpster or like device for storage. "Structure" includes, by way of example and not limitation, any shed or like structure, no matter what the size. "Structure" includes any type of fence, whether secured in the ground or resting upon the ground.
Any vehicle, used for travel or otherwise, including but not limited to automobiles, trucks, vans of any nature, tractor trailers, motorcycles, motor scooters, mobile homes and trailers. In addition, this list includes any vehicle as defined under the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code.
Any person or entity violating the provisions of this chapter will be subject to a civil penalty in the amount of $500 per violation. Each continuing day in which the violation is not corrected following written notice from the City constitutes a distinct violation subject to an additional fine of $500.
If any damage has been caused to the levee or any of its appurtenances as a result of a violation of this chapter, the party damaging said levee or appurtenance responsible for shall, in addition to the fines above, be liable for the cost of any repairs as such repairs are deemed necessary by the City and/or the United States Army Corps of Engineers.