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Borough of Bradford Woods, PA
Allegheny County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Bradford Woods 11-8-1999 by Ord. No. 365. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Construction codes —  See Ch. 102.
Driveways — See Ch. 110.
Rights-of-way — See Ch. 171.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 194.
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 200.
Zoning — See Ch. 225.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
An individual or company who is hired to perform any maintenance activity, including lawn maintenance, on any structure or property, to construct a building or part of a building or to erect a structure or any activity connected with such within the Borough of Bradford Woods, including lawn maintenance, by the owner or occupier of said property for such work.
Any self-propelled device in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a street, right-of-way, highway or driveway.
It shall be unlawful for any contractor to carry on any building, road, lawn or equipment maintenance, construction or excavation trenching or the operation of construction or maintenance equipment or of vehicles in connection therewith between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. or any time on Sundays or federal legal holidays except by permission of the Borough.
A written request for permission to operate outside of the aforenoted hours of operation shall be made in advance to the Borough. Such permission shall be granted only if it is demonstrated that the work must proceed as a matter of emergency or that it can be carried on in such a place or manner so as not to annoy or disturb the residents of the Borough.
This restriction shall not apply to the emergency repair of water lines, gas lines, sewer lines or other utilities.
It shall be unlawful to track or deposit mud, soil, stones or other debris on the surface or pavement of any Borough street, right-of-way or highway. Any such material deposited which may obstruct a street, right-of-way or highway in such a manner so as to create an immediate safety hazard or completely obstruct the street, right-of-way or highway must be removed immediately. If the material deposited does not create an immediate safety hazard, it shall be removed by the person depositing same by 5:00 p.m. of the day on which such tracking or depositing occurred, and it shall be unlawful to fail to do so.
It shall be unlawful for any person to park construction or maintenance equipment or vehicles being used for or in connection with construction or maintenance work on or obstructing streets, rights-of-way or highways within the Borough.
This parking provision shall not apply to the temporary loading or unloading of vehicles or equipment. Said loading or unloading activities shall be limited to no more than one hour per workday. This provision shall not apply to the emergency repair of water lines, sewer lines, or other utilities.
The violation of any section of this chapter shall be deemed to be and shall constitute a public nuisance.
The Building Inspector or Borough police are hereby empowered to require the owner or occupier of any real estate upon which a public nuisance is located to cease, desist and remove any such nuisance or abate the same. If the owner or occupier fails to have the nuisance abated, the Borough may cause the same to be done in accordance with law and may collect the costs thereof from such owner or occupier of the property and may pursue legal action, if necessary, to collect the costs.
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction before the District Justice having jurisdiction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000, plus costs of prosecution, and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, be subject to imprisonment for not more than 30 days. Each day such violation is committed or permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense and shall be punishable as such.
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).