Poles and Wires

907.01  Rules and Regulations.
907.02  Replacing Sidewalk.
907.03  Cutting or Defacing Trees.
907.99  Penalty.


Power to require underground electric wires - See 3rd Class §2403(50)  [53 P.S. §37403 (50)]
Street lighting - See 3rd Class §3576 (53 P.S. §38576)
Department of Public Works - See ADM. Art. 107



The Director of Public Works is authorized to promulgate reasonable rules and regulations with respect to the setting, placing, resetting, replacing and removing of poles and guy wires used for stretching wires and cables for telegraph, telephone, electric light, power and railway purposes, in, along and upon the streets of the City; upon application therefor, to issue permits for the setting, placing, resetting, replacing and removal of such poles upon the payment by the applicant to the City of a fee per pole; and to prescribe in such permit the place where and the manner in which such poles may be set, placed, reset or replaced, and in case of the removal of poles, the manner in which the same may be effected. No such poles shall be hereafter set, placed, reset, replaced or removed without a permit from the Director. (Ord. 3024 §3. Passed 10/15/85.)

(a)        Pole Permit Fee - $50.00 per Pole<

(Ord. 4097. Passed 11/20/2001; Ord. 2010-32. Passed 12/21/2010; Ord. 2017-53. Passed 12/19/2017.)



Whenever a permit shall be issued to reset, replace or remove any such poles or guy wires, the person to whom such permit shall have been granted shall replace the sidewalk, curb and gutter in a proper and safe condition. In no event shall such person be allowed to cut down any poles without removing such portion of the same as may have been placed below the surface of the ground. (Ord. 3024 §3. Passed 10/15/85.)


No person shall cut, break or otherwise deface any tree in, along or upon any street in connection with the setting, placing, resetting, replacing or removing of any poles as hereinbefore provided, without having first obtained permission in writing from the Director of Public Works. (1946 Code C. 23 §3.)

907.99   PENALTY.

Any person who violates any provision of this Article shall be subject to the following penalties:

(a)     First violation - A fine of $200.00, or thirty days imprisonment, or both;

(b)     Second violation - A fine of $500.00, or sixty days imprisonment, or both;

(c)     Third and each subsequent violation - A fine of $1,000.00, or ninety days imprisonment, or both.

(Ord. 3038. Passed 10/22/85; Ord. 3242. Passed 2/7/89.)