Township of South Fayette, PA
Allegheny County
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[Adopted 2-19-2007 by Ord. No. 3-2007]
A. 
The following structures shall be equipped with a key lock box at or near the main entrance or such other location required by the Fire Chief.
(1) 
All new commercial or industrial structures built after July 1, 2007, protected by an automatic alarm system or automatic suppression system, or such structures that are secured in any manner that restricts access during an emergency;
(2) 
Multi-family residential structures that have restricted access through locked doors and have a common corridor for access to the living units;
(3) 
Governmental structures and nursing care facilities.
B. 
All newly constructed structures subject to this section shall have the key lock box installed and operational prior to the issuance of an occupancy permit.
C. 
The Fire Chief shall designate the type of key lock box system to be implemented within the Township and shall have the authority to require all structures to use the designated system.
D. 
The owner or operator of a structure required to have a key lock box shall, at all times, keep a key in the lock box that will allow for access to the structure.
E. 
The Fire Chief shall be authorized to implement rules and regulations for the use of the lock box system.
Any person who owns or operates a structure subject to this article shall, upon summary conviction before any District Justice of the Township of South Fayette, be subject to a fine of not more than $600 for each and every offense, plus the costs of prosecution for each offense and, in default payment of such fine and costs, to imprisonment in the county jail for a term not exceeding 30 days. Each day a violation exists shall constitute a separate offense.
A. 
The proper officials of the Township of South Fayette are hereby authorized and directed to do all things necessary to effectuate the purpose of this article.
B. 
All ordinances and parts of ordinances inconsistent with the terms of the article are hereby repealed; provided, however, that such repeals shall only be to the extent of such inconsistence and in all other aspects, this article shall be cumulative with the other ordinances regulating and governing the subject matter covered by this article.
C. 
If any section or provision or parts thereof in this article shall be adjudged invalid or unconstitutional, such invalidity or unconstitutionality shall not affect the validity of the article as a whole or any other section or provision or part thereof.
D. 
This article shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and publication as required.