(A)   General. The following provisions shall further apply and shall supersede any and all references listed within the adopted Edition of the International Residential Code - 2003 Edition.
   (B)   Additions, insertions and changes.
      (1)   Section R-101.1  Insert “Village of Gardner”.
      (2)   Section R-105.9 Add a new section and the following: Pre work inspection. When a permit application is submitted, this allows the municipality to perform a pre permit inspection to determine existing conditions.
      (3)   Section R-105.10 Add a new section and the following:
         Unique construction.
         When a project has unique features, unusual construction sequences or out of the ordinary construction techniques, the Building Department shall have the authority to require additional documentation to determine code compliance. The Building Inspector may also add additional fees to the building permit based on the additional inspections required or to cover the cos( of specialized inspections or outside inspection or testing agencies.
         Unique features or unusual construction sequence is a project where the use of features or sequences, which create the need for additional inspections other than those normally, requested by the building inspector. The features or a sequence of operations, which creates additional inspections, can create this.
      (4)   Section R108.1  “Payment of Fees” - Add the following. Insert “Building Permit fee schedule shall be determined by Ordinance by the Village Council”.
      (5)   Section R112    “Board of Appeal” Delete R112.1 - 112.4 and Insert -
         “Section R112.1 Application for appeal: Any person shall have the right to appeal a decision of the code official to the Board of Appeals. An application for appeal shall be based on a claim that the true intent of this code or the rules legally adopted thereunder have been incorrectly interpreted, the provisions of this code do not fully apply, or an equivalent form of construction is to be used.
         Section R112.2 Membership of Board: The Board of Appeals shall be comprised of the Mayor and Board of Commissioners of the Village of Gardner.
         Section R112.3 Open Hearing: All hearings before the Board shall be open to the public and in compliance with the provisions of the Open Meetings Act. The appellant, the appellant’s representative, the code official and any person whose interests are affected shall be given an opportunity to be heard.
         Section R112.4 Board Decision: The Board shall affirm, modify or reverse the decision of the code official by a concurring vote of a majority of its members.
         Section R112.5 Court Review: Any person, whether or not a previous party of the appeal, shall have the right to apply to the appropriate court for appropriate relief to correct errors of law. Application for review shall be made in the manner and time required by law following the filing of the decision in the office of the chief administrative officer”.
      (6)   Section R113.4  “Violation Penalties” - Insert the following: The penalties shall be as determined by Ordinance by the Village Council.
      (7)   Table: 301.2(1) the following information shall be inserted in the Table
         Ground Snow Load.....................................25
         Wind Speed.....................3 second 90 normal 75
         Seismic Condition......................................BO
         Subject to Damage from..................................
            Frost Line Depth....................42 inches
            Termite............MODERATE to HEAVY
         (Termite shields required)
            Decay.............SLIGHT to MODERATE
         Winter Design Temperature..................4 degrees
         Ice Shield Underlayment.............................Yes
         Flood Hazard................See local flood ordinance
         Air Freezing Index...................................2000
         Mean Annual Temp..........................50 degrees
      (8)   Section R305.I Amend to read as follows:
         “Section R305.1 Ceiling Height: Habitable rooms shall have a ceiling height of not less than eight (8) feet.
            Exceptions: Kitchens, hallways, bathrooms, second floors and basements shall have a ceiling height of not less than seven (7) feet six (6) inches. Knee walls under sloping roofs shall have a finished height measured from the finished floor to the finished ceiling of not less than five (5) feet. Beams and girders spaced not less than four (4) feet on center shall project not more than six (6) inches below the required ceiling height.
      (9)   Section R 309.2 Separation Delete the section and insert the following:
         Garage separation. All one and two family dwellings shall be separated from adjacent interior spaces by a fire partition having a fire resistance rating of not less than one (1) hour. All beams, columns and support walls supporting living spaces shall be protected. The door assembly leading from the garage to the interior space shall carry a one (1) hour fire rating and shall be supplied with an automatic self-closing device. If an attic opening is located within the garage, this opening must also carry a one (1) hour fire resistance rating.
      (10)   Section R309.3 Floor Surface: Delete first sentence in its entirety and amend by substituting All garage floors shall be concrete.
      (11)   Section R309.7 is hereby added to read as follows: “Section R309.7 Curb: A four (4) inch high concrete curb shall be provided between the garage and residence”.
      (12)   Section R309.8 is hereby added to read as follows: Section R309.8 Free Standing or Detached Garages: Garages of slab and grade beam construction without footings and permanent foundation walls may be permitted if said garage is separated from the main house or building by no less than ten (10) feet of open space. Said garage shall not be permitted any connection to the main house or building unless a complete footing and foundation system is provided to a depth of no less than forty-two (42) inches below grade.
      (13)   Sections R311.4, R311.4.1, R311.4.2 - Delete in its entirety and add new “Section R311.4 Exit Required: All single-family attached and detached units shall have two (2) exits consisting of one (I) three (3) feet in width and six (6) feet eight (8) inches in height and the other two (2) feet eight (8) inches in width and six (6) feet eight (8) inches in height.
      (14)   Section R316.1.1 Add section Foam Insulation. Foam insulation shall not be installed exposed. It shall be covered with drywall or other noncombustible material.
      (15)   R3I7.1 Two Family dwellings change 1 hour to 2 hours and delete the exception
      (16)   Sections R401.3.1 Add new section: Gutters All dwelling shall have gutters. The gutters and downspouts shall be designed and installed to discharge the water away from the building.
      (17)   Sections R403 and R404.3.3 all references to wood footings and foundations are deleted. The use of wood footings and foundations is prohibited.
      (18)   New Subsection R408.7 is added following Subsection R408.7 and shall read as follows: “R408.7 Concrete Slush Coats in Crawl Spaces: All crawl spaces shall have a minimum of two (2) inch slush coat installed in all residential crawl spaces. A base course shall be installed in accordance with Subsection 505.2.2.
      (19)   Add section R501.3 Open Web trusses. The use of open web wood floor trusses is not allowed unless drywalled on the bottom side with a minimum of one layer of 5/8th inch drywall or any one-hour fire rated assembly.
      (20)   Delete Chapters 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, and 32. Refer to State of Illinois Department of Public Health Plumbing Code of 1998.
      (21)   Delete Chapters 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41,42 and insert the 2005 edition of NFPA 70 with the amendments listed in section 4-1-9.
      (22)   Referenced standards:
         (a)   Delete the references to the International Electric Code;
         (b)   Delete the references to the International Existing Building Code;
         (c)   Delete the references to the International Plumbing Code; and
         (d)   Delete the references to the International Private Sewage Disposal Code.
      (23)   Adopt the following appendices F, K.
(Ord. VG09-008, passed 9-30-2009)