Municipality of Bethel Park, PA
Allegheny County
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[Adopted by Ord. No. 12-12-60C]
1.1.1. 
All ordinances, resolutions and regulations of the Borough of Bethel be and the same are hereby ratified and reaffirmed, except that the name of the municipality be and the same is hereby changed to "Borough of Bethel Park."
1.2.1. 
The change of name from the Borough of Bethel to the Borough of Bethel Park does not in any manner change the boundaries of the municipality, increase its indebtedness or affect the corporate structure in any way other than to amend the name from Borough of Bethel to "Borough of Bethel Park."
1.3.1. 
Any ordinance or part of any ordinance conflicting with the provisions of this ordinance be and the same is hereby repealed to the extent of such conflict.
[Adopted by Ord. No. 7-12-93A]
1.4.1. 
The ordinances of the Municipality of Bethel Park of a general and permanent nature, as revised, codified, rearranged and consolidated into titles, chapters and sections under the direction of the Municipal Manager and constituting of Chapters 1 through 70, together with an appendix are hereby approved, adopted, ordained and enacted as the "Code of the Municipality of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania."
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Editor's Note: The former Code adopted by Ord. No. 5-11-87A was repealed with adoption of an updated Code book by Ord. No. 7-12-93A.
1.5.1. 
All ordinances of general and permanent nature, adopted by the Council of the Municipality of Bethel Park and in force on the date of the adoption of this ordinance and not contained in the "Code of the Municipality of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania" are hereby repealed insofar as they are inconsistent with the provisions of this Code as of the effective date of this adopting ordinance, except as hereinafter provided.
1.6.1. 
The adoption of this Code and the repeal of ordinances provided for in this ordinance shall not affect the following ordinances, rights and obligations, which are hereby expressly saved from repeal:
1. 
Any right or liability established, accrued or incurred under any legislative provision of the Municipality of Bethel Park prior to the effective date of this ordinance or any action or proceeding brought for the enforcement of such right or liability.
2. 
Any offense or act committed or done before the effective date of this ordinance in violation of any legislative provision of the Municipality of Bethel Park or any penalty, punishment or forfeiture which may result therefrom.
3. 
Any prosecution, indictment, action, suit or other proceeding pending or any judgment rendered prior to the effective date of this ordinance brought pursuant to any legislative provision of the Municipality of Bethel Park.
4. 
Any franchise, license, right, easement or privilege heretofore granted or conferred by the Mayor and Council.
5. 
Any ordinance of the Municipality of Bethel Park providing or be laying out, opening, altering, widening, relocating, straightening, establishing grade, changing name, improvement, acceptance or vacation of any right-of-way, easement, street, sewer, road, highway, park or other public place within the Municipality of Bethel Park, or any portion thereof.
6. 
Any ordinance or resolution of the Municipality of Bethel Park appropriating money or transferring funds, promising or guaranteeing the payment of money or authorizing the issuance and delivery of any bond of the Municipality of Bethel Park or other instruments or evidence of the municipality's indebtedness.
7. 
Ordinances authorizing the purchase, sale, lease or transfer of property or any lawful contract or obligation.
8. 
The levy or imposition of taxes, assessments or charges.
9. 
The dedication of property or approval of preliminary or final subdivision plats.
10. 
The annexation or detachment of territory.
1.7.1. 
In compiling and preparing the ordinances of the Municipality of Bethel Park for adoption and revision as part of the Code of the Municipality of Bethel Park, certain typographical and grammatical corrections were made in one or more of said ordinances. It is the intention of the Council of the Municipality of Bethel Park that all such changes be adopted as part of the Code of the Municipality of Bethel Park. Pennsylvania as if the ordinances so changed had been previously formally amended to read as such. Where typographical and grammatical errors are discovered after the adoption of the Code, the Municipal Manager shall correct such errors after the approval by Council through a resolution.
1.8.1. 
The Municipal Manager, pursuant to law, shall cause to be published in the manner required, a summary copy of this adopting ordinance in a newspaper of general circulation in the municipality. Sufficient copies of the Code shall be maintained in the office of the municipality for inspection by the public at all times during regular office hours. The enactment and publication of this adopting ordinance coupled with the availability of copies of the Code for inspection by the public shall be deemed, held and considered to be due and legal publication of all provisions of the Code for all purposes.
1.9.1. 
A certified copy of said Code shall be kept on file in the office of the municipality. It shall be the duty of the Municipal Manager, or someone authorized by him or her, to insert in their designated places all amendments or ordinances which indicate the intention of the Municipal Council to make the same a part of said Code when the same have been printed or reprinted in page form, and to extract from said Code provisions which may be from time to time repealed by the Municipal Council. This copy of said Code shall be available for all persons desiring to examine the same and shall be referenced as the "Code of the Municipality of Bethel Park".
1.10.1. 
A copy of said Code shall be available for purchase at a fee established by resolution of Council. Reprints of pages updated through amendments and new ordinances will be also available for purchase at a fee established by resolution of Council.
1.11.1. 
Title 1 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statues, Chapter 19 (1 Pa CS Ch. 19 Perm. Ed.) is hereby adopted by reference except when inconsistent with other provisions of this Code or other ordinances adopted by the Council of the Municipality of Bethel Park.
1.12.1. 
Each section of the Code and every part of each section is an independent section or part of a section and the holding of any section or a part thereof to be unconstitutional, void or ineffective for any cause shall not be deemed to affect the validity or constitutionality of any other section or parts thereof.
1.13.1. 
Each section of this ordinance is an independent section and the holding of any section or part thereof to be unconstitutional, void or ineffective for any cause shall not be deemed to affect the validity or constitutionality of any other section or parts thereof.
1.14.1. 
That any ordinance or parts of ordinance conflicting with the provisions of this ordinance, be and the same are hereby repealed to the extent of such conflict.