Borough of Paxtang, PA
Dauphin County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Paxtang as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 12-23-1998 by Ord. No. 562]
There shall be no more than 1/2 cord (two feet by two feet by four feet) of firewood stored within a structure or upon an open porch or patio. Larger amounts shall be stored as far as possible from any dwelling as physical limits of the property will permit. The total amount of firewood stored on a property at any time shall not exceed 2 1/2 cords of wood.
No woodpile shall be stacked higher than five feet measured from ground level to the highest level of wood.
All firewood shall be neatly stacked with a clear space underneath the woodpile of no less than six inches and no more than 10 inches measured from the bottom of the woodpile to ground level. The clear space shall be kept free and clear of all weeds and debris.
Any person who violates or fails to comply with any provision of this article shall be guilty of an offense and, for every such offense, upon conviction, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 and costs of prosecution and, in default of payment of fine and costs, to undergo imprisonment for not more than 30 days, provided that the imposition of one penalty for an offense under this article shall not excuse the offense or permit it to continue; and all such persons shall be required to correct or remedy the violation or failure to comply, as the case may be, within a reasonable time; and when not otherwise specified, each 10 days that the prohibited conditions are maintained shall constitute a separate offense.
[Adopted 12-16-2014 by Ord. No. 647]
A. 
A certain document, a copy of which is on file in the office of the Manager of the Borough of Paxtang, being marked and designated as the 2012 International Property Maintenance Code, as published by the International Code Council, Inc., and any subsequent amendments thereto and/or new editions of the same, be and is hereby adopted as the Property Maintenance Code of the Borough of Paxtang in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, for the control of buildings and structures as herein provided; and each and all of the regulations provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of said Property Maintenance Code are hereby referred to, adopted and made a part hereof as if fully set out at length in this article, with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes, as prescribed in § 310-6 of this article.
B. 
The most recent revision of the International Property Maintenance Code shall be applicable without the necessity of a special ordinance adopting each new revision as published.
The Council of the Borough of Paxtang shall have the power to adopt by resolution any necessary additions, deletions and changes to the current Property Maintenance Code as may be required from time to time. A copy of the current resolution adopting said changes shall be kept on file in the office of the Manager of the Borough of Paxtang along with the copy of the Property Maintenance Code.
Nothing in this legislation or in the Property Maintenance Code hereby adopted shall be construed to affect any suit or proceeding impending 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; nor shall any just or legal right or remedy of any character be lost, impaired or affected by this legislation.
This article and the rules, regulations, provisions, requirements, orders and matters established and adopted hereby shall take effect and be in full force and effect on and after January 1, 2015.