Town of McCandless, PA
Allegheny County
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[Ord. 31, passed 3-7-1952; Ord. 367, passed 6-24-1963; Ord. 369, passed 8-26-1963; Ord. 370, passed 8-26-1963; Ord. 439, passed 2-28-1966; Res. 11-1969, passed 11-3-1969; Res. 13-1974, passed 6-17-1974; Ord. 868, passed 7-25-1983; Ord. 901, passed 3-25-1985; Ord. 932, passed 7-28-1986; Ord. 1007, passed 6-19-1989; Ord. 1039, passed 11-26-1990; Ord. 1446, passed 1-26-2015]
(a) 
Under authority of Section 4902(a) of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code, the operation of motor vehicles, tractors, trailers or semi-trailers having a gross weight in excess of 20,000 pounds (10 tons) is hereby prohibited upon the following roads or highways in the Town.
Name of Street
Belle Crest Road
Broad Meadow Drive
Broadlawn Drive
Fairview Road
Fassinger Lane
Grubbs Road
Harmony Park Way
Harvest Manor Drive
Old Perry Highway from its intersection with McKnight Road to its intersection with Perry Highway
Reichold Road
Remington Drive
Rinaman Road
Ringheisen Road
Roosevelt Avenue
Summit Road
Valley Road
Washington Boulevard
Signs designating the aforesaid weight limits shall be placed at each end of the named roads and also at intersections of the named roads with other roads which are not restricted as to weight and which are through roads to other highways or roads which would allow drivers to avoid the weight restrictions of this section.
(b) 
The operation of any vehicle, trailer or semi-trailer on Fairfield Road between Babcock Boulevard and McKnight Road, having a gross weight including the vehicle and the load thereon in excess of 10 tons, is hereby prohibited. Official signs designating the aforesaid weight limit shall be placed at the intersection of Fairfield Road and Babcock Boulevard, and the intersection of Fairfield Road and McKnight Road.
(c) 
The operation of any vehicle, trailer or semi-trailer on Parkedge Drive between Arcadia Drive and Albemarle Drive, having a gross weight including the vehicle and the load thereon in excess of 10 tons, is hereby prohibited. Official signs designating the aforesaid weight limit shall be placed at the intersection of Arcadia Drive and Parkedge Drive, and at the intersection of Katherine Drive and Parkedge Drive.
(d) 
The operation of any vehicle, trailer or semi-trailer on Katherine Drive over its entire length, having a gross weight including the vehicle and the load thereon in excess of 10 tons, is hereby prohibited. Official signs designating the aforesaid weight limit shall be placed at the intersection of Parkedge Drive and Katherine Drive.
(e) 
Multiple roads.
(1) 
The operation of any vehicle, trailer or semi-trailer on Belvedere Road having a gross weight including the vehicle and the load thereon in excess of five tons is hereby prohibited.
(2) 
The operation of any vehicle, trailer or semi-trailer on that portion of Center Oak Drive to the east of Albemarle Drive having a gross weight including the vehicle and the load thereon in excess of five tons is hereby prohibited.
(3) 
The operation of any vehicle, trailer or semi-trailer on that portion of Albemarle Drive to the south of Center Oak Drive in Abbott Acres Plan of Lots No. 1, having a gross weight including the vehicle and the load thereon in excess of five tons, is hereby prohibited.
Official signs designating the aforesaid weight limit shall be placed at the intersection of Albemarle Drive and Center Oak Drive and at the intersection of Belvedere Road and Covington Place.
(f) 
Multiple roads.
(1) 
The weight of any vehicle including its load is hereby restricted to eight tons on Kaylor Road.
(2) 
The weight of any vehicle including its load is hereby restricted to eight tons on Locust Road.
(3) 
The weight of any vehicle including its load is hereby restricted to eight tons on Manor Road.
(4) 
The weight of any vehicle including its load is hereby restricted to eight tons on Crest Road.
Proper signs shall be erected to give notice of these weight restrictions.
(g) 
The weight of any vehicle including its load is hereby restricted to eight tons on Neuhart Boulevard. Proper signs shall be erected to give notice of this weight restriction.
(h) 
The operation of any vehicle on Meinert Road, having a gross weight, including its load, in excess of 10 tons is hereby prohibited. This restriction is imposed under the authority of Section 4902(a) of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code inasmuch as it has been determined by Council that such road may be damaged or destroyed unless the weight of vehicles is restricted to 10 tons.
Signs designating the aforesaid weight limit shall be placed at each end of Meinert Road and shall also be placed at intersections of Meinert Road with other roads which are not restricted as to weight and which are through roads to other highways or roads which would allow drivers to avoid the weight restrictions of this subsection.
The weight limitation herein established shall not apply to school buses, emergency vehicles, including fire trucks, Town vehicles and garbage trucks, or to vehicles making local deliveries or pickups to existing occupied dwellings. Special permits may be issued by the Police Chief allowing gross vehicle weights in excess of the foregoing limitation in unusual cases which may not be covered by exceptions stated in this subsection.
Any person operating a vehicle in violation of the weight restriction imposed by this subsection shall, upon summary conviction, be sentenced to pay the fine set forth in Section 4902(g)(1) of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code, plus costs of prosecution.
(i) 
The operation of any vehicle on McCandless Drive having a gross weight, including its load, in excess of 10 tons is hereby prohibited. This restriction is imposed under the authority of Section 4902(a) of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code inasmuch as it has been determined by the Town Council of the Town of McCandless that the said road may be damaged or destroyed unless the weight of vehicles is restricted to 10 tons.
Signs designating the aforesaid weight limit shall be placed at each end of McCandless Drive in accordance with current Federal and/or State regulations.
The weight limitation herein established shall not apply to school buses, emergency vehicles, including fire trucks, Town vehicles and garbage trucks, or to vehicles making local deliveries or pickups to existing occupied dwellings.
Any person operating a vehicle in violation of the weight restriction imposed by this Ordinance shall, upon summary conviction, be sentenced to pay the fine set forth in Section 4902(g)(1) of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code, plus costs of prosecution.
(j) 
The weight limitations herein established shall not apply to school buses, fire vehicles or other emergency vehicles, Town vehicles or garbage trucks, or vehicles making local deliveries or pickups, nor shall the weight limits established in subsections (b), (c) and (d) apply to tractors.
(k) 
Special permits may be issued by the Town allowing gross weights in excess of the foregoing limitation in unusual cases or involving construction on the described streets or for the delivery or picking up of materials or merchandise.
[Ord. 31, passed 3-7-1952]
No person shall operate a tractor upon the highways of the Town in such a manner as to cause extraordinary damage to the roadway when the roads are soft because of weather conditions.
[Ord. 526, passed 5-26-1969; Ord. 786, passed 2-25-1980]
(a) 
No person, firm or corporation shall drive or move any truck or other vehicle with the Town unless such vehicle is so constructed or loaded as to prevent any load, contents or litter from being blown or deposited upon any street or road in the Town.
(b) 
No person, firm or corporation shall drive or move any truck or other vehicle within the Town, the wheels of which carry onto or deposit on any street or road in the Town mud, dirt, sticky substances, litter or foreign matter of any kind.
(c) 
All owners of property in the Town shall maintain their property in such a manner that no dirt, mud, stones or other material shall wash onto any street or road in the Town as the result of rainfall or drainage.
(d) 
Any person, firm or corporation engaged in the excavation, building, construction or development of any property shall take all possible steps to avoid carrying or depositing mud, dirt or any other foreign substance from the job site on to any street or road in the Town and the person having supervision over the job shall immediately remove any mud, dirt or any other foreign substance which might inadvertently or otherwise be carried on to or deposited on to any street or road. A final cleanup shall be accomplished no later than 5:00 p.m., prevailing time, each work day. If any mud or dirt or any other foreign substance is unavoidably washed on to any street or road in the Town, it shall be the duty of the property owner to remove the same within 24 hours.
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Editor's Note: This section was repealed 9-24-1996 by Ord. No. 1037.
[Ord. 903, passed 3-25-1985]
(a) 
Weight limitations. Any person operating a vehicle or combination upon a road or highway or bridge in violation of Section 509.01 is guilty of a summary offense and shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $75 except that any person convicted of operating a vehicle with a gross weight in excess of a posted weight shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $150 plus $150 for each 500 pounds, or part thereof, in excess of 3,000 pounds over the maximum allowable weight.
(b) 
Damaging roadways. Whoever violates any provision of Section 509.02 is guilty of a summary offense and shall upon conviction be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $300.
(c) 
Littering, mud deposit. Whoever violates any provision of Section 509.03 is guilty of a summary offense and shall upon conviction be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $300. Each day a violation is committed or is permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense.