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Borough of Sewickley, PA
Allegheny County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Sewickley as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 2-19-1996 by Ord. No. 1159 (Ch. 5, Part 1,[1] of the 1996 Code of Ordinances)]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Part 1, BOCA National Building Code, adopted 12-19-1996 by Ord. No. 1159, as amended, was superseded in large part 5-17-2004 by Ord. No. 1223, with the exception of the two subsections which remain now in this article (formerly § 102, Subsection 1C and N). See also Art. II, Uniform Construction Code.
[Amended 11-15-1999 by Ord. No. 1193]
The Building Code hereby adopted is amended as follows:
A. 
Section 107.9, "Time Limitation of Applications," is amended to read:
§ 107.9. Time Limitation of Applications. An application or a permit for any proposed work shall be deemed to have been abandoned and the permit will automatically lapse six months after the date of filing if work has not commenced. The Code Official may grant one extension of time for a period not to exceed 90 days. If work has commenced in a timely fashion, the permit will be valid for one year. If work has not been completed in one year from the date of issuance, the work shall be deemed to have been abandoned, and the permit will automatically lapse. The Code Official may grant an extension for a period of time not to exceed six months.
B. 
Section 1405.1.1, "Exterior Weather Boarding and Veneers," is hereby added and shall read:
Section 1405.1.1. Exterior Weather Boarding and Veneers. Industrial, commercial and residential exterior wall coverings shall be finished to grade with brick, stone, architecturally enhanced block or other exterior finish except common concrete block as approved by the Building Official, except that additions to existing residential structures shall be permitted to conform to the style or finish of the existing structures.
[Adopted 5-17-2004 by Ord. No. 1223 (Ch. 5, Part 2,[1])]
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Editor's Note: Former Part 2, BOCA National Fire Prevention Code, adopted 2-19-1996 by Ord. No. 1159, as amended, was superseded by Ord. No. 1223.
A. 
The Borough of Sewickley hereby elects to administer and enforce the provisions of the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act, Act 45 of 1999, 35 P.S. §§ 7210.101 to 7210.1103, as amended from time to time, and its regulations.
B. 
The Uniform Construction Code, contained in 34 Pa. Code, Chapters 401 to 405, as amended from time to time, is hereby adopted and incorporated herein by reference as the Municipal Building Code of the Borough of Sewickley.
C. 
By virtue of the submission by this Borough to the jurisdiction of the Allegheny County Health Department pursuant to the Local Health Administration Law, 16 P.S. §§ 12001 to 12028, the Allegheny County Health Department shall administer and enforce its Article XV, Rules and Regulations for Plumbing, which incorporates the International Plumbing Code and Plumbing Chapters 25 through 32 of the International Residential Code. Article XV shall take precedence over the International Plumbing Code and Plumbing Chapters 25 through 32 of the International Residential Code where the requirements of Article XV exceed the requirements of the International Plumbing and Residential Codes.
D. 
Administration and enforcement of the Uniform Construction Code within the Borough of Sewickley shall be undertaken in any of the following ways, as determined by Borough Council from time to time by resolution; provided, however, that the Allegheny County Health Department, Plumbing Division, is hereby designated to administer and enforce its Article XV, which incorporates the International Plumbing Code and Chapters 25 through 32 of the International Residential Code, on behalf of the Borough:
(1) 
By the designation of an employee of the Borough to serve as the municipal code official to act on behalf of the Borough.
(2) 
By the retention of one or more construction code officials or third-party agencies to act on behalf of the Borough.
(3) 
By agreement with one or more other municipalities for the joint administration and enforcement of this article through an intermunicipal agreement.
(4) 
By entering into a contract with another municipality for the administration and enforcement of this article on behalf of the Borough.
(5) 
By entering into an agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry for plan review, inspections and enforcement of structures other than one-family or two-family dwelling units and utility and miscellaneous-use structures.
E. 
A board of appeals shall be established by resolution of the Borough Council in conformity with the requirements of the relevant provisions of the code, as amended from time to time, and for the purposes set forth therein. If at any time enforcement and administration is undertaken jointly with one or more other municipalities, said board of appeals shall be established by joint action of the participating municipalities; provided, however, that any appeals filed with respect to Article XV of the Allegheny County Health Department Rules and Regulations, which incorporate the International Plumbing Code and Chapters 25 through 32 of the International Residential Code, shall be conducted by the Allegheny County Health Department in accordance with Article XI of the Allegheny County Health Department Rules and Regulations.
F. 
Effect on other provisions.
(1) 
All building code ordinances or portions of ordinances which were adopted by the Borough of Sewickley 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.
(2) 
All building code ordinances or portions of ordinances which are in effect as of the effective date of this article, and whose requirements are less than the minimum requirements of the code, are hereby amended to conform with the comparable provisions of the code.
(3) 
All relevant ordinances, regulations and policies of the Borough not governed by the code shall remain in full force and effect.
G. 
Fees assessable by the Borough for the administration and enforcement undertaken pursuant to this article and the code shall be established by Borough Council by resolution from time to time.