Township of Straban, PA
Adams County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Straban 5-30-1974 as Ord. No. 15. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 112.
It is hereby declared necessary, for the protection, benefit and safety of the general traveling public, and inhabitants of Straban Township, to require permits for the construction or reconstruction or connection of ways or means of ingress and egress to ordained township road rights-of-way and for the sinking of bar holes in bituminous surfaced roads.
For the purposes of this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meaning ascribed to them as set forth in this chapter:
A hole made by any means in bituminous surfaced roads, not exceeding four inches in diameter.
The Board of Supervisors, Straban Township.
Any individual, firm, partnership, company, corporation, trustee, association or private entity.
Straban Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
No person shall construct or reconstruct any drive or other means of ingress or egress or connection made with any ordained township road right-of-way, nor shall any bar hole or holes be made in bituminous surfaced roads, except under such conditions and specifications as prescribed by the Board and contained in permits granted by the township for such purpose.
The application for a permit shall be made on a form prescribed by the township and be submitted to the Township Secretary, in triplicate, accompanied by an equal number of copies of a sketch or drawing setting forth the applicable information, including widths, depths and right-of-way lines. Multiple drives and bar holes are to be considered as the part of one project and subject to a single application and permit, provided that the work is executed at one time.
Any fee applicable to this chapter shall be as set forth from time to time by resolution of the Board of Supervisors.[1]
Editor's Note: Current fees are on file in the office of the Township Secretary and are available for inspection during regualr business hours.
When the procedures hereinabove have been followed and met, the Board shall then authorize its Secretary to issue a permit for said occupancy, subject to the general provisions and specifications regulating occupancy of township highways, as currently adopted by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
Upon completion of the work, the permittee shall give written notice to the township.
Inspection of the completed work shall be made by the Board or its authorized representative. When conditions are found not in accordance with the permit, then the township shall, by certified mail or personal delivery, notify the permittee of the noncompliance and request remedy within 30 days. If the permittee fails to rectify the defect within 30 days, then in such case the township may do the work and shall impose upon the permittee the cost thereof, together with an additional 20% of such cost.[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Chapter 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
Any person violating this chapter shall, upon a summary conviction before a District Justice, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 and costs of prosecution, or shall undergo imprisonment for not more than 30 days, or both.
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Chapter 1, General Provisions, Art. I.