It shall hereafter be the duty of the owners of the lots of ground respectively fronting on all the streets of said Borough to grade and pave the sidewalks abutting thereon, to construct curbs at the edges of the sidewalk areas, to repair and keep said sidewalks and curbs safe and usable, and to repave the same when unsafe or worn out.
Written notice of all proposed construction and repair of sidewalks and curbs shall be given by said owners to the Borough Secretary and a permit obtained for the same from the Secretary, for which permit there shall be paid to the Secretary a fee as set from time to time by resolution of Borough Council.
The location of the sidewalks and the width of the paved parts thereof, of the grass plots alongside thereof, and of the location of the curbs at the edge thereof, shall be as determined by Council or by the Highway Committee.
The grades of sidewalks and curbs shall be fixed by the Borough Engineer. Every sidewalk and curb hereafter laid shall be in accordance with the lines, grades, slopes, plans and specifications fixed and given by the Borough Engineer, as further set forth in the engineering specifications that follow.
All paved parts of the sidewalks and curbs shall be constructed of concrete in accordance with the engineering specifications that follow. All private driveways and the entrances to private alleys, wherever the same shall cross the sidewalk, shall be paved with concrete or constructed in such other manner as may be approved by Council or its Highway Committee.
The dimensions of curbs shall conform to the engineering specifications that follow. Materials and construction methods of said curb shall conform to these engineering specifications.
It shall be the duty of all property owners along every street, after notice given in accordance with law by the Secretary to have their sidewalks graded, laid, repaired or curbed in accordance with the requirements of this article within 60 days after such notice, and if said owners shall have neglected to do said work for said length of time, the Highway Committee shall, after notice as aforesaid, cause it to be done at the cost of said owners, and the Borough shall collect the cost thereof and 10% additional, together with all charges and expenses, from such owners and may file a municipal claim therefor or collect the same by civil action, as provided by law.
When the Highway Committee determines a sidewalk or curb is in a dangerous condition and can be repaired by an expenditure of not more than $100, and the Chairman of the Highway Committee shall certify that an emergency repair is required, it shall be the duty of the abutting property owners, after notice is given by the Borough Secretary, to have said emergency repairs made for said length of time, the Highway Committee shall, after due notice as aforesaid, cause it to be done at the cost of the owners, and the Borough shall collect the cost thereof and 10% additional, together with all charges and expenses, from such owners and may file a municipal claim therefor or collect the same by action in assumpsit, as provided by law.
[Amended 12-15-1992 by Ord. No. 535]
Any person who lays a sidewalk or curb in any other manner than is directed herein, or who refuses to grade, pave, construct or take up his sidewalk or curb and to reset or relay the same in the manner herein prescribed, or injures or tears up any sidewalk or curb for any purpose and fails to place that sidewalk or curb in as good condition as it was in before, or who otherwise violates any part of this article, shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 and undergo imprisonment for not more than 30 days.