(A)   Section 114.91, Expiration of Permits.
1. Building permits shall expire if work is not completed within the time designated after the issuance of the permit:
a) New homes, one year
b) Garages, 6 months (180 days)
c) Remodeling and additions, 6 months (180 days)
d) Fences, sidewalks, patios, etc., 6 months (180 days)
2. If after the expiration of the building permit, the work for which the building permit was issued has not been completed, the permit holder must appear before the President and Board of Trustees of the Village of Lakemoor at its regularly scheduled meeting to request an extension of said permit. Permits may be extended for no more than ninety (90) days upon a showing by said permit holder that said work was not completed in the prescribed time through no fault of his own. The fee for an extension shall be 10% of the original cost.
   (B)   Section 115.6, Property Damage Deposits and Bonds.
1. Before issuing a building permit for any new residential or commercial construction, the Building Inspector will review the plans submitted for said permit and require the building contractor obtaining the permit to make a cash deposit or bond (with the Village Clerk).
The deposit shall be in the amount of $5,000.00. The bond shall be in the penal sum of $5,000.00, with a surety to be approved by the corporate authorities. The deposit or bond shall cover the cost of repairing any damage to public or private property during construction, including, but not limited to the cost to indemnify, keep and save harmless the Village against any loss, costs, damage, judgment of liability of any kind whatsoever which the Village may suffer or be put to or which may accrue against it, be charged to or be recovered from the Village or any of its officials by reason of any act or thing done or neglected to be done under or by virtue of the authority given to such contractor.
For purposes of this section, the term “building contractor” shall mean any person engaged in constructing, altering or repairing buildings or other structures or sidewalks or streets or pavements, including but not limited to general contractors, plumbing contractors, electrical contractors, cement or paving contractors, roofing contractors, steam fitting contractors, masonry contractors, carpentry contractors, lathing contractors, heating contractors, air conditioning contractors, refrigeration contractors, house moving, house raising or shoring contractors, sheet metal contractors, glazing contractors, excavating contractors, sewer contractors, plastering contractors, dry wall contractors, painting contractors, razing, shearing or moving contractors, landscaping contractors, tuckpointing contractors, and insulating contractors.
2. Within twelve months from the date of issuance of the occupancy permit, provided the Building Inspector has performed an inspection and the condition of the property is satisfactory, and provided that no damage has been done to public or private property during construction, the total amount of the deposit shall be returned to the parties making the deposit upon request, or the bond shall be released.
3. In the event that property sustains damage during construction, that portion of the deposit necessary to effect repairs shall be retained by the Village, and the balance, including interest (set by state law) shall be returned to the party making the deposit, or the remainder of the bond shall be released.
4. If the cost of repairs to the property exceeds the amount of the deposit or bond, such additional costs shall be charged to the person who applied for the permit, and it shall become immediately due and payable upon that person receiving written notice of the amount of which the cost of repairs exceeds the amount of deposit.”
   (C)   Section 115.7, Sign Boards.
The sign contractor, the erector or the owner of every sign or billboard for which a permit is required shall be bonded in an amount not less than $1,000.00 for the erection and maintenance of all such signs or bi11boards in accordance with the provisions of Section 1408.
   (D)   118.1, Special Fees.
The payment of the fee for the construction, alteration, removal or demolition and for all work done in connection with or concurrently with the work contemplated by a building permit shall not relieve the applicant, or holder of the permit from the payment of other fees that may be prescribed by law or ordinance for water taps, sewer connections, electrical permits, erection of signs and display structures, marquees or other appurtenant structures, or fees for inspections, certificates of use and occupancy or other privileges or requirements, both within and without the jurisdiction of the department of building inspection. Permit fees entitle applicant to inspection and re-inspection. More inspections will cost $20.00 minimum. Maximum will be cost recovery of inspections.
   The building permit fee is by separate ordinance.
Improved construction includes any wiring, plumbing,, etc., on or between studs which can include an attic, basement or a portion of a basement. Said improved construction includes al1 living areas; garages are specifically excluded.
   (E)   Section 118.4, Demolition.
The fee for a permit for the demolition of a building or structure shall be $150.00.
   (F)   Section 122.3, Violation Penalties.
Any person who shall violate a provision of the Basic Code or shall fail to comply with any of the requirements thereof or who shall erect, construct, alter or repair a building or structure in violation of an approved plan or directive of the building official, or of a permit or certificate issued under the provisions of the Basic Code, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not less than $25.00 nor more than $500.00 or by imprisonment not exceeding one year, or both such fine and imprisonment. Each day that a violation continues shall be deemed a separate offense.
   (G)   Section 123.2, Unlawful Continuance.
Any person who shall continue any work in or about the building after having been served with a stop order, except such work as he is directed to perform to remove a violation or unsafe conditions, shall be liable to a fine of not less than $75.00 nor more than $500.00.
   (H)   Section 319.0, Driveways.
A driveway shall be constructed of a material which will not erode, shall extend from the garage to the street, shall be at least twelve (12) feet in width, and if deemed necessary by the Building Inspector or Village Engineer, a culvert shall be installed under the driveway, at the owner’s expense the culvert shall be a minimum if 15 feet in diameter and 20 feet in length. The Superintendent of Roads or Superintendent of Public Works or the Village Engineer may, in his discretion, grant exceptions for modification.
   (I)   Section 320.0 Trenches.
All trenches across proposed or existing streets, driveways shall be backfilled with No. 2 sand to a point not less than five (5) feet from the outside edge of the proposed or existing pavement. The sand shall be compacted thoroughly in place by jetting or in a manner and with the use of equipment acceptable to the Village Engineer or Superintendent of Public Works or the Building Commissioner. This compacted sand shall be brought to within ten (10) inches of the proposed or existing final grade. At this point, eight (B) inches of State of Illinois specification grade CA-6 gravel shall be placed to a width twelve (12) inches greater than the trench. When the gravel has been completed to the satisfaction of the Village Engineer or the Superintendent of Public Works or the Building Commissioner, a two (2) inch bitumous surface (B-5 or Class 1) shall be placed over the entire trench”equal in width to the existing or proposed pavement.
All excess materials shall be removed and the rights of way shall be restored to its original condition and to the satisfaction of the Village Engineer or the Superintendent of Public Works or the Building Commissioner.
   (J)   Section R-106, Violations and Penalties.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation whether as owner, lessee, sub-lessee or occupant to erect, construct, enlarge, alter, repair, improve, remove, convert, demolish, equip, use, occupy, or maintain any one and two family dwelling in the jurisdiction or cause or permit the same to be done, contrary to or in violation of any of the provisions of this Code.
It is hereby declared that any violation of this Code constitutes a public nuisance, and in addition to any other remedies provided by this Code for its enforcement, the Village may bring civil suit to enjoin the violation of any provisions of this Code.
Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this Code shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and each such person shal1 be deemed guilty of a separate offense for each and every day or portion thereof during which any violation of any of the provisions of this Code is committed, continued or permitted, and upon conviction of such a violation, such person shall be punishable by a fine of not less than $15.00 nor more than $500.00 or by imprisonment, or by both such fine and imprisonment as established by local applicable laws.
Any person, firm or corporation who undertakes to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, improve, remove, convert, demolish, equip or otherwise perform work on a structure within the Village without having first secured a building permit through the Village shall immediately cease work on any such premises and make application for a proper permit. If any such work is performed prior to permit issuance, such building permit shall be an “after the fact” permit and shall be issued at a rate of 150% of the applicable permit fee, as amended from time to time. Nothing herein shall prevent the Village from exercising all available remedies, including injunctive release.
   (K)   Section 15.06, Conduit.
The provisions of the National Electric Code as adopted herein, notwithstanding, all residential dwellings and non-residential constructed in the Village of Lakemoor, shall be designed and built with Conduit, and whips consisting of Flexible Metal Conduit when necessary shall not exceed 6 feet. Minimum size wire to be used for all electrical catagories to be a minimum of 12 gauge.
   (L)   Section 15.07, Foundations.
Foundations and foundation footings consisting of wood, pre-cast, and/or masonry shall be prohibited for non-residential and residential buildings.
(Ord. 96-O-14, passed 8-8-1996; Ord. 15-O-40, passed 11-12-2015; Ord. 21-O-03, passed 2-2-2021)