Snow and Ice removal from Sidewalks
Borough ordinance states the owners of properties in the Borough of Forest City must clean their sidewalks of snow and ice within (24) hours after the snow stops falling.
This ordinance will be enforced due to the many, many complaints that this office has received in the past. Above and beyond the complaints snow removal is for the safety of residents of the Borough. The personal liability of not removing snow is great when sidewalks are not maintained.
Short and long complaint forms are available either at the office, in the files attached below or can be mailed to you upon request. Written complaints are a necessary part of the process. This gives the Code Enforcement Officer a record of what is being investigated, the outcome and the ability to follow-up with complainants. Please be specific to the location of the alleged infraction and the property owners name. Identify yourself and provide contact information so you can be contacted for any additional follow-up.
Effective January 1, 2019, Forest City Borough approved the use of the International Code Council 2015 edition of the International Property Maintenance Code, adopted by Resolution #6-2018 – Update to the 2015 Edition of the IPMC as adopted by the PA Dept. of Labor & Industry in October 2018.
Please see the attached files below to open a copy of the latest ordinances related to Code Enforcement. This is a limited selection of ordinances, please contact Code Enforcement Officer, Stephanie Reisch for more information.
Premises Identification is very important for the safety and protection of all Resident and Business properties. In attending a class recently, the person who taught the class joked, "Having numbers on a residence or business determines whether your pizza is delivered hot or cold".
The State of Pennsylvania adopted the International Property Maintenance Code 2015 in October, 2019 and Forest City Borough has approved the update to 2015 Code as well. The code states, "All premises must have numbers a minimum of 4” high by 0.5 inches wide and a contrasting color from the background they are placed upon". The measurements are specific so that anyone from the street can view the numbers. For instance, any emergency personnel, delivery person or whomever needs to identify your premises. If you have any questions please contact this office 570.785.3326.
Submitted by: Stephanie Reisch, Code Enforcement Officer s.
COMPLAINT form - SHORT (pdf)Download
Complaint - Long form (pdf)Download
Res.6_2018 adopt2015 IPMC (pdf)Download
501_2015 Prop.Access Amend.481 (pdf)Download
506_2017 Sidewalks_Curbs (pdf)Download
513_2018 Fire pits (pdf)Download