City of Latrobe, PA
Westmoreland County
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[Adopted 7-13-1981 by Ord. No. 1981-2 as Ch. XXI, Part 7, of the 1981 Code]
A. 
No person or persons, partnership, firm or corporation shall erect, install or maintain any awning or canopy upon or over any public street, alley or sidewalk in Latrobe, whether the same shall be of fixed or retractable type, unless the lowest part thereof shall be at least eight feet above the surface of the street, alley or sidewalk directly below and unless the same shall be attached to the building in such a manner that there shall be no supporting rail or post upon any street, alley or sidewalk, provided that any awning or canopy maintained at the time of the adoption of this article with the lowest part thereof at least seven feet above the surface of the street, alley or sidewalk directly below may continue to be so maintained, but whenever the same shall be replaced, the lowest part of the replacement thereof shall be at least eight feet above the surface of the street, alley or sidewalk; provided, further, that the Council may, in its discretion, grant special permission for the erection, installation and/or maintenance of an awning or canopy with any part thereof supported by rails or posts upon the sidewalk.
B. 
Any awning or canopy not conforming to the provisions of this section shall be removed or altered so as to conform thereto by the owner or occupant of the building to which such awning is attached, and upon failure so to do within 10 days after notice from Latrobe, such awning or canopy may be removed by Latrobe, and the cost of such removal, with any additional charge allowed by law, shall be collected from such owner or occupant. Any person, partnership, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this section shall, upon conviction thereof before a District Justice of Latrobe, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600 and costs of prosecution for each and every violation or, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to imprisonment for not more than 30 days, provided that each day's continuance of a violation of any of the provisions of this section, after conviction thereof, shall constitute a separate offense.
[Amended 4-23-1996 by Ord. No. 1996-5]
[Amended 4-23-1996 by Ord. No. 1996-5]
The erection or construction of any step, porch, portico, veranda, balcony, bay window, cellarway, areaway, tree box, post, sign, shed, fence or other structure or obstruction whatever in, upon, over, projecting into, overhanging or occupying any public street, alley or sidewalk in Latrobe is hereby prohibited. Any person, partnership, association, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this section shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600 and cost of prosecution or, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to undergo imprisonment for not more than 30 days, provided that each day's continuance of a violation of any of the provisions of this section, after conviction thereof, shall constitute a separate offense; and provided, further, that nothing in this section shall apply to any of the following:
A. 
Utility poles erected and maintained by authority of any valid franchise.
B. 
Directional, traffic control or parking control devices erected by authority of Latrobe or of the commonwealth.
C. 
Awnings, canopies and signs erected and maintained in conformity with other valid ordinances of Latrobe.
D. 
Cellarways where the same shall be protected with iron doors, set flush with the sidewalk and kept closed at all times except when such cellarways are in use.
A. 
No person shall place or store any earth, brick, stone, coal, wood or substance of any kind, except articles or material for the purpose of immediate loading, removing or storing away, on any street, sidewalk, square or alley in Latrobe, provided that this section shall not apply to building material or other obstructions authorized by proper permit from Latrobe or to material used in the laying or repair of sidewalks.
B. 
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this section shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than six hundred ($600.) and costs of prosecution or, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to undergo imprisonment for not more than 30 days, provided that each day that the violation shall continue shall constitute a separate offense.
[Amended 4-23-1996 by Ord. No. 1996-5]
The occupant or possessor of any lot in Latrobe shall, when requested by notice from Latrobe, remove all obstructions which may be without legal authority upon any street, sidewalk or alley in front of or alongside of such lot, and, if such occupant or possessor shall fail, defuse or neglect to remove the same within 10 days after such notice, Latrobe may remove or cause the same to be removed and may collect the cost of removal, with any additional charge permitted by law, from the owner or possessor of such lot.
[Amended 4-23-1996 by Ord. No. 1996-5]
No person or persons, partnership, firm or corporation shall discharge or suffer or permit the discharge of any steam upon or above or any liquid upon or onto any sidewalk, street, alley or gutter in Latrobe. Any person or persons, partnership, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this section shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600 and costs of prosecution and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to imprisonment for a period not to exceed 30 days, provided that each day's continuance of a violation of any of the provisions of this section, after conviction thereof, shall constitute a separate offense.