City of Rockwood, MI
Wayne County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Rockwood 1-5-2011 by Ord. No. 464.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Blight — See Ch. 36.
Littering — See Ch. 130.
Abandoned refrigerators — See Ch. 187.
Junk dealers — See Ch. 194.
Weeds — See Ch. 261.
[1]:
Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Ch. 176, Property Maintenance, adopted 9-7-2005 by Ord. No. 426.

§ 176-1 Statutory authority.

The Stille-DeRossett-Hale Single State Construction Code Act (Public Act 1999 No. 425; MCLA 125.1501 et seq.) as amended, and the Home Rule Cities Incorporation Act [MCLA 117.3(k); MSA 5.2073(k)], as amended, provide that each city shall have power, whether so provided in its charter or not, to adopt, by reference in an ordinance, any codes, including property maintenance codes, that have been promulgated by a national organization or association which is organized and conducted for the purpose of developing any such code, provided that such code is clearly identified in the adopting ordinance, that its purpose is published with said ordinance and that printed copies thereof are kept in the office of the City Clerk and/or Building Official, available for inspection by, and distribution to, the public at all times, and provided further that a complete copy of such code is available for public use and inspection at the office of the City Clerk and/or Building Official, and that said publication shall also contain a notice to this effect.

§ 176-2 Adoption of standards by reference.

A certain document, three copies of which are on file in the office of the Building Official or City Clerk, being marked and designated as the 2009 Edition of the International Property Maintenance Code, published by the International Code Council, is hereby adopted as the Property Maintenance Code of the City of Rockwood for regulating and governing the conditions and maintenance of all property, buildings and structures; by providing the standards for supplied utilities and facilities and other physical things and conditions essential to ensure that structures are safe, sanitary and fit for occupation and use; and the condemnation of buildings and structures unfit for human occupancy and use, and the demolition of such existing structures as herein provided; providing for the issuance of permits and collection of fees therefore; and each and all the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of said Property Maintenance Code on file in the Office of the Clerk of the City of Rockwood are hereby referred to, adopted and made a part hereof, as if fully set forth in this chapter, with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes, if any, prescribed in § 176-3 of this chapter.

§ 176-3 Amendments.

The International Property Maintenance Code, as adopted in § 176-2, is hereby amended as follows:
A. 
Section 101.1. Title (amended): Insert City of Rockwood.
B. 
Section 103.5. Penalty (amended): Insert for dollar amount not less than $25 or more than $500.
C. 
Section 302.4. Height in inches (amended): 10 inches.
D. 
Section 304.4. Insert screens (amended): Insert for date: May 1 to October 1.
E. 
Section 602.3. Heat supply (amended): Insert for date: October 1 to May 1.
F. 
Section 602.4. Nonresidential structures (amended): Insert for date: October 1 to May 1.
G. 
Minimum standards for electrical wiring.
[Added 5-18-2011 by Ord. No. 467]
605.4 Minimum standards. If visual inspection by the authority having jurisdiction reveals that the wiring system of an existing dwelling unit is inadequate, or if code certification for any reason is required or requested, the following minimum standards should be complied with.
605.4.1 Entrances and exits. Where two or more entrances and/or exits exist, at least two shall be illuminated by exterior lights. Exterior lights shall be controlled by interior wall switches, located for convenient and readily accessible use.
605.4.2 Living room. The living room shall be provided with a conveniently located wall-switch-controlled light or receptacle. The switched receptacle may be one of the required receptacles in the room. Duplex receptacles shall be equally spaced around the walls of the room, one duplex receptacle on each wall, unless the pacing requirements of § 210-52(a) of the N.E.C. (NFPA 70) are met.
605.4.3 Kitchen. The kitchen shall be provided with illumination. The required illumination shall be controlled by a wall switch.
A separate kitchen appliance circuit shall be provided, supplying a minimum of three grounding-type duplex receptacle outlets. The grounding contacts of these receptacles shall be grounded. Two of these receptacles shall be readily accessible and spaced for convenient use of portable appliances. New appliance circuits shall be twenty-ampere capacity. Pre-1950-built homes require only two if not altered from original state.
NOTE: GFCI protection shall not be used as a substitute for grounding for utilization equipment required to be grounded.
605.4.4 Bathroom. Bathrooms shall be provided with illumination, controlled by a conveniently located wall switch. A receptacle separate from a light fixture shall be provided. All bathroom receptacles shall have GFCI protection.
605.4.5 All other habitable rooms. Habitable rooms shall be provided with a conveniently located wall switch. A receptacle separate from a light fixture shall be provided. A minimum of two additional duplex receptacles are required, equally spaced around the room. Pre-1950-built homes require only one if not altered from original state.
605.4.6 Basement. The basement shall have a minimum of one lighting outlet for general illumination. All enclosed areas that may be walked into (except coal bins) shall be provided with a lighting outlet.
605.4.7 Laundry area. Laundry areas shall be provided with illumination. A grounding-type duplex receptacle shall be provided adjacent to the laundry equipment, in a separate circuit. New laundry circuits shall have twenty-ampere capacity.
605.4.8 Space heating system. Heating equipment that requires electricity for operation of any facet shall be provided with an individual circuit. A disconnect switch shall be provided on or adjacent to the equipment. (Exception: Thermo-pile controlled furnaces.)
605.4.9 Stairwells. Stairwells shall be adequately illuminated. Lighting outlets shall be controlled by wall switches. Switches shall not be located where it is necessary to use darkened stair sections for their operation. Stairwells connecting finished portions of dwellings shall be provided multiple-switch control: one at the head, the other at the foot of the stairwell.
605.4.10 Service and/or feeder. The service or feeder to an existing dwelling unit shall be a minimum of three-wire, one-hundred-ampere capacity. Service equipment shall be dead front, having no live parts exposed whereby accidental contact could be made. All plug type fuses shall be Type S.
Exception: An existing properly installed fifty-five-ampere capacity, three-wire service and feeders of 30 ampere, two-wire are acceptable if adequate for the load being served.
605.4.11 Existing wiring and equipment. Existing wiring and equipment shall be in good repair. Circuit extensions made with flexible cord wiring in lieu of permanent wiring shall be eliminated.
605.4.12 New wiring. All new work shall conform to the National Electric Code as amended.
605.4.13 Evidence of inadequacy. Any of the following shall be considered evidence of inadequacy:
(a) Use of cords in lieu of permanent wiring.
(b) Oversizing of overcurrent protection for circuits, feeders or service.
(c) Unapproved extensions to the wiring system in order to provide light, heat or power.
(d) Electrical overload.
(e) Misuse of electrical equipment.
(f) Lack of lighting fixtures in bathrooms, laundry rooms, furnace room, stairway or basement.
605.4.14 Ground fault protection. All of the following receptacle outlets shall have ground fault protection:
(a) Bathrooms.
(b) Outdoors with grade-level access.
(c) Garages and sheds where accessible from the floor.
(d) Kitchen countertops within six feet of the sink.
(e) Docks with the exception of locking type for shore power.