Borough of Hatboro, PA
Montgomery County
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§ 22-901 General Administration.

[Ord. 1005, 5/23/2011]
All provisions of this chapter shall be administered by Hatboro Borough or their officially designated representatives. All matters relating to this chapter shall be submitted to the municipal secretary or other designated municipal employee who will handle the matter in accordance with policies, procedures, and guidelines established by Hatboro Borough.

§ 22-902 Fees and Costs.

[Ord. 1005, 5/23/2011]
1. 
No application for sketch, preliminary or final plan approval shall be received and processed until the fees and/or escrow deposit, as set forth below, shall have been paid.
2. 
By Resolution, Borough Council shall adopt and periodically amend a schedule of fees, payable by the applicant to Hatboro Borough for the filing of sketch, preliminary, and final plans.
3. 
Hatboro Borough Council shall adopt and amend by Resolution a schedule of escrow deposits to be paid by the applicant to Hatboro Borough at the time of filing of an application, sufficient to pay all Hatboro Borough expenditures anticipated in the course of its review and disposition of plans.
A. 
Costs incurred by Hatboro Borough in excess of the escrowed amount shall be paid by the applicant prior to the granting of approvals or permits, including occupancy permits.
(1) 
If the escrow deposit is expended, the applicant shall make further deposits upon notice from the Borough in such a manner that the total deposit with the Borough shall at all times equal the initial amount as determined by the schedule of escrow deposits until approval of the plans and final acceptance of construction by the Borough.
B. 
If costs incurred by Hatboro Borough are less than the escrowed amount, the difference shall be refunded to the applicant following disposition of the plans.
4. 
Hatboro Borough expenditures subject to escrow as in Subsection 3, above, include, but are not limited to, the following:
A. 
Engineering and other technical services such as plan review and construction inspections.
B. 
Materials and facilities tests.
C. 
Services of the Hatboro Borough Solicitor in reviewing and/or preparing documents related to the plan reviews.
D. 
Such other fees and expenditures as are authorized by Pennsylvania law.

§ 22-903 Enforcement.

[Ord. 1005, 5/23/2011]
1. 
Preventative Remedies.
A. 
In addition to other remedies, Hatboro Borough may institute and maintain appropriate actions by law or in equity to restrain, correct or abate violations, to prevent unlawful construction, to recover damages and to prevent illegal occupancy of a building.
B. 
Hatboro Borough may refuse to issue any permit or grant any approval necessary to further improve any real property which has been developed or has resulted from a subdivision in violation to this chapter. As an additional condition for the issuance of any permit or approval, Hatboro Borough may require compliance with the conditions that would have been applicable to the property at which time the applicant acquired it.
2. 
Any person, partnership, or corporation who or which has violated the provisions of this chapter shall, upon being found liable therefore in a civil enforcement proceeding commenced by Hatboro Borough, pay a judgment of not more than $500 plus all court costs, including the reasonable attorney fees incurred by Hatboro Borough as a result thereof.
3. 
No judgment shall commence or be imposed, levied, or be payable until the date of the determination of a violation by the magisterial district judge.
4. 
If the defendant neither pays nor timely appeals the judgment, Hatboro Borough may enforce the judgment pursuant to the applicable rules of civil procedure.
5. 
Each day that a violation continues shall constitute a separate violation, unless the magisterial district judge determining that there has been a violation further determines that there was a good faith basis for the person, partnership, or corporation violating this chapter to have believed that there was no such violation, in which event there shall be deemed to have been only one such violation until the fifth day following the date of the determination of a violation by the magisterial district judge and thereafter each day that a violation continues shall constitute a separate violation.
6. 
All fines collected for such violations shall be paid to Hatboro Borough.