§ 71.07  PERMITS AND SECURITY.
   (A)   The Board of Supervisors of the township may issue permits for the movement of motor vehicles or combinations with weights in excess of the restrictions imposed under § 71.05 and may require such undertaking or security as it deems necessary to cover the costs of anticipated or probable repairs and restoration necessitated by the permitted movement of vehicles. All actions taken under the authority of this section shall be taken in accordance with the rules and regulations adopted by the State Department of Transportation, as found in 67 Pa. Code, as amended.
   (B)   (1)   No person or entity shall be permitted to operate a vehicle or combination with a weight, gross weight and/or total weight, loaded, partially loaded and/or unloaded, in excess of the weight limits set by § 71.05 without first obtaining a permit from the township. The township imposes a $25 permit fee, per road, which shall be paid by the operator prior to the issuance of any permit. The township imposes a $50 per mile, per road inspection fee which shall be paid by the operator prior to the issuance of the permit.
      (2)   No permit shall issue from the township without satisfying the following conditions.
         (a)   The operator must first establish that weight in excess of the limits set by § 71.05 shall not damage and/or destroy the township road/route/bridge or portion thereof, or create a hazardous traffic condition or create an unsafe condition.
         (b)   In the event the operator establishes that weight in excess of the limits set by § 71.05 shall not damage and/or destroy the township road/route/bridge or portion thereof, or create a hazardous traffic condition or create an unsafe condition, the operator shall post a bond/security in a form acceptable to the township in an amount in accordance with PennDOT regulations for the benefit of the township.
         (c)   The bond set forth in division (B)(2)(b) above shall be payable for the benefit of the township and shall be paid over to the township in an amount which shall fully and completely compensate the township for repair and/or replacement of the roadway and bridge, including engineering costs, inspection costs, material and labor.
         (d)   In the event the Township Engineer determines that the proposed operation of the vehicle or combination may damage or destroy the township road/route/bridge or a portion thereof, and/or create a hazardous traffic condition and/or other unsafe condition, the township reserves the right to not issue a permit to exceed the weight restriction.
         (e)   School buses and emergency vehicles are exempted from the restrictions imposed herein in accordance with the authority of 75 Pa.C.S.A. § 4902.
(Ord. 691, passed 1-16-2013)