Township of East Whiteland, PA
Chester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of East Whiteland 5-12-2004 by Ord. No. 157-2004. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 65.
Electrical standards — See Ch. 83.
Energy conservation — See Ch. 84.
Existing building regulations — See Ch. 85.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 90.
Fuel gas standards — See Ch. 96.
One- and two-family dwelling standards — See Ch. 123.
Plumbing — See Ch. 139.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 141.
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 175.
Urban wildland interface standards — See Ch. 183.
Zoning — See Ch. 200.

§ 116-1 Adoption of standards by reference; copies to be on file.

There is hereby adopted by the Board of Supervisors of East Whiteland Township for the purpose of enacting and establishing safety standards and regulations for the safe installation and maintenance of certain mechanical equipment situate within the Township, the International Mechanical Code, 2003 Edition, as now and as hereafter supplemented, reissued, amended and revised as published by the International Code Council, Inc., and its successor code. Not fewer than three copies of the International Mechanical Code, 2003 Edition, have been and now are filed in the office of the Secretary of East Whiteland Township, and the same is hereby adopted and incorporated as fully as if set out at length herein.

§ 116-2 Additions, insertions and changes to standards.

The following amendments, additions, deletions, and changes are hereby made to the International Mechanical Code, 2003 Edition:
A. 
Section 101.1 shall be amended by the deletion of the words "[NAME OF JURISDICTION]" and the replacement thereof with "East Whiteland Township."
B. 
Section 103 shall be deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following:
SECTION 103
DEPARTMENT OF CODES AND LIFE SAFETY
C. 
Section 103.1 shall be deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following:
103.1 The Department of Codes and Life Safety shall be responsible for administering and enforcing this code. The Director of the Department of Codes and Life Safety shall be appointed by the Township Manager and shall be certified by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to serve as the Township's Building Official. For purposes of this code, the Director of the Department of Codes and Life Safety shall be referred to as the "Code Official."
D. 
Section 103.2 shall be deleted in its entirety and reserved.
E. 
Section 106.5.3 shall be deleted in its entirety.
F. 
Section 108.4 shall be amended to state as follows:
108.4 Violation penalties. Any person who violates or permits the violation of any provision of this code or shall fail to comply with any of the requirements thereof or who shall erect, install, alter or repair mechanical work in violation of the approved construction documents or directive of the Code Official, or of a permit shall, upon conviction thereof in a summary proceeding brought before a District Justice, be guilty of a summary offense and shall be subject to the payment of a fine of not less than $100 and not more than $1,000, plus the costs of prosecution. Upon default of payment thereof, the defendant may be sentenced to imprisonment in the county prison for a period of not more than 30 days. Each section or provision of this code that is violated shall constitute a separate offense, and each day or portion thereof in which a violation of this code is found to exist shall constitute a separate offense, each of which violation shall be punishable by a separate fine imposed by the District Justice of not more than $1,000, plus the costs of prosecution, and, upon default of payment thereof, the defendant may be sentenced to imprisonment in the county prison for a term not more than 30 days.
G. 
Section 108.5 is deleted and replaced with the following:
108.5 Stop-work orders. The fine for violation of a stop-work order shall be not less than $100 nor more than $1,000, imposed and collected by the procedure specified in Section 108.4 of this code.
H. 
Section 109, Means of Appeal, shall be deleted and replaced with the following:
SECTION 109
MEANS OF APPEAL
109.1 General. The Township, along with Easttown Township, Willistown Township and Malvern Borough (the "participating municipalities") intends to form an intergovernmental Board of Appeals, which Board shall hear and decide appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by the respective municipalities' building official relative to the application and interpretation of the municipalities' building code. The members of the intergovernmental Board of Appeals shall be appointed by the participating municipalities and shall be governed by rules and regulations adopted by the participating municipalities. The intergovernmental Board of Appeals shall adopt rules of procedure for conducting its business.