§ 150.24  PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE; AMENDMENTS.
   (A)   International Property Maintenance Code. The International Property Maintenance Code, 2018 edition, as published by the International Code Council, Inc., be and is hereby adopted as the Property Maintenance Code of the Village of Kirkland, DeKalb County, Illinois, for regulating and governing the conditions and maintenance of all property, buildings, and structures; by providing the standards for supplied utilities and facilities and other physical things and conditions essential to ensure that structures are safe, sanitary, and fit for occupation and use; and the condemnation of buildings and structures unfit for human occupancy and use, and the demolition of such existing structures as herein provided; providing for the issuance of permits and collection of fees therefor; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of the International Property Maintenance Code, on file in the office of the village are hereby referred to, adopted, and made a part hereof, as if fully set out in this subchapter, with the specific revisions otherwise noted in division (B) of this section, is hereby adopted by reference.
   (B)   Amendments.  The following sections of the International Property Maintenance Code, 2018 edition, are hereby revised, amended, or added in words and figures as follow:
      a.   Section 101.1  Title.  These regulations shall be known as the Property Maintenance Code of the Village of Kirkland, DeKalb County, Illinois, and shall be cited as such and will be hereinafter referred to as “this code.”
      b.   Section 103.5  Fees.  The fees for activities and services performed by the department in carrying out its responsibilities under this code shall be in accordance with Appendix A of this chapter, as may be amended from time to time.
      c.   Section 106.4  Violation penalties.  Any person who shall violate a provision of this code, or fail to comply therewith, or with any of the requirements thereof, shall be prosecuted within the limits provided by state and local laws; and, shall be subject to a fine of not less than seventy-five dollars ($75.00) nor more than seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00). Each day a violation continues after due notice has been served shall be deemed a separate offense.
         Section 106.4.1  Court costs and legal fees.  In the event noncompliance with this code necessitates litigation, any person who violates a provision of this code shall be liable for court costs and reasonable attorney’s fees incurred by the village.
      d.   Section 111.2  Membership of board. The board of appeals shall be the Village Board of Trustees. Therefore, for the purposes of this code, the board of appeals shall be construed to mean the Village Board of Trustees. The code official shall be an ex-officio member but shall have no vote on any matter before the Board.
      e.   Section 111.2.1  Alternate members.  Deleted in its entirety.
      f.   Section 111.2.2  Chairman.  Deleted in its entirety.
      g.   Section 111.2.4  Secretary.  Deleted in its entirety.
      h.   Section 111.2.5  Compensation of members.  Deleted in its entirety.
      i.   Section 111.5  Postponed hearing.  When a quorum is not present to hear an appeal, the matter shall be continued to another date convenient to all parties.
      j.   Section 111.6  Board decision. The board shall modify, reverse, or uphold the decision of the code official only by a concurring vote of the majority of members present at the meeting.
      k.   Section 302.4  Weeds.  All premises and exterior property shall be maintained free from weeds or plant growth in excess of eight inches (8"). (Rest of section remains the same.)
      l.   Section 304.14  Insect screens.  During the period from March 31 to October 31, every door, window and other opening required for ventilation of habitable rooms, food preparation areas, food service areas where products to be included or utilized for human consumption... (Rest of paragraph remains the same.)
      m.   Section 602.3  Heat supply. “...to furnish heat to the occupants thereof shall supply heat during the period from October 1 to April 30 to maintain a temperature of not less than 65°F (18°C) in all habitable rooms, bathrooms, and toilet rooms.” (Rest of section remains the same.)
      n.   Section 602.4  Occupiable spaces.  Indoor occupiable work spaces shall be supplied with heat during the period from October 1 to April 30 to maintain a temperature of not less than 65°F (18°C) during the period the spaces are occupied. (No changes to Exceptions.)
(Ord. 07-13, passed 9-4-2007; Ord. 2019-11, passed 10-7-2019)