Township of Manheim, PA
York County
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[Ord. 2004-02, 7/1/2004, § 1]
This Part shall be known as the "Manheim Township Building Code."
[Ord. 2004-02, 7/1/2004, § 2]
The Township hereby elects to administer and enforce the provisions of the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act, (Act of November 10, 1999, P.L. 491, No. 45, 35 P.S. § 7210.101- § 7210.1103, as amended), and its regulations, in 34 Pa. Code, Chapters 401-405, (collectively referred to as the "Code").
[Ord. 2004-02, 7/1/2004, § 3]
The Code is hereby adopted and incorporated by reference as the building code of the Township.
[Ord. 2004-02, 7/1/2004, § 4]
Administration and enforcement of the Code within the Township shall be undertaken in any of the following ways as determined by the Board of Supervisors of the Township from time to time by resolution:
A. 
By the designation of an employee of the Township to serve as the building code official to act on behalf of the Township;
B. 
By the retention of one or more construction code officials or third-party agencies to act on behalf of the Township;
C. 
By agreement with one or more other municipalities for the joint administration and enforcement of this Part through an intermunicipal agreement;
D. 
By entering into a contract with another municipality for the administration and enforcement of this Part on behalf of the Township;
E. 
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.
[Ord. 2004-02, 7/1/2004, § 5]
A Board of Appeals is hereby established by the Board of Supervisors of the 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, the Board of Appeals shall be established by joint action of the participating municipalities.
[Ord. 2004-02, 7/1/2004, § 6]
1. 
The Manheim Township Building Permit Ordinance, (Ordinance 46, Chapter 4, Part 1), together with any amendments thereto, is hereby repealed for all buildings for which permits are issued after the effective date of this Part. It shall remain in full force and effect for any permits for which complete applications were filed before the effective date of this Part.
2. 
All other building code or building permit ordinances or portions of ordinances that are in effect as of the effective date of this Part and whose requirements are less than the minimum requirements of the Code are hereby amended to conform to the comparable provisions of the Code.
3. 
All relevant ordinances, regulations and policies of the Township not governed by the Code shall remain in full force and effect, and any permits required by Township ordinances, or state or federal statutes or regulations, which are not superseded by the Code, including, but not limited to, zoning, subdivision, driveway, sewage, highway, occupancy or NPDES permits, as applicable, shall continue to be required.
[Ord. 2004-02, 7/1/2004, § 7]
Fees assessable by the Township for all administration and enforcement undertaken pursuant to this Part and the Code shall be established by the Board of Supervisors by resolution from time to time. All fees for permits and inspections required by the UCC and this Part and all other Township ordinances shall be paid before any permits are issued, and any additional fees which shall become due shall be paid before the issuance of a use and occupancy certificate.
[Ord. 2004-02, 7/1/2004, § 8]
No building permit shall be issued pursuant to the Township's building code for any new building or structure that will utilize an on-site sanitary sewer system until a permit for such system has been issued by the Township's Sewage Enforcement Officer. If the new building or structure will connect to a public or community sanitary sewer system, then the applicant must first provide to the Township's building code official evidence satisfactory to the Township from the owner of such system of the applicant's irrevocable right to connect to the system in sufficient capacity for the proposed use.
[Ord. 2004-02, 7/1/2004, § 9]
Final inspections and occupancy certificates as required under or issued in conjunction with the UCC shall be conducted and issued with, and at the same time as, final inspections and use and occupancy certificates required by the Township's zoning ordinance. No inspection shall be conducted or permit issued under either this Part or the zoning ordinance separately from the other. It shall be the responsibility of the applicant to request such inspections or permits from both the Township's Building Code Official and Zoning Enforcement Officer, who shall be responsible between them for coordinating the inspections and the issuance of the required permits within the time set by the UCC and the Township's zoning ordinance.
[Ord. 2004-02, 7/1/2004, § 10]
Any owner or person, as those terms are defined in the Code, who or which violates or permits the violation of any provision of this Part or of the Code shall commit a summary criminal offense, and, upon conviction by a District Justice, shall be subject to a fine of up to $1,000 plus costs, and imprisonment to the extent allowed by law for summary offenses for each violation. Each day of a violation, and each separate violation of this Part or the Code, shall be considered a separate violation.
[Ord. 1999-03, -/-/1999, § 1]
The purpose of this Part is to require the numbering of all houses or other buildings within the Township to facilitate, promote and accelerate transportation, communication, and the supply of municipal services, including fire, police and ambulance services and to otherwise promote the public safety and general welfare of the residents of Manheim Township. This Part shall be known and may be cited as the "Manheim Township Building Numbering Ordinance."
[Ord. 1999-03, -/-/1999, § 2]
The Board of Supervisors of Manheim Township hereby adopts a plan and system for the numbering of house and principal buildings and tracts of land in Manheim Township, together with a building numbering listing. The building number listing shall be updated by the Township Manager as new building numbers are assigned. A copy of the building number listing is attached hereto, incorporated herein by reference, and marked Exhibit 1.
[Ord. 1999-03, -/-/1999, § 3]
Certain roads in the Township are being named or renamed. An annotated map of the Township, indicating street and road names (a copy of which is attached hereto) is hereby approved and adopted. Hereafter, road and/or street names may be added or amended as necessary (including subdivisions and future developments) by resolution of the Board of Supervisors.
[Ord. 1999-03, -/-/1999, § 4]
BUILDINGS — All principal structures, such as, but not limited, to single and multiple family dwellings, offices, places of business, public service facilities, commercial, industrial and charitable establishments, churches, schools, governmental and other institutions, but shall not include accessory buildings on the same lot that are occupied by the same person or entity as the principal building on such lot.
CONSPICUOUS LOCATION
A location that is visible to the traveling public from the road or street on which a building is located.
PERSON
Any individual or individuals, partnership, association, firm, company, corporation or other legal entity, including the partners, officers and directors thereof.
PRINCIPAL USE
The primary purpose or function to which a parcel or tract of land is put.
TOWNSHIP
Manheim Township, York County, Pennsylvania, its Board of Supervisors, and designated agents, representative and/or employees.
[Ord. 1999-03, -/-/1999, § 5]
Within 90 days of the passage and approval of this Part, it shall be the duty of each and every owner of each and every building in the Township to cause the same to be numbered in accordance with this Part and the system and plan hereby adopted and approved. The Township shall assign numbers to all buildings in the Township in accordance with said system and plan.
[Ord. 1999-03, -/-/1999, § 6]
1. 
Upon the assignment by the Township of a number to a given building, it shall be the duty and obligation of the person(s) who own and/or occupy same to display such number in a conspicuous location. If the building to be numbered is located more than 75 feet from the paved cartway of the public road on which it fronts or to which it has access, the owner and/or occupant shall place the number in either of the following locations:
A. 
On either side of the driveway or entrance, the numbers to be metal or other durable, light reflecting material and at least four inches in height. The color of the numbers shall be in contrast with the immediate background and shall be so placed as to be in full view from both directions of travel on the street upon which the driveway or entrance is located. When numbers are posted at the entrance of a property, said numbering must be placed a minimum of three feet above the surface of the ground and shall be situated five to 10 feet off of the paved cartway.
B. 
If a single mailbox serving the principal building is located by the driveway or entrance on the same side of the street, then three-inch numbers placed on both sides of the box or post will serve as numbering with the numbers to be metal or other durable, light reflecting material and the color of the numbers to be in contrast with the immediate background. If the mailbox is located on the opposite side of the street, a separate number display shall be located at the driveway or entrance unless there is no adjacent principal structures to be numbered, with said numbering to be situated five to 10 feet off of the paved cartway.
2. 
If the building to be numbered is located less than 75 feet from the paved cartway of the public road on which it fronts or to which it has access, the numbers may be placed on the principal structure in a conspicuous location. The numbers shall be metal or other durable, light reflecting material and at least four inches in height with the color of the numbers to be in contrast with the immediate background.
3. 
If assigned numbers are placed on the building located on a property or on either side of the driveway or entrance servicing same, such numbers shall also be affixed to the mailbox serving the parcel or tract of land.
4. 
In the event an owner or occupant of a property has an objection to locating a numbers as required above, he/she may apply to the Township, through its Zoning/Code Enforcement Officer, for a waiver of the above requirements; provided, however, that in order to secure such a waiver, the applicant must provide the Township with a reasonable alternative to the requirements set forth herein.
5. 
In instances in which three or more buildings requiring numbers are accessed by a private road, the owners of said properties must comply with the following procedures:
A. 
The owners of such properties must agree upon a road name (short names are preferable) and submit the agreed upon name to the Manheim Township Board of Supervisors for a determination as to whether or not there is a conflict with an existing road name in Manheim Township or in the Manheim Township area. If the Supervisors determine that the road name is in conflict with another already used road name, the owners shall be directed to agree upon another name. If the Township Supervisors have not received from the property owners an agreed upon name acceptable to the Supervisors within 30 following the enactment of this Part, the Township Supervisors shall decide upon a road name and shall advise the property owners of such as soon as practicable.
B. 
Upon the naming of a road by the property owners or the Township, a steel post and a road name sign will be supplied and installed by Manheim Township at its expense.
C. 
The owner or occupant of each building which is accessed by said private road shall place street number signs on or in front of each such building in a manner consistent with the requirement set forth in § 206 of this Part.
6. 
All old numbers shall be removed from any house, building or other structure upon the assignment by the Township of a new number.
7. 
The Code Enforcement Officer is hereby authorized to require the numbering or renumbering of any house, building, or other structure in accordance with this Part.
[Ord. 1999-03, -/-/1999, § 7]
All buildings erected after the adoption of this Part shall be assigned a number by the Township in accordance with the building numbering system as adopted, at the time of the issuance of a building permit. No certificate of use or occupancy shall be issued until such number has been posted and displayed in accordance with the requirements hereof.
[Ord. 1999-03, -/-/1999, § 8]
No person shall alter, deface, cover, obstruct or remove any number placed on any property in accordance with this Part; provided, however, that an owner/occupant may repair or replace a number or take such other action to bring same into compliance herewith. Any number which is defaced or otherwise destroyed or removed shall be replaced within 30 days following such destruction or removal.
[Ord. 1999-03, -/-/1999, § 9]
1. 
Any person who shall violate any provision of this Part shall be subject to specific penalties as hereinafter set forth. Should a person responsible for complying with the terms hereof fail to do so, the Township shall provide said person with written notice of violation sent by certified mail to the last known address of the owner and/or occupant of the building. Should said person fail to pick up the certified mail notice, the Township shall send said notice by regular mail and shall post the premises with a notice of violation.
2. 
Any person who shall violate the provisions hereof upon the expiration of 30 days after the receipt of the notice set forth above (for purposes of this Part, "notice" shall mean receipt of the notice of violation by certified mail, regular mail or posting of the property as set forth above), shall upon conviction thereof, be guilty of a summary offense and shall be subject to a criminal fine not to exceed $1,000 per violation.
3. 
Each day in which the provisions of this Part are violated shall constitute a separate violation and may be prosecuted as such by the Township.