Township of Allegheny, PA
Westmoreland County
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[Adopted 12-8-1986 as §§ 6.21 to 6.23 of the 1986 Code]
[Amended 1-10-2005 by Ord. No. 2-2005
The owner, occupant or tenant of every property fronting upon or alongside of any of the streets in the Township of Allegheny is hereby required to remove or cause to be removed from all of the sidewalks in front of or alongside of such property all snow or ice thereon fallen or formed within 24 hours after the same shall have ceased to fall or to form; provided that snow or ice that has ceased to fall or to be formed after 6:00 p.m. of any evening be removed at any time before 10:00 a.m. of the next morning; provided further that the owner of a property shall be responsible for conforming to the requirements of this section where such property is occupied by such owner or is unoccupied; the tenant or occupier thereof, where such property is occupied by such tenant or occupier only; and the owner thereof where the property is a multiple-business or multiple-dwelling property, occupied by more than one tenant or occupier.
In any case where the owner, occupant or tenant, as aforesaid, shall fail, neglect or refuse to comply with any of the provisions of § 219-1 of this article within the time limit prescribed therein, the Township authorities may proceed immediately to clear all snow and/or ice thereof, with costs and additional amount allowed by law, collectible from such owner, occupant or tenant as the case may be, which may be in addition to any fine or penalty imposed under § 219-3 of this article.
Any owner, occupant or tenant who shall fail to remove any snow or ice from any sidewalk as required by § 219-1 of this article shall, upon conviction in a summary proceeding brought before a District Justice under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, be guilty of a summary offense and shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000, plus costs of prosecution. In default of payment thereof, the defendant may be sentenced to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days. Each day or portion thereof that such violation continues or is permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense, and each section of this article that is violated shall also constitute a separate offense. Such fine and costs of prosecution may be in addition to any expenses and additional amounts authorized by law, imposed as provided in § 219-2 of this article.