ORDINANCE NO. 1: ADOPTING THE MINNESOTA STATE BUILDING CODE
AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE MINNESOTA STATE BUILDING CODE. THIS ORDINANCE: PROVIDES FOR THE APPLICATION, ADMINISTRATION, AND ENFORCEMENT OF THE MINNESOTA STATE BUILDING CODE BY REGULATING THE ERECTION, CONSTRUCTION, ENLARGEMENT, ALTERATION, REPAIR, MOVING, REMOVAL, DEMOLITION, CONVERSION, OCCUPANCY, EQUIPMENT, USE, HEIGHT, AREA, AND MAINTENANCE OF ALL BUILDINGS AND/OR STRUCTURES IN THIS MUNICIPALITY; PROVIDES FOR THE ISSUANCE OF PERMITS AND COLLECTION OF FEES THEREOF; PROVIDES PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION THEREOF; REPEALS ALL ORDINANCES AND PARTS OF ORDINANCES THAT CONFLICT THEREWITH. THIS ORDINANCE SHALL PERPETUALLY INCLUDE THE MOST CURRENT EDITION OF THE MINNESOTA STATE BUILDING CODE WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE OPTIONAL APPENDIX CHAPTERS. OPTIONAL APPENDIX CHAPTERS SHALL NOT APPLY UNLESS SPECIFICALLY ADOPTED.
This municipality does ordain as follows:
Section 1 Codes adopted by reference. The Minnesota State Building Code, as adopted by the Commissioner of Administration pursuant to Minnesota Statutes chapter 16B.59 to 16B.75, including all of the amendments, rules and regulations established, adopted and published from time to time by the Minnesota Commissioner of Administration, through the Building Codes and Standards Division is hereby adopted by reference with the exception of the optional chapters, unless specifically adopted in this ordinance. The Minnesota State Building Code is hereby incorporated in this ordinance as if fully set out herein.
Section 2. Application, Administration, and Enforcement. The application, administration, and enforcement of the code shall be in accordance with Minnesota State Building Code. The code shall be enforced within the extraterritorial limits permitted by Minnesota Statutes, 16B.62, subdivision 1, when so established by this ordinance.
The code enforcement agency of this municipality is called the Watab Town Board.
This code shall be enforced by the Minnesota Certified Building Official designated by this Municipality to administer the code (Minnesota statute 16B.65) subdivision 1.
Section 3. Permits and Fees. The issuance of permits and the collection of fees shall be as authorized in Minnesota Statutes, 16B.62, subdivision 1.
Permit fees shall be assessed for work governed by this code in accordance with the fee schedule adopted by the municipality. In addition, a surcharge fee shall be collected on all permits issued for work governed by this code in accordance with Minnesota statute 16B.70.
Section 4. Violations and Penalties. A violation of the code is a misdemeanor (Minnesota statutes 16B.69.
Section 5. Building Code Optional Chapters. The Minnesota State Building Code, established pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 16B.50 to 16B.75 allows the Municipality to adopt by reference and enforce certain optional chapters of the most current edition of the Minnesota State Building Code.
Section 6. Effective Date of Ordinance. The effective date of this Ordinance is __________________________________________________.
Signed by Board Chair Craig Gondeck: ___________________________________
Attested by Town Clerk Patricia Spence: _________________________________
Reviewed by Town Attorney: _____________________________________