Municipality of Bethel Park, PA
Allegheny County
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[Adopted by Ord. No. 11-11-74A]
As used in this ordinance, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
OPEN SPACE — An area in which nothing shall be erected, placed, planted or allowed to grow in such a manner as materially to impede vision, to prevent a safety hazard or to impede the full utilization of the right-of-way.
[Amended by Ord. No. 12-14-92B]
TRAFFIC — In this case shall refer to vehicular as well as pedestrian.
All municipal street rights-of-way within the confines of the Municipality of Bethel Park are hereby designated as open spaces.
No structures, other than on-grade paving; no device, contrivance, fixture or appliance; no obstruction or vegetation which impedes vision, nor grass in excess of eight inches in height shall occupy any municipal right-of-way.
[Amended by Ord. No. 12-14-92B; by Ord. No. 10-3-94C]
Exceptions to the regulations promulgated in this ordinance topographical conditions of the land, complete compliance with the provisions of this ordinance is impractical.
All requests for an exception as outlined in this section shall be submitted in writing to the Municipal Manager and shall include such information as will clearly delineate the problem.
The regulations contained in this article shall not apply to:
Mail boxes used only for the purpose of mail delivered by the United States Postal Service; and
Any device, contrivance, fixture, or appliance which is used or is intended to be used as a receptacle, container, or repository for newspapers, pamphlets, or printed matter.
[Added by Ord. No. 12-14-92B; by Ord. No. 10-3-94C]
Any person, group, association or corporation that shall violate any of the provisions of this ordinance by the failure, omission or refusal to comply with same shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine not exceeding $100 plus costs, or in default thereof, may be committed to the Allegheny County Jail or Workhouse for a period not exceeding 30 days.
Whenever the requirements of this ordinance are at variance with the requirements of any other lawfully adopted rules, regulations, ordinances, deed restrictions or covenants, the most restrictive or the higher standard shall govern.
If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase or portion of this ordinance is for any reason held invalid or unconstitutional by any court of competent jurisdiction, such portion shall be deemed a separate and distinct independent division and such holding shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions thereof.
Any ordinance or part of an ordinance conflicting with the provisions of this ordinance be and the same is hereby repealed to the extent of such conflict.