The following amendments, modifications, additions and deletions to the International Property Maintenance Code, 2021 Edition, are hereby made:
   (A)   Amend Section 101.1 Title. Insert: [Marshalltown].
   (B)   Amend Section 101.2 Scope. Delete language and insert in lieu of the following: The provisions of this code shall apply to all renter-occupied residential structures and all existing renter-occupied residential premises, except for those located within a designated mobile home park, and constitute minimum requirements and standards for premises, structures, equipment and facilities for light, ventilation, space, heating, sanitation, protection from the elements, a reasonable level of safety from fire and other hazards, and for a reasonable level of sanitary maintenance; the responsibility of owners, an owner’s authorized agent, operators and occupants; the occupancy of existing structures and premises, and for administration, enforcement and penalties.
   (C)   Amend Section 103.1 Creation of Agency. Insert: [Housing and Community Development].
   (D)   Amend Section 107.1 General. Insert the following sentence at the end of the section. The city Building Board of Appeals shall serve as the official board of appeals.
   (E)   Amend Section 202 General Definitions.
      RENTER-OCCUPIED. A dwelling-unit that is occupied by a person or group of persons who are not the owner or immediate family member of the owner. FAMILY MEMBER includes a parent, child, grand-parent, grand-child or sibling.
   (F)   Amend Section 302.4 Weeds. Insert: [ten inches] and amend the final sentence as follows. Weeds shall be defined as all grasses, annual plants and vegetation, other than trees or shrubs provided; however, this term shall not include cultivated flowers, gardens or storm water retention and/or detention areas approved by the city.
   (G)   Amend Section 303.2 Enclosures. Delete language and insert in lieu of the following. A swimming pool shall comply with the Marshalltown Code of Ordinances Ch. 155: Swimming Pools.
   (H)   Amend Section 304.14 Insect Screens. Insert: [April 15] to [October 15].
   (I)   Amend Section 308.2.1 Rubbish Storage Facilities. Delete language and insert in lieu of the following. The owner of every occupied premises consisting of three or more dwelling units shall supply approved covered containers for rubbish, and the owner of the premises shall be responsible for the removal of rubbish. The owner or occupant of a single-family attached, single-family detached and two-family dwelling unit shall supply approved covered containers for rubbish and be responsible for the removal of rubbish.
   (J)   Add new Section 602.2.1 Supplemental Heat Supply. Portable unvented fuel-burning space heaters and electric space heaters which are not listed and labeled (UL 1278) are prohibited from use in a residential occupancy. Electric space heaters which are listed and labeled (UL 1278) must have an auto shutoff, shall not be plugged into an extension cord, and shall not be operated within three feet of any combustible material.
   (K)   Amend Section 602.3 Heat Supply. Insert: [September 15] to [May 15].
   (L)   Amend Section 602.4 Occupiable Work Spaces. Insert: [September 15] to [May 15].
   (M)   Amend Section 605.2 Receptacles. Insert new sentence prior to last sentence of paragraph in Section 605.2 with the following language. Any accessible receptacle within six feet of a water source shall be provided with ground fault circuit interrupter protection.
   (N)   Amend Section 705.1 General. Insert the following language to the end of the paragraph. In addition, carbon monoxide alarms and detectors shall be installed in accordance with I.C.A. § 661— Ch. 211.
   (O)   Add new Section 705.3 Installation Locations. Installation locations shall be in conformance with the International Fire Code, the International Residential Code, Iowa Code, and at the location closest to the hazard of an attached garage or fuel-fired appliance.
(Ord. 15054, passed 12-12-2022; Ord. 15058, passed 2-27-2023)