[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Bear Creek Township as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Bear Creek Township is hereby authorized to assess and levy, and the Township Treasurer named and appointed by the Board of Supervisors of the Bear Creek Township is hereby authorized to demand, collect and receive for general revenue purposes from persons, firms, corporations, partnerships and associations doing construction work within the limits of said Township, all Township fees which are to be paid by virtue of the provisions of this article and of such other fee ordinances which may from time to time be passed by the Board of Supervisors of Bear Creek Township.
[Amended 8-1-1995 by Ord. No. 1-95]
All construction work within the Township must be duly recorded by filing for a permit and paying a permit fee. The payment of the permit fee will be by all contractors performing any type of construction work within the Township limits and will be on a pro rata basis.
Construction work will be all types of work related to and directly involving the erection of, addition to and improvement of structures. Thus, all plumbing, electrical, masonry and structural contractors will be included as doing construction work for the purposes of this article.
The Code Enforcement Officer will have the authority to inspect construction sites, collect permit fees and deliver permits.
Any person, firm or corporation who or which shall violate any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine of not less than $25 nor more than $600, plus costs of prosecution, and in default thereof, to a term of imprisonment not exceeding 30 days.
The Recorder of Deeds of Luzerne County is appointed agent of Bear Creek Township for the purpose of providing copies of documents transferring real property to the Secretary of the Board of Supervisors of Bear Creek Township on a weekly basis for which the Recorder of Deeds of Luzerne County is to be paid by the grantee, upon recording, $1.50 for each such document.