Borough of Shillington, PA
Berks County
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[Ord. 1124, 8/11/2011[1]]
1. 
The following words, when used in this Part, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise, shall be defined as follows:
BOROUGH
The Borough of Shillington.
COUNCIL
The Borough Council of the Borough of Shillington.
ENGINEER
The Engineer of the Borough of Shillington.
SIDEWALK AREA
The area between the street curbline and the right-of-way line of a street, as shown on recorded subdivision plans or as established by ordinance.
STREET
As defined in the Land Subdivision Ordinance [Chapter 22] of the Borough of Shillington. It includes street, avenue, boulevard, road, highway, expressway, thoroughfare, court, lane, alley, and any other ways used or intended to be used by vehicular traffic or pedestrians, whether public or private. Included is all the land between the street right-of-way lines, whether improved or unimproved. Streets may comprise pavement, shoulders, gutters, sidewalks, division strips, or other areas within the street right-of-way lines.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance superseded former Part 2, Grading, Construction and Repair, adopted 9/9/2004 by Ord. 1021.
[Ord. 1124, 8/11/2011]
1. 
The grading of sidewalk areas and the constructing and repairing of sidewalks, curbs, curb ramps, and driveway entrances along the streets of the Borough of Shillington shall be done by the owner or owners of the lot or lots abutting thereon in accordance with the lines and grades established by ordinance or as shown on the topographical survey and revisions thereto of the Borough of Shillington and in accordance with details shown in the Appendix,[1] copies of which plan are attached to this Part and other copies thereof being on file with the Borough.
[1]
Editor's Note: The Appendix is on file in the Borough offices.
2. 
It is hereby declared unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to grade any sidewalk area or construct or repair any retaining wall within the Borough of Shillington except in compliance with the provisions of this Part.
3. 
Any person, firm or corporation desiring to grade any sidewalk area, which is defined as the area located between the curbline and the building line as shown on the topographical survey and revisions thereto of the Borough of Shillington, or desiring to construct or repair any sidewalk, curb, curb ramp, driveway entrance, or front or rear retaining wall shall first obtain an application therefor from the Borough. A permit shall be issued by the Borough only after the following conditions have been satisfied:
A. 
The filing of a written application with the Borough upon such form as is approved by the Borough Council, by resolution, setting forth the location, purpose and detailed description of the improvements;
B. 
The approval of said application by the Borough Manager;
C. 
The payment of an established fee in accordance with the fee schedule adopted by resolution, which shall be paid to the Borough at the time of filing the written application, which fee shall be the total fee regardless of the number of improvements set forth in the application;
D. 
In all cases of new construction of any curb or in the case of any other type of improvement when requested by the applicant, the Borough Engineer, if he deems it necessary, shall furnish the applicant with necessary lines and/or grades. A permit shall be effective for a period of 90 days from date of issuance and may, prior to expiration of the original or renewal period, be renewed by the Borough Manager, for a period of 90 days, upon the application and established renewal fee in accordance with the fee schedule for each 90 days by the person, firm, or corporation to whom the original permit was issued, provided that the reference points have not been disturbed or destroyed. When reference points have been disturbed, they shall be reestablished at the applicant's expense.
E. 
Combination curb and gutter is not permitted unless approved by the Borough Council.
F. 
Notification shall be given to the applicant that all work for which a permit is required shall be inspected throughout the time of construction by Borough Officials.
G. 
The applicant for a permit for any improvements covered by this Part shall state in writing on the application for a permit that he is thoroughly familiar with all terms and provisions of this Part.
H. 
The form of application and permit shall be adopted from time to time by the Borough Council by resolution. A copy thereof shall remain on file at the office of the Borough.
4. 
All sidewalk areas shall be graded and all sidewalks, curbs, curb ramps, driveway entrances and front or rear retaining walls shall be constructed, reconstructed or repaired in conformance with the hereinafter details and specifications adopted by Council only on the grades and lines as shown on the topographical survey and revisions thereto of the Borough of Shillington, and furnished by the Borough Engineer, and in accordance with the following provisions:
A. 
All sidewalk areas shall conform to curb grades, except that the area shall have a one-fourth-inch ascending pitch per foot measured from the outside curb face to the right-of-way line of the street.
B. 
All separate curbs shall be eight inches wide across the top, shall be nine inches wide seven inches below the top of curb at gutter elevation, and shall extend for a width of nine inches downward to a point 24 inches from the top of the finished curb.
C. 
The outside edge of all sidewalks shall be set back from the inside face of the curb in accordance with the pavement reservation width as shown on the typical sidewalk sections as noted in the Appendix.[2] In addition, where either a grass plot exists or no grass plot presently exists adjacent to existing sidewalk that is to be repaired or replaced, the Borough Council, by resolution, may direct that the grass plot area requirement be waived and that the width of the sidewalk area be reduced to such width as the Borough Council may deem necessary and appropriate under the particular circumstances. No surface gutters are permitted on newly constructed sidewalks. All subsurface rainwater conductors shall be installed under sidewalk area and shall be constructed in accordance with the Plumbing Code of the Borough of Shillington, as amended and supplemented.
(1) 
All drains, rainwater conductors, or roof drains shall be installed under the sidewalk and shall be a size of four inches' inside diameter.
(a) 
Materials for drains shall be Schedule 40 polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe. Cast iron may be required based on anticipated vehicle loading requirements.
(b) 
Installation of said drains shall be in such a manner that the invert of the drain shall be one inch above the invert of the gutter flow line.
(c) 
Over the top of each drainpipe that passes through the curb, two No. 3 rebars, one foot long and having a fifteen-degree bend in the middle, shall be installed with the end pointing down and in such a manner to be equal distance from the drain to the top of curb and also equal distance from the face of curb and the rear of curb.
(2) 
All sidewalks shall be five feet in width, except on an eight-foot-wide reservation or less, where the concrete sidewalk shall be four feet in width, and not less than five inches in thickness and the surface shall have a one-fourth-inch pitch per linear foot ascending from the outside face of the curb to the right-of-way of the street. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Part, all sidewalks and curbs shall conform as to size with the majority type of then-existing sidewalks and curb in the same block.
[2]
Editor's Note: The Appendix is on file in the Borough offices.
D. 
All sidewalks shall be constructed of a minimum thickness of five inches of three-thousand-five-hundred-pound concrete after 28 days' curing time with air retaining equivalent to 5%, plus or minus 1%, with the exception of areas being used as driveways, which shall have a minimum thickness of eight inches. All concrete material must be ready-mix from a PennDOT-approved plant. The Borough may require copies of the plant mix design and daily certifications. All sidewalks shall have a four-inch base of clean three-fourths-inch crushed stone (AASHTO No. 57 or PennDOT No. 2B). Expansion joints shall consist of a one-half-inch preformed, nonextruding, resilient, bituminous joint filler material to be placed the full depth at the sidewalk every 20 feet, and scored joints shall be placed every four feet. Saw-cutting sidewalk for scored joints is prohibited.
(1) 
Areas of sidewalks that fall within the limits of a commercial driveway shall have a minimum thickness of eight inches and shall have an appropriate amount of reinforcing steel installed to handle the anticipated loading requirements.
E. 
Driveway Entrances.
(1) 
All driveway entrances shall: have a minimum curb radius of two feet and a maximum curb radius of four feet eight inches; have the outside edge raised 1 3/4 inches above the flowline of the gutter; and shall have a straight slope therefrom to the prescribed outside edge of sidewalk, shall have a sidewalk surface of the same grade and width prescribed for sidewalks, and all driveway entrances, slope and sidewalk surface shall be eight inches in thickness. No single driveway entrance for a one-car garage shall be constructed with a frontage exceeding 12 feet, measured along the building line. In lieu of a driveway entrance having curb radii as part of its construction, a depressed curb driveway entrance may be used as set forth on the curb and sidewalk as noted in the Appendix.[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: The Appendix is on file in the Borough offices.
(2) 
No single driveway entrance for a garage for two or more cars shall be constructed with a frontage or width exceeding 16 feet, measured along the right-of-way line, except upon specific approval by resolution of said Council. Such specific approval shall be given only when it is not contrary to the public interest and when, owing to special conditions, unnecessary hardship would result. The width of any single business, commercial or industrial driveway entrance shall not exceed 35 feet in width and shall be subject to the approval of Borough Council.
(3) 
Driveway entrances shall in no way impede the flow of stormwater runoff in the cartway area of the streets.
(4) 
All driveways to be used for business, commercial, or industrial uses shall be constructed with reinforcing steel of a design adequate to handle the proposed loading, and said design shall be subject to the approval of the Borough Engineer.
(5) 
Existing driveway entrances to be replaced may require line and grade provided by the Borough to ensure compliance with the requirements of this Part.
F. 
Driveway Construction.
(1) 
All driveways shall be constructed as follows:
(a) 
Radius-curb and depressed-curb driveways shall have the outside edge raised 1 3/4 inches above the flow line of the gutter.
(b) 
Radius-curb and depressed-curb driveways shall have a straight slope from the rear of the curb to the outside edge of the sidewalk.
(c) 
All driveways located within the rights-of-way of public streets shall have a minimum of four inches' depth of clean three-fourths-inch crushed stone (AASHTO No. 57 or PennDOT No. 2B).
(d) 
All concrete used on driveways within the rights-of-way of public streets shall be an ultimate strength of 3,500 pounds per square inch at 28 days and containing 5%, plus or minus 1%, air by volume. All concrete material must be ready-mix from a PennDOT-approved plant. The Borough may require copies of the plant mix design and daily certifications.
(e) 
All driveways shall have a finish equivalent to that of the adjoining sidewalk, while the finish for curb radius, depressed curb shall be the same as adjoining curbing.
(f) 
All driveways shall be constructed with the appropriate reinforcing steel as noted on the drawings.[4]
[4]
Editor's Note: The Appendix is on file in the Borough offices.
(2) 
The outside edge of all front retaining walls, defined as those located along any street, shall be on or in back of the right-of-way line as shown on the topographical survey and revisions thereto of the Borough of Shillington; and the outside edge of all rear retaining walls shall be on or in back of the alley line as shown on the topographical survey and revisions thereto of the Borough of Shillington; and it shall be constructed in accordance with good engineering practice, of such height, thickness and materials as shall be approved by the Borough. When a retaining wall presently existing in violation of this Part is to be replaced or partially replaced, it must be replaced in its entirety in conformity with the provisions of this Part.
G. 
Concrete Curbing.
(1) 
Materials for construction of concrete curbing shall be as follows: All concrete curbing shall be constructed on a four-inch depth of clean three-fourths-inch crushed stone (AASHTO No. 57 or PennDOT No. 2B). The concrete shall have a three-thousand-five-hundred-pounds-per-square-inch compressive strength when cured for 28 days with an air-entrainment equivalent of 5%, plus or minus 1%. All concrete material must be ready-mix from a PennDOT-approved plant. The Borough may require copies of the plant mix design and daily certifications. No concrete shall be poured in freezing conditions without the approval of the Borough Engineer. Expansion joints shall consist of 1/2 inch of premolded, nonextruding, bitumastic material to be used for the entire depth of the curb and, where the sidewalk meets the outside face of curbing or wall, at a distance of 20 feet, with scored joints every 10 feet.
(2) 
If appropriate, the contractor may request permission to construct curbing using slip-form methods. Such request shall be submitted to the Borough, in writing, outlining the proposed details of the construction. Slip-form construction methods may vary from standard poured-in-place curb construction with the approval of the Borough Council and the Borough Engineer. For slip-form curb (4,000 psi minimum), expansion joints may be installed every 50 feet with scored joints every 10 feet. All concrete material must be ready-mix from a PennDOT-approved plant. The Borough may require copies of the plant mix design and daily certifications.
H. 
Finishing.
(1) 
The top surfaces of sidewalks, curbs, ADA curb ramps, and driveway entrances shall receive a floated, slip-resistant finish, and the finish tolerance shall be a true plane within 1/4 inch in 10 feet. The exposed vertical surfaces of curbs, curb ramps, and driveway entrances shall be repaired of all honeycombed and defective areas and shall receive a smooth-rubbed finish. This finish shall be produced by wetting the surfaces and rubbing with a carborundum brick, or other abrasive, until a uniform color and texture are produced. The finishing shall be completed no later than 24 hours old.
(2) 
Immediately after finishing, all concrete shall be cured by using either an approved, impervious, light-colored, plastic covering placed and maintained in contact with the concrete surface, or an approved, impervious, light-colored, liquid curing compound sprayed on the concrete surface. The curing shall be continued for at least five days.
(3) 
The Borough Engineer may reject any concrete sidewalks, curbs, curb ramps, and driveway entrances which do not conform to the requirements of this Part or the generally accepted standards of the American Concrete Institute.
(4) 
Jacking of concrete sidewalk is permitted only by approval of the Borough. The method of jacking and specifications must be submitted in writing to be reviewed by the Borough.
(5) 
Concrete sidewalk, curbs, curb ramps and driveway entrances cannot be "capped" with concrete or any other materials for repair and replacement. Concrete must be removed in its entirety and replaced in accordance with this Part.
5. 
On neglect or refusal of the owner or owners of the abutting lot or lots to grade any sidewalk areas, to construct and/or repair any sidewalk, or to construct, set, reset, or repair any curb, curb ramp, or driveway entrance, within 30 days after notice so to do from the Council of said Borough, to its proper officials, said Council shall cause the same to be done and shall collect from said owner or owners of the lot or lots the cost thereof and 10% additional, together with all charges and expenses, and if payment is not made, shall file a municipal lien therefor against such lot or lots or shall bring an action in assumpsit against said owner or owners for collection thereof.
6. 
Sidewalk areas not graded or sidewalks, curbs, curb ramps, and driveway entrances not laid in conformity with the provisions of this Part and with the established grades and lines shown on the topographical survey and revisions thereto of the Borough of Shillington are hereby declared to be nuisances and must be taken up and regraded and/or relayed according to the provisions of this Part within 30 days after notice to the owner or owners so to do by said Council; and upon failure of said owner or owners thereof to regrade said sidewalk area and/or relay said sidewalk, curb, curb ramp, or driveway entrance within the time stipulated, said Council shall cause the same to be done in the manner herein provided, and said Council shall collect the cost thereof and 10% additional, together with all charges and expenses, from the owner or owners of the lot or lots in the manner hereinbefore provided in Subsection 5.
7. 
No sidewalk, curb, curb ramp, or driveway entrance heretofore laid with material or materials not described herein shall be permitted to be repaired; but whenever any such sidewalk, curb, curb ramp, or driveway entrance becomes, in the opinion of Council, in a dangerous and/or deteriorated condition, notice shall be given to the owner or owners of the lot or lots abutting thereon to relay the sidewalk, curb, curb ramp, or driveway entrance with the material herein provided; and upon his, her, its or their failure to do so within 30 days after notice, said Council shall cause the same to be done in the manner herein provided, and said Council shall collect the cost thereof and 10% additional, together with all charges and expenses, from the owner or owners of the lot or lots in the manner hereinbefore provided in Subsection 5, not to exceed $500.
8. 
Treeplates may be installed in lieu of curbing where trees are located between the curbing and sidewalk (planting strip) and shall be installed where the curb would need to be replaced per § 21-206, Subsection 4. Treeplates shall conform to specifications as noted in the Appendix.[5] Sidewalk will be permitted to be offset at the location of street trees in accordance with specifications in the Appendix.
[Amended by Ord. 1173, 2/11/2016]
[5]
Editor's Note: The Appendix is on file in the Borough offices.
9. 
Curb and sidewalk shall be constructed along the front of each lot within the Borough on which a new building or structure other than a private garage is constructed where said lot adjoins a public street, alley, road or highway. In the case of a corner lot, curbing and sidewalk shall be constructed along both the front of the lot and side of the lot adjacent to the public street, road or highway. In the case of an industrial or commercial development, the Council of the Borough of Shillington, by resolution, may waive any or all of the requirements in this subsection if, in its opinion, said development is located in an area of the Borough where curb and/or sidewalk is neither desirable nor necessary. Such curb and sidewalk shall be constructed within 60 days after such a new building or structure is completed and/or ready for occupancy.
10. 
All details as specified in the plan attached shall be considered as having the force of all written paragraphs contained in the body of this Part.
11. 
Pavement restoration shall be provided for all curbing, driveway ramps and ADA curb ramps in accordance with the details as noted in the Appendix.[6] At a minimum, open excavations shall be backfilled and temporary pavement restoration installed until permanent pavement restoration can be completed in accordance with the details as noted in Appendix.
[6]
Editor's Note: The Appendix is on file in the Borough offices.
12. 
The contractor and/or property owner will be responsible to provide work zone traffic control for sidewalk, curb, curb ramps and driveway entrances in accordance with PennDOT Publication No. 213. The contractor and/or property owner shall restore sidewalk, curb, curb ramps and driveway entrances within seven working days of removal of existing concrete. The pavement restoration must be completed within seven working days with temporary pavement restoration installed immediately after completion of the concrete.
[Ord. 1124, 8/11/2011]
1. 
It is hereby unlawful for trees, evergreens, hedges, plants or shrubbery to be planted by any person, firm or corporation within two feet of the topographical building line along any street or for any trees, evergreens, hedges, plants or shrubbery to be planted by any person, firm or corporation in any sidewalk area, which is defined as the area located between the topographical curbline and the topographical building line as shown on the topographical survey and revisions thereto of the Borough of Shillington, in the prescribed grass plot areas between the curb and sidewalk, whether the grass plot area exists in fact or whether it is paved as an addition to the sidewalk. Shade trees may be planted in the prescribed grass plot areas between the curb and sidewalk only with approval of the Borough Council or its authorized representatives. Any trees, evergreens, hedges, plants or shrubbery planted in violation of this section or creating a hazardous or potentially hazardous condition must be removed within 30 days after notice to the owner or owners of the respective lot or lots or property so to do by the aforesaid Borough Council; and upon failure of said owner or owners to accomplish this removal, the Borough Council shall cause the same to be done and shall collect from said owner or owners of the lot or lots the cost thereof and 10% additional, together with all charges and expenses; and if payment is not made, shall file a municipal lien therefor against such lot or lots or property, or shall bring an action in assumpsit against said owner or owners for collection thereof.
2. 
No trees or shrubbery shall be planted on a corner property in any manner that would not conform with sight distance requirements of the Land Development and Subdivision Ordinance [Chapter 22] and/or Zoning Ordinance [Chapter 27].
[Ord. 1124, 8/11/2011]
Any person, firm or corporation grading any sidewalk areas, or constructing or repairing any curbs, gutters, sidewalks, curb ramps, driveway entrances or retaining walls, or removing any trees or shrubbery, or opening or excavating in or under any streets, alleys or sidewalk areas, or storing or depositing materials on any streets, alleys, or sidewalk areas, shall place suitable signs, barriers, and/or lights so as to protect the users of streets, alleys or sidewalk areas in the vicinity thereof from injury to person or property. In the event that the Borough Council, through its authorized officials, directs the person, firm or corporation conducting the work to place a certain type and/or quantity of signs, barriers or lights in a certain manner, said person, firm or corporation shall promptly comply with such direction. If work is being performed in or along any state highway located in the Borough of Shillington, a highway occupancy permit shall be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) prior to the start of any construction. All PennDOT regulations shall be followed regarding traffic control devices while construction is being done in or along any state highway.
[Ord. 1124, 8/11/2011]
1. 
All subsurface rainwater conductors shall be placed in such a manner that the top of pipe will not be less than two inches from top of curb with expansion joints placed vertically to the center line of pipe.
2. 
All individual home services for public utilities (excluding gas services) shall be raised and/or lowered to proper curb elevation by the person, firm, or corporation installing the concrete curb, curb ramps, driveways and sidewalks.
3. 
All traffic signs removed during construction of concrete curb, curb ramps, sidewalk, and/or driveways shall be replaced by the person, firm or corporation performing the installation.
[Ord. 1124, 8/11/2011]
1. 
As scheduled by the Borough Council, the Engineer and/or Borough officials will be directed to verify the condition of existing curbing for adequate structural condition, proper alignment and conformance with Borough ordinances. The Borough will inspect curbing along all streets which are scheduled for any Borough street improvement project.
2. 
The Borough will mark areas of existing curbing to be removed and replaced. Official notices shall be given to the owner to complete the curb replacement in accordance with the prescribed details and specifications within 90 days or as determined by the Borough Council after notice.
3. 
Upon failure of said owner or owners to do so within the 90 days or as determined by the Borough Council, the Borough Council shall cause the same to be done in the manner herein provided and shall collect the costs thereof from the owner or owners as provided by § 21-202, Subsection 7, of this Part. A surcharge cost of 10% of the total construction cost or $500 maximum cost will be charged to the property owner.
4. 
All inspected curbing must meet the minimum criteria listed below or be replaced in order to come into compliance:
A. 
The top, street side, edge of curb shall not be out of horizontal alignment by more than 1 1/2 inches, and not more than two inches vertically of the curbline, as determined by the Borough Engineer and established on the Borough topographic plan, unless a hazard is created due to improper alignment of the existing curb.
B. 
Each section of curbing must be structurally sound and in one continuous unit. Deterioration shall include cracking, scaling, spalling, vehicular damage, fire damage and/or surface disintegration. Surface disintegration is a deterioration of the concrete resulting in an irregular surface with depressions greater than 1/2 inch in depth.
C. 
The face of curb shall have a one-inch batter from vertical, away from the street, beginning at the gutter line.
D. 
Patching is only acceptable by a method approved by the Borough Engineer for cosmetic purposes only to the curb and shall not be used for structural repairs to the curb. "Capping" of existing curb is not permitted.
E. 
In the case of curbing, if more than 20% of any scored section must be replaced, then the curb shall be sawed and the entire section replaced, with expansion joints placed at both ends of the section.
F. 
All new curbing must be constructed in accordance with the stakeout alignment provided by the Borough.
[Ord. 1124, 8/11/2011]
1. 
As scheduled by the Borough Council, or upon receipt of a written complaint, existing sidewalks will be inspected to verify that the existing sidewalk is of adequate condition and in proper alignment.
2. 
All inspected sidewalks must meet the minimum criteria listed below or be replaced in order to come in compliance. Inspection notices will be sent to property owners, as directed by the Borough Council. Sidewalk replacement must be completed within 90 days or as directed by the Borough Council.
A. 
Adjacent concrete panels may have a maximum elevation difference between panels of one inch at any point.
B. 
Sidewalk panels abutting curbs or curb ramps may have a maximum elevation difference between the sidewalk and the curb or curb ramp of one inch at any point within the normal pedestrian path of said sidewalk.
C. 
Sidewalk panels shall have no more than one crack flush to the surface, crossing the full length or width, in any panel. If a difference in elevation occurs along the crack and creates a hazard for pedestrians, the entire panel shall be replaced.
D. 
Sidewalk panels shall have a structurally sound surface without any spalling, scaling, cracking, vehicular damage, fire damage, crazing or other deterioration of the surface. Surface disintegration is a deterioration of the concrete resulting in an irregular surface with depressions.
E. 
Sidewalk grade/location for sidewalks not abutting curbs, curb ramps or other sidewalk panels shall be within two inches horizontally and vertically of the grade/location as established by § 21-202 of this Part.
F. 
In the case of concrete sidewalks, if more than 20% of the area of any scored block requires replacement, then said concrete block shall be replaced in its entirety; provided, however, where a portion of such a concrete block is removed for installation or repairs to utilities, then the entire block shall be replaced in its entirety. Patching of sidewalk is only acceptable by a method approved by the Borough Engineer. "Capping" of sidewalk is not permitted.
G. 
In the case of concrete driveway entrances, if more than 20% of the total area requires replacement, then the entire area shall be replaced.
H. 
Sidewalk with a reverse grade or which is settled, causing the ponding of water and/or formation of ice, shall be replaced.
I. 
Sidewalk panels adjacent to existing curbing shall not exceed 1 1/2 inches in elevation differences.
[Ord. 1124, 8/11/2011]
1. 
Location. Curb ramps shall be provided wherever an accessible route crosses a curb. These locations shall include, but are not limited to, street intersections, alley intersections, public or private drive intersections and points of termination of pedestrian accessible routes at other locations.
2. 
Accessible routes shall include, but not be limited to, sidewalks, walks, paths, parking access aisles, and crosswalks and shall be a continuous unobstructed path connecting all accessible elements.
3. 
ADA curb ramps shall be short ramps cutting through a curb and shall be in accordance with the attached details and specifications.
4. 
The type of curb ramp required at any location shall be determined by the Borough and shall comply with all "Americans With Disabilities Act" requirements in accordance with the attached details.
5. 
Curb ramps shall have a maximum slope of 1:12. Transitions from ramps to walks, gutters or streets shall be flush and free of abrupt changes. The minimum width of a curb ramp shall be 48 inches, exclusive of flared sides. If a curb ramp is located where pedestrians must walk across the ramp, it shall have flared sides, and the maximum slope of the flare shall be 1:12.
6. 
Built-up curb ramps in lieu of curb cuts are not permitted without approval of the Borough Council.
7. 
Ramps shall be separated from curb and sidewalks with 1/2 inch of expansion material. Curbing and sidewalk sections shall be poured separately for all ADA curb ramps with No. 4 dowels at 16 inches on center where concrete ramp abuts curbing. Monolithic pours of combined curb and sidewalk may be permitted with prior approval by the Borough Engineer.
8. 
ADA curb ramps shall be constructed with pedestrian warning devices in accordance with Labor and Industry Standards. Unless undertaken as a Borough-funded project, the installation and maintenance of ADA curb ramps is the responsibility of the property owner.
9. 
Pneumatic tools shall be used for demolition of existing concrete material. Machinery (backhoe) shall not be permitted.
10. 
Saw-cut joints are not permitted for scored joints. Scored joints must be done with proper concrete tools.
[Ord. 1124, 8/11/2011]
Any person, firm or corporation applying for any permit under this Part shall indemnify the Borough of Shillington against all liability of whatever nature arising during the performance of work or as a result of work for which a permit is granted, whether or not said liability arises as a result of the negligence of the person, firm, or corporation to whom the permit was issued.
[Ord. 1124, 8/11/2011]
1. 
Any person violating any of the provisions of this Part shall be liable to pay a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $1,000, and costs, to be recovered in the name of the Borough of Shillington before the District Justice according to law, and in default of payment thereof shall undergo imprisonment for a period of not more than 30 days.
2. 
The Borough Council may revoke any permit issued to any person, firm, or corporation violating any of the provisions of this Part.
3. 
The imposition of penalties herein prescribed shall not preclude the Borough from instituting an appropriate action or proceeding to prevent the performance of work or acts declared to be unlawful under the provisions of this Part, or to restrain, correct or abate a violation, or seek relief by a complaint in equity.
[Ord. 1124, 8/11/2011]
1. 
All ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed insofar as they apply to permits issued or acts or violations occurring before the effective date of this Part. Any other ordinances or parts of ordinances conflicting with the provisions of this Part are hereby repealed insofar as they are inconsistent with the provisions of this Part.
2. 
Notwithstanding anything hereinabove set forth, whenever the provisions of this Part shall be inconsistent with the provisions of the Subdivision Regulations [Chapter 22] of the Borough of Shillington as from time to time are in effect, and the provisions of said Subdivision Regulations are more restrictive or contain more-stringent requirements than are set forth in the within Part, then in such event the provisions of said Subdivision Regulations shall prevail and be applicable.