City of Butler, PA
Butler County
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[HISTORY:[1] Adopted by the City Council of the City of Butler 11-21-2013 by Ord. No. 1680. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 119.
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Editor's Note: Former Ch. 139, Fire Prevention, adopted 4-18-1991 by Ord. No. 1349, was repealed 4-22-2004 by Ord. No. 1549.

§ 139-1 Election to administer and enforce; title.

A. 
The City of Butler elects to administer and enforce the provisions of the 2009 International Fire Code, as amended from time to time, and its regulations.
B. 
This chapter, together with the Fire Code adopted herein, shall be known and may be cited as the "Fire Code of the City of Butler."

§ 139-2 Adoption of code.

That certain document, three copies of which are on file in the office of the City Clerk of the City of Butler, being marked and designated as the "International Fire Code, 2009 Edition," including Appendix Chapters A through and including J, as published by the International Code Council, be and is hereby adopted as the Fire Code of the City of Butler, Pennsylvania, regulating and governing the safeguarding of life and property from fire and explosion hazards arising from the storage, handling and use of hazardous substances, materials and devices and from conditions hazardous to life or property in the occupancy of buildings and premises as herein provided; and providing for the issuance of permits and collection of fees therefor; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of said Fire Code on file in the offices of the City of Butler are hereby referred to, adopted and made a part hereof, as if fully set out in this chapter, with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes, if any, prescribed in § 139-3.

§ 139-3 Revisions.

The following sections are hereby revised:
A. 
Section 101.1. Insert: "City of Butler."
B. 
Section 109.3. Insert: "summary offense"; "$1,000"; and "30 days."
C. 
Section 111.4. Insert: "$100"; and "$1,000."

§ 139-4 Enforcement.

Administration and enforcement of the Fire Code within the City of Butler shall be performed by the Zoning Officer/Building Code Official, the Fire Code Official, and/or any authorized representative.

§ 139-5 Fees.

Fees assessable by the City of Butler 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. The initial fee schedule shall be:
Square Feet
Inspection Fee
Less than 2,000
$0
2,001 to 10,000
$0
10,001 to 50,000
$0
50,001 or greater
$0

§ 139-6 Board of Appeals.

The board of appeals known as the "Butler Code Management Board of Appeals" shall serve as the board of administrative appeals in accordance with the requirements set forth in the 2009 International Fire Code.

§ 139-7 When effective; repealer; saving clause.

This chapter shall be effective five days after the date of passage of this chapter. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to affect any suit or proceeding now pending in any court or any rights required, or liability incurred, or any causes of action accrued or existing under any act or ordinance repealed hereby. No right or remedy of any characters shall be lost, impaired or affected by this chapter. All ordinances, or parts thereof, in conflict with this chapter are hereby repealed insofar as any conflict exists.