Dingman Township
                           Pike County, PA        

 


                       

 

Construction Sanitation

Dingman Township Ordinance # 10-2003

AN ORDINANCE TO PROTECT THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF CONSTRUCTION PERSONNEL AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC BY REQUIRING THAT SITES ARE PROVIDED WITH SATISFACTORY SANITARY FACILITIES. 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED AND ENACTED by The Board of Supervisors of Dingman Township, Pike County, Pennsylvania, and is hereby ordained and enacted by their authority.

 Section 1: Short title

 This ordinance shall be known and may be cited as the “Dingman Township Construction Sanitation Ordinance.”

 Section 2: Purpose

 It is the intention of this Ordinance to protect construction workers and the public, at large, by ensuring all construction sites have adequate toilet facilities available to the construction workers.

 Section 3: Definitions

 For the purpose of this Ordinance, the following words and phrases shall have the meaning given herein:

 Construction Site- all sites with construction activity requiring a permit under the Dingman Township Building Code.

           Construction Worker- any and all people involved in the            construction of a house or other structure including but not limited to carpenters, electricians, excavators, inspectors, masons, painters, plumbers, and roofers.

           Portable Chemical Toilet- a portable toilet facility permittable           under the Pennsylvania Sewage Facilities Act regulations and   in which the waste is held in a chemical solution until such time as it is disposed of in a facility licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for such disposal.

 Section 4: Applicability

 A.               Every construction site for which a building permit has been issued shall have at minimum one portable chemical toilet, located in an area convenient to the construction workers working at the site.

 B.               The portable chemical toilet(s) shall be kept in a sanitary condition and shall have the waste removed in a timely manner.

 C.              The portable chemical toilet must be on site and available for use prior to the start of construction on the site and must be removed prior to the issuance of the Certificate of Occupancy and Use.

 D.              The portable chemical toilet must be readily available for use by construction workers at all times when work is taking place on the lot. 

Section 5: Exceptions

 A.               A portable chemical toilet will not be required when the resident of an existing residential structure that is serviced by a functional and lawful Sewage Disposal System performs construction work on the property on which the residence is sited.

 B.               The Dingman Township Building Inspector may issue a waiver of the need for a portable chemical toilet if the property owner so demonstrates to the satisfaction of building inspector that the construction site may be adequately served by alternative toilet options. Such options may include, but are not limited to, a portable chemical toilet on a nearby property, permanent toilet facilities in a residence or commercial building for which permission of use has been granted by the property owner.

 C.              The Building Officer may rescind a waiver should he determine that the alternative facility is not satisfying the intent of this ordinance.

 Section 6: Permit Required

 A permit shall be obtained from the Township Sewage Enforcement Officer prior to placing a portable chemical toilet on a construction site.

 Section 7: Violations

Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this code shall upon conviction be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than One Thousand ($1,000.00) dollars.  Each day a violation exists constitutes a separate offense.  In default of payment of the fine, such person, members of firms, shall be liable to imprisonment for not more than sixty (60) days.

 Section 8: Severability

 The provisions of this Ordinance shall be severable, and if any of its provisions shall be held to be unconstitutional, illegal, or invalid, such unconstitutionality, illegality or invalidity shall not affect the validity of any remaining provisions of this ordinance.

 

       Ordained & Enacted this ______ day of _______________, 2003

   

Dingman Township Board of Supervisors

 

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Dennis L. Brink

 

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Allen J. Greening

 

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Thomas E. Mincer

 

Attest:

 

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Karen Kleist, Secretary

 

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