[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Masontown 10-25-1971 by Ord. No. 250, approved 10-28-1971. Sections 105-2 and 105-7 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable]
This chapter shall be known as the "Borough of Masontown Plumbing Code."
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 Plumbing Code/1984, Sixth Edition." as published by the Building Officials and Code Administrators International, Inc., be and is hereby adopted as the Plumbing 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 Plumbing Code/1984, Sixth Edition, are hereby referred to, adopted and made a part hereof as if fully set out in this chapter with the additions, insertions and changes, if any, prescribed in this chapter.
Fees for permits for plumbing work shall be as follows:
Where the estimated cost of the work to be done does not exceed $500, the fee shall be $5.
Where the estimated cost of the work to be done is more than $500 but does not exceed $1,000, the fee shall be $10.
Where the estimated cost of the work to be done exceeds $1,000, the fee shall be $10 for the first $1,000 plus $2 for each additional $1,000.
If, in the course of the work being done, any changes are made in the plans and/or specifications, amended plans and/or specifications shall be submitted for the approval of the administrative authority. If the approval is granted, then a supplementary permit shall be issued. The administrative authority shall determine whether or not an additional permit fee shall be charged to comply with the aforesaid schedule of fees.
In the fulfillment of his duties, the administrative authority, upon proper identification, shall have authority to enter any building, structure or premises during any reasonable time.
The administrative authority shall be given notice at least 24 hours prior to the commencement of the work by the individual, firm or corporation to whom the permit was issued that the work is to commence.
Any person aggrieved by the decision of the administrative authority may take an appeal to the Board of Appeals heretofore established under the provisions of the Building Code of the Borough of Masontown.
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter or the BOCA Basic/National Plumbing Code/1984, Sixth Edition, or who fails to comply therewith, or who shall fail to comply with any order made thereunder, or who shall do or cause to be done plumbing work in violation of any statement or specifications or plans submitted and approved and from which no appeal has been taken, or who shall fail to comply with such an order as affirmed or modified by the administrative authority within the time affixed therein, shall for each and every violation be guilty of a summary offense and, upon conviction thereof, shall be sentenced to pay a fine not exceeding $300 and costs of prosecution, and in default of payment of such fine and costs of prosecution, may be sentenced to imprisonment in the Fayette County Prison for 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 and costs in installments and over such periods of time as the District Justice deems to be just.