City of Coatesville, PA
Chester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the of the Council of the City of Coatesville 4-26-2004 by Ord. No. 1232-2004. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 82.
Electrical standards — See Ch. 102.
Fire protection and prevention — See Ch. 115.
Lifesafety standards — See Ch. 151.
Mechanical standards — See Ch. 156.
Plumbing — See Ch. 176.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 180.
The City of Coatesville hereby elects to administer and enforce the provisions of the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act, Act 45 of 1999, 35 P.S. §§ 72l0.101 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 the City of Coatesville.
Administration and enforcement of the Code within the City of Coatesville shall be undertaken in any of the following ways as determined by the governing body of the City of Coatesville from time to time by resolution:
A. 
By the designation of an employee of the City of Coatesville to serve as the municipal code official to act on behalf of the City of Coatesville.
B. 
By the retention of one or more construction code officials or third-party agencies to act on behalf of the City of Coatesville.
C. 
By agreement with one or more other municipalities for the joint administration and enforcement of this chapter through an intermunicipal agreement.
D. 
By entering into a contract with another municipality for the administration and enforcement of this chapter on behalf of this municipality.
E. 
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. 
A Board of Appeals shall be established by resolution of the governing body of the City of Coatesville 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.
B. 
Attendance.
[Added 4-22-2013 by Ord. No. 1404-2013]
(1) 
Any member of the Board of Use Registration Appeals absent from three or more consecutive regular meetings of the Board of Use Registration Appeals without an approved leave of absence granted by the City Council after public hearing and prior written notice thereof shall be removed from the Board of Use Registration Appeals by the City Council of the City of Coatesville.
(2) 
Any member of the Board of Use Registration Appeals absent from 20% or more of the regularly scheduled meetings of the Board of Use Registration Appeals within any one-year period shall be notified in writing by the City Manager acting on behalf of the City Council of the attendance requirements of this subsection. Any member of the Board of Use Registration Appeals who is absent from 20% or more of the regularly scheduled meetings within a one-year period shall thereafter be removed for cause from such position by the City Council with prior written notice after public hearing unless such member resigns in writing or waives the public hearing in writing.
(3) 
Any member of the Board of Use Registration Appeals may be removed for cause as determined by the City Council after public hearing and prior written notice thereof.
(4) 
The provisions of this subsection shall not preclude the removal of any member of the Board of Use Registration Appeals without cause by the City Council when authorized by state law, City Charter or City ordinance.
A. 
All building code ordinances or portions of ordinances which were adopted by the City of Coatesville 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 in the City of Coatesville as of the effective date of this chapter and whose requirements 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 the City of Coatesville not governed by the Code shall remain in full force and effect.
Fees assessable by the City of Coatesville for the administration and enforcement undertaken pursuant to this chapter and the Code shall be paid in accordance with the schedule of fees as established, from time to time, by ordinance of the City Council as set forth in Chapter 108 of the Code of the City of Coatesville pertaining to the schedule of fees and charges.