[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Middlesex 4-21-2004 by Ord. No. 100. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Middlesex Township hereby elects to administer and enforce the provisions of the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act, Act 45 of 1999, 35 P.S. §§ 7210.101-7210.1103, as amended from time to time, and its regulations.
The Uniform Construction Code, contained in 34 Pa. Code, Chapters 401 to 405, as amended from time to time, is hereby adopted and incorporated herein by reference as the building code of Middlesex Township.
Administration and enforcement of the code within Middlesex Township shall be undertaken in any of the following ways as determined by the Board of Supervisors from time to time by resolution:
By the designation of an employee of the Township to serve as the Township code official to act on behalf of the Township;
By the retention of one or more construction code officials or third-party agencies to act on behalf of the Township;
By agreement with one or more other municipalities for the joint administration and enforcement of this Act through an intermunicipal agreement;
By entering into a contract with another municipality for the administration and enforcement of this Act on behalf of the Township;
By entering into an agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry for plan review, inspections and enforcement of structures other than one-family or two-family dwelling units and utility and miscellaneous use structures.
A Board of Appeals shall be established by resolution of the Board of Supervisors of Middlesex Township in conformity with the requirements of the relevant provisions of the code, as amended from time to time, and for the purposes set forth therein. If at any time enforcement and administration is undertaken jointly with one or more other municipalities, said Board of Appeals shall be established by joint action of the participating municipalities.
All building code ordinances or portions or ordinances which were adopted by the Township on or before July 1, 1999, and which equal or exceed the requirements of the code shall remain in full force and effect until such time as such provisions fail to exceed the minimum requirements of the code, as amended from time to time.
All building code ordinances or portions of ordinances which are in effect as of the effective date of this article and whose requirements are less than the minimum requirements of the code are hereby amended to conform with the comparable provisions of the code.
All relevant ordinances, regulations and policies of the Township not governed by the code shall remain in full force and effect.
Fees assessable by the Township for the administration and enforcement undertaken pursuant to this article and the code shall be established by the Board of Supervisors by resolution from time to time.
[Added 4-18-2007 by Ord. No. 111]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- The Uniform Construction Code which adopted the International Plumbing Code regulations, and which is codified under 35 Pa.C.S. § 7210.101 et seq.
- CONNECTION SPECIFICATIONS
- The technical specifications as issued by the International Plumbing Code and adopted by the Uniform Construction Code for the purpose of defining the specifications for sanitary sewer service line installations and/or connections.
- SANITARY SEWER SERVICE LINE
- All pipelines and facilities, as of any particular time, used for collecting, pumping, treating and disposing of sanitary sewage and industrial wastes, situate in or adjacent to this Township and owned or leased to this Township for operation and use.
- Township of Middlesex, Butler County, Pennsylvania, a Pennsylvania municipal corporation, acting by and through its Board of Commissioners or, in appropriate cases, acting by and through its authorized representatives.
The Township has adopted the Code for the purpose of maintaining standards for construction within the Township.
The Code employs the International Plumbing Code for the purposes of defining the connection specifications.
The Township is hereby authorized, under § 7210.503 of the Code, to modify and/or amend the connection specifications.
This Township's new technical specifications hereby supersede and/or amend the Code as it applies to the technical requirements of the connection specifications. The technical specifications of this new article being equal to or exceeding the minimum requirements of the International Plumbing Code, are further specified in the guidelines, specifications, and drawings attached hereto as Exhibit A.
Editor's Note: Exhibit A is on file in the Township offices.