Borough of Moosic, PA
Lackawanna County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Moosic 8-13-2019 by Ord. No. 13-2019.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
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Editor's Note: This ordinance also superseded former Ch. 15, Code Enforcement Officer, adopted 9-9-2004 by Ord. No. 14-2004.
The position of Code Enforcement Officer is hereby created.
A. 
The Code Enforcement officer shall be charged with the enforcements of the duly adopted Borough codes and related ordinances, excepting those that are exclusively the obligation of the Borough Police Department to enforce.
B. 
The Code Enforcement officer shall provide testimony at the Moosic Zoning Board or any other judicial or quasi-judicial tribunal as may be necessary to carry out the duties and function of the office.
C. 
The Code Enforcement Officer shall issue permits only where there is compliance with the duly adopted ordinance of the Borough and with the laws of this commonwealth.
D. 
The Code Enforcement Officer shall conduct inspections as necessary to fulfill the duties of the position or as requested by the Borough.
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The Code Enforcement Officer shall issue enforcement notices pursuant to existing laws. Further, the Code Enforcement Officer shall issue appropriate notice to cure and/or correct violations of the Borough codes or existing law, and upon failure of compliance, the Code Enforcement Officer may seek any available judicial remedies to compel compliance with existing laws.
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The Code Enforcement Officer shall act on behalf of the Borough in any appropriate action or proceeding to prevent the unlawful erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration, repair, conversion, demolition, maintenance or use of any building or structure or to restrain, correct or abate such violation so as to prevent occupancy or use of any business or use in or about such premises.
G. 
The Code Enforcement Officer may revoke by order any building or zoning permit issued under a mistake of fact, misrepresentation on the application or contrary to the law or the provisions of the Borough codes and ordinances.
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The Code Enforcement Officer shall record and file all applications and plans for permits and the action taken thereon at the Borough offices.
I. 
The Code Enforcement Officer shall act as liaison with federal, state, county and local officials as required.
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The Code Enforcement Officer shall post properties as required by law.
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The Code Enforcement Officer shall perform all other code-related duties.
This provisions of this chapter are severable, and if any section, subsection, sentence, clause, or part thereof shall be held or declared illegal, invalid or unconstitutional by any court of competent jurisdiction, the decision shall not effect or impair any of the remaining actions, declared to be the intent of the Borough of Moosic that this chapter would have been adopted if such illegal, invalid, or unconstitutional section, subsection, sentence clause, or part thereof had not been included.
Any ordinance or parts of ordinance inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed to the extent of any such inconsistency.
This chapter shall become effective immediately.