Township of Upper Hanover, PA
Montgomery County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Upper Hanover 5-10-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-07. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Construction codes — See Ch. 180.

§ 451-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated, unless a different meaning clearly appears from the context.
TRUSS CONSTRUCTION
A combination of members, such as beams, bars and ties, usually arranged in triangular units to form a rigid framework for supporting loads over a span of structural members that connect together to span the space between the walls of the building to support a vertical load.
TRUSS EMBLEM
A sign consisting of an isosceles triangle not less than 12 inches horizontally by six inches vertically made of reflective material with white as the background and red lettering, containing the following: "F" to signify a building or structure having a floor with truss construction; "R" to signify a building or structure having a roof with truss construction; or "FR" to signify a building or structure having both a floor and roof with truss construction.

§ 451-2 Identification of truss construction.

Except as provided in § 451-5 below, the owner of a building or structure containing truss construction in any form or manner shall install and maintain a truss emblem to the left of the main entrance and at a height of not less than five feet above grade. The truss emblem required under this chapter shall be purchased from the Township at a cost determined from time to time by resolution of the Board of Supervisors. The owner and/or developer of a residential subdivision or residential condominium shall install and maintain a truss emblem within the public right-of-way or upon the common elements/area (in the case of a private street or condominium) at each entrance to such subdivision or condominium.

§ 451-3 Exemption.

Except for nonresidential buildings or structures, the owner of a building or structure within a residential subdivision or residential condominium referred to in § 451-2 above shall be exempt from installing and maintaining a truss emblem. The owner of any other single-family dwelling unit or semidetached dwelling containing not more than two dwelling units shall also be exempt from installing and maintaining a truss emblem.

§ 451-4 Prior approval.

The owner and/or developer of any building or structure required to have a truss emblem under this chapter shall submit a plan for such truss emblem, as to design and location, for the prior review and approval of the Township Fire Marshal or Building Inspector.

§ 451-5 Retroactive compliance required.

The provisions of this chapter shall apply to the owners of existing buildings or structures having truss construction, but such owners shall have one year from the effective date of this chapter to comply.

§ 451-6 Violations and penalties. [1]

Any person, firm or corporation who shall fail, neglect or refuse to comply with any provision of this chapter, upon conviction thereof in an action brought before a Magisterial District Judge in the manner provided for the enforcement of summary offenses under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 90 days. Each day that a violation of this chapter continues or each section of this chapter which shall be found to have been violated shall constitute a separate offense.
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Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).