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Township of West Goshen, PA
Chester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of West Goshen 5-26-2004 by Ord. No. 8-2004. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 28.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 32.
Energy conservation — See Ch. 38.
Electrical standards — See Ch. 39.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 41.
Fuel gas standards — See Ch. 43.
Mechanical standards — See Ch. 49.
Mobile home parks — See Ch. 51.
Numbering of buildings — See Ch. 54.
Plumbing — See Ch. 62.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 63.
Zoning — See Ch. 84.
The Board of Supervisors of West Goshen Township hereby adopts the International Existing Building Code, 2003 Edition, as now and as hereafter supplemented, reissued, amended and revised as published by the International Code Council, Inc., with Appendices A and B. Not fewer than three copies of the International Existing Building Code, 2003 Edition, have been and now are filed in the Office of the Secretary of West Goshen Township, and the same is hereby adopted and incorporated as fully as if set out at length herein.
The following amendments, additions, insertions and changes are hereby made to the International Existing Building Code, 2003 Edition:
A. 
Section 101.1 shall be amended by the deletion of the words, "[NAME OF JURISDICTION]" and the replacement thereof with "West Goshen Township."
B. 
Section 103 shall be deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following: "SECTION 103 ENFORCEMENT."
C. 
Section 103.1 shall be deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following:
103.1 General. The Board of Supervisors shall, by resolution, appoint a Building Code Official who shall be certified by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania under the Act. The Building Code Official shall be responsible for administration and enforcement of this Code. The Building Code Official shall be assisted by one or more building officials who shall also be appointed by the Board of Supervisors and certified by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania under the Act. The Building Code Official and building official shall be referred to in this Code as "Code Officials."
D. 
Section 106.2 shall be amended to state as follows:
108.2 Fee schedule. The Board of Supervisors shall, by resolution, adopt a schedule of fees which shall be kept on file by the Township Secretary and shall be reviewed and revised as necessary by the Board of Supervisors.
E. 
Section 112, Board of Appeals, shall be deleted and replaced with the following:
[Amended 7-2-2012 by Ord. No. 05-2012; 8-12-2015 by Ord. No. 5-2015; 12-9-2015 by Ord. No. 8-2015]
SECTION 112
BOARD OF APPEALS
112.1 General. The West Chester Area Council of Governments (WCACOG) has formed a Board of Appeals, which shall hear and decide appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by the Building Official relative to the application and interpretation of this Code. The Board of Appeals shall be appointed by the WCACOG and shall be governed by the rules and regulations adopted by the WCACOG. The Board of Appeals shall adopt rules of procedure for conducting its business and shall render all decisions and findings in writing to the appellant with a duplicate copy to the Building Official.
F. 
Section 113.4 shall be amended to read as follows:
113.4 Violation penalties. Any person who shall violate a provision of this Code or shall fail to comply with any of the requirements thereof, or who shall erect, construct, alter or repair a building or structure in violation of an approved plan or directive of the Building Official, or of a permit or use and occupancy permit issued under the provisions of this Code, shall be guilty of a summary offense, punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000 per day, plus costs and attorney's fees, and, upon default of the payment of the fine and costs, imprisonment not to exceed 30 days. Each day that a violation continues shall be deemed a separate offense.
G. 
Section 1201.2 shall be amended by deleting the words, "[DATE TO BE INSERTED BY JURISDICTION"] and replacing them with "October 4, 1967."