Ordinance for Adoption of the International Property Maintenance Code

ORDINANCE FOR ADOPTION OF THE INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE

ORDINANCE NO. 6 – 2010

An ordinance of the East Union Township adopting the 2009 edition of the International Property Maintenance Code, regulating and governing the conditions and maintenance of all property, buildings and structures; by providing the standards for supplied utilities and facilities and other physical things and conditions essential to ensure that structures are safe, sanitary and fit for occupation and use; and the condemnation of buildings and structure unfit for human occupancy and use, and the demolition of such existing structures in East Union Township; providing for the issuance of permits and collection of fees therefore; repealing all other ordinances and parts of ordinances in conflict herewith.

The Board of Supervisors of East Union Township does ordain as follows:

Section 1. That a certain document, three (3) copies of which are on file in the office of the Secretary of East Union Township, being marked and designated as the International Property Maintenance Code, 2009 edition, as published by the International Code Council, be and is hereby adopted as the Property Maintenance Code of the East Union Township, in the State of Pennsylvania for regulating and governing the conditions and maintenance of all property, buildings and structures; by providing the standards for supplied utilities and facilities and other physical things and conditions essential to ensure that structures are safe, sanitary and fit for occupation and use; and the condemnation of buildings and structures unfit for human occupancy and use, and the demolition of such existing structures as herein provided; provided for the issuance of permits and collection of fees therefore; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of said Property Maintenance Code on file in the office of the East Union Township are hereby referred to, adopted, and made party hereof, as if fully set out in this ordinance, with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes, if any, prescribed in Section 2 of this ordinance.

Section 2. The following sections are hereby revised.

Section 101.1 East Union Township

Section 103.5 (Appropriate Schedule)

Section 112.4 (…fine of not less than $300.00 dollars or more than $1,000.00 dollars.)

Section 302.4 (six (6”) inches)

Section 304.14 ( May 1st to October 1st)

Section 602.3 (September 1st to June 1st)

Section 602.4 (September1st to June 1st)

Section 3. Any ordinances of East Union Township in effect at the present time that are in conflict herewith or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.

Section 4. That if any section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this ordinance is, for any reason, held to be unconstitutional; such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this ordinance. The Board of Supervisors hereby declares that it would have passed this ordinance, and each section, subsection, clause or phrase thereof, irrespective of the fact that any one or more sections, subsections, sentences, clauses or phrases be declared unconstitutional.

Section 5. That nothing in this ordinance or in the Property Maintenance Code hereby adopted shall be construed to affect any suit or proceeding impending in any court, or any rights acquired, or liability incurred, or any cause or causes of action acquired or existing, under any act or ordinance hereby repealed as cited in Section 3 of this ordinance; nor shall any just or legal right or remedy of any character be lost, impaired or affected by this ordinance.

Section 6. That the Secretary of East Union Township is hereby ordered and directed to cause this ordinance to be published.

Section 7. That this ordinance and the rules, regulations, provisions, requirements, orders and matters established and adopted hereby shall take effect and be in full force and effect five days from and after the date of its final passage and adoption.

ENACTED AND ORDAINED into law

Attest: EAST UNION TOWNSHIP

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS.

EDWARD SHAMANY, CHAIRMAN

JOSEPH DELUCA, VICE-CHAIRMAN

DENNIS ANTONELLI, ROADMASTER