Borough of Ridley Park, PA
Delaware County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Ridley Park 4-14-1998 by Ord. No. 1087. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 73.
Sewers — See Ch. 172.
The Borough of Ridley Park hereby adopts, for the purpose of establishing rules and regulations for the design and installation of plumbing systems, including administration, plumbing permits and penalties, the plumbing code known as the "International Plumbing Code, 1997 Edition," of which one copy has been and now is filed in the office of the Borough Manager, and the same is hereby adopted and incorporated as fully as if set out at length herein.
The International Plumbing Code, 1997 Edition, hereby adopted, is amended as follows:
A. 
Section 101.1 is hereby amended to read as follows:
101.1
Title: These regulations shall be known as the "Plumbing Code of the Borough of Ridley Park," hereinafter referred to as "this code."
B. 
Sections 103.1 and 103.2 are hereby amended to read as follows:
103.1
General: The Board of Health, defined to mean the Board of Health or Health Officer, shall administer and enforce this code.
103.2
Appointment: The Board of Health shall appoint a Plumbing Inspector and such assistants as it deems appropriate to enforce the provisions of this code. The Board of Health shall approve the Code Official for the purposes of this code.
C. 
Section 106.5.2 is hereby amended to read as follows:
106.5.2
Fee Schedule: The fees for all plumbing work shall be paid in accordance with a fee schedule adopted by Borough Council of the Borough of Ridley Park, as said fee schedule may be amended from time to time. Borough Council shall determine and approve any fee refunds requested pursuant to Section 106.5.3.
D. 
Section 108.4 is hereby amended to read as follows:
108.4
Violation Penalties: Any person who shall violate a provision of this code or shall fail to comply with any of the requirements thereof or who shall erect, install, alter or repair plumbing work in violation of the approved construction documents or directive of the Code Official, or of a permit or certificate issued under the provisions of this code, shall be guilty of a summary offense and, upon conviction thereof, shall be sentenced to pay a fine not exceeding $1,000 and in default of payment thereof shall be imprisoned for a period not exceeding 30 days. Each day that a violation continues shall be deemed a separate offense.
E. 
Sections 109.2.1 through 109.6.2 are hereby amended by deleting said sections and inserting the following in place thereof:
109.3
Appeals: Appeals to the Board of Appeals may be taken by any person aggrieved by a decision or interpretation of the Code Official made under the provision of this code. The Board of Appeals may adopt reasonable rules and regulations for conducting its hearings. All Board hearings shall be open to the public. The decision of the Board shall be by resolution. Certified copies shall be furnished to the appellant and to the Code Official.
F. 
Section 110, entitled "Delaware County Municipalities Plumbing Council," is hereby added to this code to read as follows:
110.1
Purpose. The purpose of the Council is to standardize the technical qualifications of the persons to be certified as master and journey person plumbers by establishing and administering a required regional examination. This will provide uniformity in the licensing process and will result in reciprocal recognition of licensees between participating municipalities. The Council also provides an appeals process for all questions relating to the examinations and to resolve any and all disputes arising out of claims that the municipality has failed to abide by their agreement with the Council.
110.2
Requirements for master plumber and journey person plumber.
A.
A master plumber applicant who has successfully met the training, experience and proficiency requirements established by the Council will be issued a certificate stating such. The certificate will be valid for a period of not more than five years from its issue date. Upon presenting this certificate to the Ridley Park Borough Plumbing Inspector, and as long as all other provisions of the Plumbing Code and applicable ordinances have been met, the Plumbing Inspector will issue a Borough plumbing license.
B.
The examinations for master plumber and journey person plumber certification will be administered by the Regional Examination Board. The Borough of Ridley Park shall have no other examining board. Applications for the examinations shall be available from the Ridley Park Borough Plumbing Inspector.
C.
The Borough of Ridley Park will accept and abide by the decisions of the Regional Examination Board and the Regional Board of Appeals.
D.
The experience requirements for examination eligibility shall be as follows:
(1)
Master plumber. No person shall be qualified to take the master plumber's certification examination without having been a registered apprentice plumber for at least 48 months and a licensed journey person plumber for at least 12 months or has been a licensed journey person plumber for at least 60 months.
(2)
Journey person plumber. No person shall be qualified to take the journey person plumber's certification examination without having been a registered apprentice plumber for at least 48 months.
110.3
Participation. The Borough of Ridley Park may withdraw from participation in the agreement by giving notice to the Plumbing Council and to all of the other participating municipalities of its intention to do so. Upon transmission of such notice and its receipt by the Plumbing Council and the other participating municipalities, the other municipalities are relieved of any duty or obligation under the Code of the Borough of Ridley Park. The action of withdrawal shall in no way act to evoke any master or journey person license issued by the Borough of Ridley Park or licenses reciprocally issued in any other participating municipality prior to the time of withdrawal. Further, until such time as notice of withdrawal is given, the Borough of Ridley Park shall not refuse to issue a license to any person who has been otherwise certified for a license under the terms set forth by the Plumbing Council.
110.4
Regional Examination Board. The Council of the Borough of Ridley Park shall appoint one representative and one alternate to represent them on the Regional Examination Board, all of whom shall be duly qualified master plumbers. The Borough of Ridley Park shall be represented by the principal member only, and the alternate may act only in the absence of said principal representative. These appointments shall be made by resolution and shall be for a term of four years.
110.5
Regional Board of Appeals. The Council of the Borough of Ridley Park shall appoint one representative to the Regional Board of Appeals who shall be that person who is designated by the Plumbing Code to administer said code. This appointment shall be made by resolution and shall be for a term of two years.
110.6
Examination fees. A separate fee shall be paid for the master plumber and journey person plumber examinations. These fees shall be set and collected by the Plumbing Council. All fees shall be placed in a fund to be held by the Plumbing Council to cover properly payable expenses required in carrying out the terms of the agreement. The applicants for examination are required to pay all fees imposed by the Plumbing Council.
The provisions of this chapter shall not affect any act done or liability incurred, nor shall they affect any suit or prosecution pending or be instituted to enforce any right or penalty or to punish any offense under authority of any of the repealed ordinances.