Borough of Sharon Hill, PA
Delaware County
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[Adopted 12-4-1945 by Ord. No. 699 (Ch. 106, Art. I, of the 1972 Code)]

§ 320-1 Approval of plans by Borough Council required.

No person, partnership, association or corporation shall construct, open or dedicate any road, street, lane or alley, or any sewer or drainage facilities in connection therewith, for public use or travel in the Borough of Sharon Hill, without first submitting plans therefor to the Borough Council for its approval, and no road, street, lane or alley, nor sewer nor drainage facilities in connection therewith, shall be opened, laid or constructed except in strict accordance with plans approved by the Borough Council.

§ 320-2 Content of plans; minimum widths; extensions; names.

Such plans shall show the profiles of such roads, streets, lanes or alleys; the course, structure and capacity of any drainage facilities; the method of drainage of the adjacent or contiguous territory, and drainage profile of the streets and plan showing drainage of the whole property and the size of the lots. All roads and streets shall be of a width not less than 50 feet, and the cartway shall be not less than 30 feet wide, and all roads and streets connecting with existing streets so as to form a continuation or extension thereof shall be not less in width than such existing roads and streets. All roads and streets, where possible, shall connect with existing roads and streets or proposed roads and streets shown on the Borough plan, so as to form as nearly as possible through roads and streets a harmonious and systematic development of the Borough. The names of roads and streets shall not conflict with the names of existing roads and streets, and all roads and streets shall be designated by the names of existing roads and streets with which they connect as extensions thereof.

§ 320-3 Time for submitting plans; public hearing.

All such plans shall be filed with the Secretary of the Borough Council at least 10 days prior to the regular meeting of the Borough Council at which it is desired to seek approval thereof. Before acting upon any such plans, the Borough Council may, in its discretion, arrange for a public hearing, after giving such notice as it may deem desirable in each case.

§ 320-4 Right to alter plans reserved.

The Borough Council reserves the right to alter such plans, to specify any changes or modifications of any kind which it may deem necessary with respect thereto, and to make its approval of such plans subject to any such alteration, changes or modifications.

§ 320-5 Signing and filing of approved plans.

Any and all plans, when so approved, shall be signed on behalf of the Borough by the President of the Borough Council and shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of the Borough, where the same shall be available for public inspection.

§ 320-6 Recording of plans and approval.

The action of the Borough Council in approving any such plans and such plans shall be recorded by the person applying for such approval in the office of the Recorder of Deeds of Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

§ 320-7 Required improvements.

All roads and streets shown on the said plan shall be improved by the paving of the cartway with concrete only, by the construction of curbs and by the laying of sidewalks, all in accordance with the plans and specifications prescribed by the Highway Committee of Borough Council and approved by Borough Council and from time to time altered, supplemented or changed.

§ 320-8 Prior installation of mains, pipes and conduits required.

All sewers, sewer laterals and sewer connections shall be laid on all improved streets before paving, where connection with the Borough sewers is practicable and where such connection shall be required by the Borough Council, and all gas and water mains and all service connections shall be laid before the paving of the streets, where water and gas are available, and all other mains, pipes and conduits and the like shall be installed before paving of the cartway, where it is proposed to install any such service mains in the streets.

§ 320-9 Applications for approval; improvements contract; surety bond.

All applications for the approval of such plans shall be in writing on a blank form to be furnished for that purpose by the Borough Council and to be signed by the owners of the property, which must be filed with the Secretary of the Borough, setting forth in detail the character of the improvements to be made on the property shown on the said plan in accordance with the provisions of this article, and in such application, the applicant shall agree to open, lay out and improve the roads, streets, lanes or alleys and to construct all of the improvements, including the sewers and drainage facilities upon the property, shown on the plan, within the time or times therein specified, and agree to enter into a contract in writing with the Borough, in form to be prescribed by the Borough Solicitor, to install, erect and construct the said improvements. The applicant shall furnish a bond in such amount, under such conditions and form, and with such security as shall be approved by the Borough Council, to guarantee the performance of the said contract and to secure the completion of the said improvements within the time or times therein specified.

§ 320-10 Violations and penalties.

[Added 12-18-1972 by Ord. No. 1019; amended 7-14-1988 by Ord. No. 1180]
Any person who shall be convicted of a violation of any of the provisions of this article before any Magisterial District Judge shall be sentenced to pay a maximum fine as provided from time to time by state statute, together with costs of prosecution, or to imprisonment in the county jail for a term not to exceed 30 days, or both.