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WINDSOR HEIGHTS, IA CODE OF ORDINANCES
SUPPLEMENT RECORD
CHAPTER 1 CODE OF ORDINANCES
CHAPTER 2 CHARTER
CHAPTER 3 BOUNDARIES
CHAPTER 4 MUNICIPAL INFRACTIONS
CHAPTER 5 OPERATING PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 6 CITY ELECTIONS
CHAPTER 7 FISCAL MANAGEMENT
CHAPTER 8 URBAN RENEWAL
CHAPTER 9 HOTEL-MOTEL TAX
CHAPTER 10 DEFERRED COMPENSATION FOR CITY EMPLOYEES
CHAPTER 11 URBAN REVITALIZATION
CHAPTER 15 MAYOR
CHAPTER 16 MAYOR PRO TEM
CHAPTER 17 CITY COUNCIL
CHAPTER 18 CITY CLERK
CHAPTER 19 FINANCE DIRECTOR/TREASURER
CHAPTER 20 CITY ATTORNEY
CHAPTER 21 CITY ADMINISTRATOR
CHAPTER 22 PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR
CHAPTER 23 PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION
CHAPTER 30 POLICE DEPARTMENT
CHAPTER 30.11 UNBIASED POLICING POLICY
CHAPTER 31 ALARM SYSTEMS
CHAPTER 35 FIRE DEPARTMENT
CHAPTER 36 HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE SPILLS
CHAPTER 37 FIRE CODE
CHAPTER 40 PUBLIC OFFENSES
CHAPTER 50 NUISANCE ABATEMENT PROCEDURE
CHAPTER 51 DAMAGED OR INOPERABLE VEHICLES
CHAPTER 52 ABANDONED VEHICLES
CHAPTER 53 LITTER CONTROL
CHAPTER 54 NOISE POLLUTION
CHAPTER 55 ANIMAL PROTECTION AND CONTROL
CHAPTER 56 DANGEROUS DOGS
CHAPTER 57 ILLEGAL OR DANGEROUS ANIMALS
CHAPTER 60 TRAFFIC AND VEHICLES
CHAPTER 90 WATER SERVICE SYSTEM
CHAPTER 91 CROSS CONNECTION CONTROL
CHAPTER 95 SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM
CHAPTER 96 BUILDING SEWERS AND CONNECTIONS
CHAPTER 97 USE OF PUBLIC SEWERS
CHAPTER 98 ON-SITE WASTEWATER SYSTEMS
CHAPTER 100 REGULATION OF INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER AND COMMERCIAL WASTEWATER
CHAPTER 101 STORM WATER DRAINAGE UTILITY
CHAPTER 102 ILLICIT DISCHARGE TO STORM SEWER SYSTEM
CHAPTER 105 SOLID WASTE CONTROL AND RECYCLING
CHAPTER 106 COLLECTION OF SOLID WASTE
CHAPTER 107 SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL
CHAPTER 110 NATURAL GAS FRANCHISE
CHAPTER 111 ELECTRIC FRANCHISE
CHAPTER 112 FRANCHISE FEES
CHAPTER 113 CABLE TELEVISION REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 120 LIQUOR LICENSES AND WINE AND BEER PERMITS
CHAPTER 121 CIGARETTE AND TOBACCO PERMITS
CHAPTER 122 PEDDLERS, SOLICITORS AND TRANSIENT MERCHANTS
CHAPTER 123 HOUSE MOVERS
CHAPTER 124 PAWNBROKERS
CHAPTER 125 ADULT ENTERTAINMENT FACILITIES
CHAPTER 126 PUBLIC DANCE HALLS
CHAPTER 135 EXCAVATIONS OF PUBLIC PROPERTY
CHAPTER 136 SIDEWALK REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 137 VACATION AND DISPOSAL OF STREETS
CHAPTER 138 STREET AND SIDEWALK GRADES
CHAPTER 139 NAMING OF STREETS
CHAPTER 140 DRIVEWAY REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 141 FIBER OPTIC CABLE LICENSE
CHAPTER 142 PARKLETS
CHAPTER 150 BUILDING NUMBERING
CHAPTER 151 TREES AND VEGETATION
CHAPTER 152 TEMPORARY STRUCTURES
CHAPTER 153 TEMPORARY SIGNS
CHAPTER 155 BUILDING CODES
CHAPTER 156 PROPERTY MAINTENANCE AND RENTAL HOUSING CODE
CHAPTER 157 STANDARD CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS
CHAPTER 158 MECHANICAL CODE
CHAPTER 159 PLUMBING CODE
CHAPTER 160 CONSTRUCTION SITE EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL
CHAPTER 161 POST-CONSTRUCTION STORM WATER CONTROL
CHAPTER 162 FUEL GAS CODE
CHAPTER 163 DEMOLITION & RAZE PERMIT
CHAPTER 165 ZONING CODE - GENERAL PROVISIONS
CHAPTER 166 ZONING CODE - DEFINITIONS
CHAPTER 167 ZONING CODE - USE TYPES
CHAPTER 168 ZONING CODE - ZONING DISTRICT REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 169 ZONING CODE - OVERLAY DISTRICTS
CHAPTER 170 ZONING CODE - DEVELOPMENT AND DESIGN STANDARDS
CHAPTER 171 TEMPORARY USES AND STRUCTURES
CHAPTER 172 ZONING CODE - SUPPLEMENTAL SITE DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 173 ZONING CODE - LANDSCAPING AND SCREENING STANDARDS
CHAPTER 174 ZONING CODE - OFF-STREET PARKING
CHAPTER 175 ZONING CODE - SIGN REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 176 ZONING CODE - NONCONFORMING DEVELOPMENT
CHAPTER 177 ZONING CODE - ADMINISTRATION AND PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 178 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
CHAPTER 179 BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT
CHAPTER 180 CONDITIONAL USE PERMITS
CHAPTER 181 ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT
CHAPTER 183 MOBILE FOOD UNITS
CHAPTER 185 FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT
155.06CONVERSION TO HORIZONTAL PROPERTY REGIME.
   1.   It is the intent of the City Council to provide for the health, welfare, and safety of citizens and the orderly development of the City by establishing standards for property which is to be subjected to residential horizontal property regimes (condominiums).  It is the Council’s intent to assure that all property to be used for residential purposes must at the time a horizontal property regime is established meet currently adopted Building Code standards.  It is the intent of the City Council in regard to the conversion of apartments to horizontal property regimes (condominiums) that such change in form of ownership should not result in the residents of such units living in buildings which do not meet current health, welfare, and safety standards and this section is in part enacted to assure residents that standards herein provided will be maintained.  This section is to be liberally construed to meet the purposes and intent of the City Council as herein stated.
   2.   Any person or other entity seeking to establish a horizontal property regime (condominiums) for residential purposes, including a person or other entity seeking to convert an existing structure to condominiums by establishing a horizontal property regime pursuant to Section 499B of the Code of Iowa shall establish and document compliance with all Building Code requirements of the City applicable upon the date the City receives the declaration of the horizontal property regime.  Such compliance shall include documentation of the following.
      A.   All materials, manner, and means of construction in the building proposed meet currently adopted Building Codes for new residential construction, including current fire, building, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical codes.
      B.   All plumbing in the building meets current standards for water conservation including low flow toilets and similar devices.
      C.   The building(s) have fire sprinklers, required separation (1 or 2 hour wall separation) and all other life safety systems required for new construction.
      D.   The building(s) meet all State and federal requirements for handicapped accessibility which would be required of new construction.
      E.   The building(s) meet all State energy efficiency standards that are required for new construction.
   3.   Any person or other entity seeking to convert an existing structure to condominiums by establishing a horizontal property regime pursuant to Section 499B of the Code of Iowa shall comply with all current provisions for on-site parking and storm water detention and retention that apply to new construction.
   4.   Any person or other entity seeking to convert an existing structure to condominiums by establishing a horizontal property regime pursuant to Section 499B of the Code of Iowa shall comply with all requirements of the Des Moines Water Works concerning condominiums and each unit should have a separate water meter.
   5.   Any person or other entity seeking to convert an existing structure to condominiums by establishing a horizontal property regime pursuant to Section 499B.3 of the Code of Iowa shall, at least 30 days before filing any declaration, file with the City Clerk, the Public Works Director, and the City Inspector a written analysis by a licensed professional engineer or other appropriate licensed professional, based upon personal inspection of the building sought to be converted.  The written analysis shall certify that the building meets all current City building codes that would apply to new construction.  The certification will separately itemize and describe in a manner sufficient to show the factual basis of any certification that the fire, energy, life safety, structural, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical systems meet current standards.  The certification shall further certify compliance with current on-site parking and storm water detention and retention requirements and separately certify the building meets current standards for materials and that acceptable means and methods of construction were used that meet current standards for new construction.  Appropriate City staff will review the certification and report to the City Building Official whether said certification is sufficient to meet the requirements of this section.
   6.   Any person or other entity seeking to convert an existing structure to condominiums shall comply with all requirements of Windsor Heights Zoning Code prior to conversion in the same manner as an applicant for new construction, including (but not limited to) filing a site plan for review, which shall show compliance with all setback, parking, signage, open space and all other requirements which would apply to new construction.
   7.   No conversion of property to horizontal property regime under Section 499B.3 of the Code of Iowa shall be completed nor shall a declaration be filed until there has been full compliance with this section.  Upon showing of full compliance with this section, the City Building Official shall by written notice so inform the County Recorder of the County in which any property subject to this section is located and state in said written notice that the property meets the requirements of Section 499B.20 of the Code of Iowa
   8.   If any section, provision, sentence, clause, phrase or part of this section shall be adjudged invalid or unconstitutional, such adjudication shall not affect the validity of the section as a whole or any provision, section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase, or part hereof not adjudged invalid or unconstitutional.