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Borough of Lewistown, PA
Mifflin County
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[Adopted 4-14-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-6]
Owners of every property fronting upon or alongside of any of the streets in the Borough are required to:
A. 
Remove or cause to be removed from all of the sidewalks in front of or alongside of said property all snow and ice thereon fallen or formed within 24 hours after snow and ice shall have ceased to fall or to be formed; or
B. 
If the ice on a sidewalk is so thick that it cannot be removed without damaging the sidewalk, then, within 24 hours after the ice has formed, to spread enough sand or other anti-slip material on the sidewalk to make pedestrian use reasonably safe and to spread enough deicing agent on the sidewalk as will hasten the breaking or splitting of the ice so that it can be removed from the sidewalk as soon as possible.
A. 
No person shall deposit, discharge, mound, throw or place any snow or ice:
(1) 
On a fire hydrant or within the three-foot radius of a fire hydrant;
(2) 
On a stormwater collection inlet drain or curb box or within the three feet radius of an inlet drain or curb box; or
(3) 
On the vehicle-travelled portion of a Borough street or a non-Borough street.
B. 
Except as prohibited by Subsection A(1) or (2), snow or ice may be deposited or placed in the curbside parking portion of a Borough street or non-Borough street.
A. 
In any case where the owner, as aforesaid, shall fail, neglect or refuse to comply with any of the provisions of § 212-39 within the time limit prescribed therein, the condition shall be deemed by the Borough to constitute a public nuisance, and the Borough Manager may direct the Borough work force (or an independent contractor retained by the Borough) to correct the nuisance.
B. 
The owner of the property shall be charged for the corrective work done by or for the Borough, and the charge shall be the base cost to the Borough of the corrective work, with an additional amount of 10% from such owner, which may be in addition to any fine or penalty imposed under § 212-42A.
[Amended 7-9-2018 by Ord. No. 2018-3]
A. 
Any person, firm or corporation who shall fail to remove snow or ice from any sidewalk, as required by § 212-39, shall be issued a ticket for violation by the Borough Codes Officer, as set forth in § 212-42, with penalty costs as follows:
(1) 
Of not less than $25 in the event snow or ice is not removed within 24 hours;
(2) 
Of not less than $50 in the event snow or ice is not removed within 48 hours;
(3) 
Of not less than $75 in the event snow or ice is not removed within 72 hours; and
(4) 
Of not less than $100 nor more than $1,000 in the event snow or ice is not removed within 96 hours.
B. 
An owner who does not pay the penalty cost set forth in Subsection A within the seven-day period set forth in § 212-42B shall be subject to prosecution and upon conviction to payment of not less than $300 plus the amount of any unpaid violation tickets issued pursuant to Subsection A of this section, plus the costs of prosecution.
C. 
Any person, firm or corporation who shall deposit snow and/or ice in a traffic lane of a Borough street as prohibited by § 212-40, upon conviction thereof, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $75 nor more than $1,000.
D. 
Each day that a violation of this article continues or each section of this article which shall be found to have been violated shall constitute a separate offense.
[Amended 7-9-2018 by Ord. No. 2018-3]
A. 
In enforcing and administering § 212-39, it shall be the duty of the Codes Enforcement Officer of the Borough to report to the Codes Enforcement Office:
(1) 
The street address of the property in violation;
(2) 
The date and time when the violation occurred;
(3) 
The nature of the violation;
(4) 
The section which has been violated; and
(5) 
Any other relevant facts necessary to understand the circumstances attending the violation.
B. 
In addition to the report to be made under Subsection A, the Codes Enforcement Officer shall place on the front entrance door a ticket containing:
(1) 
The information referred to in Subsection A(1) through (5);
(2) 
A notice substantially to the effect that the owner and/or occupant of the property may, within seven days after the date noted on the ticket, pay at the Lewistown Municipal Building the penalty cost for the violation referred to in § 212-41; and
(3) 
A warning substantially to the effect that if the penalty is not paid within the seven-day period after the date noted on the ticket, a summons will be issued by a Magisterial District Judge and upon conviction a fine of not less than $300, plus the amount of any unpaid violation tickets issued pursuant to § 212-41A, will be imposed and costs of prosecution added.