City of Erie, PA
Erie County
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CROSS REFERENCES
Power to pave streets and assess costs — See 3rd Class § 2930 et seq. (53 P.S. § 37930 et seq.).
Power to construct sewers and assess costs — See 3rd Class § 3201 et seq. (53 P.S. § 38201 et seq.).
Erie Sewer Authority — See ADM. Art. 181.
[Ord. 134-1957 § 1, passed 11-8-1957]
Whenever a lot or piece of real estate is located at the intersection of two streets, or where an arc or a curve of property line extends along two different streets and where paving or sewer improvements exist along the frontages facing both of such streets, the owners of such property shall be entitled to a reduction of the assessments for one of the sides computed in accordance with the following formula:
(a) 
Where the assessment for one of the sides has been paid in full, at any time, by the present owner or by his predecessors in title, the present owner shall be entitled to a credit in the payment of the second side to the extent of number of feet for which the shorter of the two sides has been assessed, but in no case to exceed 50 feet.
(b) 
In the event that both sides of the property are of equal length, the property owner shall be entitled to a credit in the payment of the assessment of one of the sides to the extent of the front footage assessed on one of the sides, but in no event to exceed 50 feet.
[Ord. 134-1957 § 2, passed 11-8-1957]
On all properties not located at the intersection of two intersecting streets which do abut or have frontages upon two adjacent streets, where the total area of the property is less than 10,000 square feet, the owner shall be entitled to the same credit for paving or sewer assessments for the two sides of the property so improved, as is provided for corner lots in Section 905.01.
[Ord. 134-1957 § 3, passed 11-8-1957]
On all properties located at the corner of two intersecting streets where the inside angle is 60° or less, and where the area of the lot is less than 10,000 square feet, the owner shall be allowed a credit against paving or sewer improvement assessments of all front footage in excess of the number of feet which is produced by multiplying the total square feet of the area of the lot by a factor of 2%, but in no case shall the credit exceed the footage of the shorter of the two sides of the property involved.
[Ord. 134-1957 § 4, passed 11-8-1957]
The above credits and reductions shall not apply to any corner property situate at the intersection of two streets forming an inside angle of 120° or more.
[Ord. 134-1957 § 5, passed 11-8-1957]
Such credits and exemptions shall be allowed on all assessments for paving and sewer improvements made since January 1, 1957, and to all such assessments made or to be made thereafter.
[Ord. 134-1957 § 6, passed 11-8-1957]
Where assessments entitled to such reductions have already been paid in full for any paving or sewer improvements assessed since January 1, 1957, the present owners of the properties so affected shall, upon application therefor to the City, be granted a refund of the face amount of the reduction computed according to the formula set forth herein.
[Ord. 134-1957 § 7, passed 11-8-1957]
It shall hereafter be the duty of the City Engineer, in preparing the assessments of the costs and expenses for paving and sewer installations to be assessed by the front foot rule, to compute the amount of the reduction or credit to any property which may be entitled under this article and to credit same against the foot frontage of the property so affected.
[Ord. 134-1957 § 8, passed 11-8-1957]
Where assessments for paving or sewer have already been made to any property entitled to any reduction or credit under the terms of this article, it shall be the duty of the City Solicitor to compute the amount of the credit to which the property is entitled and to credit such amount against the unpaid balance of such assessments.
[Ord. 8650 § 1, passed 6-12-1951]
Hereafter, whenever Council shall enact any ordinance providing for the construction of any pavement having a concrete base exceeding seven inches in thickness, and providing for the assessment of the cost and expenses of construction of such pavement upon the property abutting such pavement, such ordinance shall provide that the cost and expenses of construction of the pavement, insofar as the thickness of the concrete base is concerned, shall be assessed against the abutting property according to the foot frontage of such property, on the basis of the cost of construction of a pavement having a concrete base of seven inches in thickness.
[Ord. 8650 § 2, passed 6-12-1951]
The cost and expenses of construction hereafter of any pavement having a concrete base exceeding seven inches in thickness shall, as to such excess of thickness of base, be paid by the City out of the general revenues of the City or out of special funds raised by the City for the purpose of construction of such pavement or pavements.