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The following provisions shall become the adopted and established policy of the City in addition to the codes and provisions established herein and/or in replacement of conflicting provisions within said codes:
A. Temporary Certificates Of Occupancy: A temporary certificate of occupancy may be issued for weather related circumstances only where the completion of work, such as concrete, on a residence is made impossible or reasonably impractical. Under no circumstances may a temporary certificate of occupancy be issued if any safety related improvements (i.e., handrails, guardrails, electrical work, etc.) exist in an incomplete state.
1. Bonding: In the case that a temporary certificate of occupancy may be issued, a bond shall be placed with the City in the amount of one hundred twenty five percent (125%) of the estimated cost of the work to be completed, as determined by the building official. Bonds may be cash bonds from the property owner or the lending institution or bank funding the construction of the residence.
2. Issuance: A temporary certificate of occupancy may only be issued by the building official under review and advisement from the Mayor.
3. Release: Under no circumstance shall any bond, or portion thereof, be released until such time as all remaining work necessitating the temporary certificate of occupancy is completed, inspected and approved by the building official, and a permanent certificate of occupancy is issued by the City.
4. Maintenance: In the event that a temporary certificate of occupancy is issued, the property and adjacent areas shall be kept in a clean and orderly state at all times. Should the property or the adjacent areas become disorderly or unclean, including, but not limited to, vehicles tracking dirt and/or mud onto City streets, the City is hereby authorized to take whatever action necessary to clean the site or bring the site back into an orderly state, with the costs of doing so to be charged against the posted bond. Should these costs total an amount greater than the amount bonded, the property owner shall be responsible to pay the difference.
5. Mitigation: It shall be the sole discretion of the building official to place requirements upon a structure, in combination with a temporary certificate of occupancy, in order to eliminate any potential health, safety, and/or general welfare risk to any resident or occupant of the structure. Any violation of the mitigation measures placed onto a structure in combination with a temporary certificate of occupancy shall be the sole responsibility of the property owner and may result in the revocation of the temporary certificate of occupancy.
6. Termination Of Temporary Certificate Of Occupancy: All incomplete construction associated with a properly issued temporary certificate of occupancy shall be constructed and inspected at the earliest reasonable point following the removal, expiration or termination of the conditions necessitating or permitting the temporary certificate of occupancy.
7. Revocation: A temporary certificate of occupancy may be revoked by the Mayor only if evidence shows that clear violations of the building codes or the mitigation terms of the temporary certificate of occupancy.
B. Trash Receptacles: All properties on which construction is being done shall have a fully functional trash receptacle on the property and all garbage and construction waste shall be contained within said receptacle. All trash receptacles shall be placed on the site and shall not be located on a street or public right-of-way. All such receptacles shall be of sufficient size and nature to adequately contain all garbage and construction waste on the site at all times, including lids or covers in the event of winds. Construction sites which are disorderly or which contain loose garbage may be passed over for a scheduled inspection and the cost of conducting said inspection being charged as a penalty.
C. Cleated Or Track Equipment: Any equipment or vehicles used for the construction of a residence, or other building, which has track mobility or cleated tires of any kind, shall be kept off City rights-of-way at all times in order to avoid damage to the right-of-way. The loading or unloading of such vehicles and equipment to or from a truck or trailer shall be done directly onto the property in order to avoid travel and damage to the right-of-way. Any damage to the improvements of a City right-of- way from a vehicle or equipment of this type shall be the sole responsibility of the contractor or agent responsible for the equipment causing the damage. Said contractor shall also be responsible for the proper replacement, including inspection costs, of any damaged infrastructure in this regard. The City shall also have the ability to repair any such damage with the party for the damage being responsible for reimbursement for the costs incurred to make the necessary repairs. In addition to the penalties associated with a violation of this subsection, any travel of track or cleated vehicles or equipment upon any part of a City right-of-way shall result in an immediate fine of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) from the City to the responsible party. Payment of said fine shall be made to the City office within seventy two (72) hours of notification of said fine being incurred. Failure to make payment of said fine within the allotted time frame may result in a stop work order being issued by the building official for the nonpayment of the fine, and such an order shall be immediately rescinded by the building official upon payment of the fine.
D. Temporary Water: Each residence being constructed shall be charged one hundred dollars ($100.00) for the setting of a temporary water meter for the purpose of construction. Said charge shall not include the setting of a permanent water meter following final inspection approval or the payment of the water hookup fee. Any water usage with a temporary meter shall be charged to the contractor according to the current rate of culinary water utilities within the City.
E. Road Maintenance: During the time of construction on a residence, or other building, the contractor shall be responsible for the maintenance of all adjacent streets or public rights-of- way, including, but not limited to, trash collection, ensuring gutters are clean, ensuring any and all storm drain facilities are kept free of garbage, debris and unnecessary dirt and mud. Streets shall be kept free of dirt and mud tracked from the construction site and shall be cleaned regularly, as needed. Any violation of this subsection may result, at the building official's discretion, in the passing over of scheduled inspections for the site and/or structure under construction. In such an event, the normal costs of conducting the inspection scheduled shall be charged as a penalty.
F. Mitigation Powers: In the event that mitigation becomes necessary to correct problems not otherwise outlined herein, the building official shall have the ability, under the direction of the Mayor, to take the necessary action to eliminate or minimize any such problem. Any costs incurred by the City in the effort to mitigate any such problem may be charged to the party responsible for the problem.
G. Fast Tracking: Under no circumstances shall any construction activities commence, including, but not limited to, building, earthwork, digging and/or grading, on a structure or construction site prior to the applicant, or their agent, receiving an approved building permit from the City office or the building official. No building permit shall be issued by the City, or the building official, until all requirements for reviewing and approving building permits, according to the City approved process for achieving a building permit, are satisfied in full, including, but not limited to, the payment of any and all fees associated with said building permit. Any applicant violation of this subsection shall constitute a five hundred dollar ($500.00) fine from the City to the applicant in addition to the penalties incurred for the violation of this chapter. (Ord. 02-11-26-20, 11-26-2002, eff. 12-11-2002)