Snow Event Parking Ordinance
Township has been experiencing an ongoing issue with vehicles parking
along roadways during snow events. This is causing a safety issue
for the road department to maintain the road which is causing a
safety issue for motorists. A Snow Event Parking Ordinance was
adopted on January 18, 2017. The ordinance states that the
It shall be
unlawful to park, or allow to be parked any motor vehicle or other
vehicle on any Township street or during a snow event. All vehicles must
be parked no less than four feet (4’) from the paved cartway and all
cul-de-sacs must be free of obstacles, in order for the Township road
maintenance crew to remove snow during a snow event.
Township nor its employees shall be responsible for damage to a vehicle
parked on or adjacent to a Township street or road in violation of this
In the event
any vehicle is found to be parked or standing on or within four (4) feet
of a cartway of a Township street or road, a warning notice shall be
placed on the windshield of the offending vehicle by any Township
employee engaged in road work or by the Township Code Enforcement
Officer. The warning notice shall designate the time and date of the
notice, the street or road, and the make, model, color and license
number of the vehicle. The notice shall be substantially in the form
appended hereto. The Township shall maintain a duplicate copy.
In the event
such warning notice is placed or affixed to the windshield and the
vehicle is not removed from the road or street within six (6) hours in
violation of this Ordinance, then the vehicle shall be towed by a
vehicle towing company to an impoundment area, where the owner may
obtain the same upon payment of any and all towing and storage charges.
Neither the Township nor its employees, agents, or elected or appointed
officials shall be liable for any damage to any vehicle as a result of
towing, impound or storage of any vehicle.
In the event
a vehicle is towed owner of the vehicle shall pay an administrative fee
to the Township in the amount of $50.00 within ten (10) days of towing.
In the event the owner of the vehicle fails to pay the administrative
fee within ten (10) days, or the owner’s vehicle is towed two (2) times
or more during a single winter season (from October through April), then
the owner shall have committed summary offense and upon conviction
thereof before a district magistrate shall pay a fine of not less than
$300.00 nor more than $600.00, with each day constituting a separate
offense, plus the administrative fees, plus the cost of prosecution,
including any Solicitor’s fees and costs.
It shall be
unlawful to push snow from private property onto a public road or
highway, or to push snow that has been previously plowed back from any
public road or highway by the Township road maintenance crew, back onto
the public road or highway, thus creating a hazard to the welfare and
safety of people lawfully using the public highway. Any person violating
this Ordinance shall be charged with a summary offense and upon
conviction thereof shall pay a fine of $175.00 plus costs of prosecution
including Township Solicitor fees and costs.
this Ordinance to ensure the safety of motorists and the road
department. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
2017 Reuse, Recycling and Waste Resource Guide can be accessed by
clicking on the Butler County icon.
Summit Township offers at no charge
one recycle bin per household. The bins are available at the
municipal building at 502 Bonniebrook Road. Office hours are 9:00
a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you have any
questions, please call 724-285-1168.
All alterations to existing driveways
and all new driveways require a $75.00 permit. An
initial inspection by the Township Roadmaster must be
completed before any work can begin and a final inspection
when the project is complete. For the driveway diagram, please proceed
to the "Permit" tab at the top of the
If a permit is not purchased, the fee
will be doubled.
Green plastic recycling bins are available from the township. The bins
are available to township residents at no cost. Residents can get up to
two bins. The bins are available for pickup at the township building
Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Each resident is responsible to
contact their waste hauler for pickup of your recycle items. Summit
Township does not make arrangements for pickup of your recyclables.
If there is a dead deer along a State Highway, please call PennDOT at
(724)284-8800 to report the location of the deer. If the dead deer is on
a township road, call the PA. Game Commission at (814)432-3187 to report
POLICE DEPARTMENT - CALL 911
FIRE DEPARTMENT - CALL 911
ROAD DEPARTMENT - (724) 285-1610
PERMIT ENFORCEMENT - (724) 285-1168