Township of Upper Southampton, PA
Bucks County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Upper Southampton 1-19-2010 by Ord. No. 399.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
Building construction — See Ch. 56.
Residential building construction — See Ch. 57.
Electrical standards — See Ch. 88.
Energy conservation — See Ch. 90.
Fuel gas — See Ch. 105.
Mechanical standards — See Ch. 117.
Plumbing — See Ch. 130.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 132.
Editor's Note: This ordinance also superseded former Ch. 96, Fire Prevention, adopted 3-18-2003 by Ord. No. 356.
[Amended 10-2-2018 by Ord. No. 454]
The International Fire Code, 2015 Edition, as amended, three copies of which are on file in the office of the Code Official and the Township of Upper Southampton, being marked and designated as the International Fire Code, as published by the International Code Council, is hereby adopted as the code of the Township of Upper Southampton for regulating and governing the safeguarding of life and property from fire and explosion hazards arising from the storage, handling and use of hazardous substances, materials and devices, and from conditions hazardous to life or property in the occupancy of buildings and premises in the Township of Upper Southampton and providing for the issuance of permits for hazardous uses or operations; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, conditions and terms of such International Fire Code, 2015 Edition, published by the International Code Council on file in the office of the Code Official are hereby referred to, adopted and made a part hereof as if fully set out in this chapter.
[Amended 10-2-2018 by Ord. No. 454]
The following sections are hereby revised as follows:
Section 101.1: insert "Township of Upper Southampton."
Section 109.4: insert "summary offense," "$1,000," "90 days."
Section 111.4: insert "$500," "$1,000."
A listed and labeled smoke and/or heat detection system, which shall be approved by the Code Enforcement Officer, shall be installed and maintained to protect every room of the entire premises in all places of public assembly, including, inter alia, restaurants, bowling lanes, shopping malls, shopping centers, including merchandising marts, indoor places of amusement, including sport arenas or rinks, clubs, lodges or fraternal organizations, YMCAs or similar occupancies, lumber yards and builder's supply, and all other office, commercial or industrial property and associated occupancies within the same structure, having a total floor area greater than 200 square feet and for which an occupancy permit is required. All detectors in the system shall be interlocked and coupled to means for producing an alarm of at least 85 dbA throughout the entire premises. The provisions of this section shall not apply to those structures encompassed by this section which are protected throughout by a sprinkler system approved by the Code Enforcement Officer.
All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.
Nothing in this chapter or in the Property Maintenance Code hereby adopted shall be construed to affect any suit or proceeding impending in any court, or any rights acquired, or liability incurred, or any cause or causes of action acquired or existing, under any act or ordinance hereby repealed as cited in § 96-4 of this chapter; nor shall any just or legal right or remedy of any character be lost, impaired or affected by this chapter.