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(A) Prior to the issuance of any building or demolition permit from Metro Louisville, the City of Hurstbourne shall be given the opportunity to review said permit application and plans to determine if the project (and its site) is in compliance with this building and design ordinance. The City shall evidence the determination as to whether the project complies with the City's building and design ordinance by issuance of a Letter of Compliance Notification form. It is a responsibility of the resident to make application and provide all needed information for the issuance of the letter of compliance.
(B) Activities, which would not trigger an application to Metro Louisville for a building or demolition permit, through Metro Louisville and the Kentucky Building Code, may nevertheless be subject to prior review by the City of Hurstbourne. Those activities requiring prior review and a letter of approval include any structure not attached to the house, fence and wall installations and extensions. The City shall determine whether the project complies with this ordinance by issuance of a Letter of Approval form. It is a responsibility of the resident to make application and provide all needed information for the issuance of the letter of approval, prior to construction.
(C) The City of Hurstbourne, through its City Administrative Officer, or other person designated to enforce city ordinances by the City Commission, has the right to enter private property for the purpose of inspecting for compliance with this ordinance and has the authority to enforce this ordinance. Letter of compliance and letter of approval authority are good for only one year from issuance. If the project is not complete at the expiration of one year, the letter of compliance and/or letter of approval are invalid and the applicant must reapply.
(D) The purpose of the letter of compliance process is compliance with these design guidelines, which in no way attempts to regulate or inspect issues relating to the Building Code of Kentucky, which is the responsibility of Metro Louisville. This subchapter does not require the City of Hurstbourne to conduct inspections required by the Kentucky Building Code.
(Ord. 09-07, passed 8-11-09)