[Ord. No. 89-12 §1, 2-1-1989; Ord. No. 95-07 §§1 — 2, 2-15-1995; Ord. No. 97-82 §§1 — 2, 11-19-1997; Ord. No. 98-71 §§1 — 2, 10-21-1998; Ord. No. 99-11 §§1 — 2, 2-17-1999; Ord. No. 00-74 §§1 — 2, 10-18-2000; Ord. No. 01-42 §2, 7-18-2001; Ord. No. 03-71 §§1 — 2, 12-3-2003; Ord. No. 04-21 §§1 — 2, 4-7-2004; Ord. No. 06-35 §1, 7-5-2006]
The following St. Louis County Codes, as amended, by the County of St. Louis, Missouri, through the date of the last amendatory ordinances hereinafter shown are hereby adopted as the respective codes of the City of Bridgeton, Missouri, as if fully set out herein:
[Ord. No. 89-13 §1, 2-1-1989; Ord. No. 95-10 §1, 3-1-1995; Ord. No. 06-35 §1, 7-5-2006]
Scope of Services. County shall provide municipality Code enforcement services in the following areas:
Term of Agreement. This agreement shall commence on the first (1st) day of February, 1989, and shall continue in effect from year to year unless terminated as provided in Subsection (I) herein.
Permits, Inspections, Licensing and Approval of Plans.
Permits. County through its Department of Public Works shall issue all permits required by the code(s) as set forth in Subsection (A) herein.
Inspections. County through its Department of Public Works shall execute all inspections required by the code(s) as set forth in Subsection (A) herein.
Licensing. County through its Department of Public Works shall license all persons as required by the code(s) as set forth in Subsection (A) herein.
Restrictive Provisions. If municipality has adopted provisions applicable to the services as set forth in Subsection (A) herein, said provisions being more restrictive than those contained in County's code(s), municipality shall approve all plans prior to submission to County's Department of Public Works for issuance of permits.
Regulatory Ordinances. Municipality shall approve all plans for compliance with zoning or other regulatory ordinances prior to submission to County's Department of Public Works.
Enforcement. County shall not take any action, either at law or in equity, to enforce the provisions of municipality's ordinance(s) as the same shall apply hereto. County shall notify municipality of any known violations of municipality's ordinance(s).
Fees. All fees including, but not limited to, "No Permit" penalties and administrative penalties shall be paid to County in accordance with the appropriate County ordinances and shall be collected and retained by County as payment for their services rendered to municipality. Municipality shall collect and retain all fines and costs arising from municipality's prosecution of code violations.
Amendments to County Code.
Amendments. In the event County shall add to, delete or amend Sections of the code(s) as set forth in Subsection (A) herein, municipality shall amend its ordinance to make it identical in substance to County's amended code. County shall supply municipality with a copy of its proposed amendment prior to its effective date and municipality shall amend its ordinance within ninety (90) days of the effective date of said County amendment. In the event County shall fail to provide a copy of its proposed amendment as provided above, municipality shall have ninety (90) days to amend its ordinance after receipt of a copy of County's amendments.
Certified copy. Municipality shall supply County with a certified copy of all amendments to its ordinance within five (5) days of said amendments' effective dates.
Failure to amend. In the event municipality shall fail to amend its ordinances as provided in Subsection H(1) herein, this agreement shall be terminated.
Termination for convenience. Either County or municipality may terminate this agreement at any time by giving ninety (90) days' prior written notice to the other party.
[Ord. No. 95-15 §1, 3-1-1995; Ord. No. 06-35 §1, 7-5-2006]
For the purposes of this Section, the terms "Code Official" or "Electrical Official" used in the Electrical Code of St. Louis County as adopted by the City of Bridgeton by Ordinance No. 06-35 shall mean the Director of Public Works/City Engineer of the City of Bridgeton or his duly authorized delegate or the St. Louis County Code Official or Electrical Official performing services under such code pursuant to a contract between Bridgeton and St. Louis County for code enforcement services.
The following sentence is hereby added to Section 80-21(B) of the said Electrical Code: "When, in the opinion of the Code Official, there is imminent danger due to an unsafe condition of any electrical equipment, installation or system, the Code Official may cause the necessary work, herein called "emergency repairs" or "emergency work", to be done to render such condition safe, whether or not the legal procedure herein described has been instituted.
The following sentence is hereby added to Section 80-21(D) of the said Electrical Code: "Any emergency work may be done by negotiated contract without seeking competitive bids under the Bridgeton Purchasing Ordinance."
A new Section 80-21(G) is added to Section 80-21 of said Electrical Code reading in its entirety as follows:
(G) Costs, Tax Bills and Lien. If the Code Official causes emergency work to be done, the Code Official shall certify to the City Clerk or officer in charge of finance the cost of performance of such emergency work, which cost of performance shall include the amount of any attorneys' fees incurred by the City in connection with the enforcement of the provisions of this Section and the cost of administration of the enforcement of this Section with respect to such emergency work. The City Clerk or officer in charge of finance shall cause special tax bills or assessments for such costs or performance to be issued against the real property on which said emergency work was done to be prepared and collected by the City Collector or other official collection taxes. There shall be a separate tax bill or assessment for the costs of the emergency work and a separate tax bill for the amount of the attorneys' fees, hearing officers' fees, hearing costs and expenses, and other administrative costs of performance. At the request of the taxpayer, the tax bills may be paid in equal installments over a period of not more than three (3) years. The tax bills from the date of their issuance shall be a lien on the property until paid. The amount of each such special tax bill or assessment shall bear interest from the date of its issuance at the highest rate allowed by law.