Borough of Pine Grove, PA
Schuylkill County
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A. 
It is hereby declared unlawful for any property owner abutting a street or highway within the Borough to place, have placed, or allow to be placed anything on any sidewalk, whether that item is built, parked, sitting, standing, lying, or in any other manner upon the sidewalk, which obstructs reduces the area of the sidewalk open to pedestrian traffic to a width of less than three feet.
B. 
The temporary placement of obstruction upon sidewalks in violation of Subsection A of this section shall be exempt when such obstruction is made by permit duly issued as hereinafter provided.
C. 
An obstruction for less than two hours which does not place property or person who may be or come into the sidewalk area in the vicinity in danger of personal or property damage is exempt provided there is compliance with § 159-25 of this Part 1.
D. 
The police officers of the Borough are hereby specifically given authority and shall enforce the provisions of this section.
A. 
Any person, whether the property owner, the owner's agent, or the owner's employer, obstructing the sidewalk area while constructing, reconstructing, maintaining or repairing of a building or other structure on the property, or grading any sidewalk areas, or constructing, reconstructing, maintaining, or repairing any curbs, gutters, sidewalks, driveway entrances, retaining walls, or trimming, removing, or planting any trees, evergreens, hedges, plants, or shrubbery in or near the sidewalk areas, or opening or excavating in or under any street, alley, highway, or sidewalk area, or temporarily obstructing any street, alley or sidewalk or by temporarily storing or depositing of materials, for delivery of materials, or for any other legitimate purpose, shall place suitable signs, barriers, and/or lights so as to protect the users of streets, highways, alleys, or sidewalk areas in the vicinity thereof from injury to person or property.
B. 
The actions provided for and required by Subsection A of this section shall be taken only after a permit has been duly issued as hereinafter provided or when exempt under § 159-24C of this Part 1.
C. 
The police officers of the Borough are hereby specifically given authority and shall enforce the provisions of this section.
All subsurface rain water conductors shall be placed in such a manner that the top of the pipe shall be three inches from the top of curb with expansion joints placed vertically to the center line of pipe.
All individual building service for public utilities shall be raised and/or lowered to proper curb elevation by the person installing the curb, driveway, and/or sidewalks at such premises.
All traffic devices removed during construction of curbs, driveways, and/or sidewalks shall be replaced by the person installing same at such premises.
A. 
The Borough, from time to time, by appropriate ordinance or resolution, may adopt such additional rules and regulations as, in the opinion of the Council of the Borough, may be desirable, beneficial or necessary based on new developments or for or in connection with the provisions of this Part 1; including, but not limited to, appointment of appropriate Borough officials, officers, employees, or Council committees to administer provisions of this Part 1, adoption of rules, regulation, or policies related to enforcement of requirements of this Part 1, and adoption or rules, regulations, or policies related to administration of this Part 1.
B. 
Any such rules, regulations, and policies shall be construed in conjunction with provisions hereof and such other Borough Ordinances specifically referred to, and shall become effective upon the date fixed by this Borough upon adoption thereof.
C. 
It is not the intent of the Borough to exhaust its authority under applicable Laws of this Commonwealth as to matters contained in this Part 1 by enactment of this Part 1.