[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Allegheny 11-9-1987 (§§ 10.51 to 10.60 of the 1986 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to promote efficient, logical, orderly and harmonious future property development in the Township of Allegheny and to further promote the health, safety and general welfare of the Township residents and to provide for a proper disposition of stormwater drainage which will not be to the detriment of property owners located downgrade.
It shall henceforth be unlawful for any person, partnership, corporation, authority or entity to attach any pipe onto the outfall end of any Allegheny Township stormwater catch basin or stormwater drain for any purpose whatsoever without securing a permit therefor from the Allegheny Township Board of Supervisors.
The applicant shall secure an application from the Allegheny Township Manager and complete said application, supplying to the Allegheny Township Manager all requested information and documentation together with a fee of $25 which is nonrefundable and a deposit of $500 to be utilized for payment of engineering and legal services rendered to the Township in the processing of the application with any balance remaining to be refunded to the applicant together with an itemized bill for the amount not refunded. The applicant must produce a Pennsylvania stream encroachment permit or evidence that a Pennsylvania stream encroachment permit is not required, and the applicant must also secure and produce any other permits which may be required by any applicable statutes, ordinances or regulations.
The applicant shall submit, in quadruplicate, a plot plan showing the location of the existing Township stormwater catch basin or stormwater drain outfall, together with the location of the proposed extension, together with the outside dimensions of the property over which the proposed extension will be constructed. The plot plan will be of sufficient detail to enable a legal description to be prepared, by metes and bounds, of a fifteen-foot right-of-way over the subject property for the storm drain extension.
The Township Engineer shall, prior to any construction, inspect the proposed construction site and make construction recommendations such as the preparation of a construction detail, installation of a catch basin at the outfall end of the storm drain extension, a suggestion for construction of retention ponds and any other recommendations deemed necessary by the Township Engineer, all of which recommendations shall be complied with by the applicant during the construction process. The Township Engineer shall make as many interim construction inspections as deemed necessary by said Township Engineer and shall make a final inspection of the construction site after construction is completed and shall report the findings of his inspections to the Allegheny Township Board of Supervisors.
After completion of the permitted and inspected construction, any subsequent or new extension of the then-existing stormwater drain by any person, partnership, corporation, authority or entity shall be unlawful without again complying with all of the terms and conditions of this chapter.
The applicant, upon the completion of construction, shall post a two-year maintenance bond in a form approved by the Township Solicitor and in an amount established by the Township Engineer running to the Allegheny Township Board of Supervisors and guaranteeing the quality of workmanship and materials to be free of defects for a period of two years after completion of construction.
The applicant shall notify all property owners who own property within 500 feet of the outfall end of the proposed stormwater drain extension of the proposed project and its nature, character and expected impact on the property of said downgrade property owners. The applicant shall file with the Board of Supervisors a statement, under oath, indicating the names and addresses of those notified, the method of notification and the general contents of the notice.
After completion of construction, the owner or owners of the real estate over which the storm drain extension has been constructed shall convey a right-of-way of at least 15 feet in width and centered on the extension pipe to the Township of Allegheny for public purposes and for the purpose of entry, maintenance and repair to the stormwater drain extension pipe.
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction therefor before any District Justice, pay a fine up to $300 and/or undergo imprisonment for a period of 30 days, or both.