Borough of Wilmerding, PA
Allegheny County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Wilmerding as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Code enforcement — See Ch. 138.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 169.
[Adopted 4-6-2004 by Ord. No. 988]
Wilmerding Borough does hereby elect to adopt, administer and enforce the provisions of the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act, Act 45 of 1999, 35 P.S. § 7210.101 et seq., as amended from time to time, and the regulations promulgated thereunder by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.
The Uniform Construction Code published in 34 Pa. Code Chapters 401 to 405, as amended from time to time, is hereby adopted and incorporated herein by reference as the Wilmerding Building Code.
Wilmerding Borough shall enforce the Uniform Construction Code through a duly appointed official, to be known as the "code enforcement officer," by resolution, and/or by retention of code officials and/or by third party agencies to act on behalf of the Borough and/or by intermunicipal agreements with local governments or with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, as Council sees fit from time to time.
A. 
In lieu of the International Plumbing Code, Wilmerding Borough adopts the Allegheny County Health Department Plumbing Code as its standard plumbing code, as permitted by 35 P.S. § 7210.503(a).
B. 
Enforcement. Wilmerding Borough does hereby designate the Allegheny County Health Department, Plumbing Section, through its contractual relationship with the Borough to be the duly certified and authorized plumbing inspection third-party agency, meeting all of the statutory requirements set forth in the Uniform Construction Code Act, 35 P.S. § 7210.701 et seq., as amended.
Appeals from a decision of the code enforcement officer shall be made to a board of appeals which shall be established by simple resolution in conformity with the requirements of the applicable provisions of the code, as amended from time to time, and for the purposes set forth therein. If enforcement and administration is undertaken jointly with one or more other local governments, said board of appeals shall be established by joint action of the participating local governments.[1]
[1]:
Editor's Note: By adoption of Ord. No. 1016 on 4-3-2012, the Borough of Wilmerding declared its intent to dissolve the Wilmerding Borough Uniform Construction Code Appeals Board upon formation of the joint Turtle Creek Valley Council of Governments Uniform Construction Code Appeals Board.
A. 
All building code ordinances or portions of ordinances which were heretofore adopted on or before July 1, 1999, and which equal or exceed the requirements of the code, shall continue in full force and effect until such time as such provisions fail to equal or exceed the minimum requirements of the code, as amended from time to time.
B. 
All building code ordinances or portions of ordinances which are in effect on the effective date of this article, the requirements of which are less than the minimum requirements of the code, are hereby amended to conform with the comparable provisions of the code.
C. 
All relevant ordinances, regulations and policies of Wilmerding Borough not governed by the code shall remain in full force and effect.
Fees and charges assessable for the administration and enforcement of this article and the code shall be established by resolution from time to time.
This article shall take effect on July 1, 2004.
[Adopted 12-4-2007 by Ord. No. 996]
As of the effective date of this article, the following enumerated standard codes, except as noted below, are adopted to be in full force and effect in the Borough of Wilmerding:
A. 
International Building Code, 2006.
B. 
International Residential Code for One-Family and Two-Family Dwellings, 2006.
C. 
International Mechanical Code, 2006.
D. 
International Fire Code, 2006.
E. 
International Fuel Gas Code, 2006.
F. 
International Energy Conservation Code, 2006.
G. 
International Existing Building Code, 2006.
H. 
International Property Maintenance Code, 2006.
I. 
International Code Council Electrical Code Administrative Provisions.
J. 
ICC Performance Code for Buildings and Facilities, 2006.
For each code enumerated above, the appeals procedure shall be to the Wilmerding Borough Zoning Hearing Board, and the appeals provision of each code is deleted and not hereby adopted. Ordinance No. 960 is hereby amended.[1]
[1]:
Editor's Note: Ord. No. 960 adopted the BOCA standard codes and was specifically superseded by Ord. No. 996, which adopted this article.
Hereinafter, when any of the standardized codes enumerated above are amended or revised, such amendment shall become the law of Wilmerding Borough without further action by Borough Council.