ADOPTING ORDINANCE
ORDINANCE NO. 2012-03
AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE BOROUGH OF DAUPHIN, DAUPHIN 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 Dauphin hereby ordains:
Section 1. Adoption. The Borough of Dauphin Code of Ordinances as prepared and published for the said Borough of Dauphin, is hereby adopted as a consolidation, codification and revision of the ordinances of the Borough of Dauphin. Chapters 1 through 27 thereof contain the text of the body of all general administrative and regulatory ordinances of the Borough of Dauphin organized as follows:
   TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1         Administration and Government
Chapter 2         Animals
Chapter 3         [Reserved]
Chapter 4         [Reserved]
Chapter 5         Code Enforcement
Chapter 6         Conduct
Chapter 7         [Reserved]
Chapter 8         [Reserved]
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         Stormwater Management
Chapter 24         Taxation; Special
Chapter 25         [Reserved]
Chapter 26         [Reserved]
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
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 Dauphin 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 Dauphin 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 Dauphin 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 Dauphin 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
   [Reserved]
 
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
§§1-501–1-507
Attorney’s Fees
§§2-201–2-204
Animal Noise
§§6-501–6-504
Discharge of Firearms
§§10-301–10-305
Recreational Vehicle Nuisance
§§11-201–11-224
Rental Properties
 
B.   Amendments.
 
Section
Subject
Ordinance No., Section
§2-102
Seizure of Dogs
74-8, §2
§2-104
Penalties
74-8, §4
§6-108
Penalties
79-6, §8
§6-206
Penalties
81-2, §5
§6-303
Penalties
81-3, §3
§6-405
Penalties
95-3, §5
§10-103
Acts of Nuisance
91-5, §3; 93-2, §§1 and 2; 93-11, §1; 97-2; 99-3, §§1–4
§10-104
Notice to Abate
91-5, §4
§10-105
Penalty
91-5, §5
§10-207
Criminal Penalties
07-08, §VII
§11-105
Penalty
87-2, §5
§13-101
Definitions
88-2, §301
§13-105
License Fee
88-2, §305; 89-3, §1
§13-106
Thirty-Day License
88-2, §306
§13-114
Penalties
88-2, §314
§13-205
Penalties
88-2, §105
§15-201
Maximum Speed Limits Established on Certain Streets
84-2, §1;  03-02, §1
§15-202
Maximum Speed Limits Established on Certain Bridges and Elevated Structures
84-2, §2
§15-207
One-Way Streets Established
84-2, §7
§15-210
Right Turns Only Permitted at Certain Intersections
84-2, §10
§15-301
Vehicle Weight Limits Established on Certain Streets and Bridges
84-2, §1
§15-302
Restrictions on Size of Vehicles on Certain Streets and Bridges
84-2, §2
§15-402
Angle Parking Required on Parts of Certain Streets
84-2, §2
§15-403
Parking Prohibited at All Times in Certain Locations
84-2, §3; 08-04, §§1, 2
§15-405
Parking of Trucks, Buses and Certain Other Vehicles Prohibited in Certain Locations.
84-2, §5
§16-101
Park Hours
64-4, §5
§16-102
Penalty
64-4
§18-102
Definitions
91-4, §1.02
§18-138
Rules and Regulations Governing Service Termination
91-4, §3.08; 92-2, §§1-2
§18-139
Penalties for Late Payment of Sewer Bills
91-4, §3.09; 92-2, §2; 07- 02, §3
§18-141
Enforcement
91-4; 07-07, §5
§18-153
Notices and Bills
91-4, §4.03; 92-2, §2
§18-165
House Connection
91-4, §5.05; 92-2, §2
§18-207
Inspections
02-06, §307
§18-209
Maintenance
02-06, §309
§18-212
Disposal of Septage
02-06, §312
§18-213
Discontinuance of Individual Sewage System
02-06, §312.1
§18-216
Penalties
02-06, §315
§20-105
Fees
74-2, §5; 79-4; 81-4; 87-4, §1; 88-5, §1; 89-2, §1; 05- 02, §1; 07-04, §2
§20-107
Penalties
74-2, §7; 92-1
§21-102
Application for Permit
83-1, §2
§21-104
Penalties
83-1, §4
§21-206
Penalties
1931-2
§21-304
Penalties
74-4, §4
§23-104
Statutory Authority
11-01, §104
§23-1205
Penalties
11-01, §1205
 
C.   Repeals.
 
Ord./Res.
Subject
Ord. 78-1
Taxation; Special
 
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 Dauphin 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
§22-201
Definitions
6/6/1977, Art. II
§22-301
Pre-application Procedures
6/6/1977, §301
§22-303
Preliminary Plan Procedures
6/6/1977, §303
§22-306
Preliminary Plan Specifications
6/6/1977, §306
§22-404
Lots
6/6/1977, §404
§22-503
Sewers and Waters
6/6/1977, §503
§22-601
Fees
6/6/1977, §601
§22-802
Enforcement Remedies
6/6/1977; §803
§22-803
Preventive Remedies
6/6/1977
§22-903
Permits for Mobile Home Park Construction, Alteration or Extension
6/6/1977, §902
§22-904
Registration and Licensing
6/6/1977, §903
§22-916
Penalties
6/6/1977, §916
§27-103
Miscellaneous Legal Provisions
77-5, §102
§27-606
Density Bonus Provisions
77-5, §605
§27-904
Lot Requirements
77-5, §903
§27-1001
Statutory Authorization
77-5; 12-01
§27-1002
General Provisions
77-5; 12-01
§27-1003
Administration
77-5; 12-01
§27-1004
Identification of Floodplain Areas
77-5; 12-01
§27-1005
Technical Provisions
77-5; 12-01
§27-1006
Activities Requiring Special Exception
77-5; 12-01
§27-1007
Existing Structures in Identified Floodplain Areas
77-5; 12-01
§27-1008
Variances
77-5; 12-01
§27-1009
Definitions
77-5; 12-01
§27-1010
Enactment
77-5; 12-01
§27-1102
Conversion Apartments
77-5, 2/28/1977, §1101
§27-1103
Accessory Building and Structures
77-5, §1102; 95-4, §1; 04-03
§27-1503
Zoning Permits
77-5, §1502; 84-1,  §§1 and 2
§27-1504
Signs
77-5; 93-3, §1
§27-1505
Certificate of Occupancy
77-5, §1503; 93-3, §§2, 3
§27-1506
Enforcement Remedies
77-5
§27-1507
Preventive Remedies
77-5
§27-1602
Hearings
77-5, §1601; 86-1, §2
 
   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 Dauphin 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 Dauphin 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 Dauphin 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 Dauphin. 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 Dauphin 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 4th day of December, 2012.
ATTEST:                        Borough of Dauphin
/s/ Michelle McBurney                         /s/ Stephen Bomgardner                       
Secretary                        President, Borough Council
APPROVED this 4th day of December, 2012.
/s/ Terry Searight                         
Mayor