[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Bridgewater as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 5-2-2005 by Ord. No. 5-2005]
The intent of this article is to promote the general health, welfare and safety of the community.
This article supersedes any provisions currently in effect. However, any underlying ordinance shall remain in full force and effect to the extent that those provisions are more restrictive.
This article shall not create liability on the part of the municipality or any officer or employee thereof for any damages that result from reliance on this article or any administrative decision lawfully made hereunder.
No building permit for any type of structure shall be issued without first obtaining a sewage disposal system permit, if necessary and required by the Pennsylvania Sewage Facilities Act 537. Any applicant for a building permit must obtain a sewage disposal system permit or demonstrate that no such permit is required prior to the issuance of any building permit.
Editor's Note: See 35 P.S. § 750.1 et seq.
Prior to the issuance of any building permit, the building permit officer shall review the application for permit to determine if all other necessary government permits such as those required by state and federal laws have been obtained, such as those required by the Dam Safety and Encroachments Act; the United States Clean Water Act, Section 404, 33 U.S.C. § 1334; and the Pennsylvania Clean Streams Act. No permit shall be issued until this determination has been made.
Any person who violates or permits a violation of this article shall, upon conviction in a summary proceeding brought before a Magisterial District Judge under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, be guilty of a summary offense and shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000, plus costs of prosecution. In default of payment thereof, the defendant may be sentenced to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days. Each day or portion thereof that such violation continues or is permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense, and each section of this article that is violated shall also constitute a separate offense.
Unless specifically defined below, words and phrases used in this article shall be interpreted so as to give this article its most reasonable application.
This article shall become effective on May 2, 2005, and shall remain in force until modified, amended, or rescinded by the Township of Bridgewater, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.