Borough of Burgettstown, PA
Washington County
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[The following ordinances and resolutions are no longer of general interest, primarily because their provisions were carried out directly after their enactment. Since they are mainly of historical or special interest, it has not been considered necessary to include their entire text here. Instead, they are arranged in groups, by title only, according to subject matter. Within each group, all ordinances and resolutions are listed in chronological order. Persons desiring to read the full text of any of these enactments may do so by consulting the original ordinance books in the office of the Borough Secretary-Treasurer.]
[Appendix VIII of the 1976 Code of Ordinances]
Enactment
Subject Matter
Adoption Date
Ord. No. 39
Authorizing the President and Secretary of the Council of the Borough of Burgettstown to enter into an agreement with the Burgettstown Electric Company to light the streets and alleys of the Borough of Burgettstown with electric lights
10-26-1911
Ord. No. 62
Authorizing and directing the Borough of Burgettstown, Washington County, Pennsylvania, to enter into and execute an agreement with the West Penn Power Company for lighting the streets and alleys of the said Borough of Burgettstown with electric lights (The agreement was for five years.)
5-7-1917
Ord. No. 68
Authorizing and directing the Borough of Burgettstown, Washington County, Pennsylvania, to enter into and execute an agreement with the West Penn Power Company for lighting the streets, alleys, highways and public places with electric lights (The agreement was for five years.)
7-12-1922
Ord. No. 94
Authorizing and directing the Borough of Burgettstown, Washington County, Pennsylvania, to enter into and execute an agreement with West Penn Power Company for lighting the streets, alleys, highways and public places of the said Borough of Burgettstown with electric lights (This agreement was for five years.)
5-3-1928
Ord. No. 102
Authorizing and directing the Borough of Burgettstown, Washington County, Pennsylvania, to enter into and execute an agreement with the West Penn Power Company for lighting the streets, alleys, highways and public places of the said Borough of Burgettstown with electric lights
8-18-1930
Ord. No. 132
Authorizing and directing the Borough of Burgettstown, Washington County, Pennsylvania, to enter into and execute an agreement with the West Penn Power Company for lighting the streets, alleys, highways and public places of the said Borough of Burgettstown with electric lights (The agreement was for five years.)
7-25-1935
Authorizing and directing the proper officials of the Borough of Burgettstown, Washington County, to enter into and execute an agreement with West Penn Power Company for lighting the streets, alleys, and public places of the said Borough with electric lights; and authorizing the proper officials to enter into agreements with the Company for other types of electric light and power service when needed
10-4-1948
[Appendix IX of the 1976 Code of Ordinances]
Enactment
Subject Matter
Adoption Date
Ord. No. 2
Declaring streets, lanes, and alleys public highways (This refers to all of the streets, lanes, and alleys that were in existence at the time of this ordinance.)
4-25-1881
Ord. No. 9
Authorizing the opening of Washington Street
9-22-1883
Ord. No. 10
Location of Washington Street
9-22-1883
Ord. No. 11
Establishing the grade of Washington Street
9-22-1883
Ord. No. 13
Authorizing the grading and paving or macadamizing of Washington Street
2-23-1884
Ord. No. 30
Accepting Center Avenue as a public highway and locating the center line and fixing the width of the same (The width was set at 33 feet, and the location was from the southwest corner of the John Cunningham property to the intersection of Church Street and Proudfit Street.)
11-19-1903
Ord. No. 37
Adopting and establishing a grade of Center Avenue in the Borough of Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, and providing for the grading of said street according to the same
8-8-1911
Ord. No. 41
Adopting and establishing a grade of Main Street, from the corner at the Burgettstown National Bank to railroad crossing near freight depot in the Borough of Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, and providing for the grading of said street according to the same
5-7-1912
Ord. No. 42
Providing for the curbing and paving with brick a part of Center Avenue in the Borough of Burgettstown, beginning at the east property line of A. C. McClure and extending westwardly to the west property line of lot of Mrs. E. P. Linn and Nannie Moore and the collection of 2/3 of the costs of the same from the property owners abutting thereon
7-11-1912
Ord. No. 43
Providing for the curbing and paving with brick of a part of Main Street in the Borough of Burgettstown, beginning at the south property line of the Burgettstown National Bank lot and extending to the intersection of said Main Street with Center Avenue of said Borough and the collection of 2/3 of the cost of the same from the property owners abutting thereon
7-11-1912
Ord. No. 47
Providing for the curbing and paving with brick a part of Center Avenue in the Borough of Burgettstown, beginning at the east property line of lot of A. C. McClure and extending eastwardly to the Smith Township line, being the east property line of Luella Malone and M. W. Scott and the collection of 2/3 of the same from the property owners abutting thereon
Ord. No. 50
Authorizing and directing the grading, paving and curbing of the roadway of that portion of Church Street in the Borough of Burgettstown, beginning at Mrs. E. P. Linn's line and extending therefrom to the intersection of said street with Washington Street, and authorizing and directing the assessment and collection of 2/3 of the total cost thereof from the owners of real estate property abutting thereon in accordance with the provisions of the Act of Assembly of May 12, 1911, Pamphlet Law, 1911, page 288
6-8-1915
Ord. No. 51
Authorizing and directing the grading, paving and curbing of the roadway of the portion of Main Street in the Borough of Burgettstown, beginning at the north Borough line, near the station and extending therefrom to the Borough line in South Burgettstown and authorizing and directing the assessment and collection of 2/3 of the total cost thereof from the owners of real estate property abutting thereon in accordance with the provisions of the Act of Assembly of May 12, 1911, Pamphlet Law, 1911, page 288
6-8-1915
Ord. No. 54
Adopting and establishing a grade for Dinsmore Avenue from a point near the iron bridge on Main Street to the line of the P.C.C. & St. L.R.R. in the Borough of Burgettstown, PA
7-3-1916
Ord. No. 55
Adopting and establishing a grade for Market Street from a point on Washington Street at the intersection of Washington and Market Street to the Burgettstown Branch of the P.C.C. & St. L.R.R. in the Borough of Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, and providing for grading of said street according to same
7-3-1916
Ord. No. 56
Adopting and establishing a grade for Elm Lane from a point on Center Avenue, near property of the U.P. Parsonage to the property line of the Frederick's heirs, in the Borough of Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, and providing for the grading of said street according to same
7-3-1916
Ord. No. 57
Adopting and establishing a grade for Florence Avenue from a point on Main Street, corner of property of James Tenan to Borough line, in the Borough of Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, and providing for the grading of said street according to same
7-6-1916
Ord. No. 58
Authorizing and directing the grading, paving and curbing of the roadway of that portion of Dinsmore Avenue in the Borough of Burgettstown, Washington County, Pennsylvania, beginning at a point near the iron bridge on Main Street to the line of the P.C.C. & St. L.R.R. and authorizing and directing the assessment and collection of 2/3 of the total cost thereof from the owners of real property abutting in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 6, Article 7, Sections 9, 14, 15, 16 and 17, of the Act of Assembly of May 14, 1915, P.L. 312
8-8-1916
Ord. No. 59
Authorizing and directing the grading, paving and curbing of the roadway of that portion of Florence Avenue in the Borough of Burgettstown, Washington County, Pennsylvania, from a point on Main Street, corner of James Tenan to the Borough line, and authorizing and directing the assessment and collection of 2/3 of the total cost thereof from the owners of real property abutting thereon in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 6, Article 7, Sections 9, 14, 15, 16 and 17, of the Act of Assembly of May 14, 1915, P.L. 312
8-8-1916
Ord. No. 60
Authorizing and directing the grading, paving and curbing of the roadway of that portion of Elm Lane, in the Borough of Burgettstown, Washington County, Pennsylvania, from a point on Center Avenue near property of the U.P. Parsonage to the property line of Frederick's heirs in said Borough, and authorizing and directing the assessment and collection of 2/3 of the total cost thereof from the owners of real property abutting thereon in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 6, Article 7, Sections 9, 14, 15, 16 and 17, of the Act of Assembly of May 14, 1915, P.L. 312
8-8-1916
Ord. No. 61
Authorizing and directing the grading, paving and curbing of the roadway of that portion of Market Street in the Borough of Burgettstown, Washington County, Pennsylvania, from a point on Washington Street, at the intersection of Washington and Market Street to Burgettstown Branch of the P.C.C. & St. L.R.R. and authorizing and directing the assessment and collection of 2/3 of the total cost thereof from the owners of real property abutting thereon in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 6, Article 7, Sections 9, 14, 15, 16 and 17, of the Act of Assembly of May 14th, 1915, P.L. 312
8-8-1916
Ord. No. 63
Authorizing and directing the grading, paving and curbing of the roadway of that portion of Railroad Street in the Borough of Burgettstown, Washington County, Pennsylvania, beginning at a point at the intersection of said Railroad Street with Alley B in said Borough, and authorizing and directing the assessment and collection of 2/3 of the total cost thereof from the owners of real property abutting thereon in accordance with the provisions of the Act of Assembly of May 14, 1915, as amended by the Act of July 6, 1917
9-1917
Ord. No. 70
Adopting and establishing a grade of Center Avenue between its intersection with Church Street and its intersection with Main or Washington Street near the public school building
10-6-1922
Ord. No. 83
Providing for the widening, paving and curbing of Bridge Street on the east side extending the width of said street from a thirty-three-foot street to a forty-three-foot street and providing for the construction of a new curb and relaying of the sidewalk on the east side of Bridge Street, adjoining properties of T. C. Linn and Albert Toney
7-6-1927
Ord. No. 85
Establishing the grade of Shady Avenue in the Borough of Burgettstown, Washington County, Pennsylvania (The location was from Plum Run Road eastwardly to a point approximately 20 feet from the bridge on Shady Avenue.)
1-10-1928
Ord. No. 86
Establishing the grade of Pine Street in the Borough of Burgettstown, Washington County, Pennsylvania (The location was from Tenan Avenue for a distance of 250 feet along Pine Street.)
1-20-1928
Ord. No. 89
Authorizing and directing the paving, curbing, grading and draining of Church Avenue from the place of its joinder with Center Avenue to the end of said Church Avenue at the place of joinder with Washington Street in the Borough of Burgettstown, Washington County, Pennsylvania, and providing for the payment of costs and expenses thereof and empowering the officials of the Borough to advertise for bids and to enter into such contracts as may be necessary for the completion of the said improvement and establishing a grade for said Church Avenue (See also Ord. No. 97 below.)
5-23-1928
Ord. No. 90
Authorizing and directing the paving, grading, curbing and draining of Fredericks Street from the point of intersection of Fredericks Street with Church Avenue to the intersection of Fredericks Street with High Street in the Borough of Burgettstown, Washington County, Pennsylvania, and providing for the payment of the costs and expenses thereof and empowering the officials of the Borough to advertise for bids and to enter into such contracts as may be necessary for the completion of the said improvement and establishing a grade for Fredericks Street
5-23-1928
Ord. No. 91
Authorizing and directing the paving, grading, curbing and draining of High Street from the intersection of said High Street with Fredericks Street to the intersection of High Street with Kerr Street in the Borough of Burgettstown, Washington County, Pennsylvania, and providing for the payment of the costs and expenses thereof and empowering the officials of the Borough to advertise for bids and to enter into such contracts as may be necessary for the completion of the said improvement and establishing a grade for said High Street
5-23-1928
Ord. No. 92
Authorizing and directing the paving, grading, curbing and draining of Kerr Street from the intersection of Kerr Street with High Street in the Borough of Burgettstown, Washington County, Pennsylvania, and providing for the payment of the costs and expenses thereof and empowering the officials of the Borough to advertise for bids to enter into such contracts as may be necessary for the completion of the said improvement and establishing a grade for said Kerr Street
5-23-1928
Ord. No. 93
Authorizing and directing the paving, grading, curbing and draining of Center Avenue from the end of the paving in Center Avenue at a point where Culley Street adjoins the said Center Avenue to the center of Railroad which intersects said Center Avenue in the Borough of Burgettstown, Washington County, Pennsylvania, and providing for the payment of the costs and expenses thereof and empowering the officials of the Borough to advertise for bids and to enter into such contracts as may be necessary for the completion of the said improvement and establishing a grade for said Center Avenue (See also Ord. No. 98 below.)
5-23-1928
Ord. No. 95
Establishing the grade of High Street Extension in the Borough of Burgettstown, Washington County, Pennsylvania, from the place of joinder of Fredericks Street with High Street to the place of joinder of Culley Street with High Street
10-3-1928
Ord. No. 96
Authorizing and directing the paving, grading, curbing and draining of High Street Extension from the place of joinder of Fredericks Street with High Street to the place of joinder of Culley Street with High Street in the Borough of Burgettstown, Washington County, Pennsylvania, and providing for the payment of costs and expenses thereof and empowering the officials of the Borough to advertise for bids and to enter into such contracts as may be necessary for the completion of the said improvement
10-3-1928
Ord. No. 97
Changing the established grade of Church Avenue in the Borough of Burgettstown, Washington County, Pennsylvania, at and near the place of joinder of Church Street with Center Avenue (This ordinance repealed that part of Ord. No. 89 that established the grade of Church Avenue; see Ord. No. 89 above.)
10-3-1928
Ord. No. 98
Changing the established grade of Center Avenue in the Borough of Burgettstown, Washington County, Pennsylvania, at and near the place of joinder of Center Avenue and High Street (This ordinance repealed that part of Ord. No. 93 that established the grade of Center Avenue; see Ord. No. 93 above.)
10-3-1928
Ord. No. 100
Establishing the grade of Culley Street in the Borough of Burgettstown, Washington County, Pennsylvania, from the place of joinder of Church Avenue with Culley Street to the place of joinder of Culley Street with Highland Avenue
12-17-1929
Ord. No. 113
Approving and establishing the lines, grades, drainage structures and all other structures appearing on the plans of the Department of Highways of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, showing proposed improvement on Main Street in the Borough of Burgettstown, Pennsylvania (The location was from Station 964+80.4 to Station 965+49.06, a distance of 68.66 feet. See also Ord. No. 114 below.)
10-26-1932
Ord. No. 114
Requiring all public service companies and all abutting property owners on Main Street, in the Borough of Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, to place all necessary underground pipes and conduits, as well as all other pipes, poles and wires, and make sewer connections (This related to the proposed improvement in Ord. No. 113 above.)
10-26-1932
Ord. No. 118
Establishing the grade of Kerr Street in the Borough of Burgettstown, Washington County, Pennsylvania (The location was for the north side, between Highland Avenue and 15 feet to an unnamed alley, and for the south side, between Highland Avenue and Lincoln Avenue.)
8-8-1933
Ord. No. 119
Establishing the grade of Lincoln Avenue in the Borough of Burgettstown, Washington County, Pennsylvania
8-8-1933
Ord. No. 120
Establishing the grade of Hindman Avenue in the Borough of Burgettstown, Washington County, Pennsylvania
8-8-1933
Ord. No. 121
Establishing the grade of Scott Street in the Borough of Burgettstown, Washington County, Pennsylvania
8-8-1933
Ord. No. 122
Establishing the grade of Fredericks Street Extension in the Borough of Burgettstown, Washington County, Pennsylvania
8-8-1933
Ord. No. 162
Providing for the grading, curbing, guttering, paving, macadamizing or otherwise improving the following streets: Hindman Avenue, Shady Avenue, Whitaker Avenue, Bell Avenue and Pittsburgh Street and Market Street, and other connecting and interconnecting streets in the Borough of Burgettstown, and the assessment of the cost thereof by the foot-front rule
4-25-1949
Ord. No. 164
Fixing and establishing the combined center lines of Lincoln Avenue and Kerr Street in the Borough of Burgettstown
5-23-1949
Ord. No. 167
Providing for the vacating of a portion of Lincoln Avenue located within the Borough of Burgettstown, Washington County, Pennsylvania
2-6-1950
Ord. No. 173
To revise and establish the center-line grade of Maple Avenue between Main Street and twenty-foot alley adjacent to Pennsylvania Railroad property line
12-7-1953
Ord. No. 174
To revise the lines and grades of Archer Lane between center line of Maple Avenue and in a northerly direction of a dead end, a distance of 541.5 feet
12-7-1953
Ord. No. 189
Laying out, opening and adopting as a public street in the Borough of Burgettstown a street to be designated Plum Run Avenue, and fixing and regulating the width and grades thereof
11-5-1956
Ord. No. 197
Providing for the vacating of a portion of Wassau Street located within the Borough of Burgettstown, Washington County, Pennsylvania (The portion vacated was between Linden Avenue and Duncan Avenue.)
8-3-1959
Laying out, opening and adopting as a public street in the Borough of Burgettstown, such street to be designated and known as "Vian Drive," and fixing and regulating the width and grade thereof (The width was fixed at 35 feet.)
11-5-1962
Providing for the vacating of an unnamed sixteen-foot alley situate on Florence Avenue within the Borough of Burgettstown, Washington County, Pennsylvania
6-1-1964
Ord. No. 3-65
Providing for the vacating of a section of Fairview Street, a thirty-three-foot-wide street, situate within the Borough of Burgettstown, Washington County, Pennsylvania (This section ran approximately from the northwest corner of Lot 37, 139 feet southeast, 33 feet southwest, 122 feet northwest, 37.31 feet east, and then to the place of beginning.)
7-8-1965
Vacating a certain twenty-foot public alley (The alley was located between Lot 11 and Lot 12 of the J.F. Patterson Plan.)
12-1966
Providing for the vacating of a certain unnamed sixteen-foot alley situate within the Borough of Burgettstown, Washington County, Pennsylvania (This alley ran from Center Avenue in the J. B. Cunningham Addition, a distance of 120 feet to McClure Avenue.)
1968
Signifying the intention of the Council of the Borough of Burgettstown, Washington County, Pennsylvania, to accept certain public roads within said Borough as public streets, under the provisions of P.L. 581, approved February 1, 1966, as amended, making said public roads a portion of the public highway system of the said Borough (These roads were Repole Street, Powers Street, Povero Street, Barbush Street, Cray Street, Blehi Street, Lyons Street, Stewart Street, Pappas Street, and McCormick Street.)
9-7-1971
Ord. No. 2004-1
Vacating a portion of an unnamed alley between lands of Repole in Burgettstown Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania
8-2-2004
Ord. No. 2004-3
Vacating a portion of an unnamed alley between lands of the abandoned Penn-Central Railroad right-of-way now owned by the county of Washington and Alley "B" in Burgettstown Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania
12-6-2004
Res. No. 2010-2
Establishing a legal right-of-way on Shady Avenue
7-12-2010
Ord. No. 2013-1
Vacating a portion of an unnamed sixteen-foot alley bordered on the north by Main Street, on the east by the Borough Parking lot and on the west by property now or formerly of John Weidert, situate in Burgettstown Borough
3-4-2013