[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the City of Washington 7-19-1936 by Ord. No. 333 (Ch. 10, Part 3, of the 1986 Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Construction codes — See Ch. 130.
[Amended 11-17-1958 by Ord. No. 754]
It shall be unlawful for any person to use or to direct the use of any explosives within the limits of the City of Washington without first having obtained a permit from the Mayor of the City. Provided: the word "explosives," as used in this chapter, shall mean and include any chemical compound or other substance intended for the purpose of producing an explosion or that contains oxidizing or combustible units of other ingredients in such proportions or quantities that ignition by fire, by friction, by concussion, by percussion, or by detonator may produce an explosion capable of causing injury to persons or damage to property.
Each person making application for and receiving a permit for the use of said explosives shall pay to the City of Washington the sum of $1 therefor.
[Added 11-17-1958 by Ord. No. 780]
No person shall carry or convey any dynamite or nitroglycerine into the City of Washington or over or through any of the streets or alleys thereof, provided that nothing herein shall apply to dynamite to be used within the City where a permit shall first have been obtained under § 148-2 for the use thereof within the City and the amount of dynamite transported shall be limited to the amount specified in such permit, and such dynamite shall be carried along the route specified in such permit, under such conditions and following such precautions as shall be stated in such permit. Any violation of or failing to comply with any condition or limitation stated in such permit or any deviation from the route prescribed in such permit shall constitute a violation of this chapter.
[Amended 11-17-1958 by Ord. No. 780; 4-24-1986 by Ord. No. 1356; 12-7-2006 by Ord. No. 1766]
Any individual, person, firm, corporation or other entity who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon being held liable in any civil proceeding or upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a penalty, fine or charge of no less than $100 nor more than the maximum amount permitted by law, but not to exceed $1,000, and in default of payment or any failure to pay any fine or penalty, upon a summary or other criminal conviction, shall be sentenced to imprisonment for a period not to exceed 30 days, or both.
Each day that a violation of this chapter shall continue shall constitute a separate offense, subject to the fines, costs, penalties and charges set forth above for each offense.
Nothing herein shall limit, prevent or preclude the City of Washington from taking any and all legal action or exercising any other remedy available to the City by law, including but not limited to the initiation of civil or criminal proceedings or injunctive relief in order to enforce or ensure compliance with this chapter. As an additional remedy, the City of Washington may abate any nuisance, dangerous or hazardous condition by any means permitted by law, which shall include, but not be limited to, an action in the Court of Common Pleas of Washington County, Pennsylvania, for injunctive relief; the use of any City of Washington personnel, equipment and materials or that of an authorized agent or contractor hired by the City to remove or abate any nuisance, dangerous or hazardous condition and with all costs thereof or related thereto to be charged against the property owner(s) and/or person or entity who has violated the chapter or portion thereof; said costs shall include all actual costs and expenses, including all costs of collection and reasonable administrative costs of the City, incurred in enforcing the provisions of the chapter.