[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of New Hope 11-8-1954 by Ord. No. 104 (Ch. 6, Part 6 of the 1990 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person or persons shall destroy or injure in any manner whatsoever, or tamper with or deface any public property of the Borough of New Hope, or any grass, walk, lamp, ornamental work, building, streetlight, fire hydrant or water or gas stop cock box in any of the streets, alleys or public grounds in the Borough.
No person or persons shall in any manner interfere with or meddle with or pull, drive, change, alter or destroy any stake, post, monument or other evidence of any elevation, grade, line, location, corner or angle in the Borough of New Hope, made, placed or set, or hereafter made, placed or set, or caused to be done by the authorities of the Borough in any survey of or in any street, alley or public ground in the Borough, to evidence the elevation, line, grade, sidewalk, curb, gutter, sewer or other public work, matter or thing.
No person or persons shall willfully or maliciously destroy or deface or obliterate or cover up any lamp, warning sign or barricade erected by the authorities of the Borough or by any person, firm or corporation doing work by permission of the authorities of the Borough on any of the streets, alleys, sidewalks, public grounds or bridges in the Borough, as a warning of danger.
No person or persons shall take any earth, stone or other material from any of the streets, alleys or public grounds in the Borough.
This chapter shall not apply to normal activities in connection with the construction, maintenance and repair of streets, alleys, sidewalks and public grounds and the structures and fixtures located thereon, nor to incidental results of work thereon or therein upon permit from or authority of the Borough.
[Amended 8-13-1990 by Ord. No. 1990-2]
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 and costs, or in default of payment thereof, shall be subject to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 30 days, provided, the fact that a violator has been penalized, after hearing, as herein provided, shall not preclude the Borough or other injured party from taking proper legal action to recover damages resulting from such violation.