City of Pittston, PA
Luzerne County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Pittston as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Dangerous buildings — See Ch. 165.
Nuisance properties — See Ch. 326.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 370.
[Adopted 5-16-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-6]
Any owner of a property condemned by the City of Pittston must submit to the Codes Enforcement Office of the City of Pittston, City Hall, First Floor, City Administrator's office, Pittston, Pennsylvania, Telephone (570) 654-0513, a duly executed and notarized affidavit containing the following information before any work can be performed on the condemned property:
A. 
Complete name of the property owner.
B. 
Complete mailing address of the property owner.
C. 
Contact information for the property owner, including business and/or cell phone number.
D. 
A certified copy of the deed evidencing ownership of the property.
E. 
A copy of a tax certificate issued by the Luzerne County Tax Claim Bureau evidencing that City and Luzerne County taxes are paid in full.
F. 
A copy of a tax certificate from the City Treasurer evidencing that City of Pittston real estate taxes and Pittston Area School District, sewer maintenance fees and refuse fees are paid in full.
G. 
A detailed statement of the work to be completed to rehabilitate the property, including but not limited to:
(1) 
The owner's detailed intentions for the rehabilitation of the property.
(2) 
A time line for completion of the rehabilitation work on the property.
(3) 
A list of licensed contractors engaged to work on the property.
(4) 
The scope of work of each contractor.
A. 
Before commencing the rehabilitation work, the property owner must:
(1) 
Secure a performance bond or cashier's check, acceptable to the City of Pittston, to cover demolition costs. Said bond or check shall remain in full force and effect at all times until the City issues a certificate of occupancy for the property.
(2) 
Obtain written approval from the Zoning Enforcement Officer to ensure his/her intentions for said property meet the requirements allowed by the Zoning Officer.
(3) 
Once the rehabilitation plan is approved by the Zoning Officer, any and all necessary permits must be obtained from Licensing, Inspections and Permits before work can commence on the condemned property.
(4) 
The City of Pittston reserves the right to inspect the property at any time work is being performed at the property.
B. 
When rehabilitation of the condemned property is complete, the following actions must be taken before the condemned property is released from condemnation:
(1) 
The owner must contact Licensing, Inspections and Permits and schedule a final inspection of the property.
(2) 
The owner must obtain a certificate of occupancy for the property. The property will not be released from condemnation until a certificate of occupancy has been obtained.
The City Administrator is hereby ordered and directed to cause this article to be published and legally advertised according to provisions of the Third Class City Code.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 35101 et seq.