Township of Maidencreek, PA
Berks County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Maidencreek 6-17-2004 by Ord. No. 196. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Numbering of buildings — See Ch. 80.
Stormwater management — See Ch. 182.
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 190.
Zoning — See Ch. 220.

§ 101-1 Adoption and administration.

A. 
The Township hereby elects to administer and enforce the provisions of the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act, Act 45 of 1999, 35 P.S. § 7210.101 through 7210.1103, as amended from time to time and its regulations.
B. 
The Uniform Construction Code, contained in 34 Pa. Code, Chapters 401 through 405, as amended from time to time, is hereby adopted and incorporated herein by reference as the Municipal Building Code of the Township of Maidencreek, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

§ 101-2 Individual code completion.

To the extent, but only to the extent that the Uniform Construction Code contains provisions that require information to be added and/or completed by the Township as part of the code adoption, the Township hereby adopts the following to the extent necessary to complete the code:
A. 
With regard to the International Building Code, the following additions and/or changes shall be made:
(1) 
Section 101.1 thereof and Section 1612.3 thereof shall be completed by inserting the name: "Township of Maidencreek, Berks County, Pennsylvania."
(2) 
Section 1612.3 shall be completed by inserting the date of the Flood Insurance Study for the Township of Maidencreek, which is December 5, 1997.
(3) 
Section 3410.2 shall be completed by inserting the date of July 1, 1999.
B. 
With regard to the International Residential Code, the following additions and/or changes shall be made:
(1) 
Section R101-1 shall be completed by adding the words: "Township of Maidencreek, Berks County, PA."
(2) 
Table R301.2(1) shall be completed by stating that: "The Township of Maidencreek has no additional criteria beyond that specified in the Code."
(3) 
Section P2603.6.1 shall be completed by adding "48 inches" as the minimum number of inches below finished grade for sewer depths.
(4) 
Section P3103.1 shall be completed by adding "18 inches" to the roof extension specifications.
(5) 
In addition to all types of construction, placement of structures, repairs, and alterations for which the Uniform Construction Code requires a permit, the Township pursuant to the authorization of Act 92 of 2004 shall require persons to obtain permits under the Maidencreek Township Uniform Construction Code for the following:
[Added 5-11-2006 by Ord. No. 202]
(a) 
The construction, erection, or placement of any accessory structure which is equal to or greater than 600 square feet, whether or not such accessory structure is connected to any utility.
(b) 
The construction, erection, or placement of any accessory structure which is less than 600 square feet if such accessory structure is provided with any utility service. The applicant shall obtain a permit only for the purpose of inspection for the utility or utilities being installed or provided to the accessory structure.
C. 
With regard to the International Code Counsel Electrical Code, the following additions and/or changes shall be made:
(1) 
Section 101.1 shall be completed by adding the words: "Township of Maidencreek, Berks County, Pennsylvania."
(2) 
Section 404.2 shall be completed by adding the following: "Fees shall be paid in accordance with the schedule of fees established from time to time by resolution of the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Maidencreek."
D. 
With regard to the International Existing Building Code, the following additions and/or changes shall be made:
(1) 
Section 101.1 shall be completed by inserting: "Township of Maidencreek, Berks County, PA."
(2) 
Section 1201.2 shall be completed by inserting the date July 1, 1999.
E. 
With regard to the International Energy Conservation Code, the following additions and/or changes shall be made:
(1) 
Section 101.1 shall be completed by adding: "Township of Maidencreek, Berks County, PA" as the name of jurisdiction.
F. 
With regard to the International Fuel Gas Code, the following additions and/or changes shall be made:
(1) 
Section 101.1 shall be amended by adding: "Township of Maidencreek, Berks County, PA" as the name of jurisdiction.
(2) 
Section 106.5.2 shall be amended by adding the following: "Fees shall be paid in accordance with the schedule of fees established from time to time by resolution of the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Maidencreek."
(3) 
Section 106.5.3 shall be completed by adding the words: "Fifty Percent" in subparagraphs 2 and 3 thereof.
(4) 
Section 108.4 shall be completed by adding the words "summary offense," "$1,000" and "90 days" respectively in the portions thereof to be completed.
(5) 
Section 108.5 shall be completed by inserting "$600" and "$1,000" respectively to complete the last line of said section.
G. 
With regard to the International Mechanical Code, the following additions and/or changes shall be made as follows:
(1) 
Section 101.1 shall be completed by adding: "Township of Maidencreek, Berks County, PA" as the name of jurisdiction.
(2) 
Section 106.5.2 shall be completed by adding the following: "Fees shall be paid in accordance with the schedule of fees established from time to time by resolution of the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Maidencreek, Berks County, PA."
(3) 
Section 106.5.3 shall be completed by adding: "50%" in both subparagraphs 2 and 3.
(4) 
Section 108.4 shall be completed by adding: "summary offense" punishable by a fine of not more than "$1,000" or by imprisonment not exceeding "90 days."
(5) 
Section 108.5 shall be completed by inserting "$600" and "$1,000" respectively in the last line of said section.
H. 
With regard to the International Plumbing Code, the following additions and/or changes shall be made in order to complete the same as follows:
(1) 
Section 101.1 shall be completed by inserting: "Township of Maidencreek, Berks County, PA" as the name of jurisdiction.
(2) 
Section 106.6.2 shall be completed by adding the following: "Fees shall be paid in accordance with the schedule of fees established from time to time by resolution of the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Maidencreek, Berks County, PA."
(3) 
Section 106.6.3 shall be completed by adding "50%" in both subparagraphs 2 and 3.
(4) 
Section 108.4 shall be completed by specifying: "summary offense" punishable by a fine of not more than "$1,000" or by imprisonment not exceeding "90 days."
(5) 
Section 108.5 shall be completed by inserting "$600" and "$1,000" in that order to complete those sections.
(6) 
Section 305.6.1 shall be completed by adding "24 inches"
(7) 
Section 904.1 shall be completed by adding "18 inches" as the length of vent pipes above the roof.
I. 
With regard to the International Fire Code, the following additions and/or changes shall be made as follows:
(1) 
Section 101.1 shall be completed by adding: "Township of Maidencreek, Berks County, PA" as the name of the jurisdiction.
(2) 
Section 109.3 shall be completed by adding: "summary offense" punishable by a fine of not more than "$1,000" or by imprisonment not exceeding "90 days."
(3) 
Section 111.4 shall be completed by adding "$600 and "$1,000," respectively and in that order.
J. 
With regard to the International Wildland-Urban Interface Code, the following additions and/or changes shall be made as follows:
(1) 
Section 101.1 shall be completed by adding: "Township of Maidencreek, Berks County, PA."

§ 101-3 Administration and enforcement.

Administration and enforcement of the code shall be undertaken by any of the following ways as determined by the Board of Supervisors from time to time by resolution:
A. 
By the designation of an employee of the Township of Maidencreek to serve as the Municipal Code Official to act on behalf of the Township;
B. 
By the retention of one or more construction code officials or third-party agencies to act on behalf of the Township;
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 ordinance on behalf of the Township;
E. 
By entering into an agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry for plan review, inspections and enforcement of structures other than one-family or two-family dwelling units and utility and miscellaneous use structures.

§ 101-4 Board of Appeals.

A Board of Appeals shall be established by resolution of the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Maidencreek in conformity of 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.

§ 101-5 Effect on other provisions.

A. 
All building code ordinances or portions of ordinances which were adopted by the Township on or before July 1, 1999, which equal or exceed the requirements of the code shall continue in full force and effect until such time as such provisions fail to equal or exceed 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 ordinance 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 Township not governed by the code shall remain in full force and effect.

§ 101-6 Fees.

Fees assessable by the Township for the administration and enforcement undertaken pursuant to this ordinance and the code shall be established by the Board of supervisors by resolution from time to time.