[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Danville 5-10-2005 by Ord. No. 466. Amendments noted where applicable.]
A certain document, three copies of which are on file in the office of the Secretary of the Borough of Danville, being marked and designed as "The International Property Maintenance Code, First Edition, 2009" as published by the International Code Council be and is hereby adopted as the Property Maintenance Code of the Borough of Danville, County of Montour, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; for the control of buildings and structures as herein provided; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of said International Property Maintenance Code are hereby referred to, adopted, and made a part hereof, as if fully set out in this chapter, with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes, if any, prescribed in § 180-4 of this chapter.
Ordinance Number 374 of the Borough of Danville, entitled "Property Maintenance," and all other ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.
The Borough may adopt policies and procedures regarding habitual violation of the Property Maintenance Code. Such policies and procedures may include, but not be limited to, provisions for the Borough to abate violations, bill the habitual violator for the abatement costs incurred by the Borough, and enter municipal liens against the property where the violation occurs.
The 2009 International Property Maintenance Code is amended and revised in the following respects:
Section 101.1. Insert: "Borough of Danville."
Section 102.6. Delete the definition of "Historic buildings" and replace with: "Historic Buildings. The provisions of this code may not be mandatory for existing buildings or structures designated as historic buildings or structures if in the opinion of the Code Official that the strict interpretation of this code would significantly alter or change the historic characteristics or features of the buildings or structures and by not applying the strict interpretation of this code the buildings and structures would be safe and in the public interest of health, safety and welfare."
Section 103.5, Fees. Delete entire section.
Section 106.3, first sentence. Delete "misdemeanor" and replace with "summary offense."
Section 301.2, third sentence. Delete "Occupants of a dwelling unit, rooming unit or housekeeping unit are responsible for keeping in a clean, safe and sanitary condition that part of the dwelling unit, rooming unit, housekeeping unit or premises which they occupy and control."
Section 302.1. Delete and replace with the following: "All owner(s) of all premises and property in Danville Borough are responsible to keep the exterior property and premises maintained in a clean, safe and sanitary condition. The owner(s) shall keep that part of the exterior property in a clean and sanitary condition. Upon failure of the owner(s) of a property to keep the exterior property and premises maintained in a clean and sanitary condition and after service of notice of violation(s), they shall be subject to prosecution in accordance with Section 106.3 and as prescribed by the authority having jurisdiction."
Section 302.4. Insert "10 inches."
Section 302.8. Delete entire selection along with exception.
Section 302, Exterior Property Areas, is hereby amended to add Section 302.10, to read as follows:
Section 304.14. Insert: "April 1 to December."
Section 308.1. Delete entire the section and replace with the following: "All owner(s) of properties and premises in Danville Borough shall keep the exterior property and premises and the interior of all structures free from accumulation of rubbish or garbage. Upon failure of the owner(s) to remove the rubbish and garbage from the exterior and interior property and after service of a notice of violation(s), they shall be subject to prosecution in accordance with Section 106.3 and as prescribed by the authority having jurisdiction."
Section 308.2. Delete "occupant" and replace with "owner."
Section 308.3. Delete entire section and replace with the following: "All owner(s) of all properties in Danville Borough shall dispose of garbage in a clean and sanitary manner by placing such garbage in an approved garbage disposal facility or approved garbage containers."
Section 602.3. Insert: October 1 to May 15.
Section 602.4. Insert: October 1 to May 15.
Nothing contained in said Property Maintenance Code shall prevent an individual from doing his own work so long as said workmanship conforms to all aspects of this chapter.
Nothing in this chapter or in the Property Maintenance Code hereby adopted shall be construed to affect any suit or proceeding pending 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 § 180-2 of this chapter; nor shall any just or legal right or remedy of any character be lost, impaired or affected by this chapter.