Township of West Whiteland, PA
Chester County
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[Adopted 8-23-1994 by Ord. No. 227; amended in its entirety 3-10-2004 by Ord. No. 310 (Ch. 21, Part 3, of the 1983 Code of Ordinances)]
The owner of each property within the Township abutting upon a sidewalk open to the public for pedestrian traverse or located, in whole or in part, within the right-of-way of a public or private street on which the property abuts shall keep the said sidewalk, together with any portion of the property paved and used as a sidewalk or public walk, immediately in front of the property in good order and repair and, at all times, free and clear of all obstruction to safe and convenient passage, including the accumulation of snow or ice.
Editor's Note: Former § 276-13, Snow and ice removal, was repealed 1-27-2016 by Ord. No. 430. See now § 276-19.
If the owner of any property neglects at any time to perform the duties herein described, the Township Board of Supervisors or its designee may serve written notice upon him requiring him to perform the necessary maintenance or repair. The notice shall specify the time by which said maintenance or repair shall be commenced and the time by which it shall be completed. The notice provided for in this section may be served on the property owner by leaving the same at his place of residence, or if such place of residence is unknown to the Township, by posting the same on the abutting property.
If such property owner fails to comply with the requirements of the notice described in § 276-14 within the time period specified therein, the Township may assess a fine not exceeding $1,000 for each violation. The notice of assessment of a fine ("fine notice") shall be served on the owner, occupant or tenant by hand delivery or by both certified mail, return receipt requested, and regular mail to the postal address of the property abutting the sidewalk. Upon failure of the owner, occupant or tenant to pay the fine within the time period prescribed in the fine notice, an action shall be brought before a District Justice in the same manner provided for enforcement of summary offenses under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure. Each day in which a violation is found to exist shall constitute a separate violation. All fines and penalties collected for the violations of this article shall be paid to the Township Treasurer.