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(A) Review of application.
(1) Prior to the issuance of any building permit, the Building Commissioner shall:
(a) Review all building permit applications to determine full compliance with the provisions of this code;
(b) Review all building permit applications for new construction or substantial improvements to determine whether proposed building sites will be reasonably safe from flooding; and
(c) Review building permit applications for major repairs within the floodplain area having special flood hazards to determine that the proposed repair:
1. Uses construction materials and utility equipment that are resistant to flood damage; and
2. Uses conduction methods and practices that will minimize flood damage.
(2) All new construction improvement location permit applications shall be accompanied by two copies of a plat of survey of the subject real property, which shall which shall identify the proposed lot corner elevations as well as the building corner elevations. These proposed elevations shall be in conformance with the development’s approved grading plan. In the absence of an approved grading plan, elevation data for new construction shall not exceed the elevation of surrounding properties, unless the natural contour of the real property necessitates the contrary.
(3) Erosion and sediment control measures shall be in place prior to the issuance of an improvement location (building) permit. This includes construction of a barrier such as a silt fence to prevent soil erosion from leaving the site as well as placing a stone driveway of a sufficient width to allow construction vehicles and equipment to access the site without dragging mud and debris off of the site and onto the roads.
(4) All new construction shall be required to provide a plat of survey to be submitted to the Building Department at the time that the foundation is constructed. This plat of survey will be used to determine that the foundation complies with the grading plan for the development, as well as to ensure that the foundation is properly located in compliance with the setback regulations for the particular zoning district in which it is located.
(5) All new construction shall be required to provide an as-built plat of survey indicating the lot corner elevations as well as the building corner elevations.
(6) All new construction shall be required to have a dumpster and portable bathroom on site during the construction of the building. Both items are to be kept on the property that they serve and shall not be placed in the street. In the event that a contractor has more than one lot under construction in the same development, he or she shall be allowed to provide one dumpster for multiple lots to the extent that said dumpster can accommodate the debris that results from the construction activity.
(B) Inspection and reinspection procedures.
(1) After the issuance of any building permit, the Building Commissioner shall make, or shall cause to be made, inspections of the work being done as are necessary to ensure full compliance with the provisions of the subchapter and the terms of the permit.
(a) The permit holder shall call for each inspection.
(b) The Inspector shall have 48 hours (exclusive of weekends and/or holidays) from time of notification to make the requested inspection.
(c) Reinspection of work found to be, incomplete, or not ready for inspection, is subject to assessment of reinspection fees as prescribed in the code.
(2) Upon completion of the project, and prior to any request for any final inspection, an “as-built” plat of survey shall be submitted with the “as-built” elevations of the lot corners as well as the as-built elevations of the structure corners. These elevations shall be in conformance with the development’s approved grading plan.
(C) Inspection assistance. The Chief of the Fire Department, or his or her designated representative, shall assist the Building Commissioner in the inspection of fire suppression, detection and alarm systems and shall provide reports of such inspection to the Building Commissioner.
(D) Entry. Upon presentation of proper credentials, the Building Commissioner or his or her duly authorized representatives may enter at reasonable times any building, structure or premises in the town to perform any duty imposed upon him or her by this code.
(E) Stop order. Whenever any work is being done contrary to the provisions of this code, the Building Commissioner may order the work stopped by notice in writing served on any persons engaged in the doing or causing such work to be done, and any such persons shall forthwith stop such work until authorized by the Building Commissioner to proceed with the work.
(Ord. 2009-749, passed 9-8-2009)