[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Raccoon 5-12-1981 by Ord. No. 3-81. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Building construction — See Ch. 73.
Numbering of buildings — See Ch. 78.
That the Minimum Design Standards for Rehabilitation for Residential Properties, as set forth in the Program Participants and Department of Housing and Urban Development Handbook No. 4940.4, is hereby adopted by reference as the required minimum design standards for federally sponsored rehabilitation of existing residential properties within the Township of Raccoon. A copy of said Design Standards is on file at the office of the Township Secretary, 1234 Pennsylvania Route 18, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania 15001, and may be examined during business days, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., prevailing time.
That the minimum design standards set forth in HUD Handbook No. 4940.4 aforesaid, and therein identified as "Required Provisions" shall be deemed mandatory requirements. Those minimum design standards set forth in said HUD Handbook No. 4940.4 and therein identified as "Guides" shall be deemed optional on the part of the program participants.
No work of rehabilitation shall be undertaken within or upon a residential structure until a permit therefor has been issued by the Township Secretary. Such permit, when issued, shall be styled "Residential Rehabilitation Permit." No fee shall be charged for such permits; such permits may not be transferred or assigned.
No rehabilitation permit shall be issued except upon prior application made or joined in by the Beaver County Redevelopment Authority. All such applications shall contain the name of the owner of the premises for which work of rehabilitation is proposed, the address (or location), the tax parcel number of the premises, the intended work of rehabilitation, and the estimated capital value of the proposed work of rehabilitation. The application shall be accompanied by such other information as may be deemed necessary by the Secretary to determine compliance with the terms of ordinances regulating land use with the Township of Raccoon. The application and all required or requested accompanying matter shall be submitted in triplicate and shall be sworn to by the applicant. One complete set shall be returned to the applicant upon approval of rejection of the requested permit; one copy shall be retained in the permanent files of the Township; and the remaining copy shall be transmitted to the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Beaver for enforcement and compliance purposes.
No work of rehabilitation shall be undertaken unless the permit issued by the Secretary shall be first prominently posted on the permitted premises. The failure or neglect of the applicant to prominently post the permit and maintain the same throughout the duration of the permitted work shall be a violation of this chapter. Duplicate permits shall be issued by the Secretary without additional charge. Loss, substantial destruction or defacement of any posted permit must be promptly reported to the Secretary within 24 hours after such event or casualty; Saturday, Sunday, and legal holidays excepted.
All permits shall expire upon completion of the work therein authorized to be done or within one year from the issuance thereof, whichever event shall first occur. A permit shall expire if the work therein authorized to be done is not commenced within 180 days from the date such permit shall be issued.
Any person, partnership, or corporation violating any provision of this chapter or who shall make any false statement in any application for the permit required hereunder, or who shall do any work of rehabilitation in substantial deviation from the mandatory requirements of the minimum design standards herewith adopted or the permit approving same shall be subject to civil enforcement procedures as set forth in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II.