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ORDINANCE No. 1007
TOWNSHIP OF ASTON
DELAWARE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
AN ORDINANCE ENACTING A CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE TOWNSHIP OF ASTON, DELAWARE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, REVISING, AMENDING, RESTATING, CODIFYING AND COMPILING CERTAIN EXISTING GENERAL ORDINANCES DEALING WITH SUBJECTS EMBRACED IN SUCH CODE OF ORDINANCES
WHEREAS, the present general and permanent ordinances of Aston Township are inadequately arranged and classified and are insufficient in form and substance for the complete preservation of the public peace, health, safety and general welfare of the Township and for the proper conduct of its affairs; and
WHEREAS, the Acts of the Legislature of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania empower and authorize Aston Township to revise, amend, restate, codify and compile any existing ordinances and all new ordinances not heretofore adopted or published and to incorporate such ordinances into one ordinance in book form; and
WHEREAS, the Aston Township Board of Commissioners has authorized a general compilation, revision and codification of its ordinances of a general and permanent nature and publication of such ordinance in book form; and
WHEREAS, it is necessary to provide for the usual daily operation of Aston Township and for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, safety and general welfare of the Township that this ordinance take effect at an early date.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE ASTON TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS:
Section 1. The general ordinances of Aston Township as revised, amended, restated, codified, and compiled in book form are hereby adopted as and shall constitute the “Code of Ordinances of the Township of Aston.”
Section 2. Such Code of Ordinances as adopted in Section 1 shall consist of the following Titles:
PART TWO - ADMINISTRATION CODE
TITLE TWO - General Provisions
Chap. 202. Codified Ordinances.
Chap. 204. Official Standards.
Chap. 206. Ward and Boundaries.
Chap. 208. Purchasing.
Chap. 209. Open Records.
TITLE FOUR - Legislation
Chap. 210. Board of Township Commissioners.
Chap. 212. Ordinances and Resolutions.
TITLE SIX - Administration
Chap. 220. Township Manager.
Chap. 222. Township Treasurer.
Chap. 224. Assessors.
Chap. 226. Township Secretary.
Chap. 228. Independent Auditor.
Chap. 230. Controller.
Chan. 232. Township Solicitor
Chap. 240. Building Inspector.
Chap. 242. Highway and Sanitation Department.
TITLE EIGHT - Authorities, Boards, Commissions and Committees
Chap. 260. Authorities.
Chap. 262. Planning Commission.
Chap. 264. Zoning Hearing Board.
Chap. 266. Board of Health.
Chap. 268. Police Civil Service Commission.
Chap. 270. Board of Library Directors.
Chap. 272. Fire Prevention Board.
Chap. 273. Workplace Safety Committee.
Chap. 274. Financial Advisory Committee.
Chap. 276. Industrial Advisory Committee.
Chap. 277. Advisory Council on Cable Television.
Chap. 278. Electrical Examining Board.
Chap. 279. Plumbing Examining and Advisory Board.
TITLE TEN - Employment Provisions
Chap. 280. Employees Generally.
Chap. 282. Police Pension Plan and Trust.
TITLE TWELVE - Judiciary
Chap. 290. District Justice and Court of Common Pleas.
PART FOUR - TRAFFIC CODE
Chap. 400. Administration, Enforcement and Penalty.
Chap. 410. Speed Limits.
Chap. 420. Parking Code.
Chap. 421. Storage of Motor Vehicles.
Chap. 422. Abandoned Vehicles.
Chap. 423. Weight Restricted Vehicles. (Repealed)
Chap. 424. Recreational Vehicles. (Repealed)
Chap. 425. Traffic Schedules.
Chap. 426. Parking Schedules.
PART SIX - GENERAL OFFENSES CODE
Chap. 608. Alcoholic Beverages.
Chap. 609. Smoking.
Chap. 610. Animals.
Chap. 620. Vehicles, All-Terrain
Chap. 634. Minors.
Chap. 640. Peace Disturbances.
Chap. 660. Safety.
Chap. 666. Schools.
Chap. 680. Weapons and Explosives.
PART EIGHT - BUSINESS REGULATION AND TAXATION CODE
TITLE TWO - Business Regulation
Chap. 810. Advertising.
Chap. 814. Alarms.
Chap. 816. Amusement Devices.
Chap. 818. C.A.T.V.
Chap. 820. Charitable Solicitations and Distributions.
Chap. 830. Communications Facilities.
Chap. 838. Junk Dealers and Yards.
Chap. 860. Peddlers and Auctioneers.
Chap. 864. Scavengers.
Chap. 866. Seasonal Vendors. Peddlers and Other Sellers.
Chap. 868. Septic Tank Cleaners.
Chap. 880. Amusement Tax. (Repealed)
Chap. 882. Mercantile Tax.
Chap. 884. Occupational Privilege Tax. (Repealed)
Chap. 886. Real Estate Tax.
Chap. 888. Realty Transfer Tax.
Chap. 890. Business Privilege Tax.
Chap. 892. Earned Income Tax.
Chap. 894. Local Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights.
Chap. 896. Volunteer Service Credit Program.
PART TEN - STREETS, UTILITIES AND PUBLIC SERVICES CODE
TITLE TWO - Street and Sidewalk Areas
Chap. 1020. Excavations and Constructions.
Chap. 1022. Street Lighting.
Chap. 1024. Numbering of Buildings.
TITLE FOUR - Utilities
Chap. 1040. Sewers and Private Disposal Systems.
Chap. 1041. Holding Tanks.
Chap. 1042. Water.
Chap. 1043. Stormwater Management.
Chap. 1044. Gas.
Chap. 1045. Wastewater Treatment.
Chap. 1046. Electricity.
Chap. 1048. Utility Poles.
Chap. 1050. Telecommunications Right-of-Way.
TITLE SIX - Other Public Services
Chap. 1060. Garbage and Rubbish Collection and Disposal.
Chap. 1062. Parks.
Chap. 1064. Recycling Program.
Chap. 1066. Community Center/Library Building.
PART TWELVE - PLANNING AND ZONING CODE
TITLE TWO - Planning
Chap. 1220. Planning Commission.
Chap. 1222. Comprehensive Plan.
Chap. 1224. Erosion and Sedimentation Control.
Chap. 1226. Park and Recreation Site Acquisition and Development.
Chap. 1228. Historic Property Preservation.
Chap. 1230. General Provisions and Definitions.
Chap. 1232. Plan Review and Report.
Chap. 1234. Design Standards for All Subdivisions and Land Developments.
Chap. 1236. Design Standards for Residential Subdivisions and Land Developments.
Chap. 1238. Design Standards for Townhouse, Two-Family and Multi-Family Developments.
Chap. 1240. Design Standards for Mobile Home Parks.
Chap. 1242. Design Standards for Nonresidential Subdivisions and Land Developments.
Chap. 1244. Design Standards for the MU Mixed Overlay District.
Appendix A. Sketches and Diagrams.
TITLE SIX - Zoning
Chap. 1250. General Provisions and Definitions.
Chap. 1252. Administration. Enforcement and Penalty.
Chap. 1254. Zoning Hearing Board.
Chap. 1256. Districts Generally and Zoning Map.
Chap. 1258. R-l Low Density Residential District.
Chap. 1260. R-2 Medium Density Residential District.
Chap. 1262. R-3 High-Medium Density Residential District.
Chap. 1264. TH Townhouse District.
Chap. 1266. APT Apartment District.
Chap. 1268. MH Mobile Home District.
Chap. 1270. PRD Planned Residential Development District.
Chap. 1272. PBC Planned Business Campus District.
Chap. 1274. SC Shopping Center District.
Chap. 1276. C Commercial District.
Chap. 1277. FSB Freestanding Business District.
Chap. 1278. LI Limited Industrial District.
Chap. 1279. ID Institutional District.
Chap. 1280. Performance Standards.
Chap. 1282. Signs.
Chap. 1284. Parking Regulations.
Chap. 1286. Floodplain Conservation District.
Chap. 1288. Steep Slope Conservation District.
Chap. 1290. Conditions and Standards for Special Exceptions and Conditional Uses.
Chap. 1292. Supplemental Regulations.
Chap. 1293. Wireless Communication Facilities.
Chap. 1294. Nonconforming Uses, Structures and Lots.
Chap. 1296. Airport Hazard Overlay District.
Chap. 1297. MU Mixed Use Overlay District.
Chap. 1298. Adult Entertainment Uses.
Appendix A. Sketch Depicting Dimensional Terms.
PART FOURTEEN - BUILDING AND HOUSING CODE
TITLE TWO - Standard Building Codes
Chap. 1420. Township Building Code.
Chap. 1421. BOCA National Building Code. (Repealed)
Chap. 1422. Plumbing Code. (Repealed)
Chap. 1423. Plumbing Code.
Chap. 1424. Electrical Code.
Chap. 1426. Heating Code.
Chap. 1428. BOCA National Mechanical Code. (Repealed)
Chap. 1430. Pennsylvania Construction Code.
TITLE FOUR - Miscellaneous Building Regulations
Chap. 1440. Demolition.
Chap. 1442. Flood Hazards.
Chap. 1443. Industrialized Housing.
Chap. 1444. Inspectors.
Chap. 1445. Licensing of Contractors.
Chap. 1446. Permits and Fees.
Chap. 1448. Signs. (Repealed)
Chap. 1449. Smoke and Heat Detectors.
Chap. 1450. Swimming Pools.
Chap. 1451. Trailers and Trucks used for Business Purposes.
Chap. 1452. Unsafe Buildings.
TITLE SIX - Property Maintenance
Chap. 1460. Residential Structures.
Chap. 1461. Licensing and Inspection of Multiple Dwellings, Rental Dwellings and Rooming Houses.
Chap. 1462. Nonresidential Structures.
Chap. 1464. International Property Maintenance Code.
PART SIXTEEN - FIRE PREVENTION CODE
Chap. 1610. International Fire Code.
Chap. 1614. Self-Service Gasoline Stations.
Chap. 1618. Fire Insurance Escrow.
PART EIGHTEEN - HEALTH AND SANITATION CODE
Chap. 1804. General Provisions.
Chap. 1808. Animals.
Chap. 1816. Communicable and Noncommunicable Diseases.
Chap. 1820. Regulations for Tattoo Parlors and Body Piercings.
Chap. 1824. Food Service Establishments. (Repealed)
Chap. 1825. Food Establishments.
Chap. 1828. Food Manufacture and Processing.
Chap. 1844. Milk, Milk Products and Frozen Desserts.
Chap. 1856. Pest Control.
Chap. 1860. Public Health Nuisances.
Chap. 1868. Rabies Control.
Chap. 1876. Vector Control.
Chap. 1880. Regulations for the Planting and Growing of Bamboo.
TABLE OF SPECIAL ORDINANCES
TABLE A - Franchises
TABLE B - Easements
TABLE C - Vacating of Streets and Alleys
TABLE D - Dedication and Plat Approval
TABLE E - Acquisition and Disposal of Real Property
TABLE F - Lease of Real Property
TABLE G - Street Grade Levels and Change of Street Name
TABLE H - Annexation and Detachment of Territory
TABLE I - Zoning Map Changes
TABLE J - Agreements
Section 3. All prior ordinances pertaining to the subjects treated in such Code of Ordinances shall be deemed repealed from and after the effective date of this ordinance except as they are included and reordained in whole or in part in such Code; provided, such repeal shall not affect any offense committed or penalty incurred or any right established prior to the effective date of this ordinance, nor shall such repeal affect the provisions of ordinances levying taxes, appropriating money, annexing or detaching territory, establishing franchises, or granting special rights to certain persons, authorizing public improvements, authorizing the issuance of bonds or borrowing of money, authorizing the purchase or sale of real or personal property, granting or accepting easements, plat or dedication of land to public use, vacating or setting the boundaries of streets or other public places; nor shall such repeal affect any other ordinance of a temporary or special nature or pertaining to subjects not contained in or covered by the Code.
Section 4. Such Code shall be deemed published as of the day of its adoption and approval by the Aston Township Board of Commissioners and the Aston Township Secretary is hereby authorized and ordered to file a copy of such Code of Ordinances in the Township Offices.
Section 5. Such Code shall be in full force and effect as provided in Section 6, and such Code shall be presumptive evidence in all courts and places of the ordinance and all provisions, sections, penalties and regulations therein contained and of the date of passage, and that the same is properly signed, attested, recorded, and approved and that any public hearings and notices thereof as required by law have been given.
Section 6. This ordinance is declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of the peace, health, safety and general welfare of the people of this Township and shall take effect at the earliest date provided by law.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Aston Township Board of Commissioners on this 18th day of November 2020.
ASTON TOWNSHIP BOARD
James M. Sigale, President
Board of Commissioners
Richard D. Lehr