[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Edgeworth 10-11-1976 by Ord. No. 378. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- MOTOR VEHICLE
- Any vehicle which is self-propelled, except a farm tractor, power shovel, road roller, agricultural machinery and a vehicle which moves upon or is guided by a track or travels through the air.
- Any 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, except a farm tractor, agricultural machinery and a device moved exclusively by human power.
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate any motor vehicle, including but not limited to an automobile, motorcycle, motor bus, truck tractor, motorbike, scooter, snowmobile or go-cart, which is not adequately and properly equipped with a muffler or mufflers in good operating condition, nor shall any person operate the same in a reckless or dangerous manner or so as to cause excessive or unusual noise.
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate an unlicensed motor vehicle, including but not limited to a go-cart and scooter, on a public street, right-of-way, highway or on any public property within the Borough.
It shall be unlawful for a motor vehicle which is not in operating condition to be parked, stored or repaired on any street, right-of-way, highway, driveway, yard or other area in the Borough, unless such motor vehicle is screened from public view by appropriately dense vegetation or by other suitable material or substance.
[Amended 4-17-2018 by Ord. No. 550]
It shall be unlawful to park or store any boat, trailer, roll-off dumpster, storage container or other vehicle, except for passenger cars and pickup trucks, on any street, right-of-way or highway in the Borough, except as may be expressly permitted by the provisions of Chapter 130, Zoning, of the Code of the Borough of Edgeworth. Boats, trailers, other vehicles (but not including passenger cars and pickup trucks), roll-off dumpsters, or storage containers may only be stored in the side or rear yard of a property and only when they are screened from public view. Roll-off dumpsters, storage containers and trailers may be stored in any yard of a property without screening on a temporary basis, not to exceed three consecutive weeks in any year, with written permission from the Borough Manager upon application. The Manager may grant one additional three-week extension for extensive renovation projects that have a building permit and are being diligently pursued. No such object may block a sidewalk, and it must be placed at a location that is the furthest as reasonably possible from the street and any adjacent property. The Manager may establish procedures to implement the requirements of this section. Borough Council may by resolution impose a fee for any request under this section.
It shall be unlawful to use as living or sleeping quarters any boat or vehicle, whether or not designed for such use, on any street, right-of-way, highway, driveway, yard or other area in the Borough, except as may be expressly permitted by the provisions of Chapter 130, Zoning, of the Code of the Borough of Edgeworth.
[Amended 12-16-1997 by Ord. No. 469; 4-17-2018 by Ord. No. 550]
It shall only be lawful for a person to carry on any building, commercial painting of a structure (interior or exterior), commercial contracting or commercial lawn or garden maintenance, road or equipment maintenance, construction, excavation, trenching or the operation of construction or maintenance equipment or of trucks and vehicles in connection therewith ("work") between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday. It shall be unlawful to conduct work any time on Sundays or on a federally recognized holiday. Work may only be performed at other times by special written permission of the Borough Manager. 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 manner or in such a place that the residents of the Borough will not be annoyed or disturbed by such work. The emergency repair of water lines, gas lines, sewer lines or other utilities shall not be subject to the foregoing restrictions.
[Amended 12-16-1997 by Ord. No. 469]
Every person engaged in work shall exert every effort to avoid the tracking or depositing of mud, soil, stones or other debris on the surface or pavement of any street, right-of-way or highway in the Borough. Any mud, soil, stones or other debris tracked or deposited on any street, right-of-way or highway shall be completely removed by any such person by 8:00 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 to plant any tree, shrub or other vegetation or place any object near any fire hydrant in the Borough so as to cause hindrance or delay in access thereto or use thereof.
The violation of any section of this chapter shall be deemed to constitute and be a public nuisance within the meaning of this chapter.
The Borough Manager is hereby empowered to require the owner or occupier of any real estate within the Borough upon which a public nuisance is located to remove any such nuisance or otherwise abate the same, in default of which the Borough may cause the same to be done in accordance with law and collect the cost thereof from such owner or occupier in the manner provided by law for the collection of municipal claims or by an action of assumpsit or contract or by a bill in equity.
[Amended 3-12-1996 by Ord. No. 455]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof before a District Justice, be sentenced to pay a fine in an amount not less than $25 and not exceeding $300, together with costs of prosecution, and, in default of payment, to undergo imprisonment for a period of not more than 10 days. Each day such violation is committed or permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense and shall be punishable as such.