Town of Appomattox, VA
Appomattox County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Appomattox 4-11-1994 as Ch. 18, Art. II, of the 1994 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Authority for Town buildings — Charter § 12.
Numbering of buildings — See Ch. 67.
Unsafe buildings — See Ch. 71.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 106.
Health and sanitation — See Ch. 117.
Barriers, lights when building is built or repaired — See § 166-2.
Water and sewers — See Ch. 190.
Zoning — See Ch. 195.
Access to and use of buildings by handicapped, Code of Virginia, § 2.2-1159C; dangerous buildings and other structures, Code of Virginia, § 15.2-906; fences around swimming pools, Code of Virginia, § 15.2-921; buildings, monuments and lands of local governments, Code of Virginia, § 15.2-1638 et seq.; light, ventilation and sanitation of buildings and premises, Code of Virginia, § 15.2-1117; Virginia Industrialized Building Safety Law, Code of Virginia, § 36-70 et seq.; Uniform Statewide Building Code, Code of Virginia, § 36-97 et seq.; municipal building codes superseded by Uniform Statewide Building Code, Code of Virginia, § 36-98; enforcement of Uniform Statewide Building Code, Code of Virginia, § 36-105; local licensing of certain contractors, Code of Virginia, § 54.1-1117.
Volumes I and II of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code shall control all matters concerning the design, construction, alteration, addition, enlargement, repair, removal, demolition, conversion, use, location, occupancy and maintenance of buildings, and all other functions which pertain to the installation of systems vital to buildings and structures in their service equipment as defined by the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code, and shall apply to buildings or other structures in the Town.
In that the Town Council is responsible for the enforcement of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code by hiring building officials, or by contracting with other localities for the enforcement thereof, the county shall enforce the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code in the Town.
[Added 5-14-2007]
No new building constructed within the Town limits shall incorporate copper pipes for the purpose of transporting water into, out of or within the building. This section shall not prohibit the incorporation of small incidental sections of copper pipe in new buildings provided that such sections are integral components of appliances or fixtures connected to the plumbing system and do not exceed in the aggregate five linear feet of copper pipe for the entire building, nor shall this section prohibit the use of copper fittings for the purpose of joining sections of pipe where the pipe changes direction, branches or connects to other sections of pipe, appliances or fixtures. For good cause shown and in extraordinary circumstances, Town Council may grant, in its sole discretion, exceptions to the requirements of this section. Any decision made by Town Council regarding a request for an exception shall be final and not subject to appeal.