[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Palmyra 9-15-1975 by Ord. No. 427 (Ch. XXV of the 1975 Borough Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The following words, as used in this chapter, shall have the meanings herein respectively ascribed thereto:
- Any natural person, partnership, association, firm or corporation.
- Any street or public alley located in the Borough of Palmyra,
including any sidewalk within the street right-of-way.[Amended 5-8-2018 by Ord. No. 784]
- Any tree, shrub or other woody plant in or upon any street
right-of-way with in the Borough or that part of any tree, shrub or
other woody plant which extends within the lines of any right-of-way
within the Borough.[Added 5-8-2018 by Ord. No. 784]
In this chapter, the singular shall include the plural, the plural shall include the singular, and the masculine shall include the feminine and the neuter.
Every owner of property in the Borough of Palmyra shall be responsible for adhering to the provisions of this chapter as to trees growing upon his property or along any portion of any street abutting upon such property.
It shall be unlawful for any person, after the effective date of this chapter, to plant any tree anywhere beyond the property line of his property, or to permit or allow any part of the trunk or roots of any tree heretofore planted upon or along his property to extend horizontally beyond the right-of-way line of any street.
It shall be the duty of every owner of property in the Borough of Palmyra to trim and keep trimmed the limbs, branches and/or foliage of all trees growing upon his property or along the street abutting upon his property, so that no portion of any such limbs, branches or foliage shall be lower than 10 feet above the surface of the sidewalk or lower than 14 feet above the surface of the roadway or obstruct illumination cast by street lights.
In case any tree shall be planted or growing contrary to any provision of § 337-3 or 337-4 of this chapter, the Borough Council shall notify the owner of the property upon or along which such tree is growing, to trim or remove such tree within 10 days after such notice, so that such violation shall not continue, and if any property owner shall fail, neglect or refuse to comply with any such order, within the time stated in such notice, the Borough Council shall cause such work of removal or trimming to be done, and the Borough shall collect the cost of such work, with an additional amount of 10%, from such property owner in default.
[Amended 10-27-2015 by Ord. No. 765]
Any person who shall violate or fail to conform to any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation, and, upon summary conviction thereof, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $600 and costs of prosecution, and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to imprisonment for not more than 30 days. Provided: such fine and costs of prosecution may be in addition to any costs of work and additional amounts imposed under § 337-5 of this chapter.