[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Springdale as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 7-21-2004 by Ord. No. 1207]
The Borough of Springdale hereby elects to administer and enforce the provisions of Pennsylvania Construction Code Act, Act 45 of 1999, 35 P.S. §§ 7210.101 to 7210.1103, as amended from time to time, and its regulations.
The Uniform Construction Code, contained in 34 Pa. Code Chapters 401 to 405, as amended from time to time, is hereby adopted and incorporated herein by reference as the municipal building code of the Borough of Springdale.
Administration and enforcement of the code within Springdale Borough shall be undertaken in any of the following ways as determined by the Borough Council of Springdale from time to time by resolution:
By the designation of an employee(s) of the Borough to serve as the Municipal Code Official to act on behalf of Springdale Borough.
By the retention of one or more construction code officials or third-party agencies to act on behalf of Springdale Borough.
By an agreement with one or more other municipalities for the joint administration and enforcement of this Act through an intermunicipal agreement.
By entering into a contract with another municipality for the administration and enforcement of this Act on behalf of the Borough of Springdale.
By entering into an agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry for plan review, inspections and enforcement of structures other than one-family or two-family dwelling units and utility and miscellaneous-use structures.
A Board of Appeals shall be established by resolution of the Springdale Borough Council in conformity with the requirements of the relevant provisions of the code, as amended from time to time and for the purpose set forth therein. If at any time enforcement and administration is undertaken jointly with one or more other municipalities, said Board of Appeals shall be established by joint action of the participating municipalities.
All building code ordinances or portions of ordinance which were adopted by the Borough of Springdale on or before July 1, 1997, and which equal or exceed the requirements of the code shall continue in full force and effect until such time as such provisions fail to equal or exceed the minimum requirements of the code, as amended from time to time.
All building code ordinances or portions of ordinances which are in effect as of the effective date of this article and whose requirements are less than the minimum requirements of the code are hereby repealed and shall be deemed to have been replaced with amended provisions which conform with the comparable provisions of the code.
All relevant ordinances, regulations and policies of this Borough not governed by the code shall remain in full force and effect.
To the extent that the provisions of the Allegheny County Health Department Plumbing Code ("Plumbing Code") adopted after October 31, 1996, comply with Chapters 3 and 5 of the Act, and equal or exceed the requirements of the International Plumbing Code, then the Borough of Springdale adopts the Plumbing Code as its standard plumbing code, as authorized by Sections 503 and 1101 of the Act, 35 P.S. §§ 7210.503 and 7210.1101.
Springdale Borough shall enforce the Allegheny County Health Department Plumbing Code by and through its appointee, the Allegheny County Health Department Plumbing Section, a duly certified plumbing inspection third-party agency meeting all of the statutory requirements set forth in the Plumbing Code.
Editor's Note: See 35 P.S. §§ 7210.301 et seq. and 7210.501 et seq., respectively.
Fees assessable by the Borough of Springdale for the administration and enforcement undertaken pursuant to this article and the code shall be established by the Springdale Borough Council by resolution from time to time.