[Ord. 500, 3/19/2008, § I; as amended by A.O.]
Unless otherwise expressly stated, the following words or phrases shall, for the purposes of this part, have the meaning herein indicated. Words or terms used but not defined in this part shall have the meaning as defined in the Acts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania relating to the same subject matter, so long as such Acts do not have definitions which are inconsistent with each other, in which case, as to any such Act, the definitions contained in the Borough Code, 53 P.S. § 45101 et seq., if any, shall apply.
- An independent structure having a roof supported by columns or walls or resting on its own foundation and intended for the shelter, housing or enclosure of any individual, animal, process, equipment, goods or materials of any kind.
- Any man-made change to improved or unimproved real estate including, but not limited to, buildings or other structures, the placement of manufactured homes, streets and other paving, utilities, filling, grading, excavation, mining, dredging or drilling operations and the subdivision of land.
- A building or portion thereof designed for and/or used for living quarters, exclusive of hotels, motels, transient accommodations or similar buildings or facilities. The following are types of dwellings:
- LAND DEVELOPMENT
- Any of the following activities:
- (1) The improvement of one lot or two or more contiguous lots, tracts or parcels of land for any purpose involving:
- (a) A group of two or more residential or nonresidential buildings, whether proposed initially or cumulatively, or a single nonresidential building on a lot or lots regardless of the number of occupants or tenants.
- (b) The division or allocation of land or space, whether initially or cumulatively, between or among two or more existing or prospective occupants by means of, or for the purpose of streets, common areas, leasehold, condominium building groups or other features.
- (2) A subdivision of land.
- (3) Development other than those activities specified as exclusions.
- A designated parcel, tract or area of land established by a plat or otherwise as permitted by law and to be used, developed or built upon as a unit.
- PLANNED COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
- An area of land or real estate to be developed as a planned community in accordance to the Uniform Planned Community Act, 68 Pa.C.S.A. § 5101 et seq., or as same may be subsequently amended, and therein defined and again herein defined as real estate with respect to which a person, by virtue of ownership of an interest in a portion of the real estate, is or may become obligated by covenant, easement or agreement imposed on the owner's interest to pay any amount for real property taxes, insurance, maintenance, repair, improvement, management, administration or regulations of any part of the real estate other than the portion or interest owned solely by the person. The term excludes a cooperative and a condominium, but a condominium or cooperative may be part of a planned community. For the purpose of this definition, "ownership" includes holding a leasehold interest of more than 20 years, including renewal options, in real estate. The term includes nonresidential campground communities.
- A street shall be defined to include a street, avenue, boulevard, highway, freeway, parkway, lane, alley, viaduct or any other ways used or intended to be used by vehicular traffic or pedestrians, whether public or private.
- The division or redivision of a lot, tract or parcel of land by any means into two or more lots, tracts, parcels or other divisions of land including changes in existing lot lines for the purpose, whether immediate or future, of lease, partition by the court for distribution to heirs or devisees, transfer of ownership or building or lot development; provided, however, that the subdivision by lease of land for agricultural purposes into parcels of more than 10 acres, not involving any new street or easement of access or any residential dwelling, shall be exempted.
[Ord. 500, 3/19/2008, § II]
Any and all streets within the Borough shall be named and all dwellings, buildings or property located thereon shall be numbered if such street meets at least one of the following conditions:
[Ord. 500, 3/19/2008, § III]
New streets shall be named during the subdivision and land development approval process or, in the case of an existing private street, at the time such private street is accepted by the Borough.
At the time of filing an application for approval of a subdivision and land development, or at the time of petitioning or otherwise requesting the Borough to accept a private street, the developer or property owner shall submit to the Borough a written request for the application of a street name or names for a street located in such subdivision or land development or on such private street. Upon receipt by the Borough, the requested street names and their locations shall be forwarded to the County of Westmoreland for review to avoid duplication or other characteristics which would prevent, hinder or delay the timely and efficient provision of services to the residents and others located on, served by, or to be located on or served by such street.
If the street is part of a preliminary plan which is approved by the Borough then such street name shall be reserved for the time period provided in the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code, 53 P.S. § 10101 et seq., currently five years.
[Ord. 500, 3/19/2008, § IV]
The Borough hereby approves and adopts, unless otherwise modified in this part, or unless otherwise inconsistent with or in conflict with any Act of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Street Naming and Addressing Policy of the County of Westmoreland, as set forth in the document marked Appendix "21-4-A," attached hereto and expressly made a part hereof.
[Ord. 500, 3/19/2008, § V]
The survey, plan and system for the naming of streets in the Borough, as currently existing, is hereby adopted and approved. A copy of said survey, plan and system, dated November 12, 2007, is hereby designated, approved and adopted as such survey, plan and system for existing street names.
[Ord. 500, 3/19/2008, § VII]
The survey, plan and system for the numbering of dwellings, buildings and properties in the Borough, as prepared by the Borough and currently existing is hereby approved and adopted. Said survey, plan and system for the numbering of dwellings and buildings is dated December 7, 2007, and hereby approved and adopted.
[Ord. 500, 3/19/2008, § VIII]
On and after the passage and enactment of this part it shall be the duty of each and every owner, trustee, lessee, agent and/or occupant of each and every dwelling and building in the Borough to cause the same to be numbered in accordance with the provisions of this part and the survey, plan and system hereby adopted and approved. The numbering system shall be in accord with the policy adopted herein and attached hereto as Appendix "21-4-A."
[Ord. 500, 3/19/2008, § IX]
The properties, buildings and locations as set forth on Exhibit "21-4-B," attached hereto, which is adopted herein, titled "911 Address Changes for Ordinance," are hereby designated and shall have the address name and/or number as set forth on said Exhibit "21-4-B."
[Ord. 500, 3/19/2008, § X]
It shall be unlawful and a violation of this part to fail to comply with the affirmative obligations, requirements and standards contained herein with regard to the naming, addressing and numbering of dwellings, buildings, properties and streets.
It shall be unlawful and a violation of this part to deface, destroy, remove, obliterate, conceal, cover or obstruct any required signage and/or numbering as provided in this part, with the exception of the required removal of old numbers and names when a new street name and/or number has been assigned and designated.
[Ord. 500, 3/19/2008, § XI; as amended by A.O.]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this part, upon conviction thereof in an action brought before a magisterial district judge in the manner provided for the enforcement of summary offenses under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 plus costs together with reasonable attorney fees and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 90 days. Each day that a violation of this part continues or each section of this part which shall be found to have been violated shall constitute a separate offense.