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(a) No building shall hereafter be altered or enlarged in such a manner as to violate any of the provisions of this Building Code.
(b) No existing building shall be altered or repaired when the value of such alterations or repairs is equal to or greater than one-half of the value of the building, exclusive of the value of the foundation, unless upon completion of such alterations or repairs, the entire building will meet all requirements for the buildings hereafter erected.
(c) Any existing building, which may be damaged to an extent of fifty percent (50%) or more of its value, exclusive of the value of the foundation, may be repaired or rebuilt only when upon completion of such repairs or rebuilding the entire building will meet all the requirements for buildings hereafter erected. Any existing building, which is damaged to an extent of fifty percent (50%) or more of its value, exclusive of the value of the foundation, and cannot be repaired in such a manner as to meet requirements of this Building Code, must be torn down.
(d) Under the provisions of this section the amount and extent of the damage and the value of the building damaged, altered, repaired or sought to be altered, repaired or rebuilt, shall be determined by the Building Inspector. Provided, however, that any property owner dissatisfied with the determination may file a written notice of appeal from the Inspector's decision with the Director of Public Safety and the Director shall promptly act upon such appeal and affirm or reverse the decision of the Inspector.
(Ord. 281; Ord. C58-67. Passed 11-6-67; Ord. C17-01. Passed 3-19-01.)