Township of Upper Providence, PA
Delaware County
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GENERAL REFERENCES
Uniform Construction Code — See Ch. 1430.
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Editor's Note: Former Section 1420.01, 1996 Edition adopted; file copies; purpose, was repealed 6-24-2004 by Ord. No. 384.
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Editor’s Note: Former Section 1420.02, Conflict of laws, was repealed 6-24-2004 by Ord. No. 384.
[Ord. No. 384, passed 6-24-2004]
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The BOCA National Building Code is hereby repealed save and except the following provisions:
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Section 111.5, Registration of contractors required (Added): It shall be unlawful for any individual contractor, firm or corporation to commence with any form of improvement to any property within the Township without acquiring a contractor's registration. A contractor's registration may be obtained at the office of the Township Secretary, and the fee for such registration will be established by Council resolution and may be amended from time to time.
(2) 
Section 121.0, Means of Appeal is amended to read:
121.1 Application for appeal: An owner or other person with a legal or equitable interest in the affected property may appeal to the Board of Appeals from an adverse decision of the code official. An application for appeal shall be based on a claim that the true intent of this code has been incorrectly interpreted, the provisions of this code do not fully apply or an alternative method or material can be used, consistent with the health, safety and welfare of the public. The appeal shall be in writing and served upon the Township Secretary. The appeal shall cite the provision(s) of the code for which the relief is requested and the reasons supporting the request for relief. The code official shall file a written response to the application for appeal with a copy to the appellant at least seven days prior to the hearing.
121.2 Membership of Board of Appeals: The members of the Township Planning Commission shall constitute the Board of Appeals.
121.3 Hearings: Hearings on the appeals shall occur at the next regularly scheduled Township Planning Commission meeting occurring at least 22 days from the date the application for appeal is filed or at such other time as the Board of Appeals establishes. The hearing procedures shall be established by the Board of Appeals. Recording and transcribing of testimony shall not be required.
121.4 Decisions of the Board of Appeals: The Board of Appeals shall make decisions upon the majority vote of a quorum of its members present and qualified to vote. The Board of Appeals may make its decisions based upon the written application for appeal with or without hearing.
121.5 Administration: The code official shall comply with the decisions of the Board of Appeals.
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Section 508.0, Stormwater Management is added to read:
508.1 General: The following stormwater management provisions shall be applicable in the Township of Upper Providence.
508.2 System required: Every building in which people live, work or congregate shall be provided with a stormwater system which shall safely collect and release stormwater runoff from building roof surfaces in accordance with the Pennsylvania Storm Water Management Act No. 167.
508.3 Design: The design of each building's stormwater system shall include those measures necessary to meet the standards for stormwater release established in the Stormwater Management Plan for the Ridley Creek Watershed.
508.4 Rooftop storage: Where rooftop storage is being considered for stormwater detention purposes, storage volume shall be designed according to criteria and standards adopted in the Stormwater Management Plan for the Ridley Creek Watershed.
The design of large roof surfaces shall consider the storage of precipitation on the roof structure in accordance with the criteria and standards adopted in the Stormwater Management Plan for the Ridley Creek Watershed.
508.5 Parking lots: Parking lots shall be graded with rolled or compacted cinders, gravel or other approved materials, including porous pavement, where feasible.
The design of parking lots shall consider seepage pits or basins, detention basins, either aboveground or underground, among other methods to control the rate of runoff from stormwater. The design of parking lots shall ensure that runoff will be managed to adequately protect health and property from possible injury.
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Section 711.1 General (paragraph added): "Fire walls and party walls separating residential dwelling units shall be of masonry construction a minimum of eight inches in thickness. In the event that a dwelling unit projects farther to the front or rear, or is taller than the adjacent unit, these portions of the wall shall also be a minimum of eight-inch thick masonry construction."
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Section 704 Firewalls and Party Walls.
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Permitting requirements contained in Section 107.1 of the 1996 BOCA National Building Code not in conflict with the Uniform Construction Code Act of 1999 as amended and contained in 34 PA Code, Chapters 401 - 405.