Township of Nether Providence, PA
Delaware County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Nether Providence 4-10-1997 by Ord. No. 614. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 93.
Electrical standards — See Ch. 118.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 199.
A. 
A certain document, three copies of which are on file in the office of the Township of Nether Providence, being marked and designated as the International Mechanical Code, 1996 Edition, as published by the International Code Council, is hereby adopted as the Code of the Township of Nether Providence, subject to any amendments or deletions that may be provided by the Township of Nether Providence, for regulating the design, construction, quality of materials, erection, installation, alteration, repair, location, relocation, replacement, addition to, use or maintenance of mechanical systems in the Township of Nether Providence and providing for the issuance of permits and collection of fees therefore. Each and all of the regulations, provisions, conditions and terms of such International Mechanical Code, 1996 Edition, are hereby referred to, adopted and made a part hereof as if fully set out in this chapter.
B. 
As the BOCA International Mechanical Code set forth in Subsection A hereof is amended, supplemented or added to, such amendments, supplements or additions shall also be established as the law of the Township of Nether Providence. As any future amendments or editions of the BOCA International Mechanical Code described in Subsection A hereof are published, they shall also be adopted by the Township of Nether Providence.
The following sections of the International Mechanical Code, adopted in § 165-1, are hereby revised:
A. 
Section 101.1 Title. Insert "Township of Nether Providence" as the name of the jurisdiction.
B. 
Section 106.5.2 Fee schedule. Insert: "A fee for each plan review, permit, inspection and testing under the provisions of the code shall be paid in accordance with the schedule as determined from time to time by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Nether Providence."
C. 
Section 106.5.3 Fee refunds. Insert "75%" as the percentage of the permit fee refunded when no work has been done under a permit issued in accordance with this code and as the percentage of the plan review fee refunded when an application for a permit for which a plan review fee has been paid is withdrawn or canceled before any plan review effort has been expended.
D. 
Section 108.4 Violation penalties. This section is deleted and replaced by the following:
"Any person who shall violate a provision of this code or shall fail to comply with any of the requirements of the code or who shall construct, erect, install, alter, repair, locate, relocate, replace, add, use or maintain a mechanical system in violation of an approved plan or directive of the Code Enforcement Officer or of a permit issued under the provisions of the code shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Art. II, Violations and Penalties, § 1-16, Building, health and safety violations. Each day that a violation continues shall be deemed a separate offense."
E. 
Section 108.5 Stop-Work Orders. Insert "$500" as the minimum fine and "$1,000" as the maximum fine for violating a stop-work order.
F. 
Chapter 16 Codes. Insert "The 1996 BOCA National Building Code; The 1996 BOCA National Fire Prevention Code."
This chapter shall be supplemented by Chapter 28 (Mechanical Systems) of the 1996 National BOCA Building Code. Whenever a conflict exists between these two documents, the more restrictive standard shall apply.
Nothing in this chapter or in the International Mechanical Code hereby adopted shall be construed to affect any other suit or proceeding pending in any court or any rights acquired or liability incurred or any cause or causes of action acquired or existing under any act or ordinance hereby repealed as cited in § 165-2 of this chapter, nor shall any just or legal right or remedy of any character be lost, impaired or affected by this chapter.