CHAPTER 4:  BUILDING, PLUMBING AND ELECTRICITY
Article 1:  Building Code and Regulations
   4-1.   International Building Code, 2015 edition, adopted
   4-2.   Definitions
   4-3.   Penalty
   4-4.   Building Official
   4-5.   Fire limits defined
   4-6.   Wood shingles permitted
   4-7.   Residential foundations and footings
   4-8.   Building permit required; fee
   4-9.   Building site; restriction
   4-10.   Use of street for building material
   4-11.   Required landscaping for all commercial, multi-family residential and industrial property
Article 2:  Moving Buildings
   4-20.   Permit required; fee
   4-21.   Unlawful movement
   4-22.   Danger lights
   4-23.   Penalty
Article 3:  Plumbing
   4-35.   2015 International Plumbing Code adopted
   4-36.   Penalty
   4-37.   Connection to utility systems
   4-38.   Contractors and journeymen
   4-39.   Contractors; bonds and fees
   4-40.   Journeymen plumbers; registration
   4-41.   Revocation of registration
   4-42.   Registration not transferrable
   4-43.   Employment
   4-44.   Plumbing permits
   4-45.   2006 International Fuel Gas Code adopted
Article 4:  Gas Piping
   4-55.   2015 International Fuel Gas Code adopted
   4-56.   Penalty
Article 5:  Liquefied Petroleum Gas
   4-70.   Compliance required
   4-71.   Inspection permits; fees
   4-72.   Penalty
Article 6:  Electrical Inspections
   4-85.   Equipment defined
   4-86.   Underwriter’s Laboratories, Inc.
   4-87.   NFPA-70 National Electrical Code 2011 edition adopted
   4-88.   Electrical inspector
   4-89.   Permit fees
   4-90.   Temporary permits
   4-91.   Connections made after approval
   4-92.   Inspections; approvals
   4-93.   Supervision of wires
   4-94.   Special rulings
   4-95.   Authority to enter buildings
   4-96.   State license and city registration
   4-97.   Electrical contractor; registration fee
   4-98.   Contractor’s bond
   4-99.   Journeymen; registration fee
   4-100.   Penalty
   4-101.   When registration not required
   4-102.   Revocation of registration
Article 7:  Mobile Home Parks; Recreation Vehicle Parks
   4-115.   Definitions
   4-116.   License and temporary permit
   4-117.   Fees
   4-118.   Inspections
   4-119.   Notices, hearings and orders
   4-120.   Freestanding mobile homes
   4-121.   Nonresidential mobile trailers
   4-122.   Location, space and layout
   4-123.   Service buildings
   4-124.   Sewage disposal
   4-125.   Water supply
   4-126.   Refuse disposal
   4-127.   Insect and rodent control
   4-128.   Electricity; exterior lighting
   4-129.   Piping
   4-130.   Park areas; water; fires
   4-131.   Alterations and additions
   4-132.   Registration of owners and occupants
   4-133.   Additional regulations
   4-134.   Minimum housing regulations
   4-135.   Mobile home subdivisions
   4-136.   Supervision
   4-137.   Posting of license and permit
Article 8:  Mobile/Manufactured Homes
   4-150.   Piers and footings
   4-151.   Approved sightings and roofing materials
Article 9:  Signs and Awnings
   4-165.   Purpose
   4-166.   Applicability
   4-167.   Awning supports; height and width
   4-168.   Unsafe awnings
   4-169.   Signs over sidewalks
   4-170.   Sign permit required
   4-171.   Definitions
   4-172.   Prohibited signs
   4-173.   General use conditions for on-premises signs; business signs
   4-174.   Temporary signs
   4-175.   Exempted signs
   4-176.   Violations
Article 10:  Fees
   4-180.   Fees belonging to the city
Article 11:  Swimming Pools
   4-190.   Suitable, effective barriers
   4-191.   Family swimming pools
   4-192.   Unlawful erections; exceptions
   4-193.   Permit requirements
   4-194.   Fees
   4-195.   Retroactivity
   4-196.   Penalty
Article 12:  Historic Preservation Ordinance
   4-210.   Title
   4-211.   Purpose
   4-212.   Area of applications
   4-213.   Definitions
   4-214.   Historic Preservation Commission established
   4-215.   Powers and duties of Commission
   4-216.   Landmark designation
   4-217.   Historic District designation
   4-218.   Ordinary maintenance or repair
   4-219.   Work requiring review by city
   4-220.   Certificate of appropriateness
   4-221.   Minimum maintenance
   4-222.   Demolition of a landmark, a resource on a landmark site or contributing resource within Historic District
   4-223.   Negotiations prior to demolition application hearing
   4-224.   Certificate of economic hardship
   4-225.   Unusual and compelling circumstances and demolition of a landmark, a resource on a landmark site or contributing resource within a Historic District
   4-226.   Conditions for recommending approval of a demolition permit
   4-227.   Demolition of general resources located in Historic District
   4-228.   Other demolition permits
   4-229.   Treatment of site following demolition
   4-230.   Public safety hazards and emergency securing measures
   4-230A.   Signs
   4-231.   Appeals
   4-232.   Injunctive relief
   4-233.   Violation and penalties
Article 13:  Flood Damage Prevention
   4-245.   Statutory authorization, findings of fact, purpose and methods
   4-246.   Definitions
   4-247.   General provisions
   4-248.   Administration
   4-249.   Provisions for flood hazard reduction.
   4-250.   Floodplain management fee schedule
   4-251.   Penalties for noncompliance
Article 14:  Oil and Gas Wells
   4-265.   Intent and purpose
   4-266.   Definitions
   4-267.   Permits
   4-268.   Application and filing fees
   4-269.   Testing water wells
   4-270.   Issuance or refusal or permit
   4-271.   Permittee’s insurance and bonds
   4-272.   Conversion from natural or artificial recovery
   4-273.   Enhanced recovery and disposal wells
   4-274.   Deepening and sidetracking wells
   4-275.   Annual fee to operate
   4-276.   Disposal of salt water
   4-277.   Compliance
   4-278.   Conductor casing
   4-279.   Surface casing
   4-280.   Notification of certain operations
   4-281.   Plugging and abandonment
   4-282.   Movement with heavy equipment
   4-283.   Well location
   4-284.   Fences
   4-285.   Noise and other nuisances
   4-286.   Facilities
   4-287.   Storage tanks and separators
   4-288.   Impoundings around tanks by diking
   4-289.   Fire prevention
   4-290.   Pits
   4-291.   Motive power
   4-292.   Derrick and rig
   4-293.   Open hole formation testing
   4-294.   Drilling operations; equipment
   4-295.   Streets and alleys
   4-296.   Flaring of gas
   4-297.   Fracturing and acidizing
   4-298.   Swabbing and bailing
   4-299.   Rupture in surface casing
   4-300.   Depositing oil products
   4-301.   Safety precautions
   4-302.   Forms filed with Corporation Commission
   4-303.   Water for muds
   4-304.   Service companies
   4-305.   Accumulation of vapor
   4-306.   Inspection of pressure lines
   4-307.   Ingress and egress
   4-308.   Order to cease operations
   4-309.   Appeals
   4-310.   Review of permit recommendations
   4-311.   Conduits on streets and alleys
   4-312.   Annual fee for conduits
   4-313.   Applicability to existing conditions
   4-314.   Penalties
Article 15:  Equal Access to Housing
   4-325.   Purposes; construction
   4-326.   Acts prohibited
   4-327.   Exemptions
   4-328.   Fair Housing Board created; duties
   4-329.   Procedure
   4-330.   Notices
   4-331.   Penalties
Article 16:  Energy Code
   4-345.   BOCA Energy Code adopted
Article 17:  Mechanical Code
   4-355.   2015 International Mechanical Code adopted
   4-356.   Penalty
Article 18:  Water Well Drilling
   4-370.   License required
   4-371.   Bond required
   4-372.   Permit and inspection
   4-373.   Regulations
   4-374.   Connection to public water supply
   4-375.   Inspection of water wells
   4-376.   Penalty
Article 19:  Approaches and Driveways
   4-390.   Specifications
Article 20:  Erosions and Sedimentation Control
   4-400.   Intent and purpose
   4-401.   Permits and fees
   4-402.   Exemptions
   4-403.   Permit application
   4-404.   Temporary structures
   4-405.   Permanent structures
   4-406.   Vegetative practice
   4-407.   Penalty
Article 21:  International One- and Two-Family Dwelling Code
   4-420.   International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings 2015 edition adopted
   4-421.   Penalty
Article 22:  Building Design Standards
   4-422.   Commercial building appearance standards
   4-423.   Residential appearance standards
   4-424.   Penalty
Article 23:  International Property Maintenance Code
   4-425.   International Property Maintenance for Existing Residential and Nonresidential Structures and All Existing Premises adopted
   4-426.   Saving clause
ARTICLE 1:  BUILDING CODE AND REGULATIONS
§ 4-1  INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE, 2015 EDITION, ADOPTED.
   (A)   There is hereby adopted a certain document marked and designated as the International Building Code, as published by the International Code Council, 2015 edition, for regulating the design, construction, quality of materials, erection, installation, alteration, repair, location, relocation, replacement, addition to, use or maintenance of all buildings, in the city and providing that all of the regulations, provisions, appendices, standards, indexes, modifications, conditions and terms of such International Building Code, 2015 edition, are hereby referred to, adopted and made a part hereof as if fully set out in this section.
   (B)   The following sections of said International Building Code, 2015 edition, are hereby revised accordingly:
      (1)   Section 101.1, Insert:  “City of Guthrie.”
      (2)   Section 1612.3, Insert: “Flood Ordinance #3214 for the City of Guthrie, adopted September 21, 2010.”
      (3)   All amendments and modifications to the IBC, 2015 Edition, as drafted by the State of Oklahoma Uniform Building Code Commission are adopted as an addendum and made part of this section.
(`90 Code, § 4-1)  (Am. Ord. 3059, passed 4-18-00; Am. Ord. 3143, passed 11-16-04; Am. Ord. 3189, passed 2-5-08; Am. Ord. 3234, passed 8-21-12; Am. Ord. 3297, passed 9-6-16)
§ 4-2  DEFINITIONS.
   For the purpose of this article, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   CORPORATION COUNSEL.  The City Attorney of Guthrie.
   MUNICIPALITY.  The City of Guthrie, Oklahoma.
(`90 Code, § 4-2)
§ 4-3  PENALTY.
   Penalty for any provision of the Building Code shall be punished as provided in § 12-34 of this code.
(`90 Code, § 4-3)  (Ord. 2823, passed - -)
§ 4-4  BUILDING OFFICIAL.
   (A)   The Building Official of the city shall be appointed by the City Manager and shall have the powers and duties prescribed for the Building Official by the Building Code.  His or her powers and duties may be exercised by his or her authorized representatives under his or her supervision and control.
   (B)   The term “Building Inspector,” whenever used in the ordinances of the city, means the Building Official.
   (C)   The terms “Electrical Inspector,” “Plumbing Inspector” and “Gas Inspector,” wherever used in the ordinances of the city, also each refer to and mean the Building Official, unless a separate electrical inspector, plumbing inspector and/or gas inspector is appointed.
(`90 Code, § 4-4)
§ 4-5  FIRE LIMITS DEFINED.
   The fire limits of the city shall include all areas zoned as commercial districts (C-1, C-2 and other commercial districts) and industrial districts, (I-1, I-2 and other industrial districts).
(`90 Code, § 4-5)
§ 4-6  WOOD SHINGLES PERMITTED.
   Notwithstanding the Building Code, wood shingles may be used outside of the fire limits for roofing on dwellings and on buildings accessory to dwellings, such as private garages, barns and the like.
(`90 Code, § 4-6)  (Ord. 2921, passed - -)
§ 4-7  RESIDENTIAL FOUNDATIONS AND FOOTINGS.
   All exterior walls shall have footings of the following minimum standards:
   (A)   Minimum depth of concrete footings on veneer exterior 18 inches and 16 inches wide.
   (B)   Minimum depth on concrete footings on frame exterior walls 12 inches by 16 inches wide.
   (C)   All footings shall be 2,500 psi, minimum compressive strength concrete and reinforced with two No. 4 bars, one at top and one at bottom.  The bottom bar shall be at least four inches off bottom of dug footing.
   (D)   All footing shall be poured in a minimum of six inches into undisturbed soil.  Ten-inch diameter beams shall be eight feet on center eight inches into undisturbed soil acceptable.
   (E)   Where pier and grade beam type of foundation is proposed for residential construction, design of grade beam and piers shall be:
      (1)   Piers.
         (a)   Minimum diameter:  ten inches.
         (b)   Minimum depth:  30 inches, extending eight inches into undisturbed soil.
      (2)   Grade beam width.
         (a)   Six inches for frame construction.
         (b)   Eight inches for masonry brick or rock veneer.
      (3)   Minimum effective depth.
         (a)   Eight inches for slab construction.
         (b)   Sixteen-inch supports for wood floors providing this clearance under joists.
         (c)   Reinforced with two No. 4 bars spaced equally one at top and one at bottom for frame construction.
         (d)   For masonry, veneer, brick, rock and the like, construction reinforced with four No. 4 bars, spaced equally, two at top and two at bottom.
      (4)   Commercial foundations.
         (a)   The design of foundations for masonry construction other than residential shall be prepared and certified by a professional engineer registered in the state and approved by the city.
         (b)   Metal structures as per manufacturers design.
      (5)   Concrete slab floors.  All concrete slab floors shall meet the following minimum standards:
         (a)   All concrete slabs on grade shall be nominal four inches thick on four-inch sand base.
         (b)   All concrete shall be minimum 3,000 psi compressive strength.
         (c)   All concrete floors shall be a minimum of eight inches above finished grade.
(`90 Code, § 4-6.1)  (Ord. 2786, passed 11-5-85)
§ 4-8  BUILDING PERMIT REQUIRED; FEE.
   (A)   It is unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to construct, alter, move or demolish a building or structure, or to begin to do the same, without securing from the Building Official a permit therefor.
   (B)   The fee for a building permit shall be determined by the City Council by motion or resolution.
   (C)   The permit fee rate will double if any person, firm or corporation begins to construct, alter, move or demolish a building or structure without securing a permit on the same from the Building Official.
(`90 Code, § 4-7)  (Am. Ord. 3119, passed 9-5-03)
§ 4-9  BUILDING SITE; RESTRICTION.
   (A)   A “building site” is the area occupied by a building or structure, including the yards and courts required for light and ventilation, and the areas that are prescribed for access to the street.
   (B)   An “open street” is a street:
      (1)   Open by act of the City Council pursuant to law; and
      (2)   For which the grade has been set by act of the City Council pursuant to law.
   (C)   A “corner lot” is a lot which faces two adjacent sides abutting upon streets or other public spaces.
   (D)   An “interior lot” is a lot which faces one street or with opposite sides on two streets.
   (E)   No building site, as defined by this article, shall hereinafter be located on any lot other than a corner lot or interior lot with one side upon an open street as defined by this article, nor shall a building permit be issued therefor.
(`90 Code, § 4-7.1)  (Ord. 2550, passed - -)
§ 4-10  USE OF STREET FOR BUILDING MATERIALS.
   It shall be lawful for the City Council to grant a special permit to any person or persons desiring to erect or repair any building within the corporate limits of the city to use not exceeding one-half of the street immediately in front of the lot or lots upon which the building is to be erected or repaired for a reasonable time for the purpose of depositing building material thereon.
(`90 Code, § 4-8)
§ 4-11  REQUIRED LANDSCAPING FOR ALL COMMERCIAL, MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL AND INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY.
   (A)   Purpose, objectives and procedure.
      (1)   Purpose.
         (a)   The purpose of this section is to establish a uniform procedure for the review of plans for the development of commercial, multi-family residential and industrial property located within the city limits. This procedure includes a comprehensive review by the Planning Department to assure that city codes and standards will be met and the objectives of this section are specifically addressed.
         (b)   This section is a required part of the building permit application process. It is hereby found that the establishment of this procedure will work toward assuring development which complies with the objectives of this section and enhances area architectural and environmental elements in furtherance of the best interest of this community. Furthermore, developers are encouraged to design developments which harmonize with the existing terrain, rather than changing the site to fit a specific design.
      (2)   Objectives.  The Site Plan Review process shall reach a determination that the following objectives have been met:
         (a)   Proposed projects shall respect the natural, wooded environment to preserve, protect and incorporate this natural environment into the overall Site Plan design;
         (b)   The Site Plan shall be examined to assure that all provisions of this section and all other applicable city standards are complied with or where a greater standard is required, those standards shall prevail;
         (c)   Ingress, egress, internal traffic circulation, off-street parking facilities, loading and service areas and pedestrian ways shall be designed to promote safe, efficient vehicular circulation, pedestrian movement, parking and site serviceability; and
         (d)   When commercial, multi-family residential or industrial uses are proposed next to existing less intensive uses, the Site Plan Review process shall emphasize quality project design, aesthetics and landscaping designed to minimize the impact of the project on the established area and/or establish transitional areas to meet the objectives of the Site Plan Review Standards.
      (3)   Procedure. 
         (a)   The review procedure for each Site Plan application shall begin with a comprehensive review by the Planning Department.
         (b)   Staff shall review the plans to determine code compliance and compliance with the objectives. All plans shall be corrected to comply with all minimum codes and adopted policies. Staff shall determine if codes have been met and how the objectives have been addressed.
   (B)   Applicability.
      (1)   For all new commercial, multi-family residential and industrial property within the city limits, and remodeled commercial, multi-family residential and industrial property where improvements of at least a 20% increase in square footage are added.
      (2)   Zoning districts affected are C-1, C-2, C-3, CBD, R-2, R-4, R-5, R-6, I-1, I-2. R-2 exception: single family dwellings and garage apartments.
   (C)   Submittal requirements.  The Site Plan shall comply with this section and applicable sections of this code, and shall contain the following:
      (1)   Disclosure of the boundaries of the property and building site and location of all utilities and easements of record;
      (2)   Placement of site in context to neighboring properties and description of their use;
      (3)   Drawings will include directional arrow and be drawn to scale no less than 1:30; and
      (4)   Detailed landscape plan to include type, size and quantity of plant material, hard goods and street lighting.
   (D)   Review criteria.  In considering applications before it, the Planning Department shall be guided by the following criteria, and these elements shall be described on the Site Plan.
      (1)   Purpose.  The Site Plan shall be reviewed to assure that all proposals present a landscaped appearance that is site sensitive and enhances and preserves the existing vegetation, and is in harmony with surrounding development and the natural environment. The landscape plan, material, berms, fences and walls should be utilized to:
         (a)   Preserve and utilize the existing natural features, existing vegetation and other physical site values where possible;
         (b)   Provide screening/buffering or undesirable views;
         (c)   Soften the visual impact of paved areas;
         (d)   Soften the edge between a parking lot or street and the building;
         (e)   Define walkways, traffic circulation, special use areas and building entries;
         (f)   Complement the architectural form of the building;
         (g)   Mitigate the impacts of lighting or other negative influences;
         (h)   Provide a pleasant driving experience;
         (i)   Provide shade for the landscape, building and parking lot;
         (j)   Provide for energy conservation;
         (k)   Control wind and water erosion;
         (l)   Mitigate the impacts of traffic noise, dust and pollutants; and
         (m)   Storm water management.
      (2)   Percent of landscaping required to meet the objectives of Site Plan Review.
         (a)   No less than 10% of the net lot area shall be landscaped unless greater landscaping standards apply based on the requirement of another zoning category, or the incentive standards have been met for reduction of the 10% landscaping. Fifty percent of the total landscaping shall be along the frontage. Right-of-way is not to be included. For industrial projects with no sensitive borders or frontage on major arterial roadways, the minimum landscaping could be reduced to 5% at the discretion of the City Manager or his designee. These are requirements of the Site Plan process, including the Planning Commission process.
         (b)   An eight-foot sight-proof fence is required between residential and commercial or industrial properties.
      (3)   Landscaping standards.  All applicable uses within the city limits shall be landscaped with trees and ornamental shrubs according to the following standards.
      (4)   Application for Site Plan approval shall be accompanied by a detailed landscaping plan for the required lot area. The plan shall meet the following requirements:
         (a)   Submit a detailed plan listing that identifies the types of plant material proposed and existing vegetation to be preserved.
         (b)   Include on the Site Plan a summary of the landscape area calculations and total plan unit values proposed.
         (c)   There shall be a minimum of 20 live plant units provided for every 250 square feet of area required to be landscaped. A minimum of 40% shall be evergreens. Fifty percent of required plantings should be located on the front elevation.
         (d)   Existing trees proposed for preservation in the Site Plan will require city review to determine the variety, size, quality, and potential survivability in order to confirm the plant unit values requested.
         (e)   Ornamental trees shall be at least two-inch caliper.
         (f)   Evergreen trees shall be a minimum of six feet tall.
         (g)   Traffic control requires that the plan respect all sight triangles at driveways and intersections and be approved for all elements relating to overall traffic control.
         (h)   All planting beds shall be a minimum width of five feet.
         (i)   All planting beds shall include edgings. Acceptable edging material shall consist of either steel or masonry types such as poured concrete, brick rowlock and/or stone. Unacceptable edging materials are plastic, aluminum, treated lumber, and railroad ties.
         (j)   All planting beds shall have a minimum of three inches of biodegradable mulch. The use of gravel, artificial grass or any form of synthetic material does not meet any requirement of this section and shall not be used. Individual tree planting locations shall be mulched with a three-foot diameter minimum.
         (k)   If a lake exists on the property, the surface area of the lake shall not be included in calculating the overall area of the site when making a determination of the required area of the site to be landscaped.
      (5)   Landscaping definitions.  For the purpose of this article, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
         BERM.  An earthen mound designed to provide visual interest, screen undesirable views and/or decrease noise.
         CALIPER.  The diameter of the tree trunk as measured at one foot above ground level.
         DECIDUOUS.  A plant with foliage that is shed annually.
         EDGING.  A border designed to be a barrier against grass and creeping weeds and continuous in design.
         EVERGREEN.  A plant with foliage that persists and remains green year-around.
         EXISTING TREE.  A tree that exists on the property prior to development that will be preserved, and whose root system will not be disturbed in any way within the area covered by the tree’s canopy.
         HARD GOODS.  Non-living items used for landscaping projects, i.e. topsoil, mulch, boulders, etc.
         NET LOT AREA.  The total site area less: structure(s), required parking as defined in Zoning Ordinance 2422, and the right-of-way.
         ORNAMENTAL TREE.  A deciduous tree planted primarily for its ornamental value or for screening purposes. An ornamental tree tends to be smaller than a shade tree.
         PHYSICAL SPACE.  The existence of natural physical features such as flood plains, creeks, ponds and open lands that may accomplish the separation of unlike land uses. These may be used in combination with the screen.
         PLANT UNIT.  A measurement tool that translates the amount of required plant material into a quantifiable but flexible unit.
            1.   One (new) ground cover and perennial plant, minimum one gallon equals one-half  plant unit. No more than 10% of all landscaping materials required by the standards in this code shall be credited for this type of planting.
            2.   One (new) shrub, minimum two-gallon container stock or larger equals one plant unit.
            3.   One (new) shrub, minimum five-gallon container stock or larger equals two plant units.
            4.   One (new) ornamental tree, two-inch caliper equals five plant units.
            5.   One (new) evergreen tree, minimum six feet tall equals four plant units.
            6.   One (new) evergreen tree, minimum 12 feet tall equals eight plant units.
            7.   One (new) shade tree, three-inch caliper equals 7-1/2 plant units.
            8.   One (existing) tree, four-inch/six-inch caliper equals 7-1/2 plant units.
            9.   One (new) shade tree, five-inch caliper equals ten plant units.
            10.   One (existing) tree, six-inch/eight-inch caliper equals 15 plant units.
            11.   One (existing) evergreen tree, minimum ten feet in height equals 18 plant units.
            12.   One (new or existing) specimen tree, eight-inch caliper, if newly planted equals 20 plant units.
            13.   One (existing) specimen tree, ten-inch caliper or greater equals 22-1/2 plant units.
            14.   One (existing) specimen tree, 12-inch caliper or greater equals 25 plant units.
         REQUIRED PARKING.  Land devoted to parking as defined in Zoning Ordinance 2422.
         SCREEN.  A method of reducing the impact of noise and unsightly visual intrusions with less offensive or more harmonious elements, such as plants, berms, fences, walls or any appropriate combination thereof.
         SIGHT PROOF FENCE.  An opaque visual barrier containing wood, masonry, PVC, or live plant material; or a combination of the above and berms.
         SHADE TREE.  Usually a deciduous tree, rarely an evergreen, planted primarily for its high crown of foliage or overhead canopy.
         SHRUB.  A woody plant, smaller than a tree, consisting of several small stems from the ground, or small branches near the ground, that may be deciduous or evergreen.
         SPECIMEN TREE.  A particularly impressive or unusual example of a species due to its size, shape, age or any other trait that epitomizes the character of the six species. Minimum eight inch caliper or larger.
         TREE.  A large, woody plant having one or several self-supporting stems or trunks and numerous branches. May be classified as deciduous or evergreen.
      (6)   Landscaping structures.  A minimum of a five-foot wide planting bed between the structure and the parking lot must be provided in all areas that are visible from the street.
      (7)   Landscaping parking lots.  When the required off-street parking lot is established at the front or side elevation, there shall be an improved landscaped area along the entire perimeter of the parking lot of not less than five feet in width. In addition to the required privacy fencing, this area shall be improved with live shrubs, plants, grasses, trees and berms for the purpose of screening the parking lot from view from the traffic lanes and all surrounding properties and residential areas. Existing plant material may be preserved and utilized to contribute to the required screening of the off-street parking lot where possible. Off-street parking lots are encouraged at the rear elevation, especially when vehicular access is possible between adjacent structures.
      (8)   Sensitive borders.  When a site directly abuts residentially developed or zoned land on any side, to minimize the impact of commercial development on the residential area, a landscaped buffer area against the residentially developed or zoned land shall be required.
   (E)   Permit review process.
      (1)   Review and approval authority.  It is recognized that due to the unique conditions presented by some proposed projects and the nature of a site’s special limitations, particularly in the built environment, there may be applications that will present some special conflicts complying with all parts of this section. In those cases where there are justifications, the Planning Department may recommend review by the Planning Commission for requested modifications or variances to this section. Variances to parts of this section may be considered if the applicant is able to exceed requirements in other parts of this section, especially in the areas of landscaping, signage, decorative paving and physical appearance of the building. Consideration may also be given for special improvements or solutions to community concerns, such as drainage or traffic circulation problems.
      (2)   Criteria for reducing landscaping to less than 10% of the site.  The percent of landscaped area required by this section may be reduced for each of the following conditions that are met or exceeded. The percent of landscaped area required may not be reduced by more than three full percentage points. The amount of percentage points specified for each of the following conditions shall apply.
         (a)   Thirty-five percent of the required plant units consist of existing trees proposed for preservation. These trees will require city staff review and approval to determine the variety, size, quality, potential for long-term survival and plant unit value. Any trees that will have their root systems disturbed in any way within the area covered by their canopy will not be considered. A maximum of  1-1/2 percentage points will be allowed.
         (b)   If the height of signs is decreased by 50%, the percent of landscaped area required by ordinance may be reduced by 1%. If the height of the sign is reduced by 25%, the percent of landscaped area required by ordinance may be reduced by one-half percent.
         (c)   If landscaped areas directly adjoin existing landscaped areas on adjoining properties, a maximum of one-half percentage point will be allowed.
         (d)   If drives are located to be shared by adjoining properties, a maximum of one percentage point will be allowed.
         (e)   If shared or regional detention facilities are developed that will serve two or more properties, a maximum of one-half percentage will be allowed.
         (f)   If the Site Plan preserves in an undisturbed state significant natural features, the original natural topography and existing native vegetation, a maximum of one-half percentage point will be allowed.
         (g)   If the signs allowed are set back from the front property line a distance of one foot for every one foot of height, a maximum of one-half percentage point will be allowed.
         (h)   If adjoining properties share a ground sign which does not exceed the square footage allowed by either property, a maximum of one percentage point will be allowed.
         (i)   If the Site Plan incorporates features that aid in noise abatement, a maximum of one  percentage point will be allowed. These features may include a combination a berms, masonry walls and wooden fences, and must be used in conjunction with landscaping to assist in absorbing noise.
         (j)   If all planting beds and lawns have an automatic irrigation system, a maximum of 1% will be allowed.
      (3)   Submitted for building permit.  The approved Site Plan, requirements and modifications approved by the Planning Commission shall be submitted to the Planning Department with the application for a building permit. No building permit may be issued prior to the approval of the Site Plan.
      (4)   Compliance with codes and standards.  Approval of the Site Plan as provided herein does not exempt the applicant from compliance with other applicable building or construction standards or codes in effect.
      (5)   Expiration of Site Plan.  Approval of any Site Plan and associated signage as required herein shall expire and become null and void 18 months from the date of such approval, including all time required for legal proceedings; if any, providing that a building permit has not been issued, and unless the Planning Commission, for good cause shown, has specified a different expiration date.
Requests for extension shall include:
         (a)   A letter of formal request for extension;
         (b)   A public hearing with the Planning Commission to review the extension request;
         (c)   The application review for extension shall determine the compliance with current Site Plan review standards;
         (d)   PUD Designations and Special Use Permits; and
         (e)   If the project is zoned with a PUD designation, no building permit shall be issued until all provisions of the PUD procedure have been followed, and nothing herein shall be deemed to abolish existing requirements or procedures for the obtaining of Special Use Permits in any zoning district. The standards of this section shall be minimum standards of any Planned Unit Development.
   (F)   Installation, irrigation and maintenance.
      (1)   Wherever landscape plantings or a landscape-planting screen are required, such landscape plantings shall be installed in a sound, workmanlike manner and according to accepted good planting procedures.
      (2)   All landscaped areas shall be provided with a readily available and acceptable water supply. Underground, automatic sprinkler systems are preferred. Otherwise, a minimum of one supply outlet per island is required. These outlets must be located within 100 feet of all planted material to be maintained.
      (3)   It shall be the continuing duty of the property owner, his successors, or anyone having beneficial use of the property, to maintain any such designated landscaping in a live and healthy condition by keeping lawns mowed, all plants properly groomed and maintained as disease-free, and planting beds groomed, except in naturally occurring dense growths of shrubs or undergrowth. Any required planting(s), which have been removed, are diseased or no longer living, shall be replaced in kind as soon as natural conditions allow. Tree stakes, guy wires and tree wraps are to be removed after one growing season.
      (4)   Enforcement and appeal.  When it is determined that improvements required by this section are not being met, it shall be the duty of the Code Enforcement Department to give notice in writing to the property owner. Such notice shall specify in what manner the improvements are in need of maintenance and a date for compliance. Any person who is aggrieved by the administration of these regulations may file an appeal with the City Manager or City Planner within the 30-day period.
      (5)   Failure to comply.  Failure to provide the improvements required by these regulations or failure to maintain improvements in the manner prescribed by these regulations shall constitute an offense and violation of this chapter. The notice of violation served by the city shall include a time period in which violation should be cured. If, after expiration of the time period the violation has not been cured, each subsequent day may be counted as a new and separate violation. Upon conviction, the person who has violated the landscaping requirements may be subject to a fine of up to $200 per day, plus court costs.
(Ord. 3164, passed 9-6-05)
ARTICLE 2:  MOVING BUILDINGS
§ 4-20  PERMIT REQUIRED; FEE.
   (A)   It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, corporation, partnership or individual to move or cause to be moved on the streets or alleys of the city, any house or building, or part thereof, or any similar structure, without having first obtained from the City Clerk, a permit therefor.
   (B)   The applicant for a permit shall pay the City Clerk for each permit and also, the applicant for a permit shall deposit with the City Clerk a good and sufficient surety or personal bond with sufficient sureties, to be approved by the City Clerk, providing for the payment of all damages that may be sustained by the city, or any public utility, or individual, by virtue of the moving operations by virtue of the permit.
(`90 Code, § 4-9)
§ 4-21  UNLAWFUL MOVEMENT.
   It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, corporation, partnership or individual to move or cause to be moved any house or building, or part thereof, or any similar structure, on the streets or alleys of the city, without having first obtained the permit, paid the permit fee and deposited the bond with the City Clerk.
(`90 Code, § 4-10)
§ 4-22  DANGER LIGHTS.
   Any person moving a building along a street or alley of the city shall place and maintain about the building at night proper and sufficient danger lights to warn other persons using the streets and alleys.
(`90 Code, § 4-11)
§ 4-23  PENALTY.
   The penalty for violation of any provision in this article shall be in accordance with § 12-34 of this code.
(`90 Code, § 4-11.1)  (Ord. 2863, passed 4-18-89)
ARTICLE 3:  PLUMBING
§ 4-35  2015 INTERNATIONAL PLUMBING CODE ADOPTED.
   (A)   There is hereby adopted as the plumbing code of the city, the 2015 International Plumbing Code as published by the International Code Council for the control of buildings and structures as herein provided, and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of the said International Plumbing Code are hereby referred to, adopted and made a part hereof, as if fully set out in this section with all indexes, additions, insertions, deletions and changes, if any, prescribed in division (B) below, a copy of which Plumbing Code (hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Guthrie Plumbing Code” or “Plumbing Code”) is on file in the Office of City Clerk of the City of Guthrie, Oklahoma.
   (B)   The following sections of the International Plumbing Code are hereby revised as follows:
      (1)   Section 101.1, Insert:  “City of Guthrie”.
      (2)   Section 106.6.2, Insert:  “As per Master Fee Schedule.”
      (3)   Section 106.6.3, Delete entire section.
      (4)   Section 108.4, Insert:  “Misdemeanor, $500.”
      (5)   Section 108.5 Insert:  “Not less than $100, not more than $500.”
      (6)   Section 305.6.1, Insert:  “Twelve inches (12"), and Twelve inches (12").”
      (7)   Section 904.1, Insert:  “Twelve inches (12").”
      (8)   All amendments and modifications to the IPC 2015 edition, as drafted by the State of Oklahoma’s Uniform Building Code Commission, are adopted as an addendum and made part of this section.
(`90 Code, § 4-12)  (Am. Ord. 2984, passed 4-15-94; Am. Ord. 3060, passed 4-18-00; Am. Ord. 3146, passed 11-16-04; Am. Ord. 3191, passed 2-5-08; Am. Ord. 3237, passed 8-21-12; Am. Ord. 3300, passed 9-6-16)
§ 4-36  PENALTY.
   The penalty for violation of any provision in this article shall be in accordance with § 12-34 of this code.
(`90 Code, § 4-13)  (Ord. 2863, passed 4-18-89)
§ 4-37  CONNECTION TO UTILITY SYSTEMS.
   (A)   It shall be the private property owners’ duty to maintain private sewer lines and house connections.  If any owner shall fail to properly maintain a private sewer line or any house sewer service line or any other private sewer line the city or Public Works Authority may shut off the supply of water to those premises in violation of this division and/or may proceed with municipal court charges and impose a fine of up to $200 per day plus court cost.
   (B)   The water distribution and drainage system of any building in which plumbing fixtures are installed shall be connected to a public water main and sewer respectively, if available, and the use of a private water supply for purposes other than irrigation or landscaping shall be prohibited. Where a public water main is not available, an individual water supply shall be required and shall be provided by the property owner. Where a public sewer is not available, a private sewage disposal system shall be required and shall be provided by the property owner conforming to the private sewage disposal code listed in Appendix A of the BOCA Plumbing Code. Any building equipped with plumbing fixtures connected to a private well on the effective date of this article does not have to be connected to a public water main, until the time connection to the private well in use on the effective date of this article is discontinued. A public water main or public sewer system shall be considered available to a building when the lot line is located with 300 feet of the public water main or sewer.
   (C)   Violation of division (B) of this section shall be an offense punishable in municipal court by a fine of up to $200 per day plus court costs.
(`90 Code, § 4-14)  (Ord. 2890, passed 6-29-89; Am. Ord. 2892, passed 8-1-89; Am. Ord. 3169, passed 12-20-05; Am. Ord. 3220, passed 6-7-11)
§ 4-38  CONTRACTORS AND JOURNEYMEN.
   No person, firm or corporation shall engage in business as a plumbing contractor, nor shall any person work as a journeyman plumber, until the person, firm or corporation has become properly registered with the city, and has furnished the city satisfactory evidence of compliance with the laws of the state, and satisfactory evidence of responsibility and skill as provided by the ordinances of the city.
(`90 Code, § 4-15)
§ 4-39  CONTRACTORS; BONDS AND FEES.
   (A)   Each and every person, firm or corporation desiring to do business as a plumbing contractor shall be required to register in the Office of the City Clerk, shall furnish proof of compliance with state law, and shall furnish a bond to the city, to be approved by the City Clerk, conditioned that the principal will restore with the same material and in the same manner as before, all streets alleys, sidewalks, curbs and gutters in any way disturbed by the principal, and will save the city harmless from any and all damages resulting from any act or omission of the principal, and also that the principal will obey all laws and ordinances of the city relating to plumbers and plumbing work.
   (B)   (1)   Upon compliance with the foregoing requirements, and payment of the fee hereinafter specified, the applicant shall be registered by the City Clerk.  The registration shall expire at the end of the fiscal year, and may be renewed from year to year.  The initial registration fee and the annual renewal fee shall be as set out in the fee schedule at the end of this code of ordinances.
      (2)   Plumbing contractors desiring to renew their registration shall furnish the same evidence of compliance with state licensing laws, and the same bond, as required upon initial registration.
      (3)   In the case of plumbing contractors holding licenses in good standing and previously issued by the city under prior provisions of law, registration shall be deemed a renewal, and not an initial registration.
   (C)   No registration shall be renewed after the expiration of 90 days from the end of the fiscal year.  After July 15 each year, no plumbing contractor whose registration has not been renewed, unless written permission is obtained from the Plumbing Inspector and approved by the City Manager.
(`90 Code, § 4-16)
§ 4-40  JOURNEYMAN PLUMBERS; REGISTRATION.
   Journeyman plumbers working within the city or on premises connected or to be connected with the city sewer or water system shall be required to be registered with the City Clerk.
(`90 Code, § 4-17)
§ 4-41  REVOCATION OF REGISTRATION.
   For good and sufficient cause, the Plumbing Inspector may revoke the registration of any journeyman plumber, and thereafter he or she shall not be permitted to do business or work as a journeyman plumber within the city or on premises connected or to be connected with the city water or sewer system.  In the event of the revocation, the holder of the registration may appeal to the City Council and the action of the City Council thereon shall be final.
(`90 Code, § 4-18)
§ 4-42  REGISTRATION NOT TRANSFERRABLE.
   No registration issued to a journeyman plumber shall ever be transferred, assigned or loaned to any other person.
(`90 Code, § 4-19)
§ 4-43  EMPLOYMENT.
   (A)   It shall be unlawful for any journeyman plumber to do plumbing work within the corporate limits of the city, unless the work is done by employment of the journeyman plumber by a plumbing contractor or master plumber.
   (B)   All plumbing work done within the corporate limits of the city, from and after the effective date of this article, shall be done under contract or agreement with a plumbing contractor.
   (C)   Should any journeyman plumber perform plumbing work within the corporate limits of the city, except under employment by a plumbing contractor, such shall be deemed an offense and a violation of this article.
(`90 Code, § 4-20)
§ 4-44  PLUMBING PERMITS.
   No plumbing work shall be undertaken within the city until a plumbing permit has been obtained from the Community Planning and Development Office.  The fees shall be determined by the City Council by motion or resolution.  All fees for plumbing permits shall be paid to the City Clerk’s Office.
(`90 Code, § 4-21)  (Ord. 2650, passed - -)
§ 4-45  2006 INTERNATIONAL FUEL GAS CODE ADOPTED.
   (A)   There is hereby adopted a certain document marked and designated as the International Fuel Gas Code, 2006 edition, as published by the International Code Council for regulating and governing fuel gas systems and gas fired appliances in the city are hereby referred to, adopted and made a part hereof, as if fully set out in this section with the additions, appendices, indexes, standards, insertions, deletions and changes, if any, prescribed in division (B) of this section.
   (B)   The following sections of said International Fuel Gas Code are hereby revised accordingly:
      (1)   Section 101.1, Insert:  “City of Guthrie.”
      (2)   Section 106.5.2, Insert:  “Master Fee Schedule.”
      (3)   Section 106.5.3, Delete:  All.
      (4)   Section 108.4, Line 6, Insert: “Offense.”
      (5)   Section 108.4, Line 7, Insert: “$200.”
      (6)   Section 108.4, Line 7, Delete: “or by imprisonment.”
      (7)   Section 108.4, Line 8, Delete: “not exceeding, or both such fine and imprisonment.”
(Ord. 3147, passed 11-16-04; Am. Ord. 3192, passed 2-5-08)
ARTICLE 4:  GAS PIPING
§ 4-55  2015 INTERNATIONAL FUEL GAS CODE ADOPTED.
   (A)   There is hereby adopted as the Fuel Gas Code of the City of Guthrie, Oklahoma, the 2015 International Fuel Gas Code as published by the International Code Council for the control of buildings and structures as herein provided, and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of the International Fuel Gas Code are hereby referred to, adopted and made a part hereof, as if fully set out in this section with all indexes, additions, insertions, deletions and changes, if any, prescribed in division (B) below, a copy of which Fuel Gas Code (hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Guthrie Fuel Gas Code” is on file in the Office of City Clerk of the City of Guthrie, Oklahoma.
   (B)   The following sections of the International Plumbing Code are hereby revised as follows:
      (1)   Section 101.1, Insert:  “City of Guthrie.”
      (2)   Section 106.6.2, Insert:  “As per Master Fee Schedule.”
      (3)   Section 106.6.3, Delete entire section.
      (4)   Section 108.4, Insert: “Misdemeanor, $500.” Delete “not exceeding number of days”.
      (5)   All amendments and modifications to the IFGC 2015 edition, as drafted by the State of Oklahoma’s Uniform Building Code Commission, are adopted as an addendum and made part of this section.
(`90 Code, § 4-22) (Am. Ord. 3236, passed 8-21-12; Am. Ord. 3298, passed 9-6-16)
§ 4-56  PENALTY.
   Any person, firm, partnership, corporation, individual or trust erecting, constructing, building, maintaining or operating a sewage treatment plant or sewage disposal system, or a sewage treatment lagoon (within the corporate limits of the city) that discharges sewage or sewage effluent into any stream of water from which the city obtains water for the public water system of the city, shall be deemed guilty of an offense. Each day of erecting, constructing, building, maintaining or operating or discharging, shall be deemed a distinct and separate offense.
(`90 Code, § 4-23.1)  (Ord. 2863, passed 4-18-89; Am. Ord. 3292, passed 8-2-16)
ARTICLE 5:  LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS
§ 4-70  COMPLIANCE REQUIRED.
   It is unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to manufacture, fabricate, assemble, install or repair any system, container, apparatus or appliance to be used for the transportation, storage, dispensing or utilization of liquefied petroleum gas, or to transport, handle or store the gas, unless the person has complied with and complies with all provisions of the law and ordinances relating thereto, and has any license or permit which may be required by state law.  The standards for the storage and handling of liquefied petroleum gases adopted by the National Fire Protection Association and published in Pamphlet No. 58, including current and subsequent editions and any subsequent changes and/or additions to the pamphlet; the standards for the installation of gas appliances and gas piping adopted by the National Fire Protection Association and published in Pamphlet No. 54, including the current and any subsequent editions and any subsequent changes and/or additions to the pamphlet; and any additional rules or regulations promulgated by the State Liquefied Petroleum Gas Board pursuant to 52 O.S. §§ 420.1 et seq. shall have full force and effect within this city. Any violation of these rules and regulations shall be deemed a violation of the ordinances of the city and shall be punished accordingly.
(`90 Code, § 4-24)
Cross-reference:
   Oil and gas wells, see §§ 4-265 et seq.
§ 4-71  INSPECTION PERMITS; FEES.
   All liquefied petroleum installations within the city, upon completion, shall be inspected by the Plumbing Inspector or by the Gas Inspector, if the Gas Inspector is appointed, and shall not be used by the occupants until approved by the inspector as complying with the section above and the rules and regulations adopted thereby.  Permits and fees for liquefied petroleum gas installations shall be governed by § 4-44.
(`90 Code, § 4-25)
§ 4-72  PENALTY.
   The penalty for violation of any provisions in this article shall be in accordance with § 12-34 of this code.
(`90 Code, § 4-25.1)  (Ord. 2863, passed 4-18-89)
ARTICLE 6:  ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS
§ 4-85  EQUIPMENT DEFINED.
   For the purpose of this article, the following definition shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT.  Electrical conductors, metallic raceway fittings, devices, fixtures, appliances, apparatus and any electrical material of any nature, kind or description to be installed within or on any building or structure.
(`90 Code, § 4-26)
§ 4-86  UNDERWRITER’S LABORATORIES, INC.
   All electrical equipment installed or used shall be in conformity with the provisions of this article, the statutes of the state and any orders, rules and regulations issued by authority thereof, and with approved electrical standards for safety to persons or to property.  Unless by this article, by a statute of the state, or any orders, rules or regulations issued by authority thereof, a specific type or class of electrical equipment is disapproved for installation and use, conformity with the standards of Underwriter’s Laboratories, Inc., shall be prima facie evidence of conformity with approved standards for safety to persons or to property.
(`90 Code, § 4-27)
§ 4-87  NFPA-70 NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE 2011 EDITION ADOPTED.
   There is hereby adopted as the Electrical Code of the City of Guthrie, Oklahoma, the NFPA-70, National Electrical Code 2011 Edition, as published by The National Fire Protection Association, for the control of buildings and structures as herein provided, and each and all of the regulations, provisions, appendices, indexes, standards, penalties, conditions and terms of the National Electrical Code are hereby referred to, adopted and made a part hereof, as if fully set out in this section (hereinafter referred to as the “Guthrie Electrical Code” or “Electric Code”) is on file in the Office of City Clerk of the City of Guthrie, Oklahoma.
(`90 Code, § 4-28)  (Am. Ord. 3062, passed 4-18-00; Am. Ord. 3145, passed 11-16-04; Am. Ord. 3194, passed 2-5-08; Am. Ord. 3238, passed 8-21-12; Am. Ord. 3280, passed 2-2-16; Am. Ord. 3296, passed 9-6-16)
§ 4-88  ELECTRICAL INSPECTOR.
   It is necessary to create the Office of Electrical Inspector to regulate the installation of all electrical wiring and apparatus within the city and it shall be the duty of the Electrical Inspector to inspect all electrical wiring and apparatus as provided in this article, and the City Manager is hereby vested with the authority to appoint a competent inspector to carry out the provisions of this article.
(`90 Code, § 4-29)
§ 4-89  PERMIT FEES.
   All persons, firms and corporations shall before beginning any electrical work or any additions to be made to old wiring, make written application for a permit to the Community Planning and Development Office and shall pay the City Clerk’s Office the inspection fee prescribed by the City Council by motion or resolution.
(`90 Code, § 4-30)  (Ord. 2649, passed - -)
§ 4-90  TEMPORARY PERMITS.
   When, from good and sufficient cause, it is necessary to have electricity on any installation before final certificate can be issued, the Electrical Inspector may issue a temporary permit, provided that all the parts to which the current is applied are in a safe and satisfactory condition.  Before the temporary permit is issued, the party receiving the same shall pay the Electrical Inspector $1, the permit to run for 30 days.  If at the end of 30 days the installation is still incomplete, another permit must be taken out for the next 30 days, and for each succeeding 30 days.
(`90 Code, § 4-31)
§ 4-91  CONNECTIONS MADE AFTER APPROVAL.
   (A)   It shall be unlawful for any electric light, heat or power company to make any electrical connection to any building until a certificate stating that the electric wiring has been approved, has been issued by the Electrical Inspector.
   (B)   All firms, corporations or individuals, whether operating under a regular franchise granted by the city or not, shall, upon written notice from the Inspector, disconnect from any circuit designated by the notice and shall not reconnect to the installation, except upon written notice from the Inspector.
(`90 Code, § 4-32)
§ 4-92  INSPECTIONS; APPROVAL.
   (A)   (1)   It shall be unlawful for all owners, contractors or workers not qualified for doing all electrical wiring to, in any manner, interfere with any electrical wiring in or on any building whatsoever.  If, in any case, the wiring is in a position to interfere with the completion of the building as called for by the plans, the wiring contractor must be notified to have it changed.  No wood or metal work is to be placed within one inch of any electrical conductor.
      (2)   On inspecting the electrical wiring of any building, the Inspector shall leave a notice in the form of a tag or label attached to the service.  This notice shall clearly state whether the wiring is approved or is to be kept open for corrections, and no work people shall lathe, seal or in any manner conceal any electrical wiring until he knows positively that it has been approved.
   (B)   The Inspector must in all cases inspect any electrical wiring within the corporate limits of the city within 48 hours of the receipt of the notice from the electric wiring contractor that the work is completed, holiday, Saturday and Sunday not included in this time.  All steam fitting, furnace work, gas fittings and telephone wiring shall be completed, and no wiring shall be considered as complete until the above work referred to is in.
(`90 Code, § 4-33)
§ 4-93  SUPERVISION OF WIRES.
   (A)   (1)   The Electrical Inspector is hereby authorized and directed to have general supervision over the placing, stringing or attaching telegraph, telephone, electric light or other wires and the placing of all poles and appliances so as to prevent fire, accident or injury to persons or property and to cause all wires and electric lights to be so placed, constructed and guarded as not to cause fire, accident or endanger the life or property of any and all lights and the wire or electrical apparatus now existing, as well as those hereafter constructed and placed, shall be subject to the supervision.
      (2)   Whenever any electric wiring or other electrical apparatus becomes unsafe or in a defective or insecure condition, the Inspector shall notify the owner, agents or tenants.
   (B)   On failure to repair or remove the defective wiring or apparatus within 24 hours, or the time as the Electrical Inspector may deem necessary, the Inspector shall cause the service to be suspended.
(`90 Code, § 4-34)
§ 4-94  SPECIAL RULINGS.
   The Electrical Inspector shall have the authority to make special rulings, when circumstances warrant, for the safeguarding of life and property and the improvement of electrical installations, but in all cases persons engaged in the installing of electrical equipment and holding an electrical license must be notified by letter of these decisions.
(`90 Code, § 4-35)
§ 4-95  AUTHORITY TO ENTER BUILDINGS.
   The Electrical Inspector in the discharge of his or her duties may enter any building or premises at any reasonable time, and upon the refusal of the owner, agent or occupant to allow the inspections, he or she shall be deemed guilty of an offense.
(`90 Code, § 4-36)
§ 4-96  STATE LICENSE AND CITY REGISTRATION.
   It is unlawful for any person to engage in the business, trade or vocation of electrical contractor or journeyman electrician without first obtaining a state license in accordance with 59 O.S.  §§ 1680 et seq., and without first registering as an electrical contractor or journeyman in accordance with this article.
(`90 Code, § 4-37)  (Ord. 2713, passed 10- -82)
§ 4-97  ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR; REGISTRATION FEE.
   The annual registration fee for electrical contractors shall be as shown in the fee schedule at the end of this code of ordinances.  The registration year shall be based on the fiscal year beginning July 1 and ending June 31 of each year.  Any person holding valid, paid up, city electrical contractors license on the effective date of this article shall be permitted to register as an electrical contractor the remainder of the current fiscal year without charge.
(`90 Code, § 4-38)  (Ord. 2713, passed 10- -82)
§ 4-98  CONTRACTOR’S BOND.
   Every applicant for registration as an electrical contractor shall furnish the city a bond issued by some security company authorized to do business in the state, as a guarantee that all electrical wiring and equipment installed by him or her shall be in accordance with the requirements of this article and of the state code.  The city shall not register any electrical contractor until the bond is made and the fee is paid.
(`90 Code, § 4-39)  (Ord. 2713, passed 10- -82)
§ 4-99  JOURNEYMEN; REGISTRATION FEE.
   The annual registration fee for journeyman electrician shall be as set out in the fee schedule at the end of this code of ordinances.  The registration year shall be based on the fiscal year beginning July 1 and ending June 31 of each year.  Any person holding a valid, paid up, city journeyman electrician’s license on the effective date of this article shall be permitted to register as a journeyman electrician for the remainder of the current fiscal year without charge.
(`90 Code, § 4-40)  (Ord. 2713, passed 10- -82)
§ 4-100  PENALTY.
   The penalty for violation of any provision in this article shall be in accordance with § 12-34 of this code.
(`90 Code, § 4-40.1)  (Ord. 2863, passed 4-18-89)
§ 4-101  WHEN REGISTRATION NOT REQUIRED.
   For the installation of bell, telephone or signal systems not using over 12 volts, no license will be required, but the installation of same must comply with all other requirements of the ordinances of the city.
(`90 Code, § 4-41)
§ 4-102  REVOCATION OF REGISTRATION.
   (A)   After adequate opportunity for a hearing, the City Council may revoke the registration of any electrical contractor or journeyman electrician for any of the following causes:
      (1)   Serious or repeated violations of the laws, ordinances or other regulations relating to electrical installations;
      (2)   Grossly unethical conduct in connection with the electrical trade or business;
      (3)   Poor workmanship or service; or
      (4)   Installing inferior or substandard materials, fixtures or equipment.
   (B)   A request that the license be revoked may be presented to the City Council by the Electrical Inspector or by any aggrieved person.
(`90 Code, § 4-42)  (Ord. 2713, passed 10- -82)
ARTICLE 7:  MOBILE HOME PARKS; RECREATION VEHICLE PARKS
§ 4-115  DEFINITIONS.
   For the purpose of this article, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   DEPENDENT MOBILE HOME.  A mobile home which does not have a flush toilet and a bath or shower.  For purpose of regulation under this article, a DEPENDENT MOBILE HOME shall be considered to be the same as a recreational vehicle, unless otherwise specified.
   FREESTANDING MOBILE HOME or RECREATION VEHICLE.  Any mobile home or recreation vehicle not located in a mobile home park or recreation vehicle park, respectively, licensed by the city or in an approved mobile home subdivision.
   HEALTH OFFICER.  The legally designated health authority of the city or his or her authorized representative.
   INDEPENDENT MOBILE HOME.  A mobile home which meets the minimum gross floor area or habitable space requirement, as provided in § 4-134, and which has a flush toilet and a bath or shower.  Unless otherwise indicated in the text of this article, the term MOBILE HOME shall mean an INDEPENDENT MOBILE HOME.
   INSPECTION OFFICER.  The Building Inspector of the city or his or her authorized agent.
   LICENSEE.  Any person licensed to operate and maintain a mobile home park under the provisions of this article.
   MOBILE HOME TYPE 1.  A transportable structure intended for permanent occupancy as a residential unit, larger than 400 square feet, fabricated in a factory in compliance with the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974, 42 USC 5401 et seq., as amended, and rules promulgated pursuant thereto, as amended, and which is in compliance with all of the following requirements, each constructed in accordance with the code of the city and the manufacturer’s standard and specifications:
      (1)   Placed on a support system;
      (2)   Completely enclosed around the base of the unit with foundation or siding or skirting;
      (3)   Anchored to the ground;
      (4)   With all utilities connected; and
      (5)   With driveway and off-street parking.
   MOBILE HOME TYPE 2.  A transportable structure intended for permanent occupancy as a residential unit, larger than 320 square feet, fabricated in a factory prior to or not in accordance with the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974, 42 USC 5401 et seq., as amended, and rules promulgated pursuant thereto, as amended, and which is in compliance with all of the following requirements each constructed in accordance with the code of the city:
      (1)   Placed on a support system;
      (2)   Completely enclosed around the base of the unit with foundation or siding or skirting;
      (3)   Anchored to the ground;
      (4)   With all utilities connected; and
      (5)   With driveway and off-street parking.
   MOBILE/MANUFACTURED HOME.  A transportable structure intended for human occupancy as residential unit, larger than 650 square feet, fabricated in a factory in compliance with either the building and construction codes of the city or the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974, 42 USC 5401 et seq., as amended, and rules promulgated pursuant thereto, as amended, and which is in compliance with all of the following requirements each constructed in accordance with the code of the city and the manufacturer’s standards and specifications:
      (1)   Placed on a permanent and complete foundation;
      (2)   Anchored to the ground;
      (3)   Have wheels, axles, hitch and other mechanisms removed; and
      (4)   Have siding and roofing material of a type, quality and appearance customarily used on site constructed homes.
(`90 Code, § 4-43)  (Am. Ord. 2810, passed 4-21-87)
§ 4-116  LICENSE AND TEMPORARY PERMIT.
   (A)   (1)   It shall be unlawful for any person to construct, maintain or operate any mobile home park or recreation vehicle park within the limits of the city unless he or she holds a valid license issued annually by the City Clerk with the approval of the Inspection Officer and Health Officer of the city, in the name of the person for the specific mobile home park, except that the maintenance or operation of a mobile home park or recreation vehicle park in existence on the effective date of this article may be continued under a temporary permit for the period of time and under the conditions as are hereinafter described.
      (2)   Application shall be made to the City Clerk, who shall issue a license upon compliance by the applicant with all pertinent provisions of this and other ordinances and regulations of the city.  Every person holding a license shall notify the City Clerk in writing within 24 hours after having sold, transferred, given away or otherwise disposed of, interest in or control of any mobile home park.  The notice shall include the name and address of the person succeeding to the ownership or control of the mobile home park or recreation vehicle park.
   (B)   (1)   Application for original licenses shall be in writing signed by the applicant and accompanied by an affidavit of the applicant as to the truth of the application and shall contain the following:
         (a)   Name and address of the applicant;
         (b)   The interest of the applicant in and the location and legal description of the park;
         (c)   A complete plan of the park showing compliance with all applicable provisions of this article and regulations promulgated thereunder; and
         (d)   Further information as may be requested by the Inspection Officer and/or Health Officer.