[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of New Eagle as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Adoption of Standards
A certain document, three copies of which are on file in the office of the Borough Secretary or Code Enforcement Officer of the Borough of New Eagle, being marked and designated as the "International Property Maintenance Code," 2015 edition, as published by the International Code Council, be and is hereby adopted as the Property Maintenance Code of the Borough of New Eagle, Pennsylvania, for regulating and governing the conditions and maintenance of all property, buildings and structures by providing the standards for supplied utilities and facilities and other physical things and conditions essential to ensure that structures are safe, sanitary and fit for occupation and use; and for the condemnation of buildings and structures unfit for human occupancy and use; and for the demolition of such existing structures 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 Property Maintenance Code on file in the office of the Borough of New Eagle are hereby referred to, adopted and made a part hereof as if fully set out in this article, with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes, if any, prescribed in § 223-2 of this article.
The following IPMC sections are hereby revised to reflect Borough-specific information:
Section 101.1, insert "Borough of New Eagle."
Section 103.5, insert "as adopted from time to time by Borough Council."
Section 112.4, insert "$600."
Section 302.4, insert "six (6) inches."
Section 602.3, insert "October 1 to March 31."
Section 602.4, insert "October 1 to March 31."
Any person who violates or permits a violation of this article or the Property Maintenance Code shall, upon conviction in a summary proceeding under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, be guilty of a summary offense and shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000, plus court costs and reasonable attorneys' fees incurred by the Borough in the enforcement proceedings. Upon judgment against any person by summary conviction, or by proceedings by summons on default of the payment of the fine or penalty imposed and the costs, the defendant may be sentenced and committed to the county correctional facility for a period not exceeding 30 days. Each day that such violation exists shall constitute a separate offense, and each section of this article that is violated shall also constitute a separate offense. In addition to or in lieu of enforcement under this section, the Borough may enforce this article in equity in the Court of Common Pleas of Washington County.
Ordinances of the Borough of New Eagle or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.
Nothing in this article or in the Property Maintenance Code hereby adopted shall be construed to affect any suit or proceeding pending in any court, or any rights acquired or liability incurred, or any cause or causes of action acquired or existing under any act or ordinance hereby repealed as cited in § 223-4 of this article; nor shall any just or legal right or remedy of any character be lost, impaired or affected by this article.