CENTER TOWNSHIP

BUTLER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA

Zoning Map As of 06/01/2017

CENTER TOWNSHIP CODIFIED ORDINANCES

 

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CHAPTER 1.  ANIMALS

Article I.

Dogs at Large

Section 1-101

General Provisions

Section 1-102

Enforcement

Section 1-103

Violations and Penalties

CHAPTER 2. BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION

Article I.

Building Codes

Section 2-101

General

Section 2-102

Administration/Enforcement

Section 2-103

Board of Appeals

Section 2-104

Code Amendments

Section 2-105

Fees

Section 2-106

Certificate of Occupancy

Section 2-107

Violations and Penalties

Section 2-108

Exceptions to the International Residential Code

Article II

Reserved for Future Use

Article III

Construction Trailers

Section 2-301

General

Section 2-302

Construction Trailer Regulations

Section 2-303

Violations and Penalties

Article IV

Building Numbering

Section 2-401

Street Number Regulations

Section 2-402

Private Roadway Signs

Section 2-403

Prohibited Activities

Section 2-404

Enforcement

Section 2-405

Penalty for Violation

Article V

Construction in Floodprone Areas

Section 2-501     

Intent

Section 2-502     

Applicability

Section 2-503     

Abrogation and Greater Restrictions

Section 2-504     

Warning and Disclaimer of Liability

Section 2-505     

Building Permits Required

Section 2-506     

Issuance of a Building Permit

Section 2-507     

Application Procedures and Requirements

Section 2-508     

Placards

Section 2-509     

Start of Construction

Section 2-510     

Inspection and Revocation

Section 2-511    

Fees

Section 2-512     

Penalties

Section 2-513     

Appeals

Section 2-514

Identification of Floodplains

Section 2-515     

Description of Floodplain Areas/Districts

Section 2-516

Changes in Floodplain Area Delineations

Section 2-517

Boundary Disputes

Section 2-518     

Technical Provisions

Section 2-519     

Special Requirement of the AE Area/District

Section 2-520     

Elevation and Flood-Proofing Requirements

Section 2-521

Design and Construction Standards

Section 2-522     

Development Which May Endanger Human Life

Section 2-523     

Special Requirements for Manufactured Homes

Section 2-524     

Activities Requiring Special Permits

Section 2-525     

Application Requirements for Special Permits

Section 2-526     

Application Review Procedures

Section 2-527     

Special Technical Requirements

Section 2-528     

Existing Structures in Identified Floodplain Areas

Section 2-529     

Improvements

Section 2-530     

Modifications

Section 2-531     

Modification Procedures and Requirements

Section 2-532     

Specific Definitions

CHAPTER 3. RESERVED FOR FUTURE USE

CHAPTER 4. ELECTED OFFICIALS

Section 4-101     

General

CHAPTER 5. EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

Article I

Public Safety and Emergency Services

Section 5-101       

General

Section 5-102       

Collection of Fees

Section 5-103       

Fee Schedule

Section 5-104

Enforcement

Article II

False Alarms

Section 5-201       

General

Section 5-202        

Definitions

Section 5-203        

Operational Standards

Section 5-204        

Administration and Enforcement

Section 5-205        

Penalties

Section 5-206        

Out of Service Alarms

CHAPTER 6. FIRE PREVENTION/PROTECTION

Article I

Burning

Section 6-101       

General

Section 6-102       

Definitions

Section 6-103

Regulations

Section 6-104       

Time Limitations

Section 6-105        

Exceptions

Section 6-106        

Penalties

Article II

Fire Insurance Escrow

Section 6-201       

Designated Officers

Section 6-202       

Use of  Fire Insurance Proceeds

Section 6-203       

Municipal Claims

Section 6-204       

Insurance Company Rights Reserved

Section 6-205       

Reasonable Municipal Fees

Section 6-206       

Penalties, Costs, and Attorney Fees

Article III

Fireworks

Section 6-301       

Definitions

Section 6-302

Permit Request

Section 6-303       

Permits, Forms, Review, Fee

Section 6-304       

Violations and Penalties

CHAPTER 7. BUSINESS REGULATIONS

Article I

Junk Yards

Section 7-101     

Definitions

Section 7-102      

License

Section 7-103      

Application for License

Section 7-104      

Issuance of License

Section 7-105      

License Limitation

Section 7-106      

Transfer of License

Section 7-107      

Records

Section 7-108      

Delay in Disposal

Section 7-109      

Regulations

Section 7-110      

Violations and Penalties

Article II

Rental Property Tenant Registrations

Section 7-201        

Purpose

Section 7-202        

Registration Requirements

Section 7-203        

Registration Time Period

Section 7-204

Fees

Section 7-205        

Violations and Penalties

Article III

Peddling and Soliciting

Section 7-301

Definitions

Section 7-302         

Licensing

Section 7-303         

Time Restrictions

Section 7-304

Other Provisions

Section 7-305         

Violations and Penalties

Article IV

Clubs

Section 7-401          

Definitions

Section 7-402

Operation

Section 7-403          

Application for Permit

Section 7-404

Hours of Operation

Section 7-405          

Prohibited Activities

Section 7-406          

Penalty

Article V

Mobile Home Parks

Section 7-501.

Definitions

Section 7-502.

Operation

Section 7-503.

Violations and Penalties

Article VI

Fire Service Features

Section 7-601

Purpose

Section 7-602

Key Box

Section 7-603

Maintenance

Section 7-604

Violations and Penalties

Article VII

Cable Franchise

Section 7-701

Purpose

Section 7-702

Definitions

Section 7-703

Grant of Franchise

Section 7-704

Construction and Maintenance Activities

Section 7-705

Condition on Use and Occupancy of Streets

Section 7-706

Safety Measures

Section 7-707

Voluntary Subscriptions

Section 7-708

System Services

Section 7-709        

Operation and Maintenance of System

Section 7-710

Service Standards

Section 7-711

Subscriber Rates and Changes

Section 7-712

Discrimination Practices Prohibited

Section 7-713

Insurance

Section 7-714

Effective Date and Term of Franchise

Section 7-715        

Federal Regulations

Section 7-716

Separability

Section 7-717

Interpretation

Section 7-718

Defaults - Arbitration

Section 7-719

Grantee’s Inability to Perform

Section 7-720

Binding Effect

Section 7-721

Community Service

CHAPTER 8. MOTOR VEHICLES and TRAFFIC

Article I

Speed Limits

Section 8-101.

General

Section 8-102

Definitions

Section 8-103

Provisions

Section 8-104

Violations and Penalties

Article II

Weight Limits

Section 8-201

General

Section 8-202

Definitions

Section 8-203

Provisions

Section 8-204

Violations and Penalties

Article III

Parking on Public Roads

Section 8-301

General

Section 8-302

Provisions

Section 8-303

Violations and Penalties

Article IV

Parking Prohibited on Streets During Periods of Snowfall

Section 8-401

General Provisions

Section 8-402

Vehicle Impoundment

Section 8-403

Violations and Penalties

Article V

Prohibited Turns

Section 8-501.

General

Section 8-502.

Provisions

Section 8-503.

Enforcement

Section 8-504.

Violations

Article VI

Stop Signs

Section 8-601.

General

Section 8-602.

Provisions

CHAPTER 9. MUNICIPAL COMMISSSIONS

Article I

Planning Commission

Section 9-101        

Establishment of Commission

CHAPTER 10. TIMBER HARVESTING

Article I

Timber Harvesting

Section 10-101

Policy; Purpose

Section 10-102

Scope, Applicability

Section 10-103

Definitions

Section 10-104

General Requirements

Section 10-105

Permit Issuance

Section 10-106     

Violation Notices; Suspension

Section 10-107     

Penalties

CHAPTER 11. PENNSYLVANIA INTERGOVERNMENTAL RISK MANAGEMENT

Section 11-101

Membership

Section 11-102

Authorization

Section 11-103

Custody of Funds

Section 11-104

Requirements

CHAPTER 12. PERSONNEL

Article I

Nepotism

Section 12-101

Prohibition

Section 12-102

Definitions

Section 12-103     

Applicability

Section 12-104.    

Discrimination

Article II

Pension Plan

Section 12-201

Establishment of Plan

Section 12-202     

Revenue Sources

Section 12-203     

Group Annuity Contract

Section 12-204

Participation in the Plan

Section 12-205

Participant Account Balance

Section 12-206

Source of Benefit

Section 12-207     

Accrued Benefit

Section 12-208

Normal Retirement Benefit

Section 12-209

Late Retirement

Section 12-210     

Vesting

Section 12-211

Disability Benefit

Section 12-212

Annuity Income Options

Section 12-213

Survivors Benefit

Section 12-214

Supervisors in Charge

Section 12-215

Inalienability of Pension Payments: Nontransferable

Section 12-216

Administrative Expenses

CHAPTER 13. PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

Article I

Property Maintenance

Section 13-101     

Title

Section 13-102

Definitions and Terms

Section 13-103

Accumulation Unlawful

Section 13-104

Commercial Performance Standards

Section 13-105

Public Nuisances

Section 13-106

Fire Hydrants

Section 13-107

Sewage Discharge Unlawful

Section 13-108

Infestation

Section 13-109

Supervisors Hearing

Section 13-110

Notice to Abate Nuisance

Section 13-111

Failure to Abate

CHAPTER 14. SUBDIVSION and LAND DEVELOPMENT

Article I

Authority and Purpose

Section 14-101

Authority

Section 14-102

Purpose

Section 14-103

Jurisdiction

Section 14-104

Effect

Section 14-105

Application

Article II

Definitions

Section 14-201

Strict Construction

Section 14-202     

Definitions

Article III

Modifications or Waivers

Section 14-301     

General

Section 14-302

Land Development

Section 14-303

Waiver of Sketch Plan

Article IV

Application and Review Requirements

Section 14-401.

General

Section 14-402.

Preapplication Conference

Section 14-403.

Preliminary Plans

Section 14-404.

Final Plans

Article V

Performance Guarantee

Section 14-501     

Completion of Improvements Guarantee

Section 14-502     

Maintenance Bond

Section 14-503

Amount of Security Disputed

Section 14-504

Release from Improvements Guarantee

Section 14-505

Remedies to Effect Completion of Improvements

Section 14-506     

Conditions of Acceptance

Article VI

Public Improvements and Design Standards

Section 14-601

General

Section 14-602     

Lots

Section 14-603     

Streets, Curbs, and Sidewalks

Section 14-604

Utilities

Section 14-605

Monuments and Markers

Section 14-606

Fire Service Features

Article VII

Land Reservation and Open Space

Section 14-701

Reservations

Section  14-702

Recreation Areas

Article VIII

Environmental Performance Standards

Section 14-801

General

Section 14-802

Performance Requirements

Section 14-803

Grading and Drainage Requirements

Section 14-804

Subsidence Risk

Article IX

Supplemental Design Standards

Section 14-901

Accessibility

Section 14-902

Pedestrian Circulation

Section 14-903

Signs

Section 14-904

Storage Areas

Section 14-905

Vegetation

Article X

Reserved for Future Use

Article XI

Mobile Home Parks

Section 14-1101

Mobile Home Parks

Section 14-1102

Responsibilities of the Management

Section 14-1103

Violations

Section 14-1104

General Standards

Section 14-1105

Zoning Compliance

Article XII

Administration

Section 14-1201   

Review Fees

Section 14-1202   

Fees Payable

Section 14-1203   

Escrow and Billing for Professional Consultant

Section 14-1204   

Inspection Fees

Section 14-1205   

Recording

Article XIII

Amendment and Review by County

Section 14-1301   

Amendments

Section 14-1302   

County Review

Section 14-1303   

Copy Forwarded

Section 14-1304   

Public Examination

Section 14-1305   

Right to Proceed

Article XIV

Enforcement Remedies

Section 14-1401   

Violations

Section 14-1402   

Preventative Remedies

Article XV

Validity and Repealer

Section 14-1501   

Validity

Section 14-1502   

Repealer

Section 14-1503

The Center Township Zoning Ordinance

CHAPTER 15. SEWAGE DISPOSAL

Article I

On Lot Sewage Disposal

Section 15-101

Purpose

Section 15-102

Definitions

Section 15-103

Permits

Section 15-104

Installers

Section 15-105

Applications

Section 15-106     

New Construction

Section 15-107

Portable Chemical Toilets Required for New Construction

Section 15-108

Existing Systems

Section 15-109

Complaints

Section 15-110

Violations and Penalties

Article II

Sewage Retaining Tanks

Section 15-201.    

Title

Section 15-202.    

Authority

Section 15-203.    

Purpose

Section 15-204.    

Applicability

Section 15-205.

Definitions

Section 15-206.    

Permits Required

Section 15-207.

Holding Tank: Construction Standards

Section 15-208.

Holding Tank: Operation and Maintenance

Section 15-209.

Holding Tank: Maintenance Agreement

Section 15-210.

Holding Tank: Municipal Inspections and Tests

Section 15-211.

Notice of Violations

Section 15-212.

Administration

Section 15-213.

Fees

Section 15-214     

Appeals and Hearings

Section 15-215

Enforcement Procedures and Penalties

Article III

Sanitary Sewer Line Connections

Section 15-301

Connection Required

Section 15-302

Abandonment of On-Lot Disposal System

Section 15-303     

Erection of On-Lot Disposal Receptacles Prohibited

Section 15-304     

Notice to Connect

Section 15-305

Failure to Connect After Notice

Section 15-306

Connecting Regulations

Section 15-307

Service Line Specifications and Regulations

Section 15-308

Unlawful Use of Sanitary Sewers

Section 15-309

Definitions

Section 15-310

Penalties

Section 15-311

Enforcement

Article IV

Sanitary Sewer Certification

Section 15-401

Definitions

Section 15-402

Designation of BASA as Agents for the Township

Section 15-403     

Sale, Transfer, Mortgaging or Refinancing Without Evidence of Compliance Prohibited

Section 15-404

Evidence of Compliance, Document of Certification, Application

Section 15-405     

Inspection of Sanitary Sewer Status Prior to Sale, Transfer, Mortgage or  Refinancing of Real Estate

Section 15-406     

Written Reports of and  Required Repairs of Deteriorating Laterals and  Sewer  Service Connections

Section 15-407

Powers of BASA

Section 15-408     

Powers Conferred Herein are in Addition to  All Other Powers and Responsibilities of BASA

Section 15-409

Rules and Regulations

Section 15-410

No Conflict with General Police Powers

Section 15-411

Violation Penalties; Appeal of Finding of illegal Connection, Device or Condition

CHAPTER 16. SOLID WASTE

Article I

Dumping of Garbage

Section 16-101     

General and Definitions

Section 16-102

Effective Date

Section 16-103     

Violations and Penalties

Article II

Abandoned Vehicle, Trash and Junked Articles

Section 16-201     

General Provisions

Section 16-202

Definitions

Section 16-203     

Violations and Penalties

Article III

Recycling

Section 16-301

Establishment of Program

Section 16-302

Definitions

Section 16-303

Separation and Collection

Section 16-304

Leaf/Yard Waste

Section 16-305

Lead Acid Batteries

Section 16-306

Ownership of  Recyclable Materials

Section 16-307

Franchise or License

Section 16-308

Administration and Enforcement

Section 16-309

Violations and Penalties

Article IV

Solid Waste

Section 16-401     

Short Title

Section 16-402     

Definitions

Section 16-403

Standards and Regulations for Storage Prior to Collection

Section 16-404     

Standards and Regulations for Collection

Section 16-405

Regulation of Authorized Contract Collectors

Section 16-406

Regulation of Private Collectors

Section 16-407

Collection and Disposal Charges, Fees and Deposits

Section 16-408     

Prohibited Activities

Section 16-409

Rules and Regulations

Section 16-410

Violations and Penalties

CHAPTER 17. STREETS AND SIDEWALKS

Article I

Township Road Occupancy Permits

Section 17-101

Definitions

Section 17-102

Permit Required

Section 17-103

Application for Permit

Section 17-104

Permit Fee

Section 17-105

Removal and Separation of Paving Material: Barricades and Warning Lights

Section 17-106

Work by Contractors and Public Utilities

Section 17-107     

Temporary Paving; maintenance Thereof; Maintenance of Unpaved Areas

Section 17-108

Responsibility of Contractor; Shoring and Bracing of Excavation; Removal of Slides and Cave-ins

Section 17-109

Contractor’s Responsibility of Facilities and Structures

Section 17-110     

Permanent Restoration of Street Surfaces; Defects Appearing Within Two (2) Years

Section 17-111

Liability Insurance

Section 17-112

Work by person other Than Contractor of Public Utility

Section 17-113

Responsibility for Other Work

Section 17-114

Requirements for Work; Restrictions and Limitations

Section 17-115

Emergency Work

Section 17-116

Conditions for Construction or Extension of Water or Gas Mains

Section 17-117

Penalty for Violations

Section 17-118

Restrictions on Openings in Winter Months

Section 17-119

Public Utility Bond

Article II

Debris on Roads

Section 17-201

General Provisions

Section 17-202     

Violations and Penalties

Article III

Highway Occupancy

Section 17-301

Definitions

Section 17-302

Purpose and Application

Section 17-103

Permit Application Procedure

Section 17-104     

Permit Fees

Section 17-305     

Permit issuance

Section 17-306

General Conditions

Section 17-307     

General Driveway Requirements

Section 17-308

Driveway Design Requirements

Section 17-309

Driveway Layout illustrations

Section 17-310

Penalties and Enforcement

Article IV

Reserved for Future Use

Article V

Driveway Construction Registration

Section 17-501

Definitions and Word Usage

Section 17-502

Prohibited Acts

Section 17-503     

Registration

Section 17-504

Compliance Required

Section 17-505

Fees

Section 17-506

Violations and Penalties

CHAPTER 18. TAXATION

Article I

Realty Transfer Tax

Section 18-101     

Short Title

Section 18-102

Authority

Section 18-103

Definitions

Section 18-104

Imposition of Tax; Interest

Section 18-105

Exempt Parties

Section 18-106     

Excluded Transactions

Section 18-107

Documents relating to Associations or Corporations and Members, Partnerships, Stockholders or Shareholders Thereof

Section 18-108

Acquired Company

Section 18-109

Credit Against Taxes

Section 18-110     

Extension of Lease

Section 18-111

Proceeds of Judicial Sale

Section 18-112

Duties of Recorder of Deeds

Section 18-113

Statement of Value

Section 18-114

Civil Penalties

Section 18-115

Lien

Section 18-116

Enforcement

Section 18-117

Regulations

Article II

Business Privilege and Mercantile Tax

Section 18-201     

Definitions

Section 18-202

Business Privilege Tax

Section 18-203

Mercantile Tax

Section 18-204

Administration

Article III

Delinquent Tax Collector

Section 18-301     

General

Section 18-302

Administration

Article IV

Elected Tax Collector

Section 18-401

General

Section 18-402

Fee Schedule

Article V

Local Services Tax

Section 18-501     

Purpose

Section 18-502

Definitions

Section 18-503

Levy of Tax

Section 18-504     

Exemptions and Refunds

Section 18-505

Duty of Employers to Collect

Section 18-506

Returns

Section 18-507

Dates for Determining Tax Liability and Payments

Section 18-508

Self-Employed Individuals

Section 18-509

Individuals Engaged in More Than One Occupation or Employed in More One Political Subdivision

Section 18-510

Nonresidents Subject to Tax

Section 18-511     

Liability for Payment

Section 18-512     

Administration of Tax

Section 18-513

Suits for Collection

Section 18-514

Violations and Penalties

Section 18-515

Interpretation

CHAPTER 19. RESERVED FOR FUTURE USE

CHAPTER 20. ZONING

Article I

Title and Purpose

Section 20-101

Short Title

Section 20-102

Community Development Objectives

Section 20-103     

Scope of Regulations

Section 20-104     

Purposes of this Chapter

Article II

Definitions

Section 20-201     

General Rules

Section 20-202

Definitions

Article III

Establishment of Zoning Districts

Section 20-301

Official Zoning Map

Section 20-302     

Application of Zoning District Regulations

Section 20-303

Establishment of Zoning Districts

Article IV

General Conditions

The following conditions and supplementary regulations shall apply inclusively to Article V through Article XII, unless specifically stated otherwise.

Section 20-401

Degree of Restrictiveness

Section 20-402

Limitation of Land Use

Section 20-403     

Lot Requirements

Section 20-404

Height Requirements

Section 20-405

Land Development

Section 20-406

Accessory Structures

Article V

“R-1A” Low Density Residential District

Section 20-501

Purpose

Section 20-502

Principal Permitted Uses

Section 20-503     

Permitted Accessory Uses

Section 20-504

Conditional Uses

Section 20-505

Lot Area, Yard and Height Requirements

Article VI

“R-1” Single Family Residential District

Section 20-601

Purpose

Section 20-602

Principal Permitted Uses

Section 20-603

Permitted Accessory Uses

Section 20-604     

Conditional Uses

Section 20-605

Lot Area, Yard and Height Requirements

Article VII

“R-2” Multi-Family Residential District

Section 20-701

Purpose

Section 20-702

Principal Permitted Uses

Section 20-703

Permitted Accessory Uses

Section 20-704

Conditional Uses

Section 20-705

Lot Area, Yard and Requirements

Article VIII

“R-3” High Density Residential District

Section 20-801

Purpose

Section 20-802

Principal Permitted  Uses

Section 20-803

Permitted Accessory Uses

Section 20-804

Conditional Uses

Section 20-805     

Lot Area, Yard and Height Requirements

Article IX

“C-1” Retail and Service Commercial District

Section 20-901

Purpose

Section 20-902

Principal Permitted Uses

Section 20-903

Permitted Accessory Uses

Section 20-904     

Conditional Uses

Section 20-905

Lot Area, Yard and Height Requirements

Article X

“C-2” Highway Commercial District

Section 20-1001   

Purpose

Section 20-1002   

Principal Permitted Uses

Section 20-1003

Permitted Accessory Uses

Section 20-1004   

Conditional Uses

Section 20-1005

Lot Area, Yard and Height Requirements

Article XI

“M-1” Light industrial District

Section 20-1101   

Purpose

Section 20-1102   

Principal Permitted Uses

Section 20-1103

Permitted Accessory Uses

Section 20-1104   

Conditional Uses

Section 20-1105   

Lot Area, Yard and Height Requirements

Article XII

“M-2” Heavy Industrial District

Section 20-1201   

Purpose

Section 20-1202   

Principal Permitted Uses

Section 20-1203   

Permitted Accessory Uses

Section 20-1204   

Conditional  Uses

Section 20-1205   

Lot Area, Yard and Height Requirements

Article XIII

Mineral Extraction Overlay District

Section 20-1301   

Findings

Section 20-1302   

Location of District Boundaries

Section 20-1303   

Principal Permitted Uses

Section 20-1304   

Permitted Accessory Uses

Section 20-1305   

Conditional Uses

Section 20-1306   

Lot Area, Yard and Height Requirements

Section 20-1307   

Additional Standards

Section 20-1308   

Applicability

Section 20-1309   

Abrogation and Greater Restrictions

Section 20-1310   

Warning and Disclaimer of Liability

Section 20-1311   

Operator’s Agent

Section 20-1312   

Permits Required

Section 20-1313

Issuance of a Permit (s)

Section 20-1314   

Application and Procedures Requirements

Section 20-1315

Placards

Section 20-1316   

Start of Construction

Section 20-1317   

Inspection and Revocation

Section 20-1318   

Fees

Section 20-1319   

Notices and Penalties

Article XIV

Gateway Sign Overlay District

Section 20-1401   

Purpose

Section 20-1402   

Location of District Boundaries

Section 20-1403   

Principal Permitted Uses

Section 20-1404   

Dimensional Standards

Section 20-1405   

Accessory Uses and Structures

Section 20-1406   

Applicable Provisions

Article XV

“CIO” Core Infill Overlay District

Section 20-1501   

Purpose

Section 20-1502   

Location of District Boundaries

Section 20-1503   

Principal Permitted Uses

Section 20-1504   

Permitted Accessory Uses

Section 20-1505   

Conditional Uses

Section 20-1506   

Lot Area, Yard and Height Requirements

Section 20-1507   

Site Development Standards

Article XVI

“RRO” Rural Resource Overlay District

Section 20-1601   

Purpose

Section 20-1602   

Location of District Boundaries

Section 20-1603

Principal Permitted Uses

Section 20-1604   

Permitted Accessory Uses

Section 20-1605   

Conditional Uses

Section 20-1606

Lot Area, Yard and Height Requirements

Section 20-1607

Site Development Standards

Article XVII

“ERO” Economic Resource Overlay District

Section 20-1701   

Purpose

Section 20-1702   

Location of District Boundaries

Section 20-1703   

Principal Permitted Uses

Section 20-1704   

Permitted Accessory Uses

Section 20-1705

Conditional Uses

Section 20-1706   

Lot Area, Yard and Height Requirements

Section 20-1707   

Conditional Use Standards

 

Article XVIII

Supplemental Regulations

 

Several uses identified in this Chapter, even though permitted, are required to address these "supplemental regulations" which are intended to provide additional safety standards, both for the applicant and the adjacent property owners.

Section 20-1801   

Manufactured Homes

Section 20-1802

Nonresidential Performance Standards

Section 20-1803   

Land Development

Section 20-1804

Home Occupations

Section 20-1805   

General Landscaping

Section 20-1806

Bufferyards/Screening

Section 20-1807   

Satellite Dish Antenna

Section 20-1808

Excavation and/or Landfill

Section 20-1809   

Solar Considerations

Section 20-1810   

Fences, Hedges and Walls

Section 20-1811   

Self-Storage Facility

Section 20-1812

Logging Operations

Section 20-1813   

Swimming Pools

Section 20-1814   

Adult Entertainment Establishments

Section 20-1815   

Campgrounds

Section 20-1816   

Stormwater Drainage

Section 20-1817

Oil and Gas Operations

Section 20-1818   

Container Storage Area

Section 20-1819   

Motor Vehicle Sales and/or Rental

Section 20-1820

Motor Vehicle Service and/or Repair

Article XIX

Conditional Uses

Section 20-1901   

Purpose

Section 20-1902   

Application

Section 20-1903   

Review

Section 20-1904   

Permit Expiration

Section 20-1905   

Time Extension

Section 20-1906   

Performance Guarantee

Section 20-1907   

Appeals

Section 20-1908

Conditional Use Standards and Criteria

Article XX

Off-Street Parking and Loading Requirements

Wherever a building or structure is erected, enlarged or capacity increased, or the use is changed in any zoning district, improved and usable off-street parking and loading areas shall be provided in accordance with the provisions of this Article.

Section 20-2001   

Requirements for Parking

Section 20-2002   

Requirements for  Loading

Article XXI

Signs

Section 20-2101   

Purpose

Section 20-2102   

Applicability

Section 20-2103   

General  Provisions

Section 20-2104   

Permitted Signs

Section 20-2105   

Regulations

Section 20-2106   

Prohibited Signs

Section 20-2107   

Permits

Section 20-2108

Exemptions

Article XXII

Nonconforming Uses

The provisions of this Article shall apply to buildings, structures, signs, lands and uses which were legal prior to the original adoption of this Chapter, but which would not be permitted as the result of the application of this Chapter to their location or use in the Township, or as a result of the reclassification of the property containing them, or of the adoption of other amendments to this Chapter after the initial passage.  This Article is concerned with properties of inadequate area and/or frontage, uses of land where such land and/or structures are located and structures placed on a property too close to property boundary lines or too high for compliance with standards of the zoning district in which they are located.

 

A nonconforming building or structure existing at the time of original adoption of these zoning regulations may be continued and maintained, except as otherwise provided in this Article.

Section 20-2201

Alteration or Enlargement of Nonconforming Buildings and Structures

Section 20-2202   

Building Vacancy

Section 20-2203

Nonconforming Uses of Structure

Section 20-2204   

Reconstruction

Section 20-2205   

Nonconforming Use of Land

Article XXIII

Administration

Section 20-2301   

Duties of the Zoning/Code Enforcement Officer

Section 20-2302   

Zoning Building Permit

Section 20-2303   

Occupancy Permits

Section 20-2304   

Enforcement

Section 20-2305

Enforcement Remedies

Section 20-2306   

Schedule of Fees

Article XXIV

Zoning Hearing Board

The Zoning Hearing Board of the Township of Center, hereinafter in this Article known as the "Board," shall exercise the following powers as prescribed by the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code.

Section 20-2401

Operation of the Board

Section 20-2402

Jurisdiction

Section 20-2403

Hearings

Section 20-2404

Mediation Option

Section 20-2405   

Functions of the Board

Section 20-2406.

Zoning Appeals

Article XXV

Amendments

Section 20-2501   

Initiation

Section 20-2502   

Procedure

Section 20-2503   

Procedure for Landowner Curative Amendments

Section 20-2504   

Procedure for Municipal Curative Amendments

Article XXVI

Planned Residential Development

Section 20-2601

Purpose

Section 20-2602   

Tentative Review and Approval

Section 20-2603

Final Approval

Section 20-2604   

Plans for Tentative Approval

Section 20-2605   

Plans for Final Approval

Section 20-2606   

Permitted Uses

Section 20-2607   

Density

Section 20-2608   

Setbacks Generally

Section 20-2609   

Building Height

Section 20-2610

Minimum Plot

Section 20-2611   

Interior Yards

Section 20-2612

Vegetative Cover

Section 20-2613

General Regulations

Section 20-2614   

Utilities

Section 20-2615   

Parking

Section 20-2616   

Drainage, Grading and Stormwater Management Control

Chapter 21

Stormwater Management

Article I

General Provisions

Section 21-101

Short Title

Section 21-102

Statement of Findings

Section 21-103

Purpose

Section 21-104

Statutory Authority

Section 21-105     

Applicability

Section 21-106

Repealer

Section 21-107

Severability

Section 21-108

Compatibility with Other Ordinance Requirements

Section 21-109

Duties of Persons Engaged in the Development of Land

Section 21-110

Municipal Liability Disclaimer

Article II

Definitions

Section 21-201

General Rules

Section 21-202     

Definitions

Article III

Stormwater Management Standards

Section 21-301

General Requirements

Section 21-302     

Exemptions/Modifications

Section 21-303

Waivers

Section 21-304

Volume Controls

Section 21-305

Rate Controls

Section 21-306

Sensitive Areas and Stormwater Hotspots

Article IV

Reserved for Future Use

Article V

Protected Watershed Standards

Section 21-501

Protected Watershed Requirements

Article VI

Reserved for Future Use

Article VII

Design Criteria

Section 21-701

Design Criteria for Stormwater Management & Drainage Facilities

Section 21-702

Calculations Methodology

Article VIII

SWM Site Plan & Report Requirements

Section 21-801.

General Requirements

Section 21-802.

SWM Site Plan & Report Contents

Section 21-803.

SWM Site Plan & Report Submission

Section 21-804.

SWM Site Plan & Report Review

Section 21-805.

Modification of Plans

Section 21-806.    

Resubmission of Disapproved SWM Site Plan & Report

Section 21-807.

Authorization to Construct and Term to Validity

Section 21-808.

Record Drawings, Completion Certificate and Final Inspection

Article XIX

Easements

Section 21-901

Easements

Article X

Maintenance Responsibility

Section 21-1001   

Financial Guarantee

Section 21-1002   

Maintenance Responsibilities

Section 21-1003   

Maintenance Agreement for Privately Owned Stormwater Facilities

Article XI

Inspections

Section 21-1101   

Schedule of Inspections

Section 21-1102   

Right-of-Entry

Article XII

Enforcement and Penalties

Section 21-1201   

Notification

Section 21-1202   

Enforcement

Section 21-1203   

Public Nuisance

Section 21-1204

Suspension and Revocation

Section 21-1205   

Penalties

Section 21-1206   

Appeals

Article XIII

Prohibitions

Section 21-1301   

Prohibited Discharges and Connections

Section 21-1302   

Roof Drains

Section 21-1303

Alteration of BMPs

Article XIV

Fees and Expenses

Section 21-1401   

General

Section 21-1402   

Expenses Covered by Fees

Section 21-1403   

Recording of Approved SWM Site Plan and Related Agreements