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A. The 2015 edition of the International Building Code is hereby adopted by reference in its entirety as the official Building Code of the Village subject to the modifications hereinafter set forth and any amendments hereinafter made by the Board of Trustees and shall hereinafter be applicable in the Village. (Ord. 2008-09, 3-11-2008; amd. Ord. 2011-09, 2-8-2011; Ord. 2017-06, 2-14-2017)
B. Three (3) copies of the Building Code and supplements herein adopted shall be kept on file in the Office of the Village Clerk for public inspection and use.
C. Any person violating any provision of this Code shall be fined not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00) for each offense; and a separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.
D. The following revisions to the standard form of the international building code shall apply within the village: (Ord. 2011-10, 3-22-2011)
1) Change all references to "code official" to "building official."
Chapter 1 Scope And Administration
1) Section 101 General
a) Revise section 101.1 "Title" to read as follows:
101.1 Title. These regulations shall be known as the building code of the village of Fox Lake, hereinafter referred to as "this code."
b) Revise section 101.4.3 "Plumbing" to read as follows:
"101.4.3 Plumbing. The provisions of the Illinois state plumbing code as adopted by the village of Fox Lake shall apply to the installation, alteration, repair and replacement of plumbing systems, including equipment, appliances, fixtures, fittings and appurtenances, and where connected to a water or sewage system and all aspects of a medical gas system."
c) Revise section 101.4.4 "Property Maintenance" to read as follows:
"101.4.4 Property Maintenance. The provisions of this code, the international property maintenance code, the international fire code, and the international existing building code as adopted by the village board shall apply to existing structures and premises; equipment and facilities; light, ventilation, space heating, sanitation, life and fire safety hazards; responsibilities of owners, operators and occupants; and occupancy of existing premises and structures."
d) Revise section 101.4.6 "Energy" to read as follows:
"101.4.6 Energy. The provisions of the Illinois energy conservation code as adopted by the village board shall apply to all matters governing the design and construction of buildings for energy efficiency."
2) Section 102 Applicability
a) Revise section 102.6 "Existing Structures" to read as follows:
"102.6 Existing Structures. The legal occupancy of any structure existing on the date of adoption of this code shall be permitted to continue without change, except as otherwise specifically provided in this code, the international existing building code and the international fire code."
b) Revise section 102.6.2 "Buildings Previously Occupied" to read as follows:
"102.6.2 Buildings Previously Occupied. The legal occupancy of any building existing on the date of adoption of this code shall be permitted to continue without change, except as otherwise specifically provided in this code, the international fire code, or as is deemed necessary by the building official for the general safety and welfare of the occupants and public.
3) Section 103 Department Of Building Safety
a) Revise section 103.1 "Creation Of Enforcement Agency" to read as follows:
"103.1 Creation Of Enforcement Agency. The department of community development is hereby created and the official in charge thereof shall be known as the director of community development."
b) Revise section 103.2 "Appointment" to read as follows:
"103.2 Appointment. The building official, shall be the director of community development."
c) Revise section 103.3 "Deputies" to read as follows:
"103.3 Deputies. In accordance with the prescribed procedures of this jurisdiction and with the concurrence of the appointing authority, the building official shall have the authority to appoint a deputy building official, the related technical officers, inspectors, plan examiners and other employees. Such employees shall have powers as delegated by the building official."
4) Section 104 Duties Of The Building Official
a) Revise section 104.2.1 "Determination Of Substantially Improved Or Substantially Damaged Existing Buildings And Structures In Flood Hazard Areas" to read as follows:
"104.2.1 Determination Of Substantially Improved Or Substantially Damaged Existing Buildings And Structures. For applications for reconstruction, rehabilitation, repair, alteration, addition or other improvement of existing buildings or structures located within the boundaries of Fox Lake.
b) Revise section 104.10.1 "Flood Hazard Areas" to read as follows:
"104.10.1 Flood Hazard Areas. The building official shall not grant modifications to any provisions required in flood hazard areas, unless a determination has been made that the development complies with the Lake County watershed development ordinance."
5) Section 105 Permits
a) Revise section 105.2 "Work Exempt From Permit" to read as follows:
105.2 Work Exempt From Permit. Exemptions from permit requirements of this code shall not be deemed to grant authorization for any work to be done in any manner in violation of the provisions of this code or any other laws or ordinances of this jurisdiction. Permits shall not be required for the following:
(Delete # 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6)
7. Painting, papering, tiling, carpeting, cabinets, countertops and similar finish work.
8. Temporary motion picture, television and theatre stage sets and scenery.
9. Prefabricated swimming pools accessory to a group R-3 occupancy that are less than 24 inches (610 mm) deep, do not exceed 5,000 gallons and are installed entirely above ground.
10. Shade cloth structures constructed for nursery or agricultural purposes, not including service systems.
11. Swings and other playground equipment accessory to detached one- and two-family dwellings.
12. Window awnings supported by an exterior wall that do not project more than 54 inches (1372 mm) from the exterior wall and do not require additional support of group R-3 and U occupancies.
13. Nonfixed and movable fixtures, cases, racks, counters and partitions not over 5 feet 9 inches (1753 mm) in height.
b) Revise section 105.3 "Application For Permit" to read as follows:
"105.3 Application For Permit. To obtain a permit, the applicant shall first file an application therefor in writing on a form furnished by the department of community development for that purpose. Such application shall:"
c) Revise section 105.5 "Expiration" to read as follows:
"105.5 Expiration. The permit is valid for a 180 day period from the time of issuance. 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 180 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 180 days each. The extension shall be requested in writing and justifiable cause demonstrated."
d) Revise section 105.8 "Hours Of Construction" to read as follows:
105.8 Hours Of Construction. Construction within the village of Fox Lake shall only be done during designated hours of construction. Work shall not commence prior to seven (7:00) A.M. and shall cease at eight (8:00) P.M. Monday - Saturday, and ten (10:00) A.M. to five (5:00) P.M. on Sundays/legal holidays.
e) Revise section 105.9 "Conditional Permits" to read as follows:
105.9 Conditional Permits. If the sole reason for denial of a building permit is because the property is not properly zoned for the use for which the permit is sought, then the corporate authorities may authorize the building commissioner to issue a conditional permit if all of the following conditions exist: (1) an application for proper zoning is pending before the appropriate village board or commission; (2) the corporate authorities have reviewed and approved the architectural drawings for the building for which the permit is sought; and (3) the permit applicant executes and delivers to the village a release and hold harmless agreement in form acceptable to the village attorney, agreeing to remove any improvements constructed if the village does not approve proper zoning for the use applied for within six (6) months after the date of issuance of the conditional permit, and holding the village harmless from any liability for failure or refusal to approve proper zoning for the use applied for.
6) Section 107 Submittal Documents
a) Revise section 107.1 "General" to read as follows:
107.1 General. Submittal documents consisting of construction documents, detailed description of work, statement of special inspections, geotechnical report and other data shall be submitted in five (5) sets with each permit application. The construction documents shall be prepared by a registered design professional licensed in the state of Illinois. Where special conditions exist, the building official is authorized to require additional construction documents to be prepared by a registered design professional.
b) Revise section 107.5 "Retention Of Construction Documents" to read as follows:
"107.5 Retention Of Construction Documents. One set of approved construction documents shall be retained by community development for a period not less than that required by the retention policy."
7) Section 108 Temporary Structures And Uses
a) Revise section 108.1 "General."
108.1 General. The building official is authorized to issue a permit for temporary structures; such temporary structures shall be limited as to time of service, but shall not be permitted for more than 90 days. The building official is authorized to grant extensions for demonstrated cause.
8) Section 110 Inspections
a) Add section 220.127.116.11 "Foundation Inspection" to read as follows:
"18.104.22.168 Footing Inspection. Inspection of the footings shall be made prior to placement of any piers, footings, or poles and after the full foundation area is excavated to the required depth. The footing inspection shall include excavations for all foundation walls, frost walls, thickened slabs and isolated piers intended for the support of bearing walls, partitions, structural supports, or equipment."
b) Add section 22.214.171.124 "Backfill Inspection" to read as follows:
"126.96.36.199 Backfill Inspection. Inspection made after foundation walls are erected. Prior to backfilling the following systems or components including, but not limited to, damp/waterproofing, subsurface drainage system, exterior insulation, and anchoring shall be placed."
c) Revise section 110.3.2 "Concrete Slab And Under-Floor Inspection" to read as follows:
"110.3.2 Concrete Slab And Under-Floor Inspection. Concrete slab and under-floor inspections shall be made after in-slab or under-floor reinforcing steel and building plumbing, electrical & mechanical systems or service equipment, conduit, piping, accessories and other ancillary equipment items are in place, but before any concrete is placed or floor sheathing installed, including the subfloor."
d) Revise section 188.8.131.52 "Flood Hazard Documentation" to read as follows:
"184.108.40.206 Flood Hazard Documentation. If located in a flood hazard area, inspections shall be conducted as required and detailed by the Lake County watershed development ordinance."
e) Revise section 110.5 "Inspection Requests" to read as follows:
"110.5 Inspection Requests. It shall be the duty of the holder of the building permit or their duly authorized agent to notify the building official when work is ready for inspection at least one day before said inspection. It shall be the duty of the permit holder to provide access to and means for inspections of such work that are required by this code."
Chapter 11 Accessibility
1) Delete chapter 11 "Accessibility" and replace as follows:
a) "1101.1 Scope. The provisions of the Illinois accessibility code shall control the design and construction of facilities for accessibility for individuals with disabilities."
Chapter 13 Energy Efficiency
1) Section 1301 General
a) Revise section 1301.1.1 "Criteria" to read as follows:
"1301.1.1 Criteria. Buildings shall be designed and constructed in accordance with the international energy conservation code."
Chapter 18 Soils And Foundations
1) Section 1804 Excavation, Grading, And Fill
a) Revise section 1804.5 "Grading And Fill In Flood Hazard Areas" to read as follows:
"1804.5 Grading And Fill In Flood Hazard Areas. In flood hazard areas established in section 1612.3, grading, fill, or both, shall be qualified and approved in accordance with the Lake County watershed development ordinance."
2) Section 1805 Foundation Drainage
a) Revise section 1805.4.3 "Drainage Discharge" to read as follows:
"1805.4.3 Drainage Discharge. The floor base and foundation perimeter drain shall discharge by gravity or mechanical means into an approved drainage system that complies with the Illinois plumbing code and the ordinances adopted by the Lake County department of health. Where discharged at grade, the point of discharge of the drainage system shall be diverted in such a manner so as to not create a hazard and shall be no closer than one half (1/2) the distance between the required yard setback and the property line or five (5) feet, whichever is greater."
Chapter 29 Plumbing Systems
1) Delete chapter 29 "Plumbing Systems" and replace as follows:
"2901.1 Scope. The provisions of the Illinois state plumbing code shall govern the erection, installation, alteration, repairs, relocation, replacement, addition to, use or maintenance of plumbing equipment and systems. Toilet and bathing rooms shall be constructed in accordance with the Illinois plumbing code, Illinois accessibility code, and section 1210 of this code. Plumbing systems and equipment shall be constructed, installed and maintained in accordance with the Illinois plumbing code. Private sewage disposal systems and private and non-community water supplies shall conform to the Lake County public health ordinance."
Chapter 31 Special Construction
1) Section 3103 Temporary Structures
a) Revise section 3103.1 "General" as follows:
3103.1 General. The provisions of sections 3103.1 through 3103.4 shall apply to structures temporarily occupied or erected in conjunction with a temporary use permit. Tents and other membrane structures erected in accord with section 3103.1.2 shall comply with the international fire code. Temporary structures shall be erected for a period of less than 90 days; those erected for a longer period of time shall comply with applicable sections of this code.
b) Revise section 3103.1.1 "Conformance" to read as follows:
"3103.1.1 Conformance. Existing structures and temporary structures occupied for temporary uses shall conform to the structural strength, fire safety, means of egress, accessibility, light, ventilation and sanitary requirements of this code as necessary to ensure public health, safety and general welfare."
c) Revise section 3103.1.2 "Permit Required" to read as follows:
"3103.1.2 Permit Required. Temporary structures that are used or intended to be used for the gathering together of 100 or more persons in an assembly without fixed seats; 'un-concentrated (tables and chairs)' function of space (15-sf net) as prescribed in table 1004.1.2, shall not be erected, operated or maintained for any purpose without obtaining a permit from the building official.
d) Revise section 3103.3 "Location" to read as follows:
"3103.3 Location. Temporary structures shall be located in accordance with the requirements of the village of Fox Lake zoning ordinance, international fire code, and table 602 based on the fire- resistance rating of the exterior walls for the proposed type of construction."
2) Section 3107 Signs
a) Revise section 3107.1 "General" to read as follows:
"3107.1 General. Signs shall be designed, constructed and maintained in accordance with the village of Fox Lake sign ordinance and other applicable sections of this code."
3) Section 3109 Swimming Pool Enclosures And Safety Devices
a) Revise section 3109.1 "General" to read as follows:
"3109.1 General. Swimming pools shall comply with the requirements of the chapter 5 of the village code and other applicable sections of this code."
(Ord. 2017-06, 2-14-2017)