City of Grand Ledge, MI
Eaton County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Grand Ledge 12-12-2005 by Ord. No. 508; amended in its entirety 7-27-2009 by Ord. No. 523. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Building construction — See Ch. 66.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 178.
Pursuant to the authorization set forth in § 3(k) of the Michigan Home Rule Cities Act (MCLA 117.3), the City of Grand Ledge does hereby adopt the International Property Maintenance Code of 2009 prepared by the International Code Council, Inc., as the Property Maintenance Code of the City of Grand Ledge, as amended herein. Said Code shall be incorporated into the Grand Ledge City Code as Chapter 67 and shall bear Code Section Number 67-1 et seq.
The International Property Maintenance Code of 2009, as adopted by the City of Grand Ledge, shall be and is hereby amended as follows:
Sections 103.1 through 103.4 shall be and are hereby amended to read:
103.1 General. The International Property Maintenance Code shall be administered by the City Building Inspector and/or such other persons as may be designated from time to time by resolution of the City Council. All such persons shall be individually and collectively known as the "Code Official."
103.2 Fees. A Schedule of Fees for activities necessary to the administration of this chapter shall be adopted and may be amended from time to time by resolution of the City Council.
103.3 Inspections. Inspections shall be scheduled as needed when the Code Official has cause to believe there exists in any property any condition which makes such property, or any portion thereof, substandard or unsafe, or that a violation of this chapter or other applicable ordinances or laws may exist.
103.4 Procedural and enforcement guidelines. The City Council shall, by resolution, adopt, and may from time to time amend, guidelines for procedures and enforcement of this chapter.
Section 103.5 is hereby deleted.
Section 106.3 Prosecution for violation; civil penalty; collection. Any person or entity failing to comply with a notice of violation or order served in accordance with Section 107 shall be guilty of a civil infraction and shall be subject to a civil penalty of $500 for each first violation. The penalty shall be doubled for each subsequent violation of the same provision. Each day that a violation continues beyond the time specified for compliance shall be deemed to be a separate offense. Any civil penalty which shall remain unpaid for 30 days after levy shall be entered upon the tax rolls of the property involved and thereafter collected in the same manner as delinquent property taxes.
Section 109.6 Hearing. Any person ordered to take emergency measures shall comply with such order forthwith. An appeal or request for hearing shall not delay compliance with an order to take emergency measures. A hearing regarding an order to take emergency measures shall be limited to whether the order should be continued, modified or revoked.
Section 111.4 Open hearing. All hearings before the Board shall be open to the public and shall comply with the Michigan Open Meetings Act (MCLA 15.261 et seq.). The appellant, the appellant's representative, the Code Official and any person whose interests are affected shall be given an opportunity to be heard. A quorum shall consist of not less than 2/3 of the Board membership.
Section 111.6.1 Written decision and copies. The decision of the Board shall be in writing, and a copy thereof shall be furnished to the appellant and to the Code Official.
Section 111.7 Judicial review. Any party shall have the right to seek judicial review, which review shall be limited to a determination of whether the decision is supported by substantial evidence on the record as a whole.
Section 302.3 Sidewalks and driveways. All private sidewalks, walkways, stairs, driveways and parking places and similar areas shall be kept in a proper state of repair and maintained free from hazardous conditions.
Section 302.4, "Weeds," and Section 302.8, motor vehicles shall be deleted.
Section 303.2 Enclosures. Private swimming pools, hot tubs and spas containing water more than 20 inches in depth shall be completely surrounded by a fence or barrier at least 48 inches in height above the finished ground level, measured on the side of the barrier away from the pool. Gates and doors in such barriers shall be self-closing and self-latching. Where the self-latching device is less than 54 inches above the bottom of the gate, the release mechanism shall be located on the pool side of the gate. Self-closing and self-latching gates shall be maintained such that the gate will positively close and latch when released from an open position of six inches from the gatepost. No existing pool enclosure shall be removed, replaced or changed in a manner that reduces its effectiveness as a safety barrier.
Section 304.14 Insect screens. During the period from Memorial Day to Labor Day, every door, window or other outside opening required for ventilation of habitable rooms, food preparation areas, food service areas or any areas where products to be included or utilized in food for human consumption are processed, manufactured, packaged or stored shall be supplied with approved, tightly fitting screens of not less than 16 mesh per inch, and every swinging door shall have an effective closing device in good working condition, except that screens shall not be required where other approved means, such as air curtains or insect repellant fans, are employed.
Sections 602.3 and 602.4 shall be and are hereby amended to read:
602.3 Heat supply. Every owner and operator of any building who rents, leases or lets one or more dwelling unit, rooming unit, dormitory or guestroom on terms, either expressed or implied, shall, to furnish heat to the occupants thereof, supply heat during the period from November 1 to April 1 to maintain a temperature of not less than 68° F. (20° C.) in all habitable rooms, bathrooms and toilet rooms.
When the outdoor temperature is below the winter outdoor design temperature for the locality, maintenance of the minimum room temperature shall not be required, provided that the heating system is operating at its full design capacity. The winter outdoor design temperature for the locality shall be as indicated in Appendix D of the International Plumbing Code.
In areas where the average monthly temperature is above 30° F. (-1° C.) a minimum temperature of 65° F. (18° C.) shall be maintained.
602.4 Occupiable work spaces. Indoor occupiable work spaces shall be supplied with heat during the period from November 1 to April 1 to maintain a temperature of not less than 65° F. (18° C.) during the period the spaces are occupied.
Processing, storage and operation areas that require cooling or special temperature conditions.
Areas in which persons are primarily engaged in vigorous physical activities.
All provisions of the International Property Maintenance Code not specifically amended herein shall remain as printed in said Code.