City of Lebanon, PA
Lebanon County
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[Ord. 36-2000-2001, passed 9-24-2001]
Owners of property abutting any public street in the City shall construct sidewalks, curbs and driveways adjacent to their property, and keep the same in good repair. Should the owner of any property fail to construct or repair any sidewalk, curb or driveway within 30 days after written notification to do so from the Director of Public Works-City Engineer, the Director may cause the work to be done and certify the costs to the City Solicitor for collection as provided for by law. Non-payment of the costs subjects the property to a lien upon the premises from the time of commencement of the work, which date shall be determined by the certificate of the Director of Public Works-City Engineer stating the starting and completion date of the work on file in the Department of Public Works.
[Ord. 36-2000-2001, passed 9-24-2001]
(a) 
In general, on all streets and avenues now opened and in use on which the width of sidewalks is defined, the width of such sidewalk shall remain as now established until new sidewalks or curbs are laid or re-laid.
(b) 
Streets and avenues hereafter to be laid out, opened or dedicated to the public use, including curbs and sidewalks, shall be constructed in accordance with the design and specifications prepared by the Bureau of Engineering and approved by the Director of Public Works-City Engineer. Construction of such streets, avenues, curbs and sidewalks shall be subject to inspection furnished by the Bureau of Engineering. Curbs, sidewalks and driveways shall be constructed in accordance with specifications as prepared by the Director of Public Works-City Engineer.
(c) 
Specifications for the construction of streets, avenues, curbs, driveways and sidewalks shall conform, when applicable, to those furnished by the Pennsylvania State Department of Highways.
Division
1 - General Requirements
2 - Material Details
3 - Earthwork
4 - Base Course
5 - Pavement and Surface Course
6 - Structures and Pipe Courses
7 - Incidental Construction
8 - Roadside Development
9 - Maintenance and Protection of Traffic
[Ord. 36-2000-2001, passed 9-24-2001; Ord. 33-2002, 03 § 1, passed 12-16-2002]
(a) 
Owners of property abutting on streets and avenues of the City, prior to construction or repairing curbs, sidewalks and driveways, shall apply to the Director of Public Works-City Engineer for a permit to have such work done.
(b) 
Should the owner propose to have facilities installed in the sidewalk area to provide radiant heat, plans and specifications for such an installation shall be furnished and approved by the Director of Public Works-City Engineer.
(c) 
The fees for issuance of each permit shall be $25 for the first 50 feet or fraction thereof, plus $0.40 for each additional foot.
[Ord. 36-2000-2001, passed 9-24-2001]
Upon the issuance of a permit, a copy shall be forwarded to the Director of Public Works-City Engineer who shall furnish, as soon as practicable, the lines and grades necessary for the construction of the sidewalk, curb or driveway. The permit shall be valid for a period of 30 days, after which a new permit shall be obtained.
[Ord. 36-2000-2001, passed 9-24-2001]
The Director of Public Works-City Engineer or his designee shall check forms for curb and sidewalk work prior to the contractor's placing the concrete.
[Ord. 36-2000-2001, passed 9-24-2001]
Sidewalk and curb construction shall be protected by barricades and lights during the course of construction.
[Ord. 36-2000-2001, passed 9-24-2001]
(a) 
Construction of sidewalks, curbs and driveways shall be performed by a licensed contractor. Contractors are required to qualify and obtain a license prior to doing any work. Licenses for single projects shall be renewed prior to the contractor's executing further work. Annual licenses shall be renewed yearly. Licenses may be revoked upon violation of any provision of this article by the contractor.
(b) 
For the issuance of licenses, the fee shall be as follows:
[Amended by Ord. 33-2002, 03 § 2, passed 12-16-2002]
(1) 
For a single project: $25.
(2) 
For two or more projects: $50 annually.
[Ord. 36-2000-2001, passed 9-24-2001]
(a) 
Owners of property with a driveway exiting onto a public street shall construct and repair the driveway in accordance with the requirements of the Federal Americans With Disabilities Act. Should the owner of any property fail to comply with the ADA requirements within 30 days after written notification to do so from the Director of Public Works-City Engineer, the Director may cause the work to be done and certify the costs to the City Solicitor for collection as provided for by law. Non-payment of the costs subjects the property to a lien upon the premises from the time of commencement of the work, which date shall be determined by the certificate of the Director of Public Works-City Engineer stating the starting and completion date of the work on file in the Department of Public Works.
(b) 
Driveways that do not meet Federal ADA standards and were built since the enactment of the ADA shall be brought up to ADA standards at the owner's expense.
(c) 
Driveways that do not meet Federal ADA standards and were built prior to the enactment of the ADA shall be included in the City's plan to bring city thoroughfares into compliance with the ADA and paid for with Community Development Block Grant funds.
[Ord. 36-2000-2001, passed 9-24-2001]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this article shall be fined not more than $300 and/or imprisoned not more than 90 days.