Township of Palmer, PA
Northampton County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Palmer 10-1-1973 by Ord. No. 147. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Building Code — See Ch. 55.
Electrical Code — See Ch. 72.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 81.
Plumbing Code — See Ch. 124.
This ordinance shall be known and may be cited as the "Palmer Township Basic Mechanical Code."
[Amended 2-24-1976 by Ord. No. 161; 4-14-1981 by Ord. No. 186; 7-28-1987 by Ord. No. 221; 7-27-1993 by Ord. No. 253; 12-18-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-293]
The publication entitled the "International Mechanical Code/2000" and its errata sheets, published by the International Code Council, hereinafter called the "code," is hereby accepted, adopted and incorporated in its entirety, except as may be hereinafter otherwise indicated, as the Palmer Township Basic Mechanical Code. Wherever in said code blanks appear, the obvious required or indicated insertions are to be considered made; and wherever in said code the words "municipality" or "name of municipality" appear, the words "Palmer Township" are to be considered as inserted.
[Amended 2-24-1976 by Ord. No. 161; 7-28-1987 by Ord. No. 221; 12-18-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-293]
The following insertions of words and numbers shall be considered made in the indicated places in the below-referred-to sections of the code:
Fee Schedule
Set by resolution
Fee Refunds
Fifty percent
Fee Refunds
Fifty percent
No permit or fee need be issued hereunder for any single- or two-family residential installation, nor shall any additional fee be charged for a permit which is issued in conjunction with any building, electrical or plumbing permit. The fact that no permit or fee and permit is issued or required shall in no way, however, eliminate or lessen the requirements of the code, and all installations or things shall comply herewith as though a permit had been issued and a fee paid. The fee for permits when required shall be $4 unless otherwise set by the Board of Supervisors by resolution.
In addition to the Board of Appeals, appeals may also be taken to the Board of Supervisors.
These standards are the minimum required for public safety, and any conflict with any provision of any other ordinance or law shall be resolved in favor of the most restrictive of the two provisions.
The provisions of this code and ordinance are severable. If any provision of the code or this ordinance is for any reason invalid, it is hereby declared to be the intent of the Board of Supervisors to have enacted this ordinance and code without such invalid provision.
Every day a violation of this ordinance continues shall constitute a separate offense. Repeated or dangerous violations shall constitute a nuisance and may be abated as such, and the costs of so doing charged to the persons responsible in addition to other penalties.
[Amended 10-25-1988 by Ord. No. 227]
Any person, partnership, corporation, trust or other entity which or who shall in any way violate any of the provisions of this ordinance or the code or fail to comply with a lawful order issued hereunder shall, upon conviction in a summary proceeding before any District Magistrate, Justice of the Peace or Alderman, pay a fine and penalty to and for the use of the township of not less than $10 nor more than $1,000 and costs, or undergo imprisonment in the county jail for a period not exceeding 30 days, as provided by law.
Each day of violation of the particular code or ordinance applicable shall be considered a separate offense, for which the fines and penalties stated herein may be imposed on a daily basis.
For collection of fines and penalties, see § 1-16E of Chapter 1, General Provisions.