Borough of Brentwood, PA
Allegheny County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Brentwood 3-2-1982 as Ch. IX, Part 1, of the 1982 Code of Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 180.
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 183.
Fees — See Ch. A215.
[Amended 8-1-1995 by Ord. No. 1075]
No drilling for test bores, core samples, soil or geotechnical testing, structural characteristics testing or the testing, treatment or extraction of water, hydrocarbon fluids or other fluids and no excavating, grading or filling of land where the nature, extent, volume, degree or quantity, of any part thereof, to be conducted or undertaken within any period of 24 consecutive months, exceeds the limitations set forth in § 102-2 hereof, shall be conducted or undertaken within the Borough of Brentwood unless and until a permit is obtained therefor from the Code Enforcement Officer.
A permit shall be required in any of the following instances:
A. 
Excavating, grading or filling involving a site exceeding 15,000 square feet in area.
B. 
Excavating, grading or filling involving earth movement exceeding an average of 1/3 cubic yard per square foot.
C. 
Excavating, grading or filling involving a change in ground elevation exceeding nine feet.
D. 
Excavating, grading, filling or altering the ground surface so as to affect the adjoining property, streets or other public facilities.
E. 
Excavating, grading or filling in an area where significant lateral or horizontal earth movement has heretofore occurred.
F. 
All drilling of any bore or hole as described in this chapter.
[Added 8-1-1995 by Ord. No. 1075]
Written application for a permit shall be made on a form prescribed for that purpose and shall include submission of a plan in duplicate setting forth the following:
A. 
Existing contours.
B. 
Proposed contours.
C. 
All existing drainage facilities.
D. 
Proposed drainage facilities.
E. 
Proposed fencing, screening and landscaping.
F. 
The number, location and proposed total subsurface depth of each test bore or bore hole.
[Added 8-1-1995 by Ord. No. 1075]
G. 
The depth below ground surface elevation of the top of any coal seam and the name of that coal seam to be penetrated by or located 20 feet or less below the proposed bottom of each such test hole or bore hole.
[Added 8-1-1995 by Ord. No. 1075]
No permit shall be issued unless and until provision is made for complete landscaping of the excavated, graded or filled area, for fencing of a height of five feet of those areas where the finished grade exceeds 45° and for adequate drainage.
[Amended 8-1-1995 by Ord. No. 1075]
If in the opinion of the Code Enforcement Officer the proposed excavating, drilling, grading or filling will adversely affect soil stability and lead to landslides or cause soil erosion and lead to flooding and drainage problems or interfere with the use of and/or damage public streets or other utilities or otherwise cause public or private detriment, he shall require the applicant to submit a written report from a registered engineer licensed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania which report shall include said engineer's opinion that the proposed excavating, drilling, grading or filling will not adversely affect soil stability and lead to landslides, will not cause soil erosion and lead to flooding and drainage problems, will not interfere with the use of or cause damage to public streets or other utilities and will not otherwise cause public or private detriment and which report, further, shall include said engineer's recommendations on the method of compaction and the method of excavating, drilling, grading or filling.
Notwithstanding receipt of said report from said registered engineer, the Council of the Borough of Brentwood may, in its discretion, require the posting of reasonable security by the applicant that the finished operation will comply with the plans and reports submitted and the permit issued thereon.
The fee for issuance of any permit hereunder shall be fixed from time to time by resolution of Council.[1]
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Editor's Note: The current fee schedule is located in Ch. A215, Fees.
Any person, firm or corporation who or which shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 and costs of prosecution or, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to undergo imprisonment for not more than 30 days. Each day that a violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.