Borough of Jenkintown, PA
Montgomery County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Jenkintown as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 4-28-1980 by Ord. No. 80-13]

§ 1-1 Adoption of Code.

Pursuant to § 1008(b) of the Borough Code [53 P.S. § 46008(b)], the codification of a complete body of ordinances for the Borough of Jenkintown, County of Montgomery, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as revised, codified and consolidated into titles, chapters and sections by General Code Publishers Corp. and consisting of Chapters 1 through 185, together with Appendix Chapters A186 and A187, notice of which has been given as required by law, is hereby approved, adopted, ordained and enacted as a single ordinance of the Borough of Jenkintown, which shall be known and is hereby designated as the "Code of the Borough of Jenkintown," hereinafter referred to as the "Code."

§ 1-2 Effect of Code on previous provisions.

The provisions of this Code, insofar as they are substantively the same as those of ordinances in force immediately prior to the enactment of this ordinance, are intended as a continuation of such ordinances and not as new enactments, and the effectiveness of such provisions shall date from the date of adoption of the prior ordinance. All such provisions are hereby continued in full force and effect and are hereby reaffirmed as to their adoption by the Borough Council of the Borough of Jenkintown, and it is the intention of said Borough Council that each such provision contained within the Code is hereby reenacted and reaffirmed as it appears in said Code. Only such provisions of former ordinances as are omitted from this Code shall be deemed repealed or abrogated by the provisions of § 1-3 below, and only new or changed provisions shall be deemed to be enacted from the effective date of this Code, as provided in § 1-6 below.

§ 1-3 Repeal of ordinances not contained in Code.

All ordinances or parts of ordinances of a general and permanent nature, adopted by the Borough of Jenkintown and in force on the date of the adoption of this Code, and not contained in the Code, are hereby repealed as of the effective date given in § 1-15 below, except as hereinafter provided.

§ 1-4 Ordinances saved from repeal; matters not affected by repeal.

The adoption of this Code and the repeal of ordinances provided for in § 1-3 of this ordinance shall not affect the following ordinances, rights and obligations which are hereby expressly saved from repeal.
A. 
Any ordinance adopted subsequent to December 28, 1978 (Ordinance No. 78-10).
B. 
Any right or liability established, accrued or incurred under any legislative provision of the Borough prior to the effective date of this Code or any action or proceeding brought for the enforcement of such right or liability.
C. 
Any offense or act committed or done before the effective date of this Code in violation of any legislative provision of the Borough or any penalty, punishment or forfeiture which may result therefrom.
D. 
Any prosecution, indictment, action, suit or other proceeding pending, or any judgment rendered prior to the effective date of this Code brought pursuant to any legislative provision of the Borough.
E. 
Any franchise, license, right, easement or privilege heretofore granted or conferred by the Borough.
F. 
Any ordinance or part of an ordinance providing for laying out, opening, altering, widening, relocating, straightening, establishing grade, changing name, improvement, acceptance or vacation of any right-of-way, easement, street, road, highway, sidewalk, park or other public place or property.
G. 
Any ordinance requiring the construction or reconstruction of sidewalks, curbs or gutters.
H. 
Any ordinance or resolution appropriating money or transferring funds, promising or guaranteeing the payment of money or authorizing the issuance and delivery of any bond of the Borough, or other instruments or evidence of the Borough's indebtedness.
I. 
Any ordinance adopting an annual budget or establishing an annual tax rate.
J. 
Any ordinance authorizing the purchase, sale, lease or transfer of property, or any lawful contract, obligation or agreement.
K. 
Any ordinance annexing land to the Borough.
L. 
Any ordinance establishing water, sewer or other special purpose districts and designating the boundaries thereof, or providing for a system of sewers or water supply lines.
M. 
Any ordinance providing for the salaries and compensation of officers and employees of the Borough or establishing personnel policies for Borough employees.
N. 
The levy or imposition of special assessments or charges.
O. 
The dedication of property.
P. 
Any ordinance amending the Zoning Map which shows the boundaries of zones created by the Zoning Ordinance adopted June 5, 1961.
Q. 
Any ordinance or resolution establishing rules and regulations for the conduct of meetings of the Borough Council.
R. 
The Articles of Incorporation of any Municipal Authority and any functions assigned to such Authority.
S. 
The Plumbing Rules and Regulations as established by the ordinance adopted August 29, 1966, as amended.
T. 
The Fire Marshal ordinance adopted December 8, 1957, as amended, on March 30, 1964 and August 28, 1967. The only portions of the Fire Marshal ordinance which have been repealed are the amendment of March 30, 1964, and Section IV, Subdivision 1, of the original ordinance adopted December 8, 1957.

§ 1-5 Inclusion of new legislation prior to adoption of Code.

All ordinances of a general and permanent nature adopted subsequent to the date given in § 1-4A and/or prior to the date of adoption of this ordinance are hereby deemed to be a part of the Code and shall, upon being printed, be included therein. Attested copies of all such legislation shall be temporarily placed in the Code until printed supplements are included.

§ 1-6 Changes and revisions in previously adopted ordinances.

A. 
In compiling and preparing the ordinances of the Borough for adoption and revision as part of the Code, certain grammatical changes and other minor changes were made in one or more of said ordinances. It is the intention of the Borough Council that all such changes be adopted as part of the Code as if the ordinances so changed had been previously formally amended to read as such.
B. 
In addition, the following changes, amendments or revisions are made herewith, to become effective upon the effective date of this ordinance. Chapter and section number references are to the ordinances as they have been renumbered and appear in the Code.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Pursuant to the provisions of § 1-6B:
A. The following sections were amended or added: §§ 19-3, 19-5B, 19-7, 19-9, 38-2, 38-21, 38-24, 41-3, 66-2, 66-3, 66-6, 66-9, 66-10, 66-11, 74-2A, D and G, 78-4, 85-10, 91-6, 94-1, 94-2, 94-7, 94-9, 98-1, 98-3, 98-6, 98-7, 98-8, 98-9, 98-10, 98-11, 98-12, 103-1, 103-2, 107-1, 107-2A, 112-16, 112-17, 122-6, 125-1, 125-3, 137-1, 137-2, 137-3, 137-4, 137-5C(1), 137-6, 137-7, 137-8, 146-4, 146-5, 146-6, 146-7, 146-8, 146-9, 146-10, 146-14, 146-15, 146-17, 146-18, 146-19, 156-13, 156-20, 156-22, 156-26, 156-32, 160-24F and G, 160-30, 160-34C, 160-41, 163-14, 163-17, 163-20, 163-35, 163-51, 167-1, 167-2A, 167-7, 167-8, 167-10, 176-5, 170-6, 170-7, 181-4, 181-5, 181-25E and F, 181-29, 181-42, 181-51H(5) and 181-65.
B. The following original section was repealed: Section 1202 of an ordinance adopted 8-25-41 (Ch. 181).

§ 1-7 Interpretation of provisions.

In interpreting and applying the provisions of the Code, they shall be held to be the minimum requirements for the promotion of the public health, safety, comfort, convenience and general welfare. Where the provisions of the Code impose greater restrictions or requirements than those of any statute, other ordinance or regulation, the provisions of the Code shall control. Where the provisions of any statute, other ordinance or regulation impose greater restrictions or requirements, the provisions of such statute, other ordinance or regulation shall control.

§ 1-8 Copies of Code on file.

Three copies of the Code in a post-bound volume shall be filed with the ordinance book in the office of the Borough Secretary and shall remain there for use and examination by the public. Upon adoption, such copies shall be certified to by the Borough Secretary, as provided by law, and such certified copies shall remain on file in the office of the Borough Secretary available to persons desiring to examine the same during all times while the said Code is in effect.

§ 1-9 Amendments to Code.

Any and all additions, deletions, amendments or supplements to the Code, when passed and adopted in such form as to indicate the intention of the Borough Council to be a part thereof, shall be deemed to be incorporated into such Code so that reference to the Code shall be understood and intended to include such changes. Whenever such additions, deletions, amendments or supplements to the Code shall be adopted, they shall thereafter be printed and, as provided hereunder, inserted in the post-bound book containing the said Code, as amendments and supplements thereto.

§ 1-10 Code books to be kept up-to-date.

It shall be the duty of the Borough Secretary, or someone authorized and directed by him or her, to keep up-to-date the certified copies of the book containing the Code required to be filed in the office of the Borough Secretary for the use of the public. All changes in said Code and all ordinances adopted by the Borough Council subsequent to the effective date of this codification which the Borough Council shall adopt specifically as part of the Code shall, when finally adopted, be included therein by reference until such changes or new ordinances are printed as supplements to said Code book, at which time such supplements shall be inserted therein.

§ 1-11 Sale of Code book, supplements provided.

Copies of the book containing the Code may be purchased from the Borough Secretary upon the payment of a fee to be set by resolution of the Borough Council, which may also arrange for procedures for the periodic supplementation thereof.

§ 1-12 Publication; filing.

The Borough Secretary, pursuant to law, shall cause to be published in the manner required a notice of the introduction and of the adoption of the Code in a newspaper of general circulation in the Borough. Sufficient copies of the Code shall be maintained in the office of the Borough Secretary for inspection by the public at all times during regular office hours. The enactment and application of this Code, coupled with the publication of the notices of introduction and adoption as required by law and the availability of copies of the Code for inspection by the public, shall be deemed, held and considered to be due and legal publication of all provisions of the Code for all purposes.

§ 1-13 Severability of Code provisions.

Each section of the Code and every part of each section is an independent section or part of a section, and the holding of any section, or part thereof, to be unconstitutional, void or ineffective for any cause shall not be deemed to affect the validity or constitutionality of any other section or part thereof.

§ 1-14 Altering or tampering with Code; penalties for violation.

It shall be unlawful for anyone to improperly change or amend, by additions or deletions, or to alter or tamper with the Code, or any part or portion thereof, in any manner whatsoever, which will cause the law of the Borough to be misrepresented thereby. Anyone violating this section of this ordinance shall be subject, upon conviction, to a fine not exceeding $300 or to imprisonment for a period not to exceed 30 days, or both.

§ 1-15 When effective.

All provisions of the Code shall be in force and will take effect as provided by law.