Township of North Strabane, PA
Washington County
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[Ord. 147, 11/26/1985]
From and after the passage and approval of this Part, the following regulations shall govern the width and construction of all streets and highways in the Township of North Strabane, whether the same be built and constructed by the Township or constructed by private persons, firms or corporations in subdivisions within the limits of the Township of North Strabane.
A. 
Grades. The street grades shall be submitted to the Township Engineer for approval.
B. 
Preparation of streets for paving.
(1) 
Where slopes, fills, embankments, walls or culverts are necessary and required, the same shall be presented to the Township Engineer for approval.
(2) 
Sanitary sewers shall not be constructed or laid until a permit shall be secured from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and plans approved by the Township Engineer.
(3) 
Storm sewers shall be constructed under the supervision of the Township Engineer only after the plans, size of pipe, pipe material, etc., have been approved by him.
(4) 
All water, gas, steam pipes or conduits shall be laid prior to street construction, and the laterals, branches or extensions of same shall be extended to the inside lot line of the curb under the supervision of the Township Engineer.
C. 
Street width. The paved surface of streets between curbs shall not be less than 22 feet.
D. 
Street construction.
(1) 
Where bituminous paving shall be permitted for use as street surfacing, it shall be in combination with reinforced cement concrete; an eighteen-inch reinforced cement concrete gutter shall be laid on each side of said street adjoining and inside the reinforced cement concrete wedge or box-type curb.
(2) 
All newly constructed curbs shall be the wedge or box type, and constructed of reinforced concrete or shall be the extruded type constructed of precast concrete and securely fastened to the ground.
(3) 
All streets shall be constructed with the materials and in accordance with the methods and requirements as set forth under current specifications of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
E. 
Bonds. A labor and material and a maintenance bond, for a period of two years, shall be furnished by every contractor or subdivision owner or owners in favor of the Township prior to all street construction.
[Ord. 147, 11/26/1985]
Every public highway, street, avenue, lane or alley or part thereof and the sidewalks thereof, when included as part of the improvement, the setting of curbstones and the providing for the drainage thereof, may be graded, paved and otherwise improved; and notice of payment of the cost and expense of the same shall be given to the owners of the real estate bounding and abutting along the line of said improvement. Said cost and expense, upon the abutting real estate, shall be assessed in accordance with the foot-front or benefit rule as is provided by law.
[Ord. 147, 11/26/1985]
Any assessment authorized under this Part shall be paid either in full, within 60 days after notice of such assessment shall have been given to the party assessed, or in four equal semiannual installments, the first of which shall be due and payable within 60 days after such notice. All assessments, whether paid in full or in installments, shall be payable to the Township Treasurer.
[Ord. 147, 11/26/1985]
If any assessment authorized under this Part shall not have been paid in full, or if an installment payment of one-fourth the total amount of such assessment shall not have been made within 60 days after notice shall have been given to the party assessed, the entire assessment shall be due, and it shall be the duty of the Solicitor to collect the same, with interest from the date of the completion of the improvement, in any manner provided by law.
[Ord. 147, 11/26/1985]
In case the party against whom an assessment shall have been made under this Part shall have paid an installment of one-fourth of the total amount thereof within 30 days after notice of such assessment, such party shall pay the remaining three-fourths of such assessment in three subsequent semiannual installments, the first of which shall be due within six months after the first installment became due, and the remaining installments shall become due at six-month intervals thereafter. All such installments shall bear interest at the rate of eight percent per annum, commencing 30 days after the notice of total assessment referred to in § 402.
[Ord. 147, 11/26/1985]
Whenever the Township of North Strabane is ready to pave or improve any street, or part thereof, the owners of all properties, improved or unimproved, abutting upon such street or part thereof, upon 10 days' notice, are hereby required, at their own expense, before the paving or improvement thereof, to connect their respective properties with all sewer, water and gas lines laid along said street, by laying branch pipes from said main lines to the curb.
[Ord. 147, 11/26/1985]
Upon failure of the owners of property abutting streets to be paved or improved to comply with the notice to make house connections with utility pipes, the Township may do the same or cause the same to be done and may levy the cost of its work plus 10% of the total cost on such owner as a property lien to be collected in any manner provided by law.