[Ord. 664, 8/14/2013]
A certain document, a copy of which is on file in the office of the Secretary of the Township of Collier, being marked and designated as the "2012 International Property Maintenance Code," be and is hereby adopted as the Property Maintenance Code of the Township of Collier pursuant to First Class Township Code § 1502I(d), for the control of buildings, structures and property, as herein provided and subject to any amendments contained herein or that may be adopted from time to time; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of said 2012 International Property Maintenance Code are hereby referred to, adopted and made a part hereof as if fully set out in this Part, with the additions, insertions, deletions and amendments, if any, prescribed in this Part.
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 56502.
[Ord. 664, 8/14/2013]
The 2012 International Property Maintenance Code is amended and revised, with additions, deletions and changes noted in the following respects:
Section 101.1, page 1, second line. Insert "Township of Collier" in space provided.
Section 102.3 shall read:
Section 102.3. Application of Other Codes. Repairs, additions, or alterations to a structure or changes of occupancy, shall be done in accordance with the procedures and provisions of the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code, International Building Code, International Fuel Gas Code, International Mechanical Code, International Fire Code and NFPA 70.
Section 103, Department of Property Maintenance Inspection. Delete the references to "Department of Property Maintenance Inspection" and replace the deleted references with references to "Code Official."
Revise Section 103.1 to read:
103.1. General. The official in charge of enforcing this ordinance shall be known as the Code Official. The Code Official may be an individual or a corporation or other organization providing Property Maintenance Code enforcement services.
Section 103.5, Fees, is revised to read:
103.5. Fees. Fees shall be as set forth in the Collier Township Fee Schedule as adopted by the Board of Commissioners from time to time by resolution.
Section 106. Violations. Delete Subsection 106.4, Violation Penalties, and replace it with the following:
106.4. Penalties. Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this code shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine of not more than $1,000 plus costs of prosecution. Each day that a violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.
Section 109.5. Costs of Emergency Repairs. Costs incurred in the performance of emergency work, by Township personnel or outside parties, may be paid by the Township. The legal counsel of the Township shall institute appropriate action against the property owner or agent of the premises where the unsafe structure is or was located for the recovery of such costs, plus attorneys' fees, including but not limited to filing of municipal claims pursuant to 53 P.S. § 7107 et seq. for the cost of the emergency work, 6% interest per annum, plus a penalty of 5% of the amount due plus attorneys' fees and costs incurred by the Township in connection with the emergency work and the filing of the municipal claim.
Section 111, Means of Appeal. Delete Sections 111.1, 111.2, 111.3, 111.4, 111.5, 111.6, 111.7 and 111.8 in their entirety and replace them with the following:
Section 112.4. Revise Subsection 112.4 to read:
112.4. Failure to comply. Any person who shall continue any work after having been served with a stop-work order, except such work as that person is directed to perform to remove a violation or unsafe condition, shall be liable to a fine of not more than $1,000. Each day that a violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.
Chapter 3, General Requirements, Section 302, Exterior Property Areas.
In Section 301.2, add the following additional Subsection 301.2.1:
The owner and occupant of property abutting a public right-of-way shall be responsible to maintain the area and curb within such right-of-way and outside of the cartway, including but not limited to the sidewalk and any grass or vegetated areas.
In Section 302.4, Weeds, delete the first sentence and replace it with the following:
All premises and exterior property shall be maintained free from weeds or grasses in excess of 12 inches in height.
Section 302.8, Motor Vehicles, is amended by:
Adding thereto additional exceptions to read:
Exception: An inoperative or unlicensed motor vehicle may be parked, kept or stored on a premises so long as the vehicle is entirely parked, kept or stored within an enclosed building; and,
Adding a new Subsection 302.8.1, Used vehicle Parts and Tires, to read:
302.8.1. Used vehicle parts and tires. No person shall place, deposit or permit the placement or depositing of used vehicle parts or tires outside of an enclosed structure in any property, unless a certificate of zoning approval and occupancy has been granted for such use of such property.
Add new Subsection 302.10, Prohibited Furniture, to read as follows:
302.10. Prohibited Furniture. Furniture which would be adversely affected by the elements and is susceptible to infestation by insects, rats or other vermin is prohibited from being placed or stored on exterior property. Such prohibited furniture shall include, but is not limited to, upholstered couches and couches, davenports, beds, sofas and any other interior-type fabric-covered articles not designed or intended for use in an exterior area.
Section 304, Exterior Structure, Section 304.14, Insect Screens. Insert the words, "April 1 to October 31" in the spaces provided in the first sentence of this section.
Section 308.2, Disposal of Rubbish. Amend this section to read as follows:
308.2. Disposal of Rubbish, Trash or Solid Waste. Both the owner and occupant of a structure shall be responsible for the disposal of all rubbish, trash or solid waste in a clean and sanitary manner by placing such rubbish in approved containers. Dumping of rubbish, trash or solid waste on public or private property by a non-occupant or owner of said property shall constitute a violation subject to the penalties in Section 106.4.
Section 308.3, Disposal of Garbage. Amend this section to read as follows:
308.3. Disposal of Garbage. Both the owner and occupant of a structure shall be responsible for the disposal of garbage in a clean and sanitary manner by placing such garbage in an approved garbage disposal facility or approved garbage containers. Dumping of garbage on public or private property by a non-occupant or owner of said property shall constitute a violation subject to the penalties in Section 106.4.
Section 602.3. Insert dates as follows in the space provided: "from September 1 to May 31."
Section 602.4. Occupiable Work Spaces. Insert dates as follows in the space provided: "from September 1 to May 31."
Section 704.2. Smoke Alarms. The following regulations shall apply with respect to smoke alarms in addition to any other provisions of this Code and shall be controlling to the extent inconsistent with such other provisions:
Installation Required. Smoke alarms shall be in installed in all NEW OR EXISTING Group A, B, E, F, H, I, M, S.
Section 704.3. Power Source. In Group R occupancies and Group A, B, E, F, H, I, M, and S occupancies, single-station smoke alarms shall receive their primary power from the building wiring, provided that such wiring is served from a commercial source and shall be equipped with a battery backup. Smoke alarms shall emit a signal when the batteries are low. Wiring shall be permanent and without a disconnecting switch other than as required for overcurrent protection.
Exception: Smoke alarms are permitted to be solely battery-operated in buildings where no construction is taking place, buildings that are not serviced from a commercial power source, and in existing areas of buildings undergoing alterations or repairs that do not result in the removal of interior wall or ceiling finishes exposing the structure, unless there is an attic, crawl space or basement available which could provide access for building wiring without the removal of interior finishes.
Section 704.4 Interconnection.