City of Erie, PA
Erie County
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CROSS REFERENCES
Power to enact building ordinance — See 3rd Class § 4130 et seq. (53 P.S. § 39130 et seq.).
[Ord. 6073 § 1, passed 8-16-1927]
There is established a Building Code Commission consisting of 11 members to review, prepare and report to Council for consideration such ordinances as the Commission shall consider wise for the regulation of erection, alteration, additions to, demolition, removal from one location to another, arrangement, use and occupancy of buildings and structures in the City.
[Ord. 6073 § 2, passed 8-16-1927]
The Commission so appointed is hereby known as the Building Code Commission.
[Ord. 17-1973 § 1, passed 3-14-1973]
The Building Code Commission shall be appointed by Council and shall be composed of the following:
(a) 
The Building Administrator.
(b) 
The City Solicitor.
(c) 
One member recommended by the Northwest Pennsylvania Chapter of American Institute of Architects.
(d) 
One member recommended by the Erie Construction Council, Inc.
(e) 
One member recommended by the Greater Erie Chamber of Commerce.
(f) 
One member recommended by the Erie Engineering Society's Council.
(g) 
One member recommended by the Erie County Agents Association.
(h) 
One member recommended by the Home Builders Association of Northwestern Pennsylvania.
(i) 
The Chief Fire Inspector.
(j) 
One member recommended by the Erie Industrial Conference Committee.
(k) 
One member recommended by the Manufacturer's Association of Erie.
(l) 
One member recommended by the National Electric Contractors Association.
(m) 
One member recommended by the Greater Erie Board of Realtors.
(n) 
One member recommended by the Erie Chapter of Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers.
(o) 
One member recommended by the Central Labor Union and Industrial Union Council.
[Ord. 6073 § 4, passed 8-16-1927]
Members of the Building Code Commission shall be recommended by the above mentioned organizations to the Mayor and Council in writing by the secretary of such organizations.
[Ord. 6073 § 5, passed 8-16-1927]
The duties of the Building Code Commission shall be as follows:
(a) 
Review, prepare and submit to Council legislation regulating the construction, maintenance, alteration and inspection of the buildings in the City;
(b) 
Investigate for approval or disapproval by Council new methods of construction;
(c) 
View all plans, specifications and methods of construction submitted to it by the Inspector of Buildings, by any other department of the City or by Council, and report thereon.
[Ord. 6073 § 6, passed 8-16-1927]
The Building Code Commission shall meet and organize immediately upon being appointed by Council. The stenographer in the Department of Public Safety shall act as secretary.
[Ord. 6073 § 7, passed 8-16-1927]
The Building Code Commission shall be considered in existence when a majority of the members eligible to appointment shall have been appointed by Council.