Township of North Strabane, PA
Washington County
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[Ord. 147, 11/26/1985]
When any person, firm or corporation shall erect, construct, alter, repair, roof, unroof or remove any building or perform any other work on any building fronting on any street in the Township, whereby a risk may be incurred by persons passing the same, it shall be the duty of the owner, lessee, contractor, person or persons performing any work on such building to erect a good and substantial covering over the pavement, sidewalk or footway in front of such building, of such elevation so as not to interfere with the free use of such pavement, sidewalk or footway.
[Ord. 147, 11/26/1985]
Whenever, in excavating for walls, cellars, foundations or vaults, or the making of other improvements, on the streets and within the limits mentioned in § 301 hereof, it becomes necessary to excavate the pavement, sidewalk or footway, the owner, lessee, contractor or other person in charge of the work shall, before commencing any such excavation, cause to be erected a good and substantial bridge not less than four feet in width nor more than four feet in height, with steps at each end, a banister on the side next to the street, and a tight board fence or wall on the side next to the cellar or excavation, at least seven feet high, so as to facilitate the free and safe use of such sidewalk or bridge by pedestrians. Such owner, lessee, contractor or builder shall also keep the said sidewalk or bridge sufficiently lighted at night.
[Ord. 147, 11/26/1985]
All work done under the provisions of this Part shall be approved by the Township.
[Ord. 147, 11/26/1985; as amended by Ord. 240, 10/28/1997]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this Part, upon conviction thereof in an action brought before a District Justice in the manner provided for the enforcement of summary offenses under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 90 days. Each day that a violation of this Part continues or each section of this Part which shall be found to have been violated shall constitute a separate offense.