[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Masontown 10-25-1971 by Ord. No. 248, approved 10-28-1971. Section 71-1 amended and § 71-4 added at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
A certain document, a copy of which is on file in the office of the Secretary of the Borough of Masontown, being marked and designated as the "BOCA Basic/National Fire Prevention Code/1986, Sixth Edition," as published by the Building Officials and Code Administrators International, Inc., be and is hereby adopted as the Fire Prevention Code of the Borough of Masontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, for the control of buildings and structures as herein provided; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of the BOCA Basic/National Fire Prevention Code/1986, Sixth Edition, are hereby referred to, adopted and made a part thereof as if fully set out in this chapter with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes, if any, prescribed in this chapter.
The fee for each permit under this chapter shall be $5.
Nothing in this chapter or in the Fire Prevention 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acquired or liability incurred or any cause or causes of action acquired or existing under any act or ordinance hereby repealed, nor shall any just or legal right or remedy of any character be lost, impaired or affected by this chapter.
Any person or persons, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof before the District Justice of said borough, be punishable by a fine of not more than $300 and costs of such proceedings or, upon default of payment of such fine and costs, by imprisonment in the county jail for a term of not more than 30 days; provided, however, that if the District Justice determines that the defendant is without the financial means to pay the fines and costs immediately or in a single remittance, such defendant shall be permitted to pay the fines or costs in installments and over such periods of time as the District Justice deems to be just.