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City of Easton, PA
Northampton County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of Easton 2-27-2013 by Ord. No. 5394. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Construction — See Ch. 245.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 515.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
CITY
The City of Easton.
SCAFFOLDING
All types of scaffolding as defined with the Standards of Scaffolding published by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
SITE
The location or property where the scaffolding is to be erected.
A. 
A permit shall be required in order to erect any form of scaffolding that has any portion of the scaffolding within the right-of-way of the City of Easton.
B. 
A completed application for the permit shall be filed with the Department of Planning and Code of the City of Easton, and shall include the name and contact information of an individual responsible for the scaffolding.
C. 
The use of scaffolding within the City of Easton rights-of-way shall follow the requirement for scaffolding as defined by the most recent scaffolding standards as published by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
D. 
In order to obtain a permit, the contractor and/or erector of the scaffolding must obtain comprehensive general liability insurance in an amount equal to or exceeding $1,000,000 which shall list the City of Easton, its officers, employees, and agents as additional insured. The original insurance certificate shall remain at the scaffold site at all times and shall be produced upon request by all employees and/or agents of the City of Easton. The insurance coverage shall remain in effect at all times that the scaffolding is present on the site.
A. 
The Department of Planning and Codes of the City of Easton shall develop, and when needed, revise the application form.
B. 
A fee of $50 shall be assessed for processing the application, and the issued permit shall be valid for a period of six months from the date of issuance or for a period equal to that specified in any building permit issued to the building where the scaffolding is erected.
C. 
The permit may be renewed for a period of three months with the filing of a renewal application developed by the Department of Planning and Codes.
D. 
A fee of $50 shall be assessed for the processing of the renewal of the application.
A. 
The Department of Planning and Codes may deny the use of scaffolding in the public right-of-way if the scaffolding impedes pedestrian and/or vehicular traffic.
B. 
The Department of Planning and Codes may also deny the use of scaffolding to protect public health or for safety concerns.
C. 
During severe weather conditions, the Department of Planning and Codes may require that the scaffolding be disassembled and stored so as not to supply any danger to the public.
A. 
The City may remove or have the scaffolding removed if the scaffolding is in violation of this chapter.
B. 
The property owner of the site shall pay all costs, fees, penalties or other expenses incurred by the City in removal, storage and disposal of the scaffolding.
C. 
If the scaffolding is not claimed within 30 days by its owner or person placing it in the right-of-way, it may be disposed of as abandoned property, but disposal shall not diminish the responsibility of the owner or the person responsible for placing the scaffolding in the public right-of-way to pay all amounts due.
D. 
The City shall not release the scaffolding from storage until all amounts due the City have been paid.
E. 
Any owner and/or user, lessor or other person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned not more than 90 days or both. Each day's violation shall constitute a separate offense.