[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Rostraver 3-1-2017 by Ord. No. 683. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Rostraver Township hereby elects to administer and enforce the provisions of the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act, Act 45 of 1999, 35 P.S. §§ 7210.101 through 7210.1103, as amended from time to time, and its regulations.
The Uniform Construction Code, contained in 34 Pa. Code, Chapters 401 through 405, as amended from time to time, is hereby adopted and incorporated herein by reference as the municipal building code of Rostraver Township.
Administration and enforcement of the code within Rostraver Township shall be undertaken in any of the following ways as determined by the Board of Commissioners of Rostraver Township from time to time by resolution:
By the designation of an employee of the municipality to serve as the municipal code official to act on behalf of Rostraver Township;
By the retention of one or more construction code officials or the third-party agencies to act on behalf of Rostraver Township;
By agreement with one or more other municipalities for the joint administration and enforcement of this Act through an intermunicipal agreement;
By entering into a contract with another municipality for the administration and enforcement of this Act on behalf of Rostraver Township;
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.
A Board of Appeals shall be established by resolution of the Board of Commissioners of Rostraver Township in conformity with the requirements of the relevant provisions of the code, as amended from time to time, and for 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.
All relevant ordinances, regulations and policies of Rostraver Township not governed by the code shall remain in full force and effect.
Fees assessable by Rostraver Township for the administration and enforcement undertaken pursuant to this chapter and the code shall be established by the Board of Commissioners of Rostraver Township by resolution from time to time.
If any section, subsection, sentence, or clause of this chapter is held, for any reason, to be invalid, such decision or decisions shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this chapter.
This chapter shall be effective immediately.