[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Whitemarsh 6-23-2005 by Ord. No. 801. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Building construction — See Ch. 42.
Garbage and refuse — See Ch. 48.
Littering — See Ch. 69.
Shade trees — See Ch. 100.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 103.
Trash and garbage collection — See Ch. 109.
Weeds — See Ch. 114.
Editor's Note: This ordinance also superseded former Ch. 90, Property Maintenance, adopted 10-14-1993 by Ord. No. 655.
A certain document, three copies of which are on file in the offices of Whitemarsh Township, being marked and designated as the "International Property Maintenance Code, 2003 Edition," as published by the International Code Council, be and is hereby adopted as the Property Maintenance Code of Whitemarsh Township, in the State of Pennsylvania, for regulating and governing the conditions and maintenance of all property, buildings and structures; by providing the standards for supplied utilities and facilities and other physical things and conditions essential to ensure that structures are safe, sanitary and fit for occupation and use; and the condemnation of buildings and structures unfit for human occupancy and use, and the demolition of such existing structures as herein provided; providing for the issuance of permits and collection of fees therefor; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of said Property Maintenance Code on file in the office of Whitemarsh Township are hereby referred to, adopted and made a part hereof, as if fully set out in this chapter, with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes, if any, prescribed in § 90-2 of this chapter.
A Section 101.1. Page 1, line 1, insert the words "Whitemarsh Township" in place of [NAME OF JURISDICTION].
Section 103.5., titled Fees, page 2, shall be deleted in its entirety and replaced to read as follows:
Section 106.3, titled Prosecution of violation, Section 106.4, titled Violation penalties, and Section 106.5, titled Abatement of violation, shall be deleted in their entirety and replaced to read as follows:
A new section 106.6 titled Liens for charges, shall be inserted to read as follows:
A new section 108.1.5, titled Unsafe property, shall be inserted to read as follows:
Section 111 titled Means of Appeal shall be renumbered 112 and all subsections renumbered accordingly, and a new section 111 titled Cease and Desist shall be inserted to read as follows:
Section 202, titled General Definitions, shall be amended to include the following definitions:
- Whitemarsh Township Board of Supervisors or its designee.
- The Whitemarsh Township Property Maintenance Code, as amended.
- The implements or physical resources by which any operation or activity is performed on the exterior of a structure.
- EXTERIOR PROPERTY
- The portions of the property and adjoining property not otherwise occupied by a structure and under the control of the owners or operators thereof.
- JUNKED VEHICLE
- A vehicle shall be deemed junked if the vehicle is not operable and lacks a current inspection or registration sticker; or any of the following conditions are present and/or are a danger to the public health, safety or welfare:
- (1) Broken windshields, mirrors or other glass with sharp edges.
- (2) One or more flat or open tires to tubes which could permit a vermin harborage.
- (3) Missing doors, windows, hood, trunk or other body parts which could permit animal harborage or entry of children.
- (4) Any body parts with sharp edges, including holes resulting from rust.
- (5) Missing tires resulting in unsafe suspension of the motor vehicle.
- (6) Upholstery which is torn or open which would permit animal and/or vermin harborage.
- (7) Broken head lamps or tail lamps with sharp edges.
- (8) Protruding sharp objects from the chassis.
- (9) Broken vehicle frame suspended from the ground in an unstable manner.
- (10) Leaking or damaged oil pan or gas tank which could cause fire or explosion.
- (11) Exposed battery containing acid.
- (12) Inoperable locking mechanism for doors or trunk.
- (13) Open or damaged floorboards, including trunk and firewall.
- (14) Damaged bumpers pulled away from the perimeter of the vehicle.
- (15) Broken grill with protruding edges.
- (16) Vehicle suspended on unstable supports.
- Every device in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, except devices used exclusively upon rails or tracks. The term does not include a self-propelled wheelchair or an electrical mobility device operated by and designed for the exclusive use of a person with a mobility-related disability. Vehicle includes, but is not limited to, automobiles, trucks, trailers, motorcycles, tractors, snowmobiles, construction equipment and all other devices listed in the above definitions.
- The failure to comply with this code, any violation notice or any order or direction issued pursuant thereto.
- VIOLATION NOTICE
- Any written notice of a violation issued by the Code Official or designees to any violator.
- Any person, owner, occupant or operator who violates, causes or permits a violation.
Section 304.14, titled Insect screens, Page 10, line 1, insert "April 1" in place of [Date], line 2, insert "November 1" in place of [Date].
Section 602.3, titled Heat Supply, page 17, line 5, insert "October 1 to May 15" in place of [DATE] to [DATE].
Section 602.4, titled Occupiable work spaces, page 17, line 3, insert "October 1 to May 15" in place of [DATE] to [DATE].