[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Waverly as Ch. 14 of the 1973 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
There is hereby adopted by the City for the purpose of prescribing regulations establishing the minimum acceptable standards for places of human habitation, that certain code known as the International Residential Code, 2018 Edition, published by the International Code Council. A copy of such code is now and shall in the future be on file and available to all citizens upon request in the office of the City Clerk. Such residential code is hereby adopted and incorporated as fully as if set out at length herein, and the provisions thereof shall be controlling within the corporate limits of the City.
In the event of any conflict between the provisions of the code adopted by this chapter and applicable provisions of this Code of Ordinances, state law or City ordinances, rules or regulations, the provisions of this Code of Ordinances, state law or City ordinances, rules or regulations shall prevail and be controlling.
Any person who shall violate any provision of the code adopted by the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be punished as provided in Chapter 1, Article III, Penalties and Enforcement, of the City Code. Any person who violates the provisions of such code shall be required to correct or remedy such violation or defect within a reasonable time; and when not otherwise specified, each 10 days that prohibited conditions are maintained shall constitute a separate offense.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- CORPORATE COUNSEL or CITY ATTORNEY
- The City Attorney of this City.
- MUNICIPALITY or CITY
- The City of Waverly, Illinois.
The Building Official, with the ratification of the City Council, shall have the authority to modify any of the provisions of the housing code upon application in writing by the owner or lessee or his duly authorized agent when there are practical difficulties in compliance with the provisions of the code; provided, however, that the spirit of the code shall be observed, public safety secured and substantial justice done. The particulars of any such modifications when granted or allowed and the decision of the Building Official thereon shall be entered upon the records of the Building Department. A signed copy of the modification shall be furnished to the applicant.