Township of Franklin, PA
Chester County
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§ 5-101 Purpose, Administration and Enforcement, Fees.

[Ord. 2004-06, 6/16/2004, § 1]
1. 
Franklin Township, in order to administer and enforce the provisions of the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act, Act 45 of 1999, 35 P.S. § 7210.101 et seq., and pursuant to § 501 of the Act, hereby adopts the Uniform Construction Code contained in 34 Pa. Code, Chapters 401-405, as amended from time to time, which is incorporated herein by reference as the Building Code of Franklin Township.
2. 
Administration and enforcement of the Code within Franklin Township shall be undertaken by the retention of one or more Building Code Officials or third-party agencies to act on behalf of Franklin Township.
3. 
A Board of Appeals shall be established by resolution of the Franklin Township Board of Supervisors 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 Boards of Appeals shall be established by joint action of the participating municipalities.
4. 
All building code ordinances or portions of ordinances which were adopted by Franklin Township 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 requirement of the Code, as amended from time to time. All relevant ordinances, regulations and policies of Franklin Township not governed by the Code shall remain in full force and effect. Climatic, geographic, and inside/outside environmental standards for the local area as required by the respective codes shall be established by Franklin Township by resolution from time to time.
5. 
Fees assessable by Franklin Township for the administration and enforcement undertaken pursuant to this chapter and the Code shall be established by Franklin Township by resolution from time to time.

§ 5-102 Violations and Penalties.

[Ord. 2004-06, 6/16/2004, § 2; as amended by Ord. 2009-05, 8/19/2009]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this Part or who fails to carry out an order made pursuant to this Part or who violates any condition attached to a permit, approval or certificate, 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 Part continues after due notice has been served or each section of this Part which shall be found to have been violated shall constitute a separate offense.

§ 5-103 Continuation of Existing Regulations.

[Ord. 2004-06, 6/16/2004, § 5]
The provisions of this Part, so far as they are the same as those of ordinances and regulations in force immediately prior to the enactment of this Part, are intended as a continuation of such ordinances and regulations and not as new enactments. The provisions of this Part shall not affect any act done or liability incurred, nor shall they affect any suit of prosecution pending or to be instituted to enforce any repealed ordinances or regulations.