Borough of New Britain, PA
Bucks County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of New Britain 11-6-1973 by Ord. No. 139 (Ch. VI, Sections 10 through 15, of the 1973 Borough Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Parks and recreation — See Ch. 295.

§ 317-1 Tampering with public property and certain property in streets, alleys, sidewalks and public grounds unlawful.

No person or persons shall destroy or injure in any way whatsoever, or tamper with or deface any public property in the Borough of New Britain, or any grass, walk, lamp, ornamental work, building, streetlight, fire hydrant or gas or water stop box on or in any street, alley, sidewalk or public ground in the Borough.

§ 317-2 Tampering with stakes and monuments unlawful.

No person or persons shall in any manner interfere with or meddle with or pull, drive, change, alter or destroy any stake, post, monument or other evidence of any elevation, grade, line, location, corner or angle in the Borough of New Britain, made, placed or set, or hereafter made, placed or set, or caused to be done by the authorities of the Borough in any survey of or in any street, alley or public ground in the Borough, to evidence the location, elevation, line, grade, corner or angle of any public street, alley, sidewalk, curb, gutter, sewer, drain or other public work, matter or thing.

§ 317-3 Tampering with warning lamps, signs or barricades unlawful.

No person or persons shall wilfully or maliciously destroy or remove or deface or obliterate or cover up any lamp, warning sign or barricade erected by the authorities of the Borough or by any person, firm or corporation doing work by permission of the authorities of the Borough on any of the streets, alleys, sidewalks, bridges or public grounds in the Borough.

§ 317-4 Unlawful to take material from streets, alleys or public grounds.

No person or persons shall take any earth, stone or other material from any of the streets, alleys or public grounds in the Borough of New Britain.

§ 317-5 Certain activities not unlawful.

This chapter shall not apply to normal activities in connection with the construction, maintenance and repair of streets, alleys, sidewalks and public grounds, and the structures and fixtures thereon or therein, or to incidental results of work done thereon or therein upon permit from or by authority of the Borough.

§ 317-6 Violations and penalties.

Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $10 or more than $300 and costs of prosecution, and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to imprisonment for not more than 30 days. Provided: the fact that a violator has been penalized, after hearing, as herein provided, shall not preclude the Borough or other injured party from taking proper legal action to recover damages resulting from such violation.