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The following standards shall be followed in substance by the Zoning Officer of Lamar Township in ordering repair, vacation or demolition:
A. If the dangerous building can reasonably be repaired so that it will no longer exist in violation of the terms of this Part, it shall be ordered to be repaired.
B. If the dangerous building is in such condition as to make it dangerous to the health, safety, or general welfare of its occupants, or the public and is so placarded, it shall be ordered to be vacated within such length of time, not exceeding 30 days, as is reasonable.
C. No dwelling or dwelling unit which has been placarded as unfit for human habitation shall again be used for human habitation until written approval is secured from, and such placard is removed by, the Zoning Officer. The Zoning Officer shall remove such placard whenever the defect or defects upon which the placarding action was based have been eliminated.
D. If a dangerous building is 50% or more damaged or decayed, or deteriorated from its original condition; if a dangerous building cannot be repaired, so that it will no longer exist in violation of the terms of this Part; or, if a dangerous building is a fire hazard existing or erected in violation of the terms of this Part or any ordinance of Lamar Township or statute of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, it shall be ordered to be demolished; provided, the cost of repairs to rectify or remove the conditions constituting the nuisance exceed 50% of the market value of the building at the time demolition is proposed.
(Ord. 9-3-2013, 9/3/2013, § 2-203)