Borough of Rankin, PA
Allegheny County
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§ 21-101 Definitions.

[Ord. 487, 6/9/2015, § 1]
As used in this Part, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
BOROUGH-OWNED PARKING LOTS
Any Borough owned parking lot.
MAINTENANCE
The following activities which maintain the cosmetic appearance of the motor vehicle or are considered routine owner care so long as they are not performed in a manner or location that poses a public nuisance, environmental hazard or danger to others:
1. 
Washing and waxing;
2. 
Replacement of minor motor vehicle parts and components that typically require replacing on a regular schedule as part of normal vehicle maintenance such as replacing wiper blades, lighting fixtures, points, plugs, air filters, external belts, battery, tires and other minor exterior components.
PERSON
Any individual person, firm, association or corporation.
PUBLIC STREET
All of the roads, streets and alleys within the legal rights-of-way of the Borough of Rankin.
REPAIRS
Any mechanical or body work on a motor vehicle which is not herein defined as maintenance. The term "repairs" shall include but shall not be limited to motor oil or synthetic lubricant changes, transmission fluid or differential fluid changes, radiator or cooling system flushes, brake replacement or adjustment, body work, painting and/or engine repair.
SIDEWALK, PUBLIC
All of the constructed public walkways, including grass plots within the Borough of Rankin.
STORE/STORAGE
Any parts or supplies used in or related to the maintenance or repair of motor vehicles, which parts or supplies are left unattended for a period exceeding two consecutive hours.

§ 21-102 Motor Vehicle Repairs Prohibited.

[Ord. 487, 6/9/2015, § 2]
It shall be unlawful for any person to make repairs to any motor vehicle on the public streets or public sidewalks, or in Borough-owned parking lots in the Borough of Rankin.

§ 21-103 Maintenance on Public Sidewalks or Borough-Owned Parking Lots Prohibited.

[Ord. 487, 6/9/2015, § 3]
Performing maintenance on motor vehicles on public sidewalks or in Borough-owned parking lots is prohibited, except that Borough-owned parking lots may be used for the maintenance of Borough-owned motor vehicles or the motor vehicles of persons performing pubic services to the Borough pursuant to contract or express written authority of the Borough.

§ 21-104 Maintenance on Public Streets Regulated.

[Ord. 487, 6/9/2015, § 4]
1. 
Maintenance on motor vehicles on a public street is prohibited unless:
A. 
Such maintenance is performed on a motor vehicle registered to a person residing at a residence or other property located within 50 feet of the site at which the maintenance is being performed;
B. 
Such maintenance is performed in a manner that in no way creates or constitutes a public nuisance, environmental hazard, or danger to pedestrians; and
C. 
Such maintenance in no way blocks a traffic lane, or otherwise poses any hindrance to the free flow of vehicular traffic.

§ 21-105 Storage of Motor Vehicle Parts Prohibited.

[Ord. 487, 6/9/2015, § 5]
It shall be unlawful for any person to store new or used motor vehicle parts or supplies used or related to the repair or maintenance of motor vehicles on the public streets, public sidewalks or Borough-owned parking lots in the Borough of Rankin.

§ 21-106 Violations and Penalties.

[Ord. 487, 6/9/2015, § 6]
Any person, firm or corporation who or which violates any provision of this Part shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 and, in default of payment, to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 30 days. Every day that a violation of this Part continues shall constitute a separate offense.

§ 21-201 Incorporation of Recitals.

[Ord. 389, 5/11/2004]
The above recitals are incorporated herein by reference.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Said recitals are fully set forth in Ord. 389, a copy of which is on file in the Borough offices.

§ 21-202 Snow and Ice Removal Required.

[Ord. 389, 5/11/2004]
Every tenant, occupant or owner having the care or charge of any land or building fronting on any street in the Borough of Rankin, where there is a sidewalk paved with concrete, brick, stone or other material shall, within 24 hours after the fall of any snow or sleet or the accumulation of ice caused by freezing precipitation, cause the same to be removed from the sidewalk.

§ 21-203 Violations and Penalties.

[Ord. 389, 5/11/2004]
Any person, group, association or corporation that shall violate the provisions of this Part shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine not exceeding $100 plus costs, or in default thereof, may be committed to the Allegheny County Jail for a period not exceeding 30 days.