[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Bradford 2-28-2017 by Ord. No. 3268. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Ch. 163, Property Maintenance, adopted 12-23-2014 by Ord. No. 3254.
A certain document, three copies of which are on file in the office of the City Administrator of the City of Bradford, being marked and designated as the "International Property Maintenance Code, 2012 edition," as amended by the City of Bradford, is hereby adopted as the Property Maintenance Code of the City of Bradford, in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for regulating and governing the conditions and maintenance of all property, buildings and structures; by providing the standards for supplied utilities and facilities and other physical things and conditions essential to ensure that structures are safe, sanitary and fit for occupation and use; and the condemnation of buildings and structures unfit for human occupancy and use, and the demolition of such existing structures as herein provided; providing for the issuance of permits and collection of fees therefor; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of said Property Maintenance Code on file in the office of the City of Bradford are hereby referred to, adopted, and made a part hereof, as if fully set out in this legislation, with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes, if any, prescribed in § 163-2 of this chapter.
The following ordinances are hereby repealed by the enactment of this chapter, as the provisions thereof are contained in this new chapter:
If any section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this chapter is, for any reason, held to be unconstitutional, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this chapter. The City Council of the City of Bradford hereby declares that it would have passed this law, and each section, subsection, clause or phrase thereof, irrespective of the fact that any one or more sections, subsections, sentences, clauses and phrases be declared unconstitutional.
Nothing in the Property Maintenance Code hereby adopted shall be construed to affect any suit or proceeding impending in any court, or any rights acquired, or liability incurred, or any cause or causes of action acquired or existing, under any act or ordinance hereby repealed as cited in § 163-3 of this chapter; nor shall any just or legal right or remedy of any character be lost, impaired or affected by this chapter.
The City Administrator is hereby ordered and directed to cause this chapter to be published in a newspaper in general circulation. (Posting may also be required.)