[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of Penn Township 7-1-1991 by Ord. No. 424. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Building construction — See Ch. 100.
[Amended 4-19-2010 by Ord. No. 713; 2-18-2019 by Ord. No. 815]
Except to the extent otherwise adopted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as part of the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code, a certain document, a copy of which is on file in the office of the Secretary of the Township of Penn, being marked and designated as the "International Fire Code, 2015 edition," including Appendix Chapters A through M, inclusive, as published by the International Code Council, be and is hereby adopted as the Fire Code of the Township of Penn, York County, Pennsylvania; for regulating and governing the safeguarding of life and property from fire and explosion hazards arising from the storage, handling and use of hazardous substances, material and devices, and from conditions hazardous to the life or property in the building or premises as herein provided; providing for the issuance of permits and collection of fees therefor; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of said Fire Code on file in the office of the Secretary of the Township of Penn which are hereby referred to, adopted, and made part hereof, as if fully set out in this chapter, with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes, if any, prescribed in § 160-4 of this ordinance.
Ordinance No. 272 of Penn Township entitled "An ordinance of the Township of Penn, York County, adopting a Fire Prevention Code prescribing regulations governing conditions hazardous to life and property from fire or explosion, and fixing penalties for violations" and all other ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed, including original Chapters 72 and 74 of the Penn Township Code.
Editor's Note: Original § 72-3, Enforcement; reports; assistance, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 9-19-1994 by Ord. No. 482.
Use group classifications.
Use Group R-1 structures. This use group shall include all hotels, motels, boardinghouses and similar buildings arranged for shelter and sleeping accommodations and in which the occupants are primarily transient in nature, making use of the facilities for a period of less than 30 days.
Use Group R-2 structures. This use group shall include all multiple-family dwellings having more than two dwelling units, except as provided for in the Use Group R-3 for multiple single-family dwelling units, and shall also include all boardinghouses and similar buildings arranged for shelter and sleeping accommodations in which the occupants are primarily not transient in nature. A dormitory facility which accommodates more than five persons more than 2 1/2 years of age shall be classified as Use Group R-2.
Use Group R-3 structures. This use group shall include all buildings arranged for the use of one- or two-family dwelling units, including not more than five lodgers or boarders per family and multiple single-family dwellings where each unit has an independent means of egress and is separated by a two-hour fire separation assembly. In multiple single-family dwellings which are equipped throughout with an approved automatic sprinkler system, the fire-resistant rating of the dwelling unit separation shall not be less than one hour. Dwelling unit separation walls shall be constructed as fire petitions.
Use Group I-1 structures. This use group shall include buildings and structures, or parts thereof, which house six or more individuals who, because of age, mental disability or other reasons, must live in a supervised environment but who are physically capable of responding to an emergency situation without personal assistance. Where accommodating persons of the above description, the following types of facilities shall be classified as I-1 facilities: board and care facilities, halfway houses, group homes, social rehabilitation facilities, alcohol and drug centers and convalescent facilities. A facility such as the above with five or fewer occupants shall be classified as a residential use group.
[Amended 4-19-2010 by Ord. No. 713; 4-19-2010 by Ord. No. 713; 5-21-2012 by Ord. No. 740; 6-16-2014 by Ord. No. 762; 2-18-2019 by Ord. No. 815]
The following sections are hereby revised:
When, in the opinion of the Code Official, delay in the enforcement of any provision of this chapter or the Fire Prevention Code during the pendency of any proceedings for its enforcement would create or permit to exist a clear and present danger to the safety of persons and property in Penn Township, the Code Official shall make application to the Court of Common Pleas of York County for a preliminary injunction with or without notice, as the court may determine.
[Amended 9-19-1994 by Ord. No. 482]
In the event that any person resists or prevents the Code Official in the exercise of the right of entry and inspection set forth in the Code, Section F-107.0, the Code Official may likewise make application to the Court of Common Pleas for injunctive relief in the matter set forth.
[Amended 9-19-1994 by Ord. No. 482]
The enumeration of the above specific instance of equitable remedies shall not be construed to limit or deny the right of Penn Township or any person to such equitable or other remedies as may otherwise be available, with or without process of law.