That certain model code known as the International Residential Code, for one and two family dwellings 2012 edition, including Appendix Chapters B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I,J,K,M,N,O,P published by the International Code Council, is hereby incorporated by reference herein and made a part of this article, save and except such portions as are hereinafter or may hereafter be amended, revised or deleted, as authorized and in the manner prescribed by the statutes of the State of Kansas. No fewer than three (3) copies of the code incorporated by reference in this article shall be kept on file in the office of the city clerk and kept 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. 1874.” All sections or portions of the filed copies of the code shall be clearly marked to show deletions, amendments and revisions of the code.

(Ord. 1684, Sec. 8; Ord. 1874)

Deletions to the International Residential Building Code, 2012 edition, incorporated by section 4-201 are as follows:

(a)   Section 105.2.1 & 105.2.2. Permit Exemptions.

(b)   Section 105.5. Expiration of Permit

(c)   Appendix A and Appendix L.

(Ord. 1684, Sec. 9; Ord. 1874)

Revisions to the International Building Code, 2012 edition, incorporated by section 4-201 are as follows:

(a)   Section R101.1 Insert City of Russell, Kansas as the name of the Jurisdiction

(b)   Section R112 Board of Appeals is amended to delete sections R112.1, R112.2 and R112.4 and replace the same by the following:

       The City governing body shall be the board of appeals. Any reference in the International Residential Code 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.

       Section R112.2.1, R112.2.2 and R112.4 are retained and adopted as part of the code.

(c)   Table R301.2(1). Insert:

Ground Snow Load - 20

Wind Design - Speed - 90 MPH

Topographic Effect - Yes

Seismic Design Category - A

Weathering - Severe

Frost line depth - 32”

Termite - moderate to heavy

Winter Design Temp. - 5°

Ice Barrier Underlayment - Yes

Flood Hazards - December 18, 2001

Air Freezing Index - 650

Mean Annual Temperature - 54°

(d)   Section P2603.5.1 Insert: twelve (12) inches.

(Ord. 1684, Sec. 10; Ord. 1874)

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. 11)

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

(Ord. 1684, Sec. 12)

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. 13; Code 2018)

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.

(Ord. 1684, Sec. 14; Code 2018)