Township of Muhlenberg, PA
Berks County
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[Adopted 12-18-2000 by Ord. No. 354; amended in its entirety 7-16-2001 by Ord. No. 359 (Ch. 60, Art. I, of the 1982 Code)]
[Amended 1-15-2007 by Ord. No. 431; 6-15-2015 by Ord. No. 544; 3-16-2020 by Ord. No. 590]
The Township hereby adopts and will administer and enforce the International Fire Code, 2015 revision, and any such future revision or amendment thereof as is adopted by the International Code Council. This article shall establish an annual license fee for fire and safety of commercial and industrial premises and establishes an annual fee in an amount as shall be established by resolution adopted by the Muhlenberg Township Board of Commissioners for each commercial and industrial premises in Muhlenberg Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. Any owner, licensee or occupant of the premises, as the case may be, who shall fail to timely pay said license fee when due shall be required to pay a late charge in an amount as shall be established by resolution adopted by the Muhlenberg Township Board of Commissioners.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
This article shall establish an annual license fee in an amount as shall be set by resolution adopted by the Muhlenberg Township Board of Commissioners to provide for fire and life safety inspections for each commercial and industrial premises in Muhlenberg Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. Any owner, licensee, or occupant of the premises, as the case may be, who shall fail to timely pay said license fee when due, shall be required to pay a late charge in an amount as shall be established by resolution adopted by the Muhlenberg Township Board of Commissioners.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
The owner of the premises or the licensee or occupant of the premises shall obtain a license pursuant to this article prior to the operation of the commercial or industrial premises or business, and annually thereafter.
[Amended 6-15-2015 by Ord. No. 544; 3-16-2020 by Ord. No. 590]
Each commercial and industrial premises shall be inspected on a regular, periodic basis by Muhlenberg Township to ensure compliance with the International Fire Code, 2015 revision, and any such future revision or amendment thereof as is adopted by the International Code Council.
[Amended 1-15-2007 by Ord. No. 431]
The Township Manager and any duly designated employee, official and/or agent of Muhlenberg Township shall be authorized to administer and enforce this article, including but not limited to the following:
A. 
Issuance of licenses.
B. 
Collection of license fees.
C. 
Inspection of premises.
D. 
Filing of citations and issuance of enforcement notices for any violations.
A. 
Any violation of this article, including the failure to obtain a license, shall be punishable upon conviction by a fine of up to $1,000 for each violation. Each day shall constitute a separate violation for purposes of establishing and imposing fines.
B. 
Township may take any and all legal or equitable action to enforce this article and to ensure compliance with the International Fire Code, 2015 revision, and any such future revision or amendment thereof as is adopted by the International Code Council, including without limitation the enjoining of any violation.
[Amended 6-15-2015 by Ord. No. 544; 3-16-2020 by Ord. No. 590]