[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the Borough of Baden as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 3-18-1981 by Ord. No. 730]
The minimum design standards for rehabilitation for residential properties, as set forth in the Program Participants and Department of Housing and Urban Development Handbook No. 4940.4, is hereby adopted by reference as the required minimum design standards for federally sponsored rehabilitation of existing residential properties within the Borough of Baden. A copy of said design standards is on file at the office of the Borough Secretary, Municipal Building, State Street, Baden, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, and may be examined during business days, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., prevailing time.
The minimum design standards set forth in the Department of Housing and Urban Development Handbook No. 4940.4 aforesaid and therein identified as "required provisions" shall be deemed mandatory requirements. Those minimum design standards set forth in said Department of Housing and Urban Development Handbook No. 4940.4 and therein identified as "guides" shall be deemed optional on the part of program participants.
No work of rehabilitation shall be undertaken within or upon a residential structure until a permit therefor has been issued by the Borough Zoning Officer. Such permit, when issued, shall be styled a "residential rehabilitation permit." No fee shall be charged for such permits; such permits may not be transferred or assigned.
No rehabilitation permit shall be issued except upon prior application made or joined in by the Beaver County Redevelopment Authority. All such applications shall contain the name of the owner of the premises for which work or rehabilitation is proposed, the address or location, the tax parcel number of the premises, the intended work of rehabilitation and the estimated capital value of the proposed work of rehabilitation. The application shall be accompanied by such other information as may be deemed necessary by the Zoning Officer to determine compliance with the terms of the Zoning Ordinance of the Borough of Baden. The application and all required or requested accompanying matter shall be submitted in triplicate and shall be sworn to by the applicant. One complete set shall be returned to the applicant upon approval or rejection of the requested permit; one copy shall be retained in the permanent files of the Zoning Officer, and the remaining copy shall be transmitted to the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Beaver for enforcement and compliance purposes.
No work of rehabilitation shall be undertaken unless the permit issued by the Zoning Officer shall be first prominently posted on the permitted premises. The failure or neglect of the applicant to prominently post the permit and maintain the same throughout the duration of the permitted work shall be a violation of this article. Duplicate permits shall be issued by the Zoning Officer without additional charge. Loss, substantial destruction or defacement of any posted permit must be promptly reported to the Zoning Officer within 24 hours after such event or casualty, Saturday, Sunday and legal holidays excepted.
All permits shall expire upon completion of the work therein authorized to be done or within one year from the issuance thereof, whichever event shall first occur. A permit shall expire if the work therein authorized to be done is not commenced within 180 days from the date such permit shall be issued.
[Amended 5-15-1985 by Ord. No. 759]
Any person who shall violate any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of not more than $300 and costs of such proceedings or, upon default of payment of such fine and costs, by imprisonment in the county jail for a term of not more than 30 days.