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Public Notice: Amending Chapter 132 of the Code of Ordinances by adopting the 2018 edition of the International Property Maintenance Code; providing for the issuance of permits and collection of fees; repealing any 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 BY AMENDING CHAPTER 132 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF UPPER SOUTHAMPTON ADOPTING THE 2018 EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE, REGULATING AND GOVERNING THE CONDITIONS AND MAINTENANCE OF ALL PROPERTY, BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES; BY PROVIDING THE STANDARDS FOR SUPPLIED UTILITIES AND FACILITIES AND OTHER PHYSICAL THINGS AND CONDITIONS ESSENTIAL TO ENSURE THAT STRUCTURES ARE SAFE, SANITARY AND FIT FOR OCCUPATION AND USE; AND THE CONDEMNATION OF BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES UNFIT FOR HUMAN OCCUPANCY AND USE, AND THE DEMOLITION OF SUCH EXISTING STRUCTURES IN THE TOWNSHIP OF UPPER SOUTHAMPTON; PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE OF PERMITS AND COLLECTION OF FEES THEREFORE; REPEALING ANY ORDINANCES AND PARTS OF THE ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT THEREWITH.

The full text of the proposed ordinance and the property maintenance code may be examined or obtained at cost at the office of the Township Manager, 939 Street Road, Southampton, PA 18966.  The full text of the ordinance 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 BY AMENDING CHAPTER 132 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF UPPER SOUTHAMPTON ADOPTING THE 2018 EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE, REGULATING AND GOVERNING THE CONDITIONS AND MAINTENANCE OF ALL PROPERTY, BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES; BY PROVIDING THE STANDARDS FOR SUPPLIED UTILITIES AND FACILITIES AND OTHER PHYSICAL THINGS AND CONDITIONS ESSENTIAL TO ENSURE THAT STRUCTURES ARE SAFE, SANITARY AND FIT FOR OCCUPATION AND USE; AND THE CONDEMNATION OF BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES UNFIT FOR HUMAN OCCUPANCY AND USE, AND THE DEMOLITION OF SUCH EXISTING STRUCTURES IN THE TOWNSHIP OF UPPER SOUTHAMPTON; PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE OF PERMITS AND COLLECTION OF FEES THEREFORE; REPEALING ANY ORDINANCES AND PARTS OF THE ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT THEREWITH.

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors of Upper Southampton Township is empowered to adopt the 2018 Edition of the International Property Maintenance Code; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors of Upper Southampton Township has determined that it is in the best interests of the residents and property owners in the Township of Upper Southampton to adopt the 2018 Edition of the International Property Maintenance 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 §132.1. and §132.2. of Chapter 132 titled “Property Maintenance”. In place of the said deleted §132.1. and §132.2., the following §132.1. and §132.2. shall be inserted:

§132.1. Adoption of Standards

A certain document, three (3) copies of which are on file in the office of the Township of Upper Southampton, being marked and designated as the International Property Maintenance Code, 2018 edition, as published by the International Code Council, be and is hereby adopted as the Property Maintenance Code of the Township of Upper Southampton, in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for regulating and governing the conditions and maintenance of all property, buildings and structures; by providing the standards for supplied utilities and facilities and other physical things and conditions essential to ensure that structures are safe, sanitary and fit for occupation and use; and the condemnation of buildings and structures unfit for human occupancy and use, and the demolition of such existing structures as herein provided; providing for the issuance of permits and collection of fees therefor; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of said 2018 Property Maintenance Code on file in the office of the Township of Upper Southampton are hereby referred to, adopted, and made a part hereof, as if fully set out in this ordinance, with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes, if any, prescribed in Section 2 of this ordinance.

§132.2. Amendments

The following sections are hereby revised:

Section 101.1. Insert: “Township of Upper Southampton.”

Section 103.5. Insert: “in accordance with the latest Fee Schedule adopted by Resolution, as may be amended from time to time.”

Section 112.4. Insert: $500.00, $1,000.00

Section 302.4. Insert: 10”

Section 304.14. Insert: April 14 to November 14

Section 602.3. Insert: October 1 to April 30

Section 602.4. Insert: October 1 to April 30

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

Section 3. That if any section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this ordinance is, for any reason, held to be unconstitutional such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this ordinance. The Board of Supervisors hereby declares that it would have passed this ordinance, and each section, subsection, clause or phrase thereof, irrespective of the fact that any one or more sections, subsections, sentences, clauses and phrases be declared unconstitutional.

Section 4. That nothing in this ordinance or in the Property Maintenance Code 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 3 of this ordinance; nor shall any just or legal right or remedy of any character be lost, impaired or affected by this ordinance.

Section 5. It is the intent of the Board of Supervisors of Upper Southampton Township 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 6. That this ordinance and the rules, regulations, provisions, requirements, orders and matters established and adopted hereby shall take effect five (5) days after approval 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

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA

By:_________________________________________

Lola G. Biuckians, Chairman

ATTEST:__________________________________________

Marguerite C. Genesio, Secretary/Treasurer