City of Coatesville, PA
Chester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of Coatesville: Art. I, 3-25-1996 as Ord. No. 1012-96. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 3-25-1996 as Ord. No. 1012-96]
"  The General Laws of the City of Coatesville, Pennsylvania," as prepared and published for the said City of Coatesville, is hereby adopted as a consolidation, codification and revision of the ordinances of the City of Coatesville. Chapters 1 through 225 thereof contain the text of the body of all general administrative and regulatory ordinances of the City of Coatesville organized as follows:
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1
General Provisions
Chapter 2
Charter
Chapter 5
Administration of Government
Chapter 9
Assessments
Chapter 12
Authorities
Chapter 24
Health Administration
Chapter 27
Historical Commission
Chapter 35
Personnel Policies
Chapter 38
Pensions
Chapter 41
Planning Commission
Chapter 44
Police Department
Chapter 47
Procurement and Purchasing
Chapter 51
Salaries and Compensation
Chapter 55
Social Security
Chapter 66
Alcoholic Beverages
Chapter 69
Alarm Devices
Chapter 72
Animals
Chapter 76
Bicycles
Chapter 79
Brush, Grass and Weeds
Chapter 82
Building Construction
Chapter 84
Building Contractors, Licensing of
Chapter 86
Buildings, Numbering of
Chapter 92
Curfew
Chapter 97
Drugs
Chapter 102
Electrical Standards
Chapter 108
Fees
Chapter 112
Firearms, Weapons and Fireworks
Chapter 115
Fire Protection and Prevention
Chapter 119
Flag, Colors and Seal
Chapter 124
Graffiti
Chapter 132
Hazardous Material Spills
Chapter 142
Improvement Policies
Chapter 145
Insurance
Chapter 151
Lifesafety Standards
Chapter 156
Mechanical Standards
Chapter 161
Noise
Chapter 164
Nuisances
Chapter 169
Parks
Chapter 172
Peddling and Soliciting
Chapter 176
Plumbing
Chapter 180
Property Maintenance
Chapter 185
Sewers
Chapter 187
Shopping Carts
Chapter 190
Solid Waste
Chapter 193
Streets and Sidewalks
Chapter 197
Subdivision and Land Development
Chapter 198
Subdivision and Land Development
(continued)
Chapter 203
Taxation
Chapter 207
Television, Cable
Chapter 210
Towing Services
Chapter 214
Use Registration
Chapter 218
Vehicles and Traffic
Chapter 224
Zoning
Chapter 225
Zoning (continued)
Appendix
Disposition List
Index
The codification referred to in Section 1 of this ordinance shall be known and cited officially as "The General Laws of the City of Coatesville, Pennsylvania," and all future ordinances shall make reference thereto. This ordinance shall become effective immediately upon publication of notice of final enactment as required by law.
The provisions of The General Laws of the City of Coatesville, Pennsylvania, so far as they are the same as those ordinances and regulations in force immediately prior to the adoption of said Code, are intended as a continuation of such ordinances and regulations and not as a new enactment. The provisions of The General Laws of the City of Coatesville, Pennsylvania,shall not affect any suit or prosecution pending or to be instituted to enforce any of the prior ordinances or regulations. Ordinances and regulations in force immediately prior to the adoption of said Code, and which have not been repealed, but which, further, through inadvertent omission or other reason do not appear in the Code, as adopted, shall nevertheless remain in full force and effect and adoption of the Code shall not constitute a repeal thereof.
A. 
As a necessary part of codification, several consolidations, revisions, amendments and repeals have been made to the codification of The General Laws of the City of Coatesville, Pennsylvania. These changes are included in the attachment to this ordinance labeled "Consolidations, Revisions, Amendments and Repeals."[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: In accordance with § 1-4A, the chapters, parts and sections which were added, amended, adopted or deleted by this ordinance are indicated throughout the Code by a footnote referring to Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article I. During routine supplementation, footnotes indicating amendments, additions or deletions will be replaced with the following history: "Amended (added, deleted) 3-25-1996 by Ord. No. 1012-96." The attachment, which contains a complete description of all changes, is on file in the city offices.
B. 
As a further and necessary part of codification, additional consolidations, revisions, amendments and repeals are herewith made to the codification of the General Laws of the City of Coatesville, Pennsylvania. These additional changes are included in the attachment to this ordinance labeled "Additional Consolidations, Revisions, Amendments and Repeals."[2]
[Added 9-9-1996 by Ord. No. 1033-96]
[2]
Editor's Note: In accordance with § 1-4B, the chapters, parts and sections which were added, amended, adopted or deleted by this ordinance are indicated throughout the Code by a footnote referring to Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article I. During routine supplementation, footnotes indicating amendments, additions or deletions will be replaced with the following history: "Amended (added, deleted) 9-9-1996 by Ord. No. 1033-96." The attachment which contains a complete description of all changes, is on file in the city offices.
The following minor procedural changes have been made to existing City of Coatesville ordinances:
A. 
Grammatical and spelling errors have been corrected where necessary.
B. 
Minor changes have been made to correct obsolete terms and usages.
C. 
The penalty provisions have been revised where necessary to comply with the Pennsylvania Third Class City Code, Vehicle Code, Municipalities Planning Code and the Local Tax Enabling Act.
The procedure for amending the Code of Ordinances shall include the citation of the chapter, part, section and subsection to be amended, revised, repealed or added.
It shall be the responsibility of the City of Coatesville City Manager to maintain an up-to-date certified copy of the Code of Ordinances. This copy shall be the official copy of The General Laws of the City of Coatesville, Pennsylvania, and shall be available for public inspection.
It shall be unlawful for anyone to change, alter or tamper with the Code of Ordinances in any manner which will intentionally misrepresent the laws of the City of Coatesville. Whosoever shall violate this section shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than six hundred dollars ($600.) and costs or, in default of payment thereof, may be subject to imprisonment for a term not to exceed thirty (30) days.
It is hereby declared to be the intention of the Council of the City of Coatesville that the chapters, parts, sections, paragraphs, sentences, clauses and phrases of this codification are severable. If any section, paragraph, sentence, clause or phrase of this Code is declared unconstitutional, illegal or otherwise invalid by the judgment or decree of a court of competent jurisdiction, that invalidity shall not affect any of the remaining chapters, parts, sections, paragraphs, sentences, clauses or phrases of this codification.
All ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.
This ordinance shall be effective thirty (30) days after publication following final adoption.