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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 5-13-1998 by Ord. No. 7-1998; amended in its entirety 5-26-2004 by Ord. No. 16-2004. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 28.
Existing buildings — See Ch. 29.
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.
Plumbing — See Ch. 62.
Zoning — See Ch. 84.
There is hereby adopted by the Board of Supervisors of West Goshen Township the International Property Maintenance Code, 2003 Edition, as now and as hereafter supplemented, reissued, amended and revised as published by the International Code Council, Inc. Not fewer than three copies of the International Property Maintenance Code, 2003 Edition, 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, deletions, and changes are hereby made to the International Property Maintenance Code, 2003 Edition:
A. 
Section 101.1 shall be amended by the deletion of the words "[NAME OF JURISDICTION]" and the replacement thereof with the words "West Goshen Township."
B. 
The heading of 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 officials shall be referred to in this Code as "Code Officials."
D. 
Section 103.5 shall be deleted in its entirety and reserved.
E. 
Section 106.4 shall be deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following:
106.4 Violations and penalties. Any person who shall violate a provision of this Code or shall fail to comply with any of the requirements thereof 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.
F. 
Section 111, Means of Appeal, 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 111
BOARD OF APPEALS
111.1 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.
G. 
Section 304.14 shall be amended by the deletion of the words "[DATE]" and the replacement thereof with "June 1" and "October 30."
H. 
Section 602.3 shall be amended by the deletion of the words "[DATE"] and the replacement thereof with "October 15" and "April 15."
I. 
Section 602.4 shall be amended by the deletion of the words "[DATE"] and the replacement thereof with "October 15" and "April 15."
When necessary to ensure the proper implementation of the provisions of the Code and its administration and enforcement, the Board may, by resolution, establish a schedule of applicable fees.