[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Harrisburg by Ord. No. 29-1950. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Whenever any public utility shall hereafter abandon any underground mains, conduits, pipes, structures and appurtenances thereto, lying under or within the cartway of any public street, which public utility facilities were installed or constructed by the public utility, its predecessors or assignors, such public utility shall thereby forfeit any and all rights and privileges theretofore granted by the City in connection with the installation, maintenance and repair of all such facilities.
[Amended 7-13-1999 by Ord. No. 27-1999]
Upon abandonment of any facilities by any public utility, such public utility shall remove such facilities unless the City Engineer shall grant permission to such public utility to leave such abandoned facilities lying under or within the cartway of the public street. Such permission, however, shall not be construed as in any way affecting the provisions of § 9-105.1. Whenever any public utility shall make application to the City Engineer for permission to leave such abandoned facilities lying under or within the cartway of any public street, such application shall be accompanied by a plan showing the location or locations of all such facilities within such public street.
No permit shall be granted by the City to any public utility to occupy another location or locations in any public street with its facilities, unless it shall have complied with the provisions of § 9-105.2 or unless it shall have entered into an agreement with the City for the removal of any such facilities to be abandoned in said street prior to or in connection with the installation of any new public utility facilities in such public street.
Whenever any property owner, an agent, employee or lessee shall abandon or cause to be abandoned any sewer or water service lateral lines lying under or within the lines of any public street adjacent to such property, such sewer or water service lateral lines shall be removed by such property owner, agent, or lessee, unless such person shall have obtained permission from the proper officials of the City to leave such abandoned sewer or water service lateral lines lying under or within the lines of the public street. Any such applications shall be accompanied by a plan or sketch showing the location or locations of all such abandoned sewer or water service lateral lines within the lines of such public street. No official of the City shall grant such permission unless such property owner or lessee shall agree to maintain any service boxes serviceable for inspection.
The removal of abandoned public utility facilities and sewer and water service lateral lines shall be accomplished in the manner provided by Chapter 9-103.
Whenever notice is necessary under this chapter, such notice shall be properly served upon such owner if a copy thereof if delivered to the owner personally; or by leaving a notice at the usual place of abode with someone of suitable age and discretion, who shall be informed of the contents thereof; or at the principal place of business; or by certified or registered mail, addressed to the owner at the last known address, with return receipt showing it has been delivered. If the return receipt shows that it has not been delivered, then service may be made by posting a copy thereof in a conspicuous place in or about the structure affected by such notice. Such notice shall set forth a reasonable time for such compliance to be accomplished.
The Director of Public Works, the City Engineer, a designee of the City Engineer, Plumbing Inspector, Codes Administrator and Director of the Bureau of Water shall act in the capacity of police officers for the limited purpose of issuing nontraffic summary citations to owner(s) of premises or persons who are found in violation of this chapter.
[Amended 7-13-1999 by Ord. No. 27-1999]
The Director of Public Works may, by written rule or regulation, designate employees of the Department of Public Works who may issue such citations. Such rules or regulations shall be effective three days following filing with the City Clerk.
[Ord. No. 27-1990]
Violation of any part or whole of this chapter shall be punishable under the general code penalty, § 1-301.99, and any other applicable law or regulation.