[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Scranton 3-12-1999 by Ord. No. 35-1999. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- PERSONAL BOARDING CARE HOME FACILITY
- Any premises in which food, shelter and personal assistance or supervision are provided for a period exceeding 24 consecutive hours for three or more adults who are not relatives of the operator and who require assistance or supervision in such matters as dressing, bathing, diet or medication prescribed for self-administration, but do not require hospitalization or care in a skilled nursing or intermediate care facility.
All persons, individuals, associations and businesses located in the City of Scranton who operate a personal boarding care home shall complete an application with the City of Scranton at the Bureau of Licensing and Inspections, Department of Community Development, (hereinafter "Bureau") each year to obtain a license and pay a fee as required no later than June 30 or 30 days after entering into business, whichever is later.
Application for a license or for renewal of a license shall be accompanied by a fee of $100 plus $10 for each bed.
No revised license shall be issued by the Bureau, unless a license application is filed with the Bureau, and an annual inspection by the Bureau and fire personnel has been passed. The application shall include the name, address and telephone number of the applicant, the location of the building, the number of beds therein, the zoning classification and such other information as the Bureau may require by regulation.
No license may be issued or renewed to an owner who is not in compliance with the city's Building and BOCA Codes, and whose property tax is delinquent; it shall be a violation of this chapter for an owner to fail, after written notice, to appear for an inspection personally or by agent, and there shall be a fine of $100 for each such violation.
The Director of the Department of Community Development or the Code Official shall have the power to revoke a license for noncompliance with the BOCA Codes of the City of Scranton or other Building Code ordinances, if violations thereof are found following an inspection and the licensee after written notice of violations has failed to come into compliance within such time as the Bureau may state. The licensee shall be given written notice of its right to appeal the revocation to the Housing Appeal Board of the City of Scranton within 20 days from the date of the notice.
The Director of the Department of Community Development or the Code Official may revoke a license for nonpayment of the permit fee from July 1 each year after written notice.
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $300 per violation, and not more than $600 per violation, plus costs of prosecution, and/or imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days. Each day said violation exists constitutes a separate violation. Any person, firm or corporation found guilty of not remitting the proper license fee for the year, in addition to any fine, penalties or costs so imposed, shall pay the license fee.