Borough of Mount Union, PA
Huntingdon County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Mount Union 11-12-1979 by Ord. No. 906 (Ch. VII, Part 1, of the 1980 Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire Company — See Ch. 25.
Building construction — See Ch. 130.
Open burning — See Ch. 138.
Fire insurance claims — See Ch. 190, Art. I.
Outdoor fuel-burning devices — See Ch. 216.
The Borough of Mount Union, for the purpose of prescribing regulations for safeguarding life and property from the hazards of fire and explosion arising from the storage, handling and use of hazardous substances, materials, and devices and from conditions hazardous to life and property in the use or occupancy of buildings or premises, hereby adopts the Fire Prevention Code known as the "BOCA Basic Fire Prevention Code/1978, Fourth Edition," save and except such portions thereof as are hereinafter deleted, modified or amended, copies of which have been and are now filed in the office of the Borough Secretary, and the same is hereby adopted and incorporated as fully as if set out at length herein, and from the date on which this chapter shall take effect, the provisions thereof shall be controlling in all the subjects therein contained within the corporate limits of the Borough of Mount Union.
The Fire Prevention Code is hereby changed and amended in the following respects:
A. 
Wherever the word "municipality" shall be used in the said code, it shall be construed to mean the "Borough of Mount Union."
B. 
Section F-105.5.1 of the said code is hereby amended to read:
F-105.5.1 Penalty for violations. Any person violating any provision of this code or who shall fail to comply with any of the requirements thereof shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $300, and costs of prosecution, or, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to undergo imprisonment for not more than 30 days, provided that each violation of any provision of this code, and each day the same is continued, shall be deemed a separate offense.
C. 
Section F-301.2 of the said code is hereby amended to read:
F-301.2 Prohibitions and restrictions; permit required. No person shall kindle or maintain any bonfire or rubbish fire or authorize any such fire to be kindled or maintained in or upon any public street, alley, sidewalk, or public ground. During construction or demolition of buildings or structures, no waste materials or rubbish shall be disposed of by burning on the premises or in the immediate vicinity without first having obtained a permit or other proper authorization from the Code Enforcement Officer, provided that nothing herein shall prevent the use of outdoor cooking equipment placed by the Borough or other public authorities in parks or other public grounds for cooking purposes only.
D. 
Section F-301.3 of the said code is hereby amended to read:
F-301.3 Location and time restricted. No person shall kindle or maintain any bonfire or rubbish fire or authorize any such fire to be kindled or maintained on any private land unless:
1.
The location is not less than 50 feet from any structure, and adequate provision is made to prevent fire from spreading to within 50 feet of any structure; or
2.
The fire is contained in an approved waste burner located safely not less than 15 feet from any structure.
Except where special permission has been provided by the Code Enforcement Officer, no such bonfire or rubbish fire shall be kindled or maintained at any time between sunset or sunrise.
E. 
Section F-2800.2 of the said code is hereby amended to substitute the term "Borough Council" for the term "fire official" wherever the latter term shall occur therein.
F. 
Section F-2800.4 of the said code is hereby amended to read:
F-2800.4 Definition. "Fireworks" shall be defined in the same manner as the state fireworks law (1939, P.L. 134, Section 1), as amended,[1] and shall include nothing not included within the definition of "fireworks" in the said law.
[1]
Editor's Note: See 35 P.S. § 1271.
G. 
Section F-2801.1 and F-2801.2 of the said code are hereby amended to substitute the term "Borough Council" for the term "fire official" wherever the latter term shall appear therein.
H. 
Section F-2801.4 of the said code is hereby amended to substitute the words "Code Enforcement Officer" for the words "fire official."
In all matters that are regulated by the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or by regulations of departments or agencies of the commonwealth promulgated by authority of law, such laws or regulations, as the case may be, shall control where the requirements are the same as or in excess of the provisions of the code hereby adopted. The code shall control in all cases where the state requirements are less strict than those contained in the code hereby adopted.