Adopting Ordinance
ORDINANCE NO. _____
AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE BOROUGH OF BLOSSBURG, TIOGA COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA; CONSOLIDATING, REVISING, AMENDING AND REPEALING CERTAIN ORDINANCES; ENACTING CERTAIN NEW PROVISIONS; PROVIDING A PROCEDURE FOR AMENDING THE CODE AND FOR THE CITATION OF THE CODE AND THE EFFECTIVE DATE THEREOF; ESTABLISHING RESPONSIBILITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE CODE; SAVING CERTAIN PROVISIONS FROM REPEAL; AND PRESCRIBING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION.
The Borough of Blossburg hereby ordains:
Section 1. Adoption. The Borough of Blossburg Code of Ordinances, as prepared and published for the said Borough of Blossburg, is hereby adopted as a consolidation, codification and revision of the ordinances of the Borough of Blossburg. Chapters 1 through 27 thereof contain the text of the body of all general administrative and regulatory ordinances of the Borough of Blossburg organized as follows:
   TABLE OF CONTENTS
   Chapter 1         Administration and Government
   Chapter 2         Animals
   Chapter 3         [Reserved]
   Chapter 4         Buildings
   Chapter 5         Code Enforcement
   Chapter 6         Conduct
   Chapter 7         Fire Prevention and Fire Protection
   Chapter 8         Floodplains
   Chapter 9         [Reserved]
   Chapter 10         Health and Safety
   Chapter 11         Housing
   Chapter 12         [Reserved]
   Chapter 13         Licenses, Permits and General Business Regulations
   Chapter 14         [Reserved]
   Chapter 15         Motor Vehicles and Traffic
   Chapter 16         Parks and Recreation
   Chapter 17         [Reserved]
   Chapter 18         Sewers and Sewage Disposal
   Chapter 19         [Reserved]
   Chapter 20         Solid Waste
   Chapter 21         Streets and Sidewalks
   Chapter 22         Subdivision and Land Development
   Chapter 23         [Reserved]
   Chapter 24         Taxation; Special
   Chapter 25         Trees
   Chapter 26         Water
   Chapter 27         Zoning
   APPENDIX
      A         Annexation of Territory
      B         Bond Issues and Loans
      C         Franchises and Services
      D         Governmental and Intergovernmental Affairs
      E         Plan Approval
      F         Public Property
      G         Sewers
      H         Streets and Sidewalks
      I         Water
      J         Zoning; Prior Ordinances
Table of Disposition of All Ordinances
Table of Disposition of Significant Resolutions
The Appendix of the volume lists, by subject matter, in chronological order, the titles (or an abstract of title) of enactments of special nature or of historical interest, for the complete text of which the official records of the Borough of Blossburg shall be authoritative.
Section 2. Citation and Effective Date. The codification referred to in Section 1 of this ordinance shall be known and cited officially as the “Borough of Blossburg Code of Ordinances,” and all future ordinances shall make reference thereto. This ordinance shall become effective immediately upon publication of notice of final enactment as required by law.
Section 3. Saving Clause. The provisions of the Borough of Blossburg Code of Ordinances, so far as they are the same as those ordinances and regulations in force immediately prior to the adoption of said Code, are intended as a continuation of such ordinances and regulations and not as a new enactment. The provisions of the Borough of Blossburg Code of Ordinances shall not affect any suit or prosecution pending or to be instituted to enforce any of the prior ordinances or regulations.
Section 4. Consolidation and Revision. As a necessary part of codification, the following provisions are hereby consolidated and revised as indicated:
A.   Consolidations.
 
Section
Subject
Ordinance No., Section
15, Entire Chapter
Motor Vehicles and Traffic
145, 153, 197, 198, 219, 228, 230, 231, 246, 250, 254, 256, 268, 287, 295, 302, 304, 305, 306, 327, 331, 332, 358, 390, 392, 424, 433
 
B.   Revisions.
 
Section
Subject
Ordinance No., Section
[Reserved]
 
Section 5. New Enactments, Amendments and Repeals. As a necessary part of codification, the following ordinances are hereby enacted, amended and repealed as summarized by short title:
A.   New Enactments.
 
Section
Subject
§§1-101–1-111
Preliminary Provisions
§§1-501–1-506
Fire Insurance Proceeds Escrow
§§6-101–6-104
Discharge of Firearms and Other Weapons
§§7-101–7-103
Fireworks Display Permits
§§8-101–8-902
Floodplains
15, Entire Chapter
Motor Vehicles and Traffic
 
B.   Amendments.
 
Section
Subject
Ordinance No., Section
§2-101
Unlawful to Keep Pigs or Maintain Pig Pens in Blossburg Borough
352, §I
§2-104
Violations and Penalties
352, §I
§4-101
Street Number Regulations
400, §1
§4-105
Penalty for Violation
400, §5
§5-103
Penalty
402, §3
§5-208
Fees
182, §10; 345, §10
§6-201
Ball Playing, Snowballing and Throwing Stones and Other Missiles upon or onto Streets, Alleys and Sidewalks Prohibited
214, §1
§6-306
Penalty for Tampering with, Injuring or Removing Certain Property
215, §6
§6-407
Penalty for Violation of Noise Provisions
241, §7
§6-505
Violations and Penalties
342, §5
§6-606
Penalty for Violation
216, §6
§10-105
Penalty for Violation
224, §5
§11-110
Penalties
166, Part I, §111; 201, §1
§11-205
Violations and Penalties
426, §106
§13-102
License Required for Carnivals, Circuses and Other Special Shows; Conditions of Issuance
217, §2
§13-104
Penalty for Violation
217, §4
§13-202
License Required; Fee; Conditions Thereof
218, §2
§13-208
Penalty for Violation
218, §8
§16-101
Unlawful to Evade Payment of Admission Fee in Island Park
353, §1
§16-105
Penalty for Violation of Provisions on Driving on Island Park and on Beverage Dispensing
353, §5
§16-106
Unlawful to Allow Animals Within Certain Boundaries at Island Park
353, §6
§18-131
Penalty for Violation
185, Art. V, §5.01; 207, §1
§18-203
Application for Permit
273, §4.A
§18-208
Revision or Supplement
273, §9
§18-211
Penalty for Violation
273, §12
§18-302
Definitions
340, §2
§18-309
Exclusiveness of Rights and Privileges
340, §9
§18-316
Violations
340, §16
§18-402
Definitions
341, §2
§18-407
Exclusiveness of Rights and Privileges
341, §7
§18-414
Violations
341, §14
§20-104
License Required to Collect, Transport and Dispose of  Refuse; Exceptions
170, §4; 188; 190; 301
§20-108
Contract for Removal and Collection; Rates; Frequency of Collection
170, §7; 188; 190; 257; 274; 281; 309; 329, §1; 330, §1; 373; 375; 403; 429, §1
§20-118
Penalty for Violation
170, §19; 202, §1
§20-209
Violation and Penalty
339, §9
§21-102
Permit Required to Make Opening or Excavation in Street
220, §2; 310
§21-104
Penalty for Violation
220, §4
§21-212
Penalty for Violation
222, §2
§21-223
Penalty for Violation
223, §3
§24-103
Definitions
179, §3
§24-110
Fines and Penalties for Violation
179, §10
§24-404
Certificates of Payment
276, §4
§24-411
Penalty for Violation
276, §11
§24-509
Penalty for Violation
277, 293
§24-604
Spouses
343, §4
§24-608
Additional Penalties
343, §8
§25-303
Penalty for Violation
227, §3
§26-105
Penalty for Violation
325, §5
§26-206
Enforcement of Plan
326, §6
§26-305
Penalties
351, §5
 
C.   Repeals.
 
Ord./Res.
Subject
Ord. 232
Junk Yards
 
Section 6. Adoption of Standard Codes by Reference. As a necessary part of codification, the following ordinances are hereby enacted by reference as standard codes summarized by short title:
 
Section
Short Title
[Reserved]
 
Section 7. Land Use Amendments. The Borough of Blossburg Code of Ordinances is hereby amended as is more fully shown in the complete text of Chapters 22 and 27 thereof which is attached hereto and made part hereof by reference hereto as if fully set out at length herein, with deletions shown by strike- through and additions shown by underline, all of which is briefly summarized hereinafter.
   A.   New Provisions. The following provisions are new provisions which are being added to the Code, are underlined throughout the text, and are summarized as follows:
 
Section
Subject
[Reserved]
 
   B.   Revised Provisions. The following provisions of the Code are revised, the text of which indicates deletions by strike-through and additions shown by underline, and are summarized as follows:
 
Section
Subject
Ordinance No., Section
§22-204
Major Subdivision and Land Development Procedure
164, §2.300; 350, §3
§22-302
Required Improvements
164, §3.200; 350, §3
§22-402
Final Plan
164, §4.200; 350, §3
§22-602
Definition of Terms
164, §6.200; 350, §3
§22-704
Enforcement Remedies
164; 350, §2
§22-804
Pre-Application Procedures
164; 248, §2.0
§27-104
Definitions
244A, Art. III; 270, Art. II §3.135; 349, §1; 377 §2; 381, 383, 408, §1; 430, §1
§27-306
Adult Entertainment Facilities
244A, Art. V; 377, §3
§27-605
Regulations Applying to Flood- Prone Areas
244A; 297; 315; 316, §§1–3
§27-710
Enforcement Remedies
244A; 349, §1
 
   C.   Repealed Provisions. The following provisions of the Code are repealed, the text of which indicates deletions by strike-through, and are as follows:
 
Section
Subject
Ordinance No., Section
[Reserved]
 
Section 8. Procedural Changes. The following minor procedural changes have been made to existing Borough of Blossburg ordinances:
   A.   Grammatical and spelling errors have been corrected where necessary;
   B.   Minor changes have been made to correct obsolete terms and usages;
   C.   The penalty provisions have been revised where necessary to comply with the Pennsylvania Borough Code, Vehicle Code, Municipalities Planning Code and the Local Tax Enabling Act.
Section 9. Amending the Code of Ordinances. The procedure for amending the Code of Ordinances shall include the citation of the Chapter, Part, Section and subsection to be amended, revised, repealed or added as follows:
   A.   Amendment or Revision - “Chapter ___, Article ___, Section ___, Subsection ___ is hereby amended [revised] to read as follows...”
   B.   Additions - “Chapter ___, Article___, Section ___, Subsection ___ is hereby amended by the addition of the following...”
   C.   Repeal - “Chapter ___, Article ___, Section ___, Subsection ___ is hereby repealed in its entirety.”
Section 10. Responsibility for Code of Ordinances. It shall be the responsibility of the Borough of Blossburg Secretary to maintain an up-to-date certified copy of the Code of Ordinances. This copy shall be the official copy of the Borough of Blossburg Code of Ordinances and shall be available for public inspection.
Section 11. Penalties. It shall be unlawful for anyone to change, alter or tamper with the Code of Ordinances in any manner which will intentionally misrepresent the laws of the Borough of Blossburg. Whosoever shall violate this Section shall be guilty of an offense under §4911, “Tampering with Public Records or Information,” of the Crimes Code, 18 Pa.C.S.A. §4911, and shall be prosecuted under that Section of the law.
Section 12. Severability of Parts of Codification. It is hereby declared to be the intention of the Borough of Blossburg that the Chapters, Parts, Sections, paragraphs, sentences, clauses and phrases of this codification are severable. If any Section, paragraph, sentence, clause or phrase of this Code is declared unconstitutional, illegal or otherwise invalid by the judgment or decree of a court of competent jurisdiction, that invalidity shall not affect any of the remaining Chapters, Parts, Sections, paragraphs, sentences, clauses or phrases of this codification.
ENACTED AND ORDAINED this         day of                                 , 20        .
ATTEST:                        Borough of Blossburg
                                                                                                                    
Secretary                        President, Borough Council
APPROVED this         day of                                 , 20        .
                                                     
Mayor
Fee Resolution
A resolution establishing fees for the filing of applications, permits and licenses for the Borough of Blossburg.
WHEREAS, the Borough Council of the Borough of Blossburg has adopted a codification, consolidation and revision of the ordinances of the Borough of Blossburg; and,   
WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Borough Council of the Borough of Blossburg to eliminate all filing fees, permit fees and license fees from the Code of Ordinances and enact them instead by resolution; and,
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT and it is hereby resolved by the Borough Council of the Borough of Blossburg that all fees are hereby fixed as follows:
 
Subject
Fees
CODE ENFORCEMENT
Office of Building Official; Fees   §5-208
      A flat fee will be assessed for any construction or alteration of a building where the estimated cost is $1,000 or less.
$10
      In addition to the base fee, any construction or alteration of a building whose estimated cost exceeds $1,000 shall be assessed an additional $1 fee for each $1,000 increment thereafter. (For example, the permit fee fora home with and estimated cost of $60,000) shall be $10 + $59 = $69.
$10
      Permit fees for mobile homes/trailers are to be based upon the actual cash value of the mobile home/trailer to be placed on the property The permit fee for said mobile home/trailer is to be assessed. (For example, a mobile home/trailer with an actual cash value of $10,000 will be assessed a building permit fee of $10.)
$1 per each $1,000 actual cash value
LICENSES, PERMITS AND GENERAL BUSINESS REGULATIONS
amusement
      license required for carnivals, circuses and other special shows; conditions of issuance   §13-102
      fee for every day upon which such show shall be conducted in the Borough
$5
transient retail business
   license required; fee; conditions thereof   §13-202
         fee
            1 day
$2
            1 week or fraction thereof
$5
            1 month or fraction thereof
$10
            1 year or fraction thereof
$25
SEWERS AND SEWAGE DISPOSAL
   application for permit   §18-203
      application fee
$75
      replacement of an existing
$50
      per trip fee
$25
SOLID WASTE
   collection and disposal
      license required to collect, transport and dispose of
      refuse; exceptions   §20-104
         license fee
            per year for each person engaged in such hauling, collecting, removal, or disposal
$10
            per vehicle (including the first) used by that person
$5
   contract for removal and collection; rates;
   frequency of collection   §20-108
      A.   Domestic Rates–Weekly Charge.
         (1)   $2.45 for two cans or containers 1 per week. The maximum size for cans or containers shall not exceed 30 gallons.
         (2)   An additional fee of $1 per can or container shall be charged for each container in excess of two cans or containers per week.
      B.   Other Than Weekly Charges.
         (1)   $3 per stop for two 30-gallon cans or containers.
         (2)   An additional fee of $1 per can or container shall be charged for each container in excess of two cans or containers.
      C.   Commercial Rates.
         (1)   $2.45 per pickup for two cans or containers. The maximum size for cans or containers shall not exceed 30 gallons.
         (2)   An additional fee of $1 per can or container shall be charged for each container in excess if two cans or containers per pickup.
         (3)   If a commercial customer uses cans or containers in excess of the maximum size, the customer shall enter into an agreeable contractual agreement with the Borough regarding pickup fees.
STREETS AND SIDEWALKS
      permit required to make opening or excavation in
      street   §21-102
         fee
$25