[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Shaler as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 3-9-1937 by Ord. No. 326]
A permit for the opening and excavating of streets, avenues, alleys and public highways in front of premises in said Township, for the purpose of making connections for sewer, gas, water or other lines, shall be granted only upon application of the contractor, plumber, owner or any other person making such connection approved by the owner of the property for whom such connection is to be made.
[Amended 11-9-1954 by Ord. No. 636; 10-21-1958 by Ord. No. 768; 8-10-1965 by Ord. No. 1080; 4-9-1985 by Ord. No. 1572]
Said application shall be made to the Township Secretary, who shall grant the same, provided that he is satisfied that it is for the best interest of the property owner, and provided also that a cash deposit is made with him by either the contractor, plumber, owner or other person in the sum of $500 for any and all openings or excavations to be made on Township streets, avenues, alleys or public highways; however, when an individual or company has on deposit with the Township a maintenance bond for the street involved in application for permit, said individual or company will be exempt from depositing any cash for openings or excavations on said street.
In addition to the above, in the event that an individual or company intends to excavate or make street openings to develop property for which he has received subdivision approval from the Township, that individual or company shall be permitted to place with the Township a cash bond in the amount of $500, which shall be held by the Township in lieu of the required street opening deposit of $500 with the stipulation and understanding that, if any street opening made by that individual or company requires additional work or repairs and the individual or company fails to make said repairs immediately upon being notified by a proper official of the Township, the Township shall make said repairs and deduct the cost thereof from the cash bond so on deposit, and no further street openings will be granted to that individual or company until the cash bond is brought back to the original figure of $500. The individual or company having said cash bond of $500 on deposit may have the same released at his or its request at any time after a period of six months has elapsed from the date the last street opening permit was granted to said individual or company.
The person, persons, firm or corporation making such connection in opening or excavating the streets, avenues, alleys or public highways as aforesaid shall be required as soon as may be able to make temporary repair to the streets, avenues, alleys or public highways, so that there shall be as little interference with traffic thereon as may be necessary.
[Amended 1-8-1957 by Ord. No. 704]
The owner of the property or the contractor, plumber or other person performing the work shall, within 30 days after the completion of the work, restore the streets, avenues, alleys or public highways to their former condition, unless an extension of time shall be given him by said Township by reason of weather conditions or other conditions beyond his control. All trenches across or under paved road areas must be backfilled with granulated slag; and for trenches for waterlines, one foot of loose dirt must be used to cover the water pipes and the remainder of the trench filled with granulated slag. The backfilling of the trench shall follow as rapidly as possible in the placing of subsurface structures and shall be completed in such a manner as will conform to the earth shoulder.
In case of failure to restore said streets, avenues, alleys or public highways to their former condition within the time hereinbefore provided, the Township shall have the right and privilege to perform said work and deduct the cost of said work from the amount previously deposited by the owner, contractor, plumber or other person, and if the sum so deposited is not sufficient to cover the cost to perform said work, said Township is hereby authorized to take such steps as are necessary to collect the balance due from either the owner, contractor, plumber or other person, or all of them, by appropriate action.
In the event that the restorative costs do not consume the deposit, the balance remaining shall be refunded to the depositor; and likewise, the depositor is entitled to a refund of his deposit when the Township has not incurred any costs by reason of said opening. Said refund shall be returned only after the expiration of six months from date of application, upon resolution of the Board of Commissioners.
[Amended 11-15-1988 by Ord. No. 1631; 5-14-1996 by Ord. No. 1739]
Any person, persons, firm or corporation violating any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof before any Magisterial District Judge, be fined a sum of $1,000 and, upon any default of payment of said fine, may be committed to imprisonment in the Allegheny County Jail for a period not exceeding 90 days.
[Adopted 4-11-1978 by Ord. No. 1439]
It shall be unlawful for any individual or corporation, as owner, agent, lessor, lessee or employee of land or buildings in the Township of Shaler, to shovel or otherwise deposit snow or ice from the premises owned or occupied by said individual or corporation into the streets or highways of the Township of Shaler.
[Amended 8-8-1978 by Ord. No. 1452; 11-15-1988 by Ord. No. 1631]
For each and every violation of the provisions of this article, any person or corporation, either as owner, agent, lessor, lessee or employee, violating any of the provisions of this article, shall, upon conviction for a summary offense by the issuing authority for the magisterial district which includes the Township of Shaler, be sentenced to pay a fine of $600 and costs of prosecution and, in default of payment thereof, may be committed by the issuing authority to prison in conformity with the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure.