City of Lock Haven, PA
Clinton County
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[Adopted 12-4-1969 by Ord. No. 732A (Ch. 21, Part 2A, of the 2003 Code of Ordinances)]
The owner or owners of any lot or lots within the limits of the City of Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, fronting or extending along a street shall, whenever required by City Council, construct or put down at the grade established by the City, a good and substantial walk constructed of concrete, and of such dimensions, plans and specifications as shall be approved by the City Engineer.
The City Clerk shall be authorized by Council to serve notices on the owner or owners of any lot or lots, fronting or extending along any street, either personally or by posting on the premises, to construct a pavement in accordance with § 346-10 of this article, and if the owner or owners shall fail to comply with the requirements of said notice for a period of 30 days, unless the time be extended by the City may construct the same and the expense thereof and costs, and a penalty of 10%, shall be levied and collected from such owner or owners, in a manner provided by the Act of Assembly.
It shall be the duty of the owner or owners of any lot or lots within the limits of the City, in front or along which pavement or foot walks have been constructed or laid down, to keep the same in good repair; and if the owner or owners thereof shall neglect or refuse for a period of five days after notice from the City Clerk, which notice may be served personally or by posting on the premises, to have the same properly repaired, it shall be the duty of the City to have the same repaired and the expense thereof and costs, and a penalty of 10%, shall be levied and collected from such owner or owners in a manner provided by the Act of Assembly.
All curbing for pavements or foot walks within the limits of the City shall be set under the direction of the City Engineer, and it shall be the duty of the owner or owners of all lots within the limits of the City to have set and kept in proper repair, curbing, in accordance with the plans and specifications of the City Engineer, and upon neglect of an owner or owners of any lot or lots, as aforesaid, to construct and keep in good repair, curbing in front of their said lot or lots, the City Clerk shall be authorized by City Council to serve a notice on the said owner or owners, either personally or by posting on the premises, to construct or repair their said curbing and if the owner or owners shall fail to comply with the requirements of the said notice for a period of 30 days, the City may construct or repair the same and the expense thereof and costs, and a penalty of 10%, shall be levied and collected from such owner or owners in a manner provided by the Act of Assembly.
No public or private driveway shall be constructed by any person or persons over or across any of the sidewalks of the City without first obtaining a permit from the City Council. No such driveway shall be more than 35 feet wide, unless separated by an open space or island of 12 feet in length. All driveways constructed across sidewalks shall be constructed with reinforced concrete having a minimum thickness of six inches.
It shall be unlawful to erect or maintain any awning, post or posts or any other contrivance for the purpose of placing wings, curtains or signs thereon, or to place or maintain any cellar doors which shall be set above the level of the foot ways. Nothing in this article, however, shall prevent property owners or tenants from fastening to the front of their property a movable awning which can be raised or lowered, but such awning shall not extend more than seven feet beyond the building line, the lower edge of which shall not be less than seven feet above the sidewalk, and such awning shall not have any wings or curtains.
[Amended 3-7-1977 by Ord. No. 13B]
It shall be unlawful to place any goods, wares or merchandise, whether for sale or otherwise, on any portion of any footway or sidewalk within the City, except as may be determined by Council from time to time.
It shall be unlawful to cast, throw or deposit on the sidewalks or public foot ways any fruit, or peelings thereof, paper, wrappers or other debris.
It shall be unlawful to use any bicycle, tricycle or vehicle of any character, kind or description upon the sidewalks of the City; provided this section shall not apply to baby carriages, baby carts, or invalid chairs.
It shall be unlawful to place any sweepings or any dirt or rubbish from any store or building upon the sidewalks of the City.
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to unnecessarily obstruct the pavements or footwalks, or lounge thereon, or beg or use indecent, blasphemous or insulting language on any of the sidewalks within the limits of the City.
[Amended 3-7-1977 by Ord. No. 13B; 2-24-2003 by Ord. No. 670]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 30 days. Each day that a violation of this article continues shall constitute a separate offense.