[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Tyrone 11-13-2006 by Ord. No. 1248. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 9-9-2019 by Ord. No. 1433]
The guidelines promulgated by the Blair County Department of Emergency Services, attached hereto as Exhibit A and incorporated herein, are hereby adopted by the Borough and will dictate any action involving all matters included in said guidelines, including, but not limited to, street naming, renaming and addressing. The procedure for naming or renaming a street shall be in accordance with the ordinance entitled "Borough of Tyrone Approval of an Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement for Street Addressing" and the terms of said intergovernmental cooperation agreement.
It shall be unlawful to cover, conceal, obstruct, destroy, remove, deface or vandalize any street number or road/street name sign or placard and any post containing the same, installed or displayed pursuant to and in accordance with the requirements of the guidelines attached hereto, as Exhibit A.
Upon determining that a building or property owner has not complied with the street numbering or road name sign regulations of this chapter, the Borough, through the Code Enforcement Officer, or such other person as may be designated by the Borough Manager from time to time, may pursue any of the following enforcement remedies:
Provide written notice to the owners, occupants and other persons in possession of buildings or property which has not been numbered in accordance with these regulations of the violation, the need to comply, and the time within which compliance must be accomplished.
In the event that persons persist in refusing to comply with these regulations despite notices to do so, the Borough Code Enforcement Officer may issue a written order directing the owners, occupants or others in possession of the buildings or property in violation of this chapter to comply with the applicable requirements of this chapter. Any person who is aggrieved by any order issued pursuant to this chapter may appeal to the Borough Council by filing a written notice of appeal with the office of the Borough Manager within 10 days of the date of the subject order. The Borough Council shall, within 45 days of the receipt of the written notice, schedule a time, during a public meeting of the Council, to consider the said written appeal and any other comments offered by said person and, at said public meeting, or such later date established by the Council not later than 14 days thereafter, either affirm, reverse and/or modify the order of the Code Enforcement Officer. Notice of the public meeting date and time shall be given to the person filing the appeal at least 10 days in advance of said meeting.
In the event the property owners or occupants or possessors fail or refuse to take action in accordance with the notice and an order issued pursuant to this chapter, the Borough may provide the sign, as necessary, in order to bring the property owner(s) into compliance with the standards promulgated in this chapter. The Borough may recover the cost of materials and labor for the purchase and installation of sign from the property owners, occupants or possessors and reasonable administrative fees, interest or other charges allowed by law. In the event the owners, occupants or possessors of the subject property fail to pay the cost of such installation as determined and approved, then the Borough may institute proceedings at law to collect the full costs together with all penalties, interest, fees, and other charges which are authorized by applicable law, or may take action to assess these costs and charges against the premises and the owners thereof and collect same as a municipal lien or may take other action to collect these sums as may be permitted by law. The Borough may pursue any, all or a combination of any of the said remedies, as the Borough may decide.
Any person who shall be found to have engaged in the prohibited unlawful conduct as set forth in this chapter shall be guilty of a summary offense and shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of no less than $100 and no more than $600, together with court costs, and, upon default in payment of the fine, shall be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than 10 days.
The proper officers of the Borough are hereby authorized to take necessary and proper action to establish, implement and enforce the standardized system of property address numbering and street/road name sign placement as provided for in this chapter and to comply with the requirements of the automatic location information needs of the Blair County 9-1-1 system.
The provisions of this chapter shall become effective upon the United States Postal Service approval of street names and numbering for Tyrone Borough.