Borough of Moosic, PA
Lackawanna County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Moosic 6-15-2004 by Ord. No. 12-2004. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Brush, grass and weeds — See Ch. 97.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 154.
Nuisances — See Ch. 206.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 230.
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 268.
Zoning — See Ch. 300.

§ 121-1 Election to administer and enforce.

The Borough of Moosic hereby elects to administer and enforce the provisions of the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act, Act 45 of 1999, 35 P.S, §§ 7210.101-7210.1103, as amended from time to time, and its regulations.

§ 121-2 Adoption of code.

The Uniform Construction Code, contained in 34 Pa. Code, Chapters 401-405, as amended from time to time, is hereby adopted and incorporated herein by reference as the municipal building code of the Borough of Moosic.

§ 121-3 Means of administration and enforcement.

Administration and enforcement of the Code within the Borough of Moosic shall be undertaken in any of the following ways as determined by the governing body of the Borough of Moosic from time to time by resolution:
A. 
By the designation of an employee of the Borough of Moosic to serve as the municipal code official to act on behalf of the Borough of Moosic;
B. 
By the retention of one or more construction code officials or third-party agencies[1] to act on behalf of the Borough of Moosic;
[1]
Editor's Note: The Borough of Moosic appointed Building Inspection Underwriters, Inc., by resolution on 6-15-2004 to administer and enforce the code.
C. 
By agreement with one or more other municipalities for the joint administration and enforcement of this Act through an intermunicipal agreement;
D. 
By entering into a contract with another municipality for the administration and enforcement of this Act on behalf of the Borough of Moosic;
E. 
By entering into an agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry for plan review, inspections and enforcement of structures other than one-family or two-family dwelling units and utility and miscellaneous use structures.

§ 121-4 Board of Appeals.

A Board of Appeals shall be established by resolution of the Borough Council of the Borough of Moosic in conformity with the requirements of the relevant provisions of the code, as amended from time to time, and for the purposes set forth therein. If at any time enforcement and administration is undertaken jointly with one or more other municipalities, said Board of Appeals shall be established by joint action of the participating municipalities.

§ 121-5 Effect on existing ordinances.

A. 
All building code ordinances or portions of ordinances which were adopted by the Borough of Moosic on or before July 1, 1999, and which equal or exceed the requirements of the code shall continue in full force and effect until such time as such provisions for the minimum requirements of the code, as amended from time to time.
B. 
All building code ordinances or portions of ordinances which are in effect as of the effective date of this chapter and whose requirements are less than the minimum requirements of the code are hereby amended to conform with the comparable provisions of the code.
C. 
All relevant ordinances, regulations and policies of the Borough of Moosic not governed by the code shall remain in full force and effect.

§ 121-6 Fees.

Fees assessable by the Borough of Moosic for the administration and enforcement undertaken pursuant to this chapter and the code shall be established by the Borough Council of the Borough of Moosic by resolution from time to time.