[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Warren as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 410.
[Adopted 4-4-1910 by Ord. No. 99 (Ch. 26, Part 1, of the 1997 Code of Ordinances)]
[Amended 12-12-1988 by Ord. No. 1491]
The laying of pipes in the public streets, lanes and alleys of the City of Warren, Pennsylvania, by individuals, partnerships or associations for the purpose of supplying water is hereby permitted subject to all ordinances of said City now in force or hereafter to be passed relative to digging or excavating in the streets, lanes or alleys of said City, and subject also to any change in the location or position of said pipes at any time hereafter made necessary by any municipal work or improvement.
[Amended 7-23-1979 by Ord. No. 1208; 12-12-1988 by Ord. No. 1491]
Before any pipes shall be laid under this article, the parties desiring to do so shall submit to the City Manager a statement in writing of the proposed piping to be done; the streets, lanes or alleys in which the same is to be done; the size and kind of pipes proposed to be laid, and the depth to which it is proposed to lay the same, which shall be subject to approval of the Department of Public Works.
[Amended 11-12-1952 by Ord. No. 503; 12-12-1988 by Ord. No. 1491]
Such pipes shall be laid in such manner and kept in constant good repair so as not to injure any streets, lanes or alleys now or hereafter paved or unpaved in said City by reason of leakage or freezing. All pipes not so laid and kept or not put in proper repair after two days' notice so to do, or for failure to accommodate said pipes to the requirements of any public work or improvement after like notice, are hereby declared public nuisances, and the said pipes may be removed by the City authorities from any such street, lane or alley at the expense of the owner or owners of such pipes, to be recovered as provided by law for removal of nuisances, with any additional penalty authorized by law.
[Adopted 6-12-1961 by Ord. No. 745 (Ch. 26, Part 2, of the 1997 Code of Ordinances)]
[Amended 12-12-1988 by Ord. No. 1491]
The owners of all properties abutting upon streets, lanes and alleys where a storm sewer has been constructed after the date of the enactment of this article shall forthwith, on 10 days' notice, at their expense, either connect their premises with said storm sewers and drain all surface waters and stormwaters from their buildings and premises into said storm sewers or provide such other methods to be approved by the City Manager which will prevent the drainage of all surface water and stormwater from their buildings and premises from entering into the sanitary sewer system of the City of Warren.
[Amended 7-23-1979 by Ord. No. 1224; 12-12-1988 by Ord. No. 1491]
The City Manager serves as the enforcement officer under this article, with full authority to give notice as required under this article and to approve the methods which shall be used by property owners to comply with the provisions of § 455-4 of this article.
The 10 days' notice required to be given hereunder shall be given by letter to the owners of the premises or served upon the owner or, if the owner is a nonresident, notice shall be given to the occupant of the premises or the owner's agent and, in addition, a notice by certified mail shall be sent to the owner.
[Amended 7-23-1979 by Ord. No. 1224; 7-12-1982 by Ord. No. 1340; 12-12-1988 by Ord. No. 1491; 12-8-1997 by Ord. No. 1622]
Any person who shall violate any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine not exceeding $1,000 plus costs and, in default of payment thereof, shall be subject to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 30 days.
Whenever any person, firm, association, partnership or corporation shall have failed to comply with any provision of this article within 30 days after having received notice to comply from the City Manager, then each day's continuance of that violation after the expiration of the thirty-day period shall constitute a separate offense. In the alternative, the City Manager, in his discretion, may have the work done by City employees or contract the necessary work to be done by independent contractors, and the cost of the work, with an additional 10%, shall be collected from the owner of the premises by assessment and lien.