[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Green Tree as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Administration
Article II Uniform Construction Code
[Adopted 2-10-1955 by Ord. No. 440 (Ch. 1440 of the 1982 Code)]
[Amended 7-5-2006 by Ord. No. 1548]
From and after the passage of this section (Ordinance No. 440, adopted February 10, 1955), the Borough Secretary shall keep a full and complete record of new buildings, and alterations and additions to buildings, erected in the Borough and shall make a report to Council at the last regular meeting of each year, such report to include the number of buildings and the kinds and approximate costs thereof.
[Added 12-15-1969 by Res. No. 308-F amended 7-5-2006 by Ord. No. 1548]
The proper officers of the Borough are hereby authorized to enter into an agreement with the County Health Department providing for the administration of plumbing rules and regulations entitled Article XV, under the authority of the Act of August 24, 1951, P. L. 1304, and described therein.
Editor's Note: See Local Health Administration Law, 16 P.S. § 12001 et seq.
[Adopted 6-7-2004 by Ord. No. 1496 (Ch. 1420 of the 1982 Code)]
The Borough of Green Tree 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.
The Uniform Construction Code, contained in 34 Pa. Code, Chapters 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 Green Tree.
Administration and enforcement of the code within the Borough shall be undertaken in any of the following ways, as determined by Borough Council from time to time by resolution:
By the designation of an employee of the Borough to serve as the municipal code official to act on behalf of the Borough;
By the retention of one or more construction code officials or third-party agencies to act on behalf of the Borough;
By agreement with one or more other municipalities for the joint administration and enforcement of this Act through an intermunicipal agreement, excepting that enforcement of the health and sanitation (plumbing) provisions of the code may continue to be enforced by the Allegheny County Health Department without the need for an intermunicipal agreement;
By entering into a contract with another municipality for the administration and enforcement of this Act on behalf of the Borough;
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.
All building code ordinances or portions of ordinances which were adopted by the Borough 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.
All building code ordinances or portions of ordinance which are in effect as of the effective date of this article and whose requirements are less than the minimum requirements of the code are hereby amended to conform with the comparable provisions of the code.
All relevant ordinances, regulations and policies of the Borough not governed by the code shall remain in full force and effect.
Fees assessable by the Borough for the administration and enforcement undertaken pursuant to this article and the uniform code shall be established by the governing body by resolution from time to time.
The fees to appeal to the Uniform Construction Code Appeals Board shall be as follows:
Upon filing of the appeal, the petitioner/applicant shall pay a deposit of $300 with the Borough;
Upon conclusion of the appeal, the petitioner/applicant shall either be refunded or pay to the Borough the difference between the amount of $265 (the deposit less an administrative fee of $35) and the actual cost of the advertising notice and court reporter's attendance fee; and
During the appeal process, any party who orders a copy of the transcript from the court reporter shall be separately responsible to pay the court reporter the fee to receive the hearing transcript.