Township of Butler, PA
Butler County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Butler 4-21-1997 by Ord. No. 756. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 138.
Drainage standards — See Ch. 156.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 176.
Floodplain management — See Ch. 183.
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 252.
Zoning — See Ch. 300.

§ 134-1 Adoption of Building Code.

[Amended 10-5-1998 by Ord. No. 765]
A certain document, three copies of which are on file in the office of Butler Township Manager, being marked and designated as "The 1996 BOCA National Building Code" as published by the Building Officials and Code Administrators International Inc., is hereby adopted as the Building Code of the Township of Butler in the State of Pennsylvania; for the control of buildings and structures as herein provided; and each and all of regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of the BOCA National Building Code are hereby referred to, adopted and made a part hereof as if fully set out in this chapter.

§ 134-2 Additions, insertions and changes.

The following sections of said code are revised as follows:
A. 
Section 101.1 (page 1, second line): Insert: "Butler Township."
B. 
Section 112.3.1 (page 5): Insert: "Permit fees: The fee shall be as set forth on the schedule of fees available for public inspection in the office of the Township Manager. Such fees shall not be in addition to those required by Chapter 300, Zoning, of the Code of the Township of Butler."
[Amended 10-5-1998 by Ord. No. 765]
C. 
Section 116.4: Change to:
Violations:
A.
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of the Code or who shall fail to comply therewith, or who shall violate or fail to comply with any order made thereunder, or who shall build in violation of any detailed specifications or plans submitted or approved thereunder, or who shall fail to comply with such an order within the time fixed therein, shall securely for each and every such violation and noncompliance, respectively be guilty of a summary offense of this code, and, upon conviction thereof before any District Justice, shall be sentenced to pay a fine not less than $100, and not more than $1,000 and cost of prosecution, and in default of payment of such fines and costs, to imprisonment in the County Jail for not more than 30 days. The imposition of any penalty for any violation shall not escape the violation or permit the continuance thereof, and all such persons shall be required to correct or remedy such violation or defect within the time specified. Each day that any prohibited act or condition is maintained shall constitute a separate offense.
[Amended 10-5-1998 by Ord. No. 765]
B.
The application of the above penalty shall not be held to prevent the enforced removal of prohibited conditions nor any other action at law or in equity.
D. 
Section 117.2 (page 6, fifth line): Insert: "$200" and "$1,000."
E. 
Section 600.1: Change to:
Scope: In addition to the general requirements of this code governing the location, construction and equipment of the buildings and structures, and the fire resistance ratings, height and area limitations of Tables 503 and 602, the provisions of this chapter shall control all buildings and structures designed for special uses and occupancies as herein provided.
Chemical plants, packing plants, grain elevators, refineries, flour mills, steel mills and other similar structures shall be constructed in accordance with the recognized practices and requirements of the specific industry. The code official shall permit such variations from the requirements of this code as will secure reasonable construction with the necessary fire, life and property safeguards. In granting such variations, due regard shall be given to the isolation of the structure, the fire hazard and the exposure to surrounding property.
F. 
Section 3408.2 (page 320, first line): Insert: "April 21, 1997."

§ 134-3 Enforcement.

[Amended 10-5-1998 by Ord. No. 765]
The code shall be enforced by the Zoning Officer or his authorized representative, Regulations Inspector of Butler Township and/or such other persons as the Board of Commissioners may designate by resolution from time to time.

§ 134-4 Saving clause.

Nothing in this chapter or in the Building Code hereby adopted shall be construed to affect any suit or proceeding impending in any court, or any rights acquitted, or liability incurred or cause or causes of action acquired or existing, under any ordinance; nor shall any just or legal right or remedy of any character be lost, impaired or affected by this chapter.