6-1-1-12: PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE:
A. The 2015 international property maintenance code is hereby adopted by reference in its entirety as the official property maintenance code of the village, subject to such modifications as may from time to time be made by the board of trustees, and the following revisions which shall apply within the village:
All Sections
1) Change all references from "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 property maintenance code of the village of Fox Lake, hereinafter referred to as "this code".
2) Section 102 Applicability
a) Revise section 102.3 "Application Of Other Codes" to read as follows:
"102.3 Application Of Other Codes. Repairs, additions or alterations to a structure, or changes of the occupancy, shall be done in accordance with the procedures and provisions of the international building code, international energy conservation code, international fire code, international fuel gas code, international mechanical code, international residential code, Illinois state plumbing code and NFPA 70. Nothing in this code shall be construed to cancel, modify or set aside any provision of the village code."
The 2015 edition of the international property maintenance code is hereby adopted by reference in its entirety as the official property maintenance code of the village, subject to such modifications as may from time to time be made by the board of trustees, and the following revisions which shall apply within the village:
3) Section 103 Department Of Property Maintenance Inspection
a) Revise section 103.1 "General" to read as follows:
"103.1 General. 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 known as 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 director of community development shall have the authority to appoint a deputy code official, code enforcement officer, other related technical officers, inspectors and other employees."
d) Revise section 103.5 "Fees" to read as follows:
"103.5 Fees. The fees for activities and services performed by the department in carrying out its responsibilities under this code shall be as indicated in the fee schedule maintained by the village from time to time."
4) Section 108
a) Revise section 108.6 "Abatement Method" to read as follows:
"108.6 Abatement Methods. The owner, operator or occupant of a building, premises or equipment deemed unsafe by the code official shall abate or cause to be abated or corrected such unsafe conditions either by repair, rehabilitation, demolition or other approved corrective action. Such repair, rehabilitation, demolition or other corrective action may only be undertaken after permits and a construction schedule have been approved by the building commissioner and work may only be done between 7:00 A.M. and dusk on weekdays including Monday through Friday."
5) Section 111 Means Of Appeal
a) Remove sections 111.2 - 111.8.
Chapter 3 General Requirements
a) Revise section 302.4 "Weeds" to read as follows:
"302.4 Weeds. All premises and exterior property shall be maintained free from weeds or plant growth in excess of 8 inches. All noxious weeds shall be prohibited. Weeds shall be defined as all grasses, annual plants and vegetation, other than trees or shrubs provided; however, this term shall not include cultivated flowers and gardens."
Upon failure of the owner or agent having charge of a property to cut and destroy weeds after service of a notice of violation, they shall be subject to prosecution in accordance with section 106.3 and as prescribed by the authority having jurisdiction. Upon failure to comply with the notice of violation, any duly authorized employee of the jurisdiction or contractor hired by the jurisdiction shall be authorized to enter upon the property in violation and cut and destroy the weeds growing thereon, and the costs of such removal shall be paid by the owner or agent responsible for the property.
b) Revise section 304.14 "Insect Screens" to read as follows:
"304.14 Insect Screens. During the period from April 1 to November 1, every door, window and other outside opening required for ventilation of habitable rooms, food preparation areas, food service areas or any areas where products to be included or utilized in food for human consumption are processed, manufactured, packaged or stored, shall be supplied with approved tightly fitting screens of not less than 16 mesh per inch (16 mesh per 25 mm) and every swinging door shall have a self-closing device in good working condition.
Exception: Screens shall not be required where other approved means, such as air curtains or insect repellent fans, are employed."
Chapter 4 Light, Ventilation, And Occupancy Limits
Section 404 Occupancy Limits
a) Revise section 404.3 "Minimum Ceiling Heights" to read as follows:
"404.3 Minimum Ceiling Heights. Habitable spaces, hallways, corridors, laundry areas, bathrooms, toilets rooms and habitable basement areas shall have a minimum clear ceiling height of 8 feet."
b) Revise section 404.3 exception "2" to read as follows:
"404.3 Exception 2. Basement rooms in one- and two- family dwellings occupied exclusively for laundry, study or recreation purposes, having a minimum ceiling height of 7 feet with a minimum clear height of 6 feet 6 inches under beams, girders, ducts and similar obstructions."
c) Revise table 404.5 "Minimum Area Requirements" as follows:
 
1. Living room
180 sq. ft.
2. Dining room
100 sq. ft.
3. Kitchen
70 sq. ft.; 100 sq. ft. if no dining room
4. Master bedroom
120 sq. ft.
5. Other bedroom(s)
100 sq. ft.
6. Bathroom(s)
35 sq. ft.
7. Other uses
100 sq. ft.
8. Closets
8 sq. ft. min./depth 24 inches
 
Chapter 6 Mechanical And Electrical Requirements
a) Revise section 602.2 "Residential Occupancies" to read as follows:
"602.2 Residential Occupancies. Dwellings shall be provided with heating facilities capable of maintaining a room temperature of 68°F (20°C) in all habitable rooms, bathrooms and toilet rooms. Cooking appliances shall not be used to provide space heating to meet the requirements of this section."
b) Revise section 602.3 "Heat Supply" to read as follows:
"602.3 Heat Supply. Every owner and operator of any building who rents, leases or lets one or more dwelling units, sleeping units on terms, either expressed or implied, to furnish heat to the occupants thereof shall supply heat during the period from October 1st to May 1st to maintain a temperature of not less than 68°F (20°C) in all habitable rooms, bathrooms, and toilet rooms."
c) Revise section 602.4 "Occupiable Work Spaces" to read as follows:
"602.4 Occupiable Work Spaces. Indoor occupiable work spaces shall be supplied with heat during the period from October 1st to May 1st to maintain a temperature of not less than 65°F (18°C) during the period the spaces are occupied."
Exceptions:
      1.   Processing, storage and operation areas that require cooling or special temperature conditions.
      2.   Areas in which persons are primarily engaged in vigorous physical activities.
Chapter 7 Fire Safety Requirements
Add sections 705 - 705.2 to read as follows:
705 Carbon Monoxide Detectors. Carbon monoxide detectors shall be installed in all dwelling units that have fossil fueled appliances, including fireplaces.
Buildings that have all electric appliances are exempt unless there is an attached garage.
705.1 New Construction. Carbon monoxide detectors will be installed per the requirements of the most recent adopted residential building code.
705.2 Existing Dwellings. Carbon monoxide detectors shall be installed within 15 feet of all bedrooms. In existing dwellings, battery operated and plug-in with battery back-up carbon monoxide detectors shall be allowed.
(Ord. 2017-06, 2-14-2017)