[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Ligonier 12-11-1996 by Ord. No. 487. Amendments noted where applicable.]
For purposes of this chapter, the following words shall have the following meanings:
- DWELLING UNIT
- A structure, or portion thereof, or building, or portion thereof, arranged for the use of one or more individuals living together as a housekeeping unit on a permanent, temporary or transient basis which may or may not include sanitary facilities or facilities for preparation, storage or serving of food.
- Any person who, alone or jointly or severally with other persons, has legal title to any premises. This includes any person who has charge, care or control over any premises as an agent, officer, fiduciary or employee of the owners; the committee, conservator or legal guardian of an owner who is incompetent, a minor or otherwise under a disability; a trustee, elected or appointed, or a person required by law to act as a trustee, other than a trustee under a deed of trust to secure the payment of money; or an executor, administrator, receiver, fiduciary, officer appointed by any court, attorney-in-fact or other similar representative of the owner or his or her estate. This does not include a lessee, a sublessee or other person who merely has the right to occupy or possess a premises.
- SMOKE DETECTOR
- A device which detects visible or invisible particles of combustion and is capable of providing a suitable audible alarm of at least 85 decibels at 10 feet, either ionization or photoelectric type.
In each dwelling unit or individual apartment within buildings used as a multiple dwelling, there shall be provided by the owner of the real estate a minimum of one smoke detector sensing device per floor which has received Underwriters Laboratories approval.
Said smoke detector sensing device shall provide an alarm suitable to warn occupants within individual dwelling units in the event of fire.
The smoke detector sensing device shall be installed as above in all multiple dwellings immediately and shall be installed, by the owner, in all other buildings within the Borough not later than upon change of ownership of the real estate upon which the building is erected.
Any person, firm or corporation who or which shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $300 and/or to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days. Every day that a violation of this chapter continues shall constitute a separate offense.