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Snow Event Parking Ordinance

 

Summit 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 following:

 

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.

 

Neither the 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 Ordinance. 

 

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.

 

Please abide this Ordinance to ensure the safety of motorists and the road department.  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

2017 Recycle Guide

Butler County’s 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.

 

 

Driveway Requirements

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 page.

 

If a permit is not purchased, the fee will be doubled.

Recycling Bins
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.

Deer Removal
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 the location.

 

 

Quick Contacts

POLICE DEPARTMENT - CALL 911
FIRE DEPARTMENT - CALL 911
ROAD DEPARTMENT - (724) 285-1610
PERMIT ENFORCEMENT - (724) 285-1168

 

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BUTLER, PA 16001

TELEPHONE: 724-287-6797


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Township Facts

The unemployment rate in Summit township (Butler county) is 7.30 percent (US avg. is 10.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Summit township (Butler county) jobs have Decreased by 4.28 percent.
 

Summit Township (Butler County) public schools spend $5,187 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $5,678. There are about 16.4 students per teacher in Summit Township (Butler County).
 

 

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