Town of McCandless, PA
Allegheny County
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[4-22-2019 by Ord. No. 1486[1]]
(a) 
No trees, bushes, shrubs or hedges or similar vegetation may be planted or allowed to grow so that any part is closer than three feet from the cartway of any Town streets, boulevards, highways, avenues, alleys, roads, or other public ways, or allowed to infringe on a clear sight triangle as necessary to ensure safe and efficient vehicular traffic and ingress and egress on streets within the Town.
(b) 
No sign, object or structure may be built or placed or permitted to remain closer than three feet from the cartway of any Town streets, boulevards, highways, avenues, alleys, roads, or other public ways or within the above clear sight triangle. For the purpose of this article, the term "sign," unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning, shall mean any surface, fabric or device bearing lettered, pictorial or sculptured matter designed to convey information visually and exposed to public view, or any structure including a billboard or poster panel designed to carry such visual information.
(c) 
Public transit shelters may be permitted at public transit stops if the location and installation have been approved by the Town of McCandless.
[1]
Editor’s Note: This ordinance also provided for the repeal of former Art. 907, Objects in Road Right-of-Way, adopted 3-28-2006 by Ord. No. 1316.
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(a) 
Unless a permit has been issued and is valid in accordance with the provisions contained elsewhere in this Code, all signs are prohibited:
(1) 
On any utility poles or structures within the public right-of-way lines.
(2) 
On property of the Town of McCandless, except at official voting sites on dates established for local municipal, state or federal elections.
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(a) 
Public nuisance. Any violation of this article is hereby declared to be a nuisance.
(b) 
Sign removal procedure. Any sign found to violate § 907.01(b) or 907.02 may be removed by any Town employee duly authorized by the Town Manager or his/her designee, subject to the enforcement procedures contained herein. If the sign is located upon a state or county right-of-way, the Town may remove the sign with the permission of the state or county.
(c) 
Sign notice, storage and return. Upon removal of any sign in violation of § 907.01(b) or 907.02, a designated employee of the Town shall keep a record of the location from which the sign was removed. Further, a reasonable attempt shall be made to contact the owner by telephone. If such attempt is successful, the owner shall be notified of the removal and of the location where the sign may be retrieved. If telephone contact is not achieved, written notice of the violation and the retrieval location may, but is not required to, be provided. In either case, the Town shall store any removed sign for at least 10 days. After expiration of the ten-day period, the Town shall be permitted to destroy or discard any sign.
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Persons who violate this article shall be given two written warnings and a reasonable opportunity, not to exceed seven days, to abate the violation prior to the Town seeking the remedies and penalties set forth in this article and otherwise available under law, unless the violation constitutes a danger to the health and/or safety of the public, in which case the Town shall have the right to immediately abate the violation. In such cases, in addition to any other remedy provided by this article or available under law, the Town may apply to a court of competent jurisdiction for an injunction to prohibit the continuation of any violation.
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Subject to the procedures set forth in § 907.04 (Enforcement), any violation of the provisions of this article shall be considered a summary offense, and the violator shall be fined not more than $300 for each offense, plus costs of prosecution. Each violation and each day that a violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.