Borough of Sharon Hill, PA
Delaware County
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[Adopted 4-10-1951 by Ord. No. 731 (Ch. 106, Art. IV, of the 1972 Code)]

§ 320-22 Permit required; permit fees.

[Amended 5-21-1992 by Ord. No. 1219; 5-24-2012 by Ord. No. 1359]
Before any street or sidewalk in the Borough of Sharon Hill shall be opened by anyone, it shall be necessary to obtain a permit therefor from the Borough Manager, and the fee to be paid to the Borough, for the Borough account, on application for a permit to open any paved or unpaved street in the Borough of Sharon Hill shall be as set from time to time by resolution of the Borough Council

§ 320-23 Fees for openings and replacements by Borough; time limit.

[Amended 5-21-1992 by Ord. No. 1219]
A. 
When the opening and replacement of a street or sidewalk is made by the Highway Department of the Borough of Sharon Hill, the sum as set by Borough Council per square yard shall be paid to the Borough, for the Borough account, for the opening and replacement of any concrete or macadam street or for the opening and replacement of any unimproved street or sidewalk. All street openings and replacements made by the Borough Highway Department will be made as prescribed in § 320-25 of this article. After repairs and replacements have been completed, the size of the patch shall be measured, and should the fee required be greater than the amount paid to the Borough, a bill will be rendered for the additional amount and collected as prescribed by law. Should the amount paid to the Borough be greater than the amount required, a refund will be made to the applicant.
[Amended 5-24-2012 by Ord. No. 1359]
B. 
No street or sidewalk in the Borough of Sharon Hill shall be permitted to remain open for any period of time in excess of 30 days.

§ 320-24 Surety bond, liability and insurance requirements.

[Amended 5-21-1992 by Ord. No. 1219]
When the opening and replacement of a street or sidewalk is made by a permittee or an authorized employee of a permittee, such permittee shall furnish the Borough of Sharon Hill with a bond in the amount of $500. The permittee or an authorized employee of a permittee shall at all times maintain sufficient guards by day and night to prevent accidents from travel and shall be liable for any damage that may arise from his neglect to do so or for any omission on his part and shall indemnify and save harmless the Borough of Sharon Hill from all suits or actions of any name or description brought against the Borough on account of any act or omission on his part, and he shall agree to have and maintain at all times during the progress of the work a sufficient amount of liability insurance to cover all proper claims. He shall further agree to have and maintain at all times during the progress of the work a sufficient amount of workers' compensation insurance to meet all possible claims of his employees and, before starting any work, shall supply the Borough Manager with a certificate from the insurance company showing that he carries such liability and workers' compensation insurance.

§ 320-25 Replacement specifications.

[Amended 5-21-1992 by Ord. No. 1219]
A. 
The replacement of any street or sidewalk by the Highway Department of the Borough of Sharon Hill or by permittees or authorized employees of a permittee shall be as follows: They shall backfill all material and shall ram or tamp with a mechanical tamper each six inches of replaced material. Tunneling will be allowed only on permission of the Borough Manager. When the backfill is eight inches below and parallel to the finished surface of the street, the excavation shall be covered with a six-inch concrete slab extending nine inches beyond the original opening, thus providing a bearing for the finished surface. The finished surface material shall be to the specification prepared by the Borough Engineer for the type of street being replaced; however, for all concrete laid at temperatures between 40° and 50° F., 1% of calcium chloride shall be added to the concrete mixture, and when the temperature is lower than 44° F., 2% of calcium chloride shall be added. No concrete shall be laid when the temperature is lower than 25° F.
B. 
If within two years after the restoration of the surface as herein provided defects shall appear therein resulting from defective backfilling by the permittee, the permittee shall reimburse the Borough for the cost of all necessary repairs to the permanent paving.
C. 
Any person who shall open or excavate any street in the Borough shall thoroughly and completely refill the opening or excavation in conformity with this section and in such a manner as to prevent any settling thereafter and shall restore the surface to the same condition as it was before the opening or excavation, and such restoration shall be in accordance with the specifications of the Department of Transportation of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, which are hereby adopted as specifications of the Borough for restoration of surfaces of streets in the Borough. As restored, the surface shall conform to the proper grade and be of the same surface covering as the part of the thoroughfare immediately adjoining the opening.
[Added 3-8-2011 by Ord. No. 1354]
D. 
Restoration to and replacement of all excavated streets and sidewalks shall be performed by the applicant within 30 days after completion of the initial work unless weather conditions prevent the completion of permanent restoration, at the discretion of the Borough Manager. In that case, the restoration and restoration shall be completed as soon as the weather conditions permit such work to be performed. Restoration and replacement of streets under this section shall be performed in accordance with the most recent Pennsylvania Department of Transportation standards. Restoration and replacement of pavement under this section shall consist of at least an eight-inch-thick bituminous concrete base course and a two-inch-thick wearing course, in accordance with the most recent Pennsylvania Department of Transportation standards. Additionally, edges of the excavation shall first be cut 12 inches, and the edges shall be hot sealed with application of AC-20 bituminous sealer after placement of the paving.
[Added 3-8-2011 by Ord. No. 1354]
E. 
When four or more openings, or one continuous opening, have been made within 100 linear feet of pavement, the applicant shall complete restoration and replacement as provided herein for the entire length of the street between the ends of the furthest openings, extending from the curbline into the street a distance one foot beyond the center line of the street or one foot beyond the trench, whichever is greater.
[Added 3-8-2011 by Ord. No. 1354]
F. 
If the Borough Manager or the Borough Engineer finds that the paving surfaces adjacent to the street excavation are damaged, or where a number of cross trenches are laid in proximity to one another, or where equipment used by an applicant causes damage to the street or adjacent streets where the street excavation occurs, the Borough Manager or the Borough Engineer may order the restoration and replacement provided for herein to the damaged street from curbline to curbline.
[Added 3-8-2011 by Ord. No. 1354]

§ 320-26 Violations and penalties.

[Added 12-28-1972 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.