City of Latrobe, PA
Westmoreland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of Latrobe 6-28-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-7. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Planning Commission — See Ch. 30.
Building construction — See Ch. 108.
Commercial structures — See Ch. 116.
Electrical standards — See Ch. 121.
Housing standards — See Ch. 132.
Mechanical standards — See Ch. 137.
Plumbing standards — See Ch. 147.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 149.
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 154.
Zoning — See Ch. 166.
Outdoor burning — See Ch. 262.
Fire limits; fireproof construction — See Ch. 275.
Fire prevention standards — See Ch. 279.

§ 117-1 Adoption of Building Code.

The City hereby adopts the Uniform Construction Code (hereinafter referred to as "code"), as designated and defined by the Act,[1] as amended and supplemented, and the regulations promulgated by the Department of Labor and Industry thereunder (hereinafter referred to as "regulations"), as amended and supplemented from time to time, as provided in the Act and regulations, as the City of Latrobe Building Code. The Uniform Construction Code, contained in 34 Pa. Code, Chapters 401 through 405, as amended from time to time, consists of the following:
A. 
The provisions of Chapters 2 through 29 and 31 through 35 of the International Building Code 2003 (First Printing). This includes all errata issued by the International Code Council.
B. 
The ICC Electrical Code - Administrative Provisions 2003 (First Printing). This includes all errata issued by the International Code Council.
C. 
The International Mechanical Code 2003 (First Printing). This includes all errata issued by the International Code Council.
D. 
The International Fuel Gas Code 2003, (First Printing). This includes all errata issued by the International Code Council.
E. 
The International Plumbing Code 2003 (First Printing). This includes all errata issued by the International Code Council.
F. 
The International Residential Code 2003 (First Printing). This includes all errata issued by the International Code Council.
G. 
The International Fire Code 2003 (First Printing). This includes all errata issued by the International Code Council.
H. 
The International Energy Conservation Code 2003 (First Printing). This includes all errata issued by the International Code Council.
I. 
Sections AE501 through AE503 and AE601 through AE605 of Appendix E of the International Residential Code 2003 (First Printing). This includes all errata issued by the International Code Council.
J. 
The International Existing Building Code for Buildings and Facilities 2003 (First Printing). This includes all errata issued by the International Code Council.
K. 
The International Urban-Wildlife Interface Code 2003 (First Printing). This includes all errata issued by the International Code Council.
[1]
Editor's Note: See 35 P.S. § 7210.101 et seq.

§ 117-2 Administration and enforcement.

A. 
The City hereby elects to administer and enforce the provisions of the Act, as amended from time to time, the regulations promulgated thereunder, and the code.
B. 
Administration and enforcement of the code within the City shall be undertaken in the following manner:
(1) 
By agreement with the Indiana-Westmoreland Council of Governments and the member municipalities thereof who have agreed to the joint administration and enforcement of the code, act and regulations, pursuant to an intermunicipal agreement substantially in the form attached hereto, made Exhibit A and expressly made a part hereof.

§ 117-3 Board of Appeals.

A. 
Pursuant to 35 P.S. § 7210.501(c) of the Act and 34 Pa. Code § 403.121, the City of Latrobe hereby establishes a Board of Appeals consisting of five members.
B. 
The Board of Appeals established by the City of Latrobe shall be that Board of Appeals established by the Indiana-Westmoreland Council of Governments through the intermunicipal agreement attached hereto pursuant to 53 Pa.C.S.A. §§ 2301 through 2315 (relating to intergovernmental cooperation).
C. 
All members of the Board of Appeals shall be qualified by training and experience to pass on matters pertaining to building construction. By way of example, training and experience may consist of licensure as an architect or engineer, experience in the construction industry and training or experience as an inspector or plan reviewer. Further, all members of the Board of Appeals shall at least meet the requirements of the Act and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.
D. 
The City of Latrobe shall utilize the above-described Board of Appeals for that period of time during which the City participates with the enforcement of the act, rules or regulations through the Indiana-Westmoreland Council of Governments. Should the City of Latrobe no longer participate through an intergovernmental cooperation agreement with the Indiana-Westmoreland Council of Governments for enforcement of the Act, the code, rules and regulations, then and in that event, the City of Latrobe will establish a Board of Appeals consistent with the requirements set forth above.

§ 117-4 Repealer.

All ordinances, resolutions, regulations and policies of the City not affected, modified or repealed by this chapter, the code, Act or regulations, shall remain in full force and effect.

§ 117-5 Fees and costs.

The City hereby imposes and assesses fees and costs for the administration and enforcement of said code, Act, regulations, and this chapter, which fees and costs shall be established by the City by ordinance from time to time.

§ 117-6 Violations and penalties.

A. 
Any person, firm or corporation that violates any of the provisions of this chapter, the code, Act and/or regulations for new construction of commercial, industrial or residential structures, and/or industrial or commercial remodeling, commits a summary offense and shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 and costs incurred by the City in enforcement of said violation. Each day that a violation exists and continues shall be a separate violation.
B. 
Any person, firm or corporation that violates any of the provisions of this chapter, the code, Act and/or regulations involving repair, remodeling or alteration of any existing residential structure in the residential-designated zone commits a summary offense and shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $0.10 and costs incurred by the City in enforcement of said violation. Each day that a violation exists and continues shall be a separate violation.

§ 117-7 When effective.

This chapter shall be effective upon date of post-enactment publication.

§ 117-8 Severability.

The provisions of this chapter are severable, and if any clause, sentence, subsection, section, article, chapter or part thereof shall be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be illegal, invalid or unconstitutional, such judgment or decision shall not affect, impair or invalidate the remainder thereof but shall be confined in its operation and application to the clause, sentence, subsection, section, article or part thereof rendered. It is hereby declared to be the intent of the Council of the City of Latrobe that this chapter would have been adopted if such illegal, invalid or unconstitutional clause, sentence, subsection, section, article, chapter or part thereof had not been included therein.

§ 117-9 Change in state law.

In the event that the aforementioned Act and/or any rule or regulation adopted by, under or pursuant to the Act shall be repealed, amended, deleted or modified, then and in that event, the modification or amendment shall apply to the provisions of this chapter. If the aforesaid Act is repealed in whole or in part, or if a rule or regulation promulgated thereunder is repealed or deleted, then and in that event, the matter addressed by the repealed or deleted provision of Act, rule or regulation shall, by default, be governed from the effective date of repeal or deletion by any prior code of the City of Latrobe, rule or regulation issued thereunder, to the extent applicable.