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ORDINANCE NO. 820

AN ORDINANCE REGULATING THE ERECTION, CONSTRUCTION, ENLARGEMENT, ALTERATION, REPAIR, MOVING, REMOVAL, CONVERSION, DEMOLITION, OCCUPANCY, EQUIPMENT, USE, HEIGHT, AREA, AND MAINTENANCE OF BUILDINGS OR STRUCTURES IN THE CITY OF MEADE, KANSAS; PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE OF PERMITS AND COLLECTION OF FEES THEREFORE; DECLARING AND ESTABLISHING FIRE DISTRICTS; INCORPORATING BY REFERENCE THE “UNIFORM BUILDING CODE”, VOLUME 1, PREPARED AND PUBLISHED BY THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF BUILDING OFFICIALS, EDITION OF 1997 OR NEWER, WITH CERTAIN OMISSIONS, CHANGES AND ADDITIONS, SUCH INCORPORATION BEING AUTHORIZED BY KANSAS STATUTES ANNOTATED SECTIONS 12-3009 TO AND INCLUDING SECTIONS 12-3012; PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR THE VIOLATION THEREOF, AND REPEALING ORDINANCE NO 618 OF THE CITY OF MEADE AND ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF MEADE, KANSAS:

SECTION 1. There is hereby incorporated by reference for the purpose of regulating the erection, construction, enlargement, alteration, repair, moving, removal, conversion, demolition, occupancy, equipment, use, height area and maintenance of buildings or structures in the City of Meade, Kansas; providing for the issuance of permits and collection of fees therefore; declaring and establishing Fire Districts; that certain building Code known as the “Uniform Building Code”, Volume 1, Edition of 1997 or newer, prepared and published in book form by the International Conference of Building Officials, save and except such articles, sections, parts or portions as are hereafter omitted, deleted, modified or changed. Not less than two (2) copies of said Code shall be marked or stamped “Official Copy as Adopted By Ordinance No 820” with all sections or portions thereof intended to be omitted clearly marked to show any such deletion or change and to which shall be attached a copy of this ordinance, and filed with the City Clerk to be opened to inspection and available to the public at all reasonable hours.

SECTION 2. Table 1-A in Chapter 1 relating to the headed “Building Permit Fee”, of said Uniform Building Code is hereby declared to be and is omitted and deleted; and the following fees are created and established for each Building Permit issued by the Building Official under the provisions of this Code.

A fee for each building permit shall be paid to the Building Official at the rate of One Dollar ($1.00) for each One Thousand Dollars ($1,000) valuation thereof or fraction thereof. A minimum fee of Five Dollars ($5.00) shall be required for each building permit that is issued.

The determination of value or valuation under any of the provisions of this Code shall be made by the Building Official, as follows: In applications for new construction wherein the applicant has not provided to the Building Official a signed contract establishing the construction price or the applicant has not filed with the Building Official a sales tax receipt for mobile homes or modular homes, the Building Official is hereby empowered to charge a construction price of $125.00 per square foot for living area for the new construction. For commercial applications, the Building Official shall determine the valuation by $100.00 per square foot for the total structure to be built.

SECTION 3. Permits issued as referenced above shall expire one (1) year from the date of issuance of said permit. Permits May be extended as necessary in the discretion of the City Council. Requests shall be made in person at any regularly scheduled City Council meeting prior to expiration of the building permit at issue. After expiration of the one (1) year permit, any and all work conducted pursuant to the expired permit shall cease until such time as the applicant or his representative shall file for an additional permit. Any and all work continued after expiration of permits issued under this section shall be subject to the penalties as listed in section 5.
SECTION 4. Section 108.7 relating to inspections and titled “Other Inspections”, of said Uniform Building Code is hereby omitted and deleted; and in addition to called inspections specified in said Uniform Building Code, the Building Official may make or require an other inspections of any construction work to ascertain compliance with the provisions of this Code and other laws which are enforced by the Building Departments.

For the purpose of determining compliance with Section 108.7, the Building Official may cause any structure to be re-inspected.

SECTION 5. GENERAL PENALTIES. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to erect, construct, enlarge, alter, move, improve, remove, convert or demolish, equip, use, occupy, or maintain any building or structure in the City, or cause the same to be done, contrary to or in violation of any of the provisions of said Code. Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this Code shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and each such person shall be deemed guilty of a separate offense for each and every day or portion thereof which any violation of any of the provisions of this Code is committed, continued or permitted, and upon conviction of any such person shall be punishable by a fine of not more than Three Hundred Dollars ($300) or by imprisonment for not more than ninety (90) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment; provided the penalties prescribed in the Uniform Building Code incorporated by reference by Section One (1), shall prevail as to violation of its provisions.

SECTION 6. Ordinance No 618 of the City of Meade and all ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed.

SECTION 7. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage, approval and publication in the official city paper.

PASSED AND APPROVED this _____ day of ______________, 2010.

Bud Doerflinger, Mayor

ATTEST:
Tiffany Neel, City Clerk


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Meade, KS  67864-0338

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