[Adopted 10-20-1964 by Ord. No. 681; readopted 10-8-1991 by Ord. No. 873 as Ch. 95, Art. II, of the 1991 Code]
Every owner of property in the Borough shall, on 30 days' notice from the Council, construct or reconstruct, repair, or properly maintain a sidewalk adjacent to their property and abutting the Borough's streets or state highways, which shall conform to all applicable requirements of this article and prior ordinances.
Every owner of property in the Borough shall, upon said 30 days' notice from the Borough, repair the sidewalk, in the manner stipulated in such notice, in front of, abutting or alongside such property.
The notices referred to in the previous sections of this article may be written or printed or partly written and partly printed.
All sidewalks shall be constructed, reconstructed and repaired of concrete only according to specifications determined from time to time by the Borough Engineer, provided that a bituminous surface meeting specifications determined by the Borough Engineer may be applied as a protective coating only where an entire block of concrete does not have to be replaced, but where a block of concrete has to be replaced, such replacements shall be with concrete only.
All sidewalks shall be constructed with, reconstructed with and repaired and the grading therefor done upon the line and grade obtained by the property owner from the Borough Engineer and not otherwise. Upon notice as provided in §§ 300-7 and 300-8 of this article, such work of construction, reconstruction or repair shall be done by the owner or owners of such property.
It shall be the duty and responsibility of the Borough Engineer or Street Foreman to determine, in the case of any individual property, whether or not a sidewalk shall be reconstructed or repaired and, if so, the specific part or parts thereof to be so repaired or reconstructed.
The Engineer or Street Foreman may at any time during the course of work of constructing, reconstructing or repairing any sidewalk visit the site of such work to ascertain whether such work is being done according to requirements, and they, or one of their assistants, shall visit any such site for such purpose whenever requested by the property owner. Within two days after the completion of the work of construction, reconstruction or repair of any sidewalk, it shall be the duty of the owner of the property where such work was done to notify the Borough Engineer or Street Foreman of that fact so that he may inspect such sidewalk to determine whether the grade thereof has been observed and followed.
Upon the failure of any owner of any property who has been so notified to construct, reconstruct or repair the sidewalk adjacent to his property, the Borough may order the same to be done by private contractors or Borough crew and, in accordance with the provisions of the Borough Code, collect the costs thereof, plus 10% additional, together with all charges and expenses, from such owner of property and may file a municipal claim therefor or collect the same by action in assumpsit.