Chapter 7, Building Construction
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Harveys Lake 5-18-2004 by Ord. No. 2-2004.EN Amendments noted where applicable.]
Dangerous buildings -- See Ch. 7A.
Contractor registration -- See Ch. 9.
Drainage construction permits -- See Ch. 11, Art. I.
Driveways and curb cuts -- See Ch. 12.
Erosion and sediment control -- See Ch. 15A.
Fire prevention -- See Ch. 17.
Lake development -- See Ch. 24.
Sewage disposal systems -- See Ch. 37.
Street excavations -- See Ch. 41, Art. I.
Zoning -- See Ch. 50.
§ 7-1. Adoption of standards.
The Borough of Harveys Lake hereby elects to administer and enforce the provisions of the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act, Act 45 of 1999, 35 P.S. §§ 7210.101 through 7210.1103, as amended from time to time, and its regulations.
§ 7-2. Incorporation by reference.
The Uniform Construction Code, contained in 34 Pa. Code, Chs. 401 through 405, as amended from time to time, is hereby adopted and incorporated herein by reference as the Municipal Building Code of the Borough of Harveys Lake.
§ 7-3. Administration and enforcement.
Administration and enforcement of the code within the Borough of Harveys Lake shall be undertaken in any of the following ways as determined by the governing body of the Borough of Harveys Lake from time to time by resolution:
A. By the designation of an employee of the Borough of Harveys Lake to serve as the Municipal Code Official to act on behalf of the Borough of Harveys Lake.
B. By the retention of one or more construction code officials or third-party agencies to act on behalf of the Borough of Harveys Lake.
C. By agreement with one or more other municipalities for the joint administration and enforcement of this Act through an intermunicipal agreement.
D. By entering into a contract with another municipality for the administration and enforcement of this Act on behalf of the Borough of Harveys Lake.
E. By entering into an agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry for plan review, inspections and enforcement of structures other than one-family or two-family dwelling units and utility and miscellaneous use structures.
§ 7-4. Board of Appeals.
A Board of Appeals shall be established by resolution of the governing body of the Borough of Harveys Lake in conformity with the requirements of the relevant provisions of the Code, as amended from time to time, and for the purposes set forth therein. If at any time enforcement and administration is undertaken jointly with one or more other municipalities, said Board of Appeals shall be established by joint action of the participating municipalities.
§ 7-5. Effect on other provisions.
A. All building code ordinances or portions of ordinances which were adopted by the Borough of Harveys Lake on or before July 1, 1999, and which equal or exceed the requirements of the code shall continue in full force and effect until such time as such provisions fail to equal or exceed the minimum requirements of the code, as amended from time to time.
B. All building code ordinances or portions of ordinances which are in effect as of the effective date of this chapter and whose requirements are less than the minimum requirements of the code are hereby amended to conform with the comparable provisions of the code.
C. All relevant ordinances, regulations and policies of the Borough of Harveys Lake not governed by the code shall remain in full force and effect.
§ 7-6. Fees.
Fees assessable by the Borough of Harveys Lake for the administration and enforcement undertaken pursuant to this chapter and the code shall be established by the governing body by resolution from time to time.