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Public Notice: Amending Chapter 96 of the Code of Ordinances of the Township of Upper Southampton by Adopting the 2015 Edition of the International Fire Prevention Code and Repealing all ordinances and parts of the ordinances in conflict therewith

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors of Upper Southampton Township, County of Bucks, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, will hold a public hearing on October 2, 2018 at 6:30 PM in the Southampton Free Library, lower level meeting room, 947 Street Road, Southampton, PA 18966 to consider adoption of the following ordinance:

AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF UPPER SOUTHAMPTON, COUNTY OF BUCKS, COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA AMENDING CHAPTER 96 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF UPPER SOUTHAMPTON BY ADOPTING THE 2015 EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL FIRE PREVENTION CODE AND REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES AND PARTS OF THE ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT THEREWITH.

The full text of the proposed ordinance may be examined at the office of the Township Manager, 939 Street Road, Southampton, PA 18966.  The full text is also available on the Township’s website at www.ustwp.org.  The public is invited to attend and provide comment.

TOWNSHIP OF UPPER SOUTHAMPTON

ORDINANCE #_______

AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF UPPER SOUTHAMPTON, COUNTY OF BUCKS, COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA AMENDING CHAPTER 96 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF UPPER SOUTHAMPTON BY ADOPTING THE 2015 EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL FIRE PREVENTION CODE AND REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES AND PARTS OF THE ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT THEREWITH.

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors of Upper Southampton Township is empowered to adopt the 2015 Edition of the International Fire Code; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors of Upper Southampton has determined that it is in the best interests of the residents and property owners in the Township of Upper Southampton to adopt the 2015 Edition of the International Fire Code and repeal certain regulations that are inconsistent therewith.

NOW THEREFORE, the Board of Supervisors of Upper Southampton Township does hereby enact and ordain the following:

Section 1. The Code of Ordinances of the Township of Upper Southampton is hereby amended by the deletion of §96.1. and §96.2 of Chapter 96 titled “Fire Prevention”. In place of the said deleted §96.1. and §96.2, the following §96.1. and §96.2 shall be inserted:

§96.1. Adoption of standards.

The International Fire Code, 2015 Edition, as amended, three copies of which are on file in the office of the Code Official and the Township of Upper Southampton, being marked and designated as the International Fire Code, as published by the International Code Council, is hereby adopted as the code of the Township of Upper Southampton for regulating and governing the safeguarding of life and property from fire and explosion hazards arising from the storage, handling and use of hazardous substances, materials and devices, and from conditions hazardous to life or property in the occupancy of buildings and premises in the Township of Upper Southampton and providing for the issuance of permits for hazardous uses or operations; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, conditions and terms of such International Fire Code, 2015 Edition, published by the International Code Council on file in the office of the Code Official are hereby referred to, adopted and made a part hereof as if fully set out in this chapter.

§96.2. Amendments.

The following sections are hereby revised as follows:

Section 101.1. Insert: Township of Upper Southampton.

Section 109.4. Insert: “summary offense,” “$1,000.00,” “90 days.”

Section 111.4. Insert: “$500.00,” “$1,000.00.”

Section 2. That all ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.

Section 3. That nothing in this ordinance or in the International Fire Code, 2009 Edition, as amended hereby adopted shall be construed to affect any suit or proceeding impending in any court, or any rights acquired, or liability incurred, or any cause or causes of action acquired or existing, under any act or ordinance hereby repealed as cited in Section 4 of this ordinance; nor shall any just or legal right or remedy of any character be lost, impaired or affected by this ordinance.

Section 4. It is the intent of the Board of Supervisors of Upper Southampton that the provisions of this Ordinance shall become and be made a part of the Code of the Township and sections of this Ordinance may be renumbered or relettered and the word “ordinance” may be changed to “section” or “article” or such other appropriate word or phrase in order to accomplish the intention of the Board of Supervisors.

Section 7. That this ordinance and the rules, regulations, provisions, requirements, orders and matters established and adopted hereby shall take effect and be in full force and effect five (5) days after adoption by the Board of Supervisors of Upper Southampton Township.

DULY ENACTED AND ORDAINED this day of , 2018, by the Township of Upper Southampton in public session duly assembled.

TOWNSHIP OF UPPER SOUTHAMPTON

COUNTY OF BUCKS, PENNSYLVANIA

By:_________________________________________

Lola G. Biuckians, Chairman

ATTEST:__________________________________________

Marguerite C. Genesio, Secretary/Treasurer