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File #: 2020-0218    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed Finally
File created: 3/13/2020 In control: Committee on Land Use and Economic Development
On agenda: 3/17/2020 Final action: 3/31/2020
Enactment date: 3/31/2020 Enactment #: 12
Effective date: 3/31/2020    
Title: Ordinance amending and supplementing the Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances at Title Ten: Building, Chapter 1004: International Property Maintenance Code Adoption, by adopting the 2015 edition of the International Property Maintenance Code ("IPMC") and with the amendments thereto specified in Section 1004.02 of the City Code, as well as making certain amendments to the existing language of Section 1004.02 of the City Code.
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 10 - BUILDING CODE
Attachments: 1. Summary 2020-0218
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Ordinance amending and supplementing the Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances at Title Ten: Building, Chapter 1004: International Property Maintenance Code Adoption, by adopting the 2015 edition of the International Property Maintenance Code ("IPMC") and with the amendments thereto specified in Section 1004.02 of the City Code, as well as making certain amendments to the existing language of Section 1004.02 of the City Code.

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WHEREAS, the City of Pittsburgh ("the City") has a significant interest in ensuring the health, safety, and welfare of persons and property within the City's jurisdiction;

WHEREAS, in order to protect the health, safety, and welfare of persons and property within the City's jurisdiction, the Department of Permits, Licenses and Inspections "PLI" has been tasked with enforcing compliance with the IPMC;

WHEREAS, property conditions, including but not limited to weeds, grass, overgrowth, landslides, and other dangerous or hazardous conditions, directly relate to and affect the health, safety, and welfare of persons who occupy property, nearby properties and residents, the general public, neighborhoods, and communities within the city;

WHEREAS, the improper maintenance of private property within the City, results in significant, negative issues and costs, including but not limited to reduced property value and decreased safety, resulting from noxious weeds, tall grass, other overgrowth, waste, abandonment, landslides, and other dangerous or hazardous conditions;

WHEREAS, the City incurs significant costs addressing and remediating code violations regarding noxious weeds, tall grass, other overgrowth, landslides, and other dangerous or hazardous conditions on private property;

WHEREAS, in recent years, the City has experienced an increase in the extent, number, and costs of landslides;

WHEREAS, recent years have seen an increase in the amount of rainfall within the City of Pittsburgh and the topography, geography, geology, and h...

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