Town of McCandless, PA
Allegheny County
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[Ord. 726, passed 8-22-1977; Ord. 798, passed 6-30-1980]
(a) 
The owners of all existing multi-family buildings including apartments, townhouses and condominiums shall, within five years of the effective date of Ordinance 726, install in each dwelling unit a minimum of one approved ionization type smoke detector sensing visible and invisible particles of combustion. Such detector shall be electrically operated and wired into the hall or bedroom light circuit, and installed in a manner and location approved by the authority having jurisdiction. There shall be no exposed electric cord plugged into a wall outlet. No detector shall be battery operated.
(b) 
The owners of all new multi-family buildings including apartments, townhouses and condominiums shall install in each dwelling unit a minimum of one approved ionization type smoke detector sensing visible and invisible particles of combustion. Such detector shall work on electric and battery power and have the capacity to be connected to both sources of power simultaneously. Such detector shall be installed in a manner and location approved by the authority having jurisdiction. When actuated, the detector shall provide an alarm suitable to warn the occupants within the dwelling unit.
[Ord. 726, passed 8-22-1977]
The owners of existing multi-family residential buildings affected by this article shall install the necessary smoke detectors as follows:
(a) 
In 20% of their dwelling units within one year of the effective date of Ordinance 726.
(b) 
In an additional 20% of their dwelling units within two years of the effective date of Ordinance 726.
(c) 
In an additional 20% of their dwelling units within three years of the effective date of Ordinance 726.
(d) 
In an additional 20% of their dwelling units within four years of the effective date of Ordinance 726.
(e) 
In the final 20% of their dwelling units within five years of the effective date of Ordinance 726.
[Ord. 726, passed 8-22-1977]
Failure to comply with the provisions of this article shall constitute a summary offense and shall be punishable by a fine not exceeding $500 for each failure to install the required smoke detectors.