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Township of Spring Garden, PA
York County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Spring Garden as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Property maintenance — See Ch. 165.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 270.
[Adopted 8-9-1967 by Ord. No. 14-67 (Ch. 25 of the 1994 Code)]
[Amended 10-12-1988 by Ord. No. 234]
It shall be the duty of the owner or owners of every property located in the Township of Spring Garden, York County, Pennsylvania, to trim or cut and keep trimmed or cut the trees standing along the street abutting the front, side or rear of said such property so that branches thereof shall have a clearance of at least 14 feet above the cartway or paved area of the street along said property and shall have a clearance of at least seven feet above the sidewalk area and shall so trim trees that they shall not obstruct the streetlighting or interfere with the wiring or the proper maintenance of public utilities. The cost of such trimming shall be borne by the property owner except where the work is specially required to protect and maintain utility wires, in which case the cost shall be borne by such utility.
[Amended 8-10-1983 by Ord. No. 157]
It shall also be the duty of the owner or owners of every property located in the Township to trim or remove all trees, shrubbery or hedges, or other growing things extending beyond the property line in any public street or alley of the Township in order that the entire width of the street or alley shall be available for traffic use or other authorized use.
Where it is necessary to enter upon private property in order to accomplish the said trimming, the work shall be done so as to comply with any reasonable requirements of the owner or tenants.
The Township may also cause to be removed any trees, hedges or shrubbery in the highways or alleys which obstruct traffic, streetlighting or are inconvenient or dangerous to the passing public.
Should the property owner fail or refuse to properly trim trees, hedges or shrubbery in accordance with the provisions of this article, the Township shall cause the same to be done and bill the property owner for the cost of same.
[Added 10-25-1972 by Ord. No. 19-72]
The owners of properties located in Spring Garden Township shall trim all trees, shrubs, hedges or other vegetation on their respective properties so as not to obstruct the vision of motorists traveling on the street bordering said property.
[Added 10-25-1972 by Ord. No. 19-72]
At all intersections of streets, private roads and/or access drives, a clear sight triangle shall be maintained within which there shall be no visual obstructions such as trees, hedges, shrubs or other vegetation of more than three feet above the grade of the street and/or access drive or private road, as the case may be.
[Added 10-25-1972 by Ord. No. 19-72]
The clear sight triangle shall be as follows when measured from the point of intersection of:
A. 
Two street lines: equal to the required depth of the building setback from the street line in the district where located.
B. 
A street and an access drive or private road: equal to the width of the access drive or private road.
[Amended 12-31-1974 by Ord. No. 12; 5-11-1988 by Ord. No. 224; 10-12-1988 by Ord. No. 234; 12-14-1994 by Ord. No. 94-5]
Any person, firm, association or corporation violating any provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a penalty or fine of not more than $600 and costs of prosecution and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to imprisonment for not more than 30 days, provided that each violation of any provision of this article and each day the same is continued shall be deemed a separate offense.