[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Bath 10-3-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-583 (Ch. 137 of the 2005 Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person or persons shall destroy or injure in any way whatsoever, or tamper with or deface any public property of the Borough of Bath, within or without the Borough, or any grass, walk, lamp, ornamental work, building, streetlight, or water stop box on or in any of the streets, alleys, sidewalks or public grounds in the Borough of Bath.
No person or persons shall in any manner interfere with or meddle with or pull, drive, change, alter, or destroy any stake, post, monument or other evidence of any elevation, grade, line, location, corner or angle in the Borough of Bath, made, placed or set, or hereafter made, placed or set, or caused to be done by the authorities of the Borough in any survey of or in any street, alley or public ground in the Borough, to evidence the location, elevation, line, grade, corner or angle of any public street, alley, sidewalk, curb, gutter, drain or other public work, matter or thing.
No person or persons shall willfully or maliciously destroy or remove or deface or obliterate or cover up any lamp, warning sign or barricade erected by the authorities of the Borough or by any person, firm or corporation doing work by permission of the authorities of the Borough on any of the streets, alleys, sidewalks or bridges in the Borough or on any public grounds of the Borough, within or without the Borough, as a warning of danger.
No person or persons shall take any earth, stone or other material from any of the streets, alleys or public grounds in the Borough.
This chapter shall not apply to normal activities in connection with the construction, maintenance and repair of streets, alleys, sidewalks and public grounds and the structures and fixtures located thereon, or to incidental results of work done thereon or therein upon permit from or by authority of the Borough.
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 and costs of prosecution, or, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to imprisonment for not more than 30 days.
The fact that a violator has been penalized, after hearing, as herein provided, shall not preclude the Borough or other injured party from taking proper legal action to recover damages resulting from such violation.
[Amended 9-11-1989 by Ord. No. 421]
In addition, court costs and reasonable attorney fees incurred by the Borough in enforcement proceedings shall be assessed against violator and awarded to the Borough.
[Added 11-5-2018 by Ord. No. 2018-678]