CHAPTER IV. BUILDINGS AND CONSTRUCTIONCHAPTER IV. BUILDINGS AND CONSTRUCTION\ARTICLE 1. BUILDING CODE

ARTICLE 1. BUILDING CODE

That a certain model code, three (3) copies of which are on file in the office of the City Clerk of the City of Russell, being marked and designated as the International Building Code, 2012 edition, including Appendix Chapters B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I,J,K (see International Building Code Section 101.2.1, 2012 edition), as published by the International Code Council, be and is hereby adopted as the Building Code of the City of Russell, Kansas; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of said Building Code on file in the office of the City of Russell are hereby referred to, adopted, and incorporated herein by reference and made a part hereof, as if fully set out in this legislation, with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes, if any, prescribed in Sections 4-102 and 4-103, and as may herein be amended, revised or deleted in the manner prescribed by the Statutes of the State of Kansas. The code shall be made available for inspection by the public at all reasonable business hours. The filed copies of the code shall be marked or stamped “Official Copy as adopted by Ordinance No. 1872.” All sections or portions of the filed copies of the code shall be clearly marked to show deletions, amendments and revisions of the code.

(Code 1973, 5-301, Code 1983; Ord. 1561; Ord. 1599; Ord. 1684; Ord. 1872)

Deletions to the International Building Code, 2012 edition, incorporated by section 4-101 are as follows:

(a)   Section 105.5. Expiration of Permit - See City Code Section 4-106

(b)   Appendix A and Appendix B.

(Code 1973, 5-302, Code 1983; Ord. 1561; Ord. 1684; Ord. 1872)

Revisions to the International Building Code, 2012 edition, incorporated by section 4-101 are as follows:

(a)   Section 101.1 Insert: City of Russell, Kansas for name of Jurisdiction.

(b)   Section 1612.3. Insert: City of Russell, Kansas for name of Jurisdiction and December 18, 2001 as date of the Flood Insurance Study.

(c)   Section 3412.2. Insert: October 20, 2015

(d)   Section 903.2.1.3 Group A-3. Insert exception as follows:

       A fire sprinkler system is not required for areas used primarily for religious purposes, where the exit discharge of the main floor area is located at the same level as the level of exit discharge of the main entrance and exit, regardless of the size of the fire area and the number of occupants, as long as the entire building where the space is located in is equipped throughout with a fully automatic fire alarm system.

(e)   Section 113. Board of Appeals is amended to read in full as follows:

       The City governing body shall be the board of appeals. Any reference in the International Building Code to a board of appeals shall be construed to refer to the governing body. The governing body shall hear and decide appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by the building official relative to the application and interpretation of this code. An application for appeal shall be based on a claim that the true intent of the code or the rules legally adopted thereunder have been incorrectly interpreted, the provision of the code do not fully apply or an equally good or better form of construction is proposed. The governing body shall have no authority to waive requirements of the code.

(Code 1973, 5-303; Code 1983; Ord. 1684; Ord. 1811; Ord. 1872)

Any owner or authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarge, extend, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure within the City of Russell; must first obtain a building permit from the Building Official who may require a plan of proposed work. No permit will be required for minor repairs. A permit will be issued upon compliance with the provisions of this code and zoning regulations of the City and upon payment of permit fees to the City Clerk.

(Ord. 1684, Sec. 4)

Regulations relating to fees required by this code shall be as follows.

(a)   $10.00 for first $1,000.00 of total valuation, then $1.00 for each additional $1,000.00 or fraction thereof.

(b)   Additional fee of $25.00 will be assessed for work started without a permit.

(c)   Certificate of Occupancy (when not in conjunction with building permit) $15.00

(Code 1973, 5-310, Code 1983; Ord. 1684, Sec. 5)

Every permit issued shall become invalid unless the work authorized by such permit is commenced within 180 days after its issuance, or if the work authorized by such permit is suspended or abandoned for a period of 60 days after the time the work is commenced. The building official is authorized to grant, in writing, one or more extensions of time, for periods not more than 60 days each. The extension shall be requested in writing and justifiable cause demonstrated.

(Ord. 1684, Sec. 6)

It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to erect, construct, alter, extend, repair, move, remove, demolish or occupy any building, structure or equipment regulated by this code or cause or permit any such conflict or violation be committed. Any such person, firm or corporation shall upon conviction thereof be fined not less than $50.00 nor more than $500.00. Provided, that it shall be the responsibility of the offender to abate the violation as expeditiously as possible after notice, and each day that any violation is permitted to continue after the date specified in the notice for the abatement or correction of the work constituting a violation shall constitute a separate offense.

(Code 1973, 5-313, Code 1983; Ord. 1684, Sec. 7)