[Adopted 3-2-1982 as Ch. XXI, Part 7, of the 1982 Code of Ordinances]
[Amended 8-24-2010 by Ord. No. 1192]
The following definitions shall apply in the interpretation and enforcement of this Article:
- BUSINESS DAY
- Any day not a Sunday or a national holiday.
- BUSINESS HOURS
- The hours between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on any business day.
- CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER (CEO)
- The person designated by Borough Council, or, in his absence, his duly designated and acting representative.
- PARKING LOT
- That portion of a public or private parking lot improved, designed, or ordinarily used for parking motor vehicles.
- That portion of a street between the curblines or the lateral lines of a roadway and the adjacent property lines intended for the use of pedestrians.
- STREET or HIGHWAY
- That portion of a public or private street or highway improved, designed or ordinarily used for vehicular travel, exclusive of the berm or shoulder.
[Amended 8-24-2010 by Ord. No. 1192]
Every owner of any building or lot of land within the Borough fronting, abutting, or containing a paved parking lot, sidewalk, street or highway, shall plow, remove and clear away or cause to be plowed, removed or cleared away, snow and ice from such parking lots and streets and highways so that fire-fighting and emergency vehicles can access all portions of the parking lot, street and highway at all times, and so that all sidewalks have a cleared path of at least 30 inches in width.
Except as provided in Subsection D hereof, snow and ice shall be removed as required herein in all business districts within the Borough by two business hours after the cessation of any fall of snow, sleet or freezing rain or by the beginning of business hours of the next business day following such fall, whichever period is shorter.
Except as provided in Subsection D hereof, snow and ice shall be removed as required herein on the same day of the cessation of any fall of snow, sleet or freezing rain or within the first four hours of daylight after the cessation of any such fall, whichever period is longer.
However, in the event that snow and ice has become so hard that it cannot be removed without likelihood of damage to the parking lot, sidewalk, street or highway, the owner shall, within the time required in Subsections B and C hereof, cause enough sand or other abrasive to be put on the parking lot, sidewalk, street or highway to make travel thereon reasonably safe and shall then, as soon thereafter as weather permits, plow, remove and clear away the snow and ice as required herein.
Every person, partnership, corporation, joint-stock company or syndicate in charge or control of any building or other structure within the Borough, whether as owner, tenant, occupant, lessee or otherwise shall remove and clear away, or cause to be removed and cleared away, any accumulation of snow and ice on said building or other structure which is liable to fall on any sidewalk, roadway or other public way. Such work shall be completed within a reasonable time, but not later than the end of the first four hours of daylight after the cessation of any fall of snow, sleet or freezing rain.
No person, partnership, corporation, joint-stock company or syndicate shall deposit or cause to be deposited any snow and ice on or against a fire hydrant or on any sidewalk, roadway or loading and unloading areas of a public transportation system, except that snow and ice may be mounded by the municipality on public roadways incident to the cleaning thereof or mounded on curbs incident to the cleaning of sidewalks in business districts.
[Amended 2-4-1997 by Ord. No. 1091; 8-24-2010 by Ord. No. 1192]
Any person, partnership, corporation, joint-stock company or syndicate who or which shall violate any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 and costs of prosecution or, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to undergo imprisonment for not more than 30 days. Each day such violation is committed or permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense and shall be punishable as such hereunder.