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Legal Notices: Miscellaneous Notices
- BUTLER TOWNSHIP
State law allows townships to adopt "model" property maintenance codes. Butler Township first adopted a model Exterior Property Maintenance Code ("Maintenance Code") on October 22, 2001, and subsequently amended said Maintenance Code on September 13, 2004.
The Butler Township Board of Trustees recently passed additional Maintenance Code amendments on December 13, 2010. The primary import of amendments just passed is the broadening of Maintenance Code provisions to add public areas such as streets to areas already mentioned as worthy of protection from blighting neighborhood and traffic nuisances.
The purpose of the Maintenance Code was, and continues to be, protection of the public health, safety, morals and general welfare as it pertains to areas, premises and buildings used for residential, commercial, industrial, travel, and public purposes.
Additionally, on December 13, 2010, Butler Township trustees passed a complementary resolution assigning Maintenance Code enforcement duties and specifying the qualifications of enforcement personnel. Nominally, the township administrator has Maintenance Code enforcement responsibilities, but the resolution allows delegation of Maintenance Code duties to a qualified code enforcement officer who will deal with private property infractions, while the police department will deal with problems within streets, alleys, and other public places.
A complete copy of the Maintenance Code is on file for inspection by the public, and Butler Township's fiscal officer has copies available for public distribution at cost.
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