Township of Upper Gwynedd, PA
Montgomery County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Upper Gwynedd as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire Department — See Ch. 14.
Building construction codes — See Ch. 63.
Outdoor burning — See Ch. 69.
Special events, fireworks — See Ch. 100.
[Adopted 12-28-1964 by Ord. No. 64-14]

§ 97-1 Handling of combustible materials.

No person, firm or corporation shall deposit ashes, smoldering coal or embers, greasy or oily substances or other material liable to create spontaneous ignition within 10 feet of any wooden or plastered wall, partition, fence, floor, sidewalk lumber, hay shavings, rubbish or other combustible materials, except in metallic or other noncombustible receptacles. Such receptacles must be placed on a noncombustible floor or stand or on the ground outside the building and, in every case, must be kept at least two feet away from any combustible wall or partition.

§ 97-2 (Reserved) [1]

[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 97-2, Attendance at fires, was repealed at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 97-3 Removal of combustible materials from commercial premises.

No person, firm or corporation making, using, storing or having charge or control of any wastepaper, shavings, excelsior, rubbish, sacks, bags, litter, hay, straw or combustible trash or waste or fragments shall fail, neglect or refuse, at the close of each day, to cause all material which is not compactly baled and stacked in an orderly manner to be removed from the premises or stored in suitable vaults or in metal or metal-lined covered receptacles or bins. This prohibition shall not be construed to apply to residential properties.

§ 97-4 (Reserved) [1]

[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 97-4, Burning within streets and gutters, was repealed at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 97-5 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 4-22-1985 by Ord. No. 85-6]
A. 
Any person or persons, firm or corporation who shall violate any of the provisions of this article, upon conviction thereof, shall be liable to pay a fine or penalty not to exceed $1,000 plus costs of prosecution for each and every offense. All fines and penalties imposed by this article are recoverable by summary proceedings before the Magisterial District Judge, and all suits or actions at law instituted for the recovery thereof are to be in the name and for the use of Upper Gwynedd Township, against which the offenses are committed. In default of payment of any fine or penalty imposed by any Magisterial District Judge under the provisions of this article, the person or persons so offending may be committed to the Montgomery County Prison for a period not exceeding 30 days.
[Amended 11-23-1992 by Ord. No. 92-15[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
B. 
Each day a violation is committed shall constitute a separate offense and shall be punishable as such hereunder.
C. 
This section shall not preclude the Township from any other remedy it may have at law or equity.
[Adopted 11-22-1976 by Ord. No. 76-13]

§ 97-6 through § 97-9. (Reserved) [1]

[1]
Editor's Note: Former §§ 97-6, Adoption of standards, 97-7, Definitions, 97-8, Amendments to standards, and § 97-9, Effect of other legislation, were repealed 1-27-1986 by Ord. No. 86-3.

§ 97-10 Fire Marshal and Deputy.

[Amended 1-25-1982 by Ord. No. 82-1]
A. 
The office of Fire Marshal is hereby established. The Fire Marshal shall be appointed by the Board of Commissioners.
[Amended 4-22-1985 by Ord. No. 85-6]
B. 
The office of Deputy Fire Marshal is hereby established. The Deputy Fire Marshal shall be appointed by the Board of Commissioners upon the recommendation of the Fire Marshal.
C. 
The Fire Marshal shall enforce the provisions of the Uniform Construction Code and any amendment thereto.
[Amended 1-27-1986 by Ord. No. 86-3[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
D. 
The Deputy Fire Marshal shall act in the absence of the Fire Marshal and shall have all the powers and duties of the Fire Marshal during his absence.
E. 
The Fire Marshal shall render a monthly report of his activities to the Board of Commissioners with such statistics as he may think relevant or requested by the Board of Commissioners and shall make recommendations for such amendments to said code as he may think desirable.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Original Section V, Modifications, of Ord. No. 76-13, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 4-22-1985 by Ord. No. 85-6. Former §§ 97-12, Appeals, and 97-13, Violations and penalties, were repealed 1-27-1986 by Ord. No. 86-3.