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UPPER YODER TOWNSHIP ORDINANCES
 
The Supervisors of Upper Yoder Township adopt Ordinances as needed to facilitate the municipal services that are provided to the residents/guests of the Township.  At present, the Board of Supervisors, both past and present, have a total of 264 Ordinances on record covering a myriad of topics.  Listed below are a few of the Ordinances that have been of special interest to residents and inquiring minds.
 
UPPER YODER TWP. AUTHORITY  -Ordinance No. 8 & 9 - adopted Oct. 1956 established the Upper Yoder Township Authority and granted the Authority the powers to install and maintain the sanitary sewer system and pumping stations in the Township.
 
UPPER YODER TWP. AUTHORITY   - Ordinance No. 11 - adopted Jan. 1957 established the Upper Yoder Township Authority and granted the Authority the powers to install and maintain the public water system in the Township.  The Township's public water system has since been turned over to the Greater Johnstown Water Authority and the Upper Yoder Township Authority Board is no longer active.
 
PER CAPITA TAX - Ordinance No. 15 - adopted March, 1959 creating the Per Capita Tax collected by the Upper Yoder Township Tax Collector.  This original ordinance has been amended over the years with the latest edition being Ordinance No. 180 adopted Nov. 1981.
 
REALTY TRANSFER TAX - Ordinance No. 21 - adopted Jan. 1960 creating revenue for the Township by the adoption by a 1% Realty Transfer Tax.  Ordinance has been amended with the latest edition issued Feb. 2007 - Ordinance No. 263.
 
PLANNING COMMISSION - Ordinance No. 22 - adopted March, 1960 creating the Upper Yoder Township Planning Commission
 
LAND DEVELOPMENT/SUBDIVISION  - Ordinance No. 23 as amended, original ordinance establishing the regulations for land development/subdivision in the Township.  This ordinance has been amended several times with the latest edition being Ordinance No. 219 adopted Sept. 1990.
 
 FIRE DAMAGED PROPERTIES - Ordinance No. 229 - adopted Oct. 1992 established the regulations for maintenance and disposition of fire damaged properties within Upper Yoder Township as mandated under State Act 98.
 
GARBAGE COLLECTION ORDINANCE Ordinance No. 224 - adopted Aug. 1991 (current edition) and revised by Ordinance No. 233 Nov. 1993 to establish the regulations concerning the collection of garbage/refuse within the Township.
 
RECYCLING COLLECTION ORDINANCE - Ordinance No. 223 - adopted Aug. 1991 (current edition) and revised by Ordinance No. 234 Nov. 1993 to establish the regulations concerning the collection of recycling items within the Township.
 
NUISANCE ORDINANCE  - Ordinance No. 245 - adopted March, 1999 is a comprehensive ordinance the covers a variety of topics that may cause disturbances to the other neighbors in the area.
 
TIMBER ORDINANCE - Ordinance No. 188 adopted April, 1983 and amended with the latest edition as Ordinance No. 259 adopted in Dec. 2003.
 
STORMWATER MANAGEMENT ORDINANCE - Ordinance No. 254 adopted Nov. 2001,  establishes the regulations for the management or stormwater within the Township
 
BUSINESS PRIVILEGE TAX - Ordinance No. 166 adopted Dec. 1978, as amended, with the latest edition as Ordinance No. 238 adopted Nov. 1996 establishes the tax rate and collection procedures for this tax. 
 
MERCANTILE TAX - Ordinance 167 adopted Dec., 1978, as amended, with the latest edition as Ordinance No. 169 adopted May, 1979. establishes the tax rate and collection procedures for this tax.
 
LOCAL SERVICES TAX - Ordinance No. 264 adopted Dec. 2007 establishes the tax rate and collection procedures for this tax.
 
EARNED INCOME TAX - Ordinance No. 68 adopted Oct. 1964 as amended with the latest edition being Ordinance No. 87 adopted Sept. 1966. establishing the tax rate and the collection procedures.
 
MOVING PERMIT ORDINANCE - Ordinance No. 186 adopted Nov. 1982 to require anyone moving into, out of, or within the Township to file an application with the Township office and pay the applicable fee.
 
EXCAVATION ORDINANCE - Ordinance No. 210 adopted Dec. 1989 as amended with the latest edition as Ordinance No. 231 adopted Sept. 1993 establishes the regulations for obtaining a permit for any type of moving of earth within the Township.
 
PEDDLER'S PERMIT ORDINANCE - Ordinance No. 91 adopted Nov. 1966 as amended with the latest version as Ordinance No. 251 adopted April, 2001. establishes the regulations for solicitation within the Township
 
ZONING ORDINANCE - Ordinance 1 adopted 1952 as amended with the latest edition as Ordinance No. 252 adopted May, 2001 establishes the land regulations/usage concerning development within the Township.
 
INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE - Ordinance No. 258 adopted Jan. 2003 enforcing the requirements of adhering to the International Building Codes for any development within the Township
 
STATE BUILDING CODE - Ordinance No. 261 adopted April, 2004 enforcing the requirements of adhering to the State Building Codes for any development within the Township
 
SEWER COMPLIANCE ORDINANCE - Ordinance No. 265 adopted Jan. 2009 establishing requirements for the inspection and certification of sanitary sewers at the time of sale, transfer, assignment, mortgage or refinancing, of any real property located within the Township of Upper Yoder or the Upper Yoder Township Authority sanitary sewer collection system, providing conditions for the issuance of municipal lien letters and establishing fees and procedures for the issuance of such certificates and lien letters and providing penalties for the failure to comply with said procedures.  In summary, all residences that are in transition between owners, or refinancing, must obtain a Sewer Compliance Certificate to ensure the property is in compliance with the Authority's Sewer Rules and Regulations.  Application and fees are listed under "sanitary sewers" section of this website.
 
 
This is just a short listing of the Ordinances that have been established by the Board of Supervisors over the years.  For a complete listing and/or further information concerning any of the Township's Ordinances, please contact the Township office either by phone (814) 255-5243, - by writing to the Township's mail address, 302 Elim Street, Johnstown, PA  15905; or by e-mail address:  uytwp@atlanticbbn.net.