Borough of West Chester, PA
Chester County
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[Amended 4-12-1978 by Ord. No. 3-1978; 1-21-2004 by Ord. No. 2-2004; 7-16-2014 by Ord. No. 11-2014]
A. 
Within a period of 24 hours after the cessation of a snowfall or other precipitation, all property owners shall remove all snow and ice from the sidewalks abutting their respective property so that a width of not less than three feet is cleared.
B. 
When ice appears on a sidewalk, but before it can be removed as provided herein, a nonskid material, such as rock salt, cinders, ashes or sand, shall be applied to the sidewalks within six hours after the cessation of the precipitation that created the icy conditions. When ice appears on a sidewalk because of any reason other than precipitation, a nonskid material such as rock salt, cinders, ashes or sand shall be applied to ice on the sidewalk within two hours after the owner knows or should have notice of the ice on the sidewalk.
C. 
No person shall push, dump or deposit in any manner, or cause to be pushed, dumped or deposited in any manner, any snow or ice which has accumulated on any sidewalk or private property onto any street, private street, public park or public property in the Borough. Upon direction or notice from the Borough police or representative from the Borough's Public Works Department, any person who is found pushing, dumping or depositing snow or ice onto any street, private street, public park or public property in the Borough shall immediately desist from such action and shall remove any snow or ice from the street or public property that has been unlawfully deposited thereon. If the person so notified fails to comply as aforesaid, he shall be subject to the fines set forth in § 95-21 of this chapter.
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Editor's Note: Former § 95-19, Duty of owner of multiple-occupancy buildings, was repealed 4-12-1978 by Ord. No. 3-1978.
[Amended 7-16-2014 by Ord. No. 11-2014]
Any singular pronoun herein shall be taken and deemed to refer to either the masculine or feminine gender. In any case in which a corporation shall be the owner of any premises, the duty of complying herewith shall be upon the principal officer or manager immediately in charge thereof.
[Amended 5-10-1989 by Ord. No. 11-1989; 10-20-1993 by Ord. No. 21-1993; 3-17-1999 by Ord. No. 5-1999; 7-18-2018 by Ord. No. 08-2018]
A. 
In any case where the property owner fails, neglects or refuses to comply with any of the provisions of § 95-18 of this article within the time limit prescribed herein, the Borough shall deliver a notice of violation to the property, at which a violation exists, advising of the specifics of the violation and ordering the property owner to pay a fine of $30 for a first offense, $50 for a second offense, and $100 for a third offense payable to the Borough of West Chester within seven days. Any subsequent violations will result in the issuance of a citation which will be filed at District Court. If the property owner fails to pay the fine within seven days of issuance of the notice of violation, the Borough shall issue a citation to the property owner who shall, upon conviction thereof in a summary proceeding brought before a District Justice, be guilty of a summary offense and shall be subject to the payment of a fine of not less than $50 and not more than $1,000, plus the costs of prosecution. Upon default of payment thereof, the defendant may be sentenced to imprisonment in the county prison for a period of not more than 30 days.
B. 
If the property owner further fails, neglects, or refuses to comply with the provisions of § 95-18 of this article within 24 hours of being issued a notice of violation, the Borough shall issue a citation to the owner who shall, upon conviction thereof in a summary proceeding brought before a District Judge, be guilty of a summary offense and shall be subject to the payment of a fine of not less than $50 and not more than $1,000, plus the costs of prosecution. Upon default of payment thereof, the defendant may be sentenced to imprisonment in the county prison for a period of not more than 30 days. Each section or provision of this chapter that is violated shall constitute a separate offense, and each day or portion thereof in which a violation of this chapter is found to exist shall constitute a separate offense, each of which violations shall be punishable by a separate fine imposed by the District Judge of not less than $50 and not more than $1,000, plus the costs of prosecution, and, upon default of payment thereof, the defendant may be sentenced to imprisonment in the county prison for a term not more than 30 days.