[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Northampton as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 7-18-1974 by Ord. No. 873 (Ch. 6, Part 1, of the 1993 Code of Ordinances)]
No person or persons shall destroy or injure in any way whatsoever, or tamper with or deface any public property of the Borough of Northampton, within or without the Borough, or any grass, walk, lamp, ornamental work, building, streetlight or water stop box on or in any of the streets, alleys, sidewalks or public grounds in the Borough.
No person or persons shall in any manner interfere with or meddle with, or pull, drive, change, alter, or destroy any stake, post, monument or other evidence of any elevation, grade, line, location, corner or angle in the Borough of Northampton, made, placed or set, or hereafter made, placed or set, or caused to be done by the authorities of the Borough in any survey of or in any street, alley or public ground in the Borough, to evidence the location, elevation, line, grade, corner or angle of any public street, alley, sidewalk, curb, gutter, drain or other public work, matter or thing.
No person or persons shall willfully or maliciously destroy or remove or deface or obliterate or cover up any lamp, warning sign or barricade erected by the authorities of the Borough or by any person, firm or corporation doing work by permission of the authorities of the Borough on any of the streets, alleys, sidewalks or bridges in the Borough or on any public grounds of the Borough, within or without the Borough, as a warning of danger.
No person or persons shall take any earth, stone or other material from any of the streets, alleys or public grounds in the Borough.
This article shall not apply to normal activities in connection with the construction, maintenance and repair of streets, alleys, sidewalks and public grounds and the structures and fixtures located thereon, or to incidental results of work done thereon or therein upon permit from or by authority of the Borough.
[Amended 7-15-1993 by Ord. No. 1048]
Any person who shall violate any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine not exceeding $600 and costs and, in default of payment thereof, shall be subject to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 30 days. Provided: the fact that a violator has been penalized, after hearing, as herein provided, shall not preclude the Borough or other injured party from taking proper legal action to recover damages resulting from such violation.