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CODE OF ORDINANCES

 

of the

 

TOWNSHIP OF HAMPDEN

 

Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Published by Authority of the Township

 

 

 

Adopted August 27, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PENNS VALLEY PUBLISHERS

 

(A Division of Fry Communications, Inc.)

 

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania


 


CONTENTS

 

                                        Municipal Officials                   v

                                        Foreword                                  vii

                                        Adopting Ordinance                ix

                                        Fee Schedule                             xvii

 

Chapter 1.............................. Administration and Government............................. 1-1

Chapter 2.............................. Animals..................................................................... 2-1

Chapter 3.............................. Bicycles...................................................................... 3-1

Chapter 4.............................. Buildings.................................................................... 4-1

Chapter 5.............................. Code Enforcement..................................................... 5-1

Chapter 6.............................. Conduct..................................................................... 6-1

Chapter 7.............................. Fire Prevention and Fire Protection.......................... 7-1

Chapter 8.............................. Floodplains................................................................ 8-1

Chapter 9.............................. Grading and Excavating........................................... 9-1

Chapter 10............................ Health and Safety...................................................... 10-1

Chapter 11............................ Housing..................................................................... 11-1

Chapter 12............................ Libraries..................................................................... 12-1

Chapter 13............................ Licenses, Permits and General Business

Regulations................................................................ 13-1

Chapter 14............................ Mobile Homes and Mobile Home Parks................... 14-1

Chapter 15............................ Motor Vehicles........................................................... 15-1

Chapter 16............................ Parks and Recreation................................................ 16-1

Chapter 17............................ [Reserved].................................................................. 17-1

Chapter 18............................ Sewers and Sewage Disposal.................................... 18-1

Chapter 19............................ Signs and Billboards.................................................. 19-1

Chapter 20............................ Solid Waste................................................................ 20-1

Chapter 21............................ Streets and Sidewalks................................................ 21-1

Chapter 22............................ Land Development................................................... 22-1

Chapter 23............................ Swimming Pools........................................................ 23-1

Chapter 24............................ Taxation; Special....................................................... 24-1

Chapter 25............................ Trees…………………………………………………….25-1

Chapter 26............................ Water…………………………………………………...26-1

Chapter 27............................ Zoning………………………………………………….27-1

 

Appendix

A........................... Annexation of Territory............................................ A-3

B............................ Bond Issues and Loans.............................................. A-5

C............................ Franchises and Services............................................ A-7

D........................... Governmental and Intergovernmental Affairs........ A-9

E............................ Plan Approval........................................................... A-33

F............................ Public Property......................................................... A-43

G............................ Sewers....................................................................... A-45

H........................... Streets and Sidewalks............................................... A-49

I............................. Water......................................................................... A-73

J............................. Zoning; Prior Ordinances......................................... A-75

 

Key to the Disposition of All Ordinances

Index

 


 


OFFICIALS

 

of the

 

TOWNSHIP OF HAMPDEN

 

County of Cumberland

 

Pennsylvania

 

 

ELECTED OFFICIALS

 

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

                  President                                        -                Al Bienstock

                  Vice President                                -                John V. Thomas

                  Assistant Secretary                        -                Nathan P. Silcox

                  Member                                          -                Kenneth E. Fetrow

                  Member                                          -                John P. Gaspich Jr.

 

                  Tax Collector                                  -                Michael P. Langan

                  Auditors                                         -                Maher Duessel

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APPOINTED OFFICIALS

 

                  Manager                                         -                Keith B. Metts

                  Secretary                                        -                Keith B. Metts

                  Solicitor                                          -                Keith O. Brenneman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 2014


 


FOREWORD

 

 

History

 

                  This comprises the codification of the ordinances of the Township of Hampden.  The Township was originally settled in 1731 and was incorporated as a Township on January 23, 1845, from parts of East Pennsboro Township and became a First Class Township on January 1, 1960.  This Code of Ordinances was originally codified by Penns Valley Publishers on July 3, 1984 by Ordinance 84-6.

 

                  This recodification of the Code of Ordinances of the Township of Hampden was prepared by Penns Valley Publishers, a division of Fry Communications, Inc., and adopted by the Township Board of Commissioners on August 27, 1998 by Ordinance Num­ber 98-07.

 

Organization

 

                  The Code contains four parts which are (1) the valid current ordinances of the Township contained in Chapters 1 through 27, (2) the Appendix, which lists by abstracted title all ordinances of a temporary or "one time" nature, (3) the Key to the disposition of each ordinance ever enacted by the Township, and (4) the Index, which is an alphabetical arrange­ment of subjects.

 

                  In the Code each Chapter is separated by a divider tab, and specific ordinances can be located by subject on the contents page at the beginning of each Chapter.  The Index may also be used to search for a subject when one is looking for general information on a particular subject, or if it is not known in which Chapter the subject might be found.  The Appendix consists of several general categories containing a chronologi­cal listing of short subject descriptions along with a reference to the original ordinance and its date of enactment, if known.

 

                  The Key to disposition indicates what action has been taken by the Board of Commissioners with regard to every ordinance ever enacted.  An ordinance has either been (1) specifically repealed, (2) superseded by another ordinance, (3) is located in a Chapter of the Code book, or (4) is located in the Appendix.  Annual tax rate and budget ordinances are located only in the Key.  The Key is a cross reference to the original ordinance books of the Township, and to the location within the Code of each ordinance by number.

 


 


ORDINANCE NO. 98-07

 

AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF HAMPDEN, CUMBERLAND 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 Board of Commissioners hereby ordains:

 

Section 1.  Adoption.  The "Code of Ordinances, Township of Hampden," as prepared and published for the said Township, is hereby adopted as a consolidation, codifica­tion and revision of the ordinances of the Township.  Chapters 1 through 27 thereof contain the text of the body of all general administra­tive and regulatory ordinances of the Township organized as follows:

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Chapter 1........... Administration and Government

          Chapter 2........... Animals

Chapter 3........... Bicycles

Chapter 4........... Buildings

Chapter 5........... Code Enforcement

Chapter 6........... Conduct

Chapter 7........... Fire Prevention and Fire Protection [Reserved]

Chapter 8........... Floodplain

Chapter 9........... Grading and Excavating

Chapter 10......... Health and Safety

          Chapter 11......... Housing

Chapter 12......... Libraries [Reserved]

          Chapter 13......... Licenses, Permits and General Business Regula­tions

          Chapter 14......... Mobile Homes and Mobile Home Parks [Reserved]

          Chapter 15......... Motor Vehicles

          Chapter 16......... Parks and Recreation

          Chapter 17......... [Reserved]

          Chapter 18......... Sewers and Sewage Disposal

          Chapter 19......... Signs [Reserved]

          Chapter 20......... Solid Waste

          Chapter 21......... Streets and Sidewalks

          Chapter 22......... Subdivision and Land Development

          Chapter 23......... Swimming Pools [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

 

Key to the 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 Township 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 "Township of Hampden 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 Township of Hampden 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 Township of Hampden 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

Chap­ter,Part,Section

Subject

Ordinance No.

15, Entire length

Motor Vehicles and Traffic

84-6, 89-2, 89-3, 94-5, 94-11, 95-13, 96-7, 97-1

 

B.       Revisions

Chap­ter,Part,Section

Subject

Ordinance No.

1, 6, §§601-603

Firemen's Relief Asso­ciation

84-6

 

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

Chap­ter,Part,Section

Subject

1, 1, §101

Salary and Compensation of the Com­missioners

2, 1, §§101-108

Dogs Running at Large

2, 2, §§201-204

Animal Noises

2, 3, §§301-305

Animal Defecation

13, 1, §105

Denial of License

15, Entire length

Motor Vehicles and Traffic

 

B.       Amendments

Chap­ter,Part,Section

Subject

Ordinance No.

2, 1, §112

Running at Large

74-4, §2

5, 2, §201

Title and Purpose

96-4, §1

8, 1, §103

Supplementary Ad­minis­trative Provi­sions for Ac­tivities in Desig­nat­ed Flood­plain

79-2, §3; 93-9, §1F

9, 1, §104

Schedule of Fees

72-7, §5

10, 1, §102

Prohibited Acts

75-1, §3

13, 1, §101

Definitions

61, §1

13, 1, §106

License Fee

61, §5

13, 1, §107

Thirty Day License

61, §6

13, 1, §113

Revoking License

62, §12

13, 3, §303

Administra­tive Pro­vi­sions

94-3, §3

13, 5, §505

Application for Mas­sage Technical Li­cense

82-1, §5

13, 5, §508

Application for Mas­sage Establish­ment License

82-1, §8

13, 5, §514

Display of Licenses

82-1, §14

16, 1, §101

Rules of Conduct

Res. 73-5; 84-6

16, 4, §401

Definitions

91-2, §2

16, 4, §403

Exceptions

91-2, §4

18, 1, §101

Definitions

65, §1

18, 1, §102

Use of Public Sew­ers Required

65, §2; 73-7; 97-5, §1

18, 1, §103

Building Sewers and Connections

65, §1; 75-5, §2; 84-6

18, 2, §202

Imposition of Sew­er Rent or Charge

64, §3; 71-4, §2; 71-5, §1; 92-12, §2

18, 2, §204

Meter Rates for Com­mer­cial and Industrial Estab­lish­ments

64, §5; 69-11; 82-5, §5; 84-6; 84-12, §2; 88-7, §1; 90-3, §1; 93-15, §1

18, 3, §301

Permits

57, §3; 69-2; 84-6

18, 3, §303

Site Investigation & Per­colation Tests

57, §4; 84-6

18, 4, §414

Use of Holding Tanks

75-10, Attachment

18, 4, §415

Issuance of Permits

75-10, Attachment

18, 4, §418

Construction Re­quir­ements

75-10, Attachment

18, 4, §419

Maintenance Re­quir­ements

75-10, Attachment

18, 4, §420

Fees

75-10, Attach­ment

18, 6, §602

General Sewer Use Re­quirements

93-6, §602

18, 6, §605

Wastewater Dis­charge Permit Issu­ance Pro­cess

93-6, §605

18, 6, §610

Enforcement

93-6, §610

18, 6, §611

Penalties; Cost

93-6, §611

20, 1, §106

Fees

93-14, §6

21, 1, §105

Fees

76-5, §5

21, 1, §110

Notification of Pro­posed Street Paving

76-5, §10

21, 4, §401

Curb and Sidewalk May be Required

51, §1

26, 1, §102

Definitions

95-9, Art. II

26, 1, §103

Stormwater Man­age­ment

95-9, Art. III

26, 1, §104

Drainage Plan Require­ment

95-9, Art. IV

 

 

C.       Repeals

Ordinance Number

Subject

42

Air Rifles

56

Time, Day and Place of Regular Meet­ings of the Commissioners

74-1

Bicycle Regulations

Res. 73-6, §2

Conduct at Swimming Pool

 

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:

Chap­ter,Part,Section

Short Title

None

 

 

Section 7.  Land Use Code Amendments.  The Township of Hampden Code of Ordinances is hereby amended as is more fully shown in the complete text of Chapter 27 thereof which is attached hereto and made a 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:

 

Chapter, Part, Section

Subject

27, 22, §2211

Enforcement Notice

 

B.  Revised Provisions.  The following provisions of the Code are revised, the text of which indicates deletions by strike through and additions by underline, and are summarized as follows:

Chapter, Part, Section

Subject

Ordinance or Resolution No.

22, 2, §202

Specific Words and Phras­es

95-1, §202

22, 3, §304

Major Subdivision to the Land Development Pro­cessing

95-1, §304

22, 4, §402

Preliminary Plan

95-1, §402

22, 4, §403

Final Plan

95-1, §403

22, 5, §503

Street System General Standards

95-1, §503

22, 5, §504

Street Design

95-1, §504

22, 5, §506

Stormwater Drainage

95-1, §506

22, 5, §508

Blocks and Lots

95-1, §508

22, 6, §604

Sewers

95-1, §604

22, 6, §605

Water

95-1, §605

27, 1, §103

Grant of Power

84-2, §102

27, 2, §203

Specific Words and Phras­es

84-2, §202; 84-5, §1; 92-5, §2; 93-10, §1; 93-21, §1, 96-2, §3

27, 4, §403

Area Provisions

84-2, §402; 93-10, §1

27, 4, §405

Development Which May Endanger Human Life

84-2, §404

27, 4, §406

Activities Requiring Spe­cial Permits

84-2, §405; 93-10, §2D

27, 10, §1005

Building Height Limit

84-2, §1004

27, 11, §1104

Building Height Limit

84-2, §1103

27, 16, §1615

Commercial

84-2, §1514; 94-1, §1(D)

27, 16, §1617

Utilities

84-2, §1516

27, 17, §1708

Fences

84-2, §1607; 92-5, §14(B)

27, 17, §1715

Swimming Pools, Private

84-2, §1614; 84-7; 93-5, §1(F)

27, 17, §1719

Increased Lot Size

84-2, §1618

27, 17, §1721

Sign Regulations

84-2; 93-5,§1; 95-3, §1, 96-1, §1

27, 18, §1804

Manufacturing

84-2, §1703

27, 18, §1810

Yards

84-2, §1709; 84-7; 85-4

27, 18, §1815

Child Care Facilities

84-2, §1715; 92-5, §15

27, 19, §1906

Mobile Home Parks

84-2, §1805

27, 19, §1908

Hospitals, Nursing Homes & Sanitariums

84-2, §1807

27, 19, §1913

Open Space Development

84-2, §1813; 94-14, §1

27, 20, 2005

Design Standards

84-2, §1904; 92-5, §16

27, 21, §2106

Abandonment and Discon­tinuance

84-2, §2005

27, 22, §2201

Zoning Hearing Board

84-2, §2100

27, 22, §2204

Permits

84-2, §2103

27, 22, §2205

Application for Conditional Use

84-2, §2104

 

 

 

 

C.  Repealed Provisions.  The following provisions of the Code are repealed, the text of which is indicated by strike through and are summarized as follows:

 

Chapter, Part, Section

Subject

Ordinance or Resolution No.

None

 

 

 

Section 8.  Procedural Changes.  The following minor procedural changes have been made to existing Township 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 First Class Township 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 ___, Part ___, Section ___, Subsection ___ is hereby amended [revised] to read as follows..."

 

B.       Additions ‑  "Chapter ___, Part ___, Section ___, Subsection ___ is hereby amended by the addition of the following..."

 

C.       Repeal ‑  "Chapter ___, Part ___, Section ___, Subsec­tion ___ is hereby repealed in its entirety."

 

Section 10.  Responsibility for Code of Ordinances.  It shall be the responsibility of the Township Secretary to maintain an up‑to‑date certified copy of the Code of Ordinances.  This copy shall be the official copy of the Township of Hampden 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 Township.  Whosoever shall violate this Section shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600 and costs or, in default of payment thereof, shall be subject to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 30 days. 

 

Section 12.  Severability of Parts of Codification.  It is hereby declared to be the intention of the Board of Commission­ers 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 27 day of August, 1998.

 

TOWNSHIP OF HAMPDEN

 

By/s/ Melvyn Finklestein

    President, Board of Commissioners

 

ATTEST:

 

 

 

/s/ John E. Bradley

Secretary

 

 


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