City of Lower Burrell, PA
Westmoreland County
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[Adopted 5-18-1977 by Ord. No. 7-1977; amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated, unless a different meaning clearly appears from the context:
BUSINESS DAY
Any day not a Sunday or a national holiday.
BUSINESS HOURS
Hours between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on any business day.
CARTWAY
Portion of a street or highway improved, designed, or ordinarily used for vehicular travel, exclusive of the berm or shoulder.
CORPORATION
Natural person, partnership, corporation, association, or any other legal entity.
SIDEWALK
Portion of a street between the curblines, or the lateral lines of a cartway, and the adjacent property lines, intended for use by pedestrians.
STREET or HIGHWAY
The entire width between the boundary lines of a way publicly maintained when any part thereof is open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel.
TRAIL
A path, track or unpaved lane intended for use by pedestrians and bicycles.
[Added 5-6-2019 by Ord. No. 2-2019]
[Amended 5-6-2019 by Ord. No. 2-2019]
Every person in charge or control of any building or lot of land fronting or abutting on a paved sidewalk, whether as owner, tenant, occupant, lessee, or otherwise, shall remove and clear away or cause to be removed or cleared away, snow and/or ice from a path of at least 36 inches in width from so much of said sidewalk as is in front of or abuts on said commercial and school buildings only or lot of land.
A. 
Except as provided in Subsection B hereof, snow and ice shall be removed from sidewalks within 24 hours after the cessation of any fall of snow, sleet or freezing rain.
B. 
In the event snow and/or ice on a sidewalk has become so hard that it cannot be removed without likelihood of damage to the sidewalk, the person charged with its removal shall, within the time mentioned in Subsection A hereof, cause enough sand or other abrasive to be put on the sidewalk to make travel reasonably safe; and shall, as soon thereafter as weather permits, cause to be cleared a path in said sidewalk of at least 36 inches in width.
[Amended 5-6-2019 by Ord. No. 2-2019]
Every person in charge or control of any commercial building or other structure roofs overhanging public sidewalks, whether as owner, tenant, occupant, lessee, or otherwise, shall remove and clear away, or cause to be removed and cleared away, any accumulation of snow and ice on said building or other structure which is liable to fall on any sidewalk, roadway, or other public way. Such work shall be completed within a reasonable time, but not later than 24 hours after the cessation of any fall of snow, sleet, or freezing rain.
No person shall deposit or cause to be deposited any snow or ice on or immediately next to a fire hydrant or on any sidewalk, roadway, or loading and unloading areas of a public transportation system, except that snow and ice may be mounded by the City on public cartways incident to the cleaning thereof or mounded on curbs incident to the clearing of sidewalks in business districts.
[Amended 5-6-2019 by Ord. No. 2-2019]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this article or fails to comply therewith or with any of the requirements thereof, upon conviction thereof in an action brought before a Magisterial District Judge in the manner provided for the enforcement of summary offenses under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $1,000, plus costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees incurred by the City, and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment to the extent permitted by law for the punishment of summary offenses. A separate offense shall arise for each day or portion thereof in which a violation of this article is found to exist and for each section of this article found to have been violated. All fines and penalties collected for violations of this article shall be paid to the City Treasurer. The initial determination of article violation is hereby delegated to the City Administrator, the Police Department, the Public Works/Park Director, the Code Official, the authorized designee of the City Administrator, and to any other officer or agent that the City Administrator or the City of Lower Burrell Council shall deem appropriate.