Town of North Beach, MD
Calvert County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Town Council of the Town of North Beach 10-12-1995 by Ord. No. 5-95. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Buildings, numbering of — See Ch. 43.
Fences — See Ch. 55.
Kerosene stoves — See Ch. 65.
[Amended 12-12-1996 by Ord. No. 5-96; 6-1-2000 by Res. No. 05-00]
The codes, as follow, shall be the official codes of the Town of North Beach, Calvert County, Maryland, in all matters covered by the codes:
A. 
The BOCA International Property Maintenance Code, 1998 Edition, with following amendments:
(1) 
Section 101.1 (page 1, second line). Insert: The Town of North Beach.
(2) 
Section 103.6 (page 2, third line). Insert: Fines, fees and penalties shall be adopted by Town Council Resolution, from time to time.
(3) 
Section 303.15 (page 10, first line). Delete: Part of first sentence as reads: "During the period from [date] to [date],". The word "every" shall be capitalized as "Every" for the first word in sentence.
(4) 
Section 602.3 (page 17, fifth line).
As reads: "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 express or implied, to furnish heat to the occupants thereof shall supply sufficient heat during the period from October 1 to April 30 to maintain a temperature of not less than 65° F. (18° C.) in all habitable rooms, bathrooms and toilet rooms."
Is 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 express or implied, to furnish heat to the occupants thereof shall supply sufficient heat to maintain a temperature of not less than 65° F. (18° C.) in all habitable rooms, bathrooms and toilet rooms.
(5) 
Section 602.4 (page 17, third line).
As Reads: "602.4 Occupiable work spaces: Indoor occupiable work spaces shall be supplied with heat during the period from October 1 to April 30 to maintain a temperature of not less than 65° F. (18° C.) during the period the spaces are occupied."
Is amended to read: "602.4 Occupiable work spaces: Indoor occupiable work spaces shall be supplied with heat to maintain a temperature of not less than 65° F. (18° C.) during the period the spaces are occupied."
B. 
The BOCA National Building Code, Fourteenth Edition, 1999, with the following amendments:
(1) 
Section 101.1. Insert: the Town of North Beach, Maryland.
(2) 
Section 112.3.1. Insert: Fines, fees and penalties shall be adopted by Town Council Resolution, from time to time.
(3) 
Section 116.4. Insert: Fines, fees and penalties shall be adopted by Town Council Resolution, from time to time.
(4) 
Section 117.2. Insert: Fines, fees and penalties shall be adopted by Town Council Resolution, from time to time.
(5) 
Section 3408.2. Insert: October 12, 1995.
C. 
The BOCA International Plumbing Code, 1997 Edition, with the following amendments:
(1) 
Section 101.1 (page 1, second line). Insert: The Town of North Beach, Maryland.
(2) 
Section 106.5.2 (page 4, third line). Insert: Fines, fees and penalties shall be adopted by Town Council Resolution, from time to time.
(3) 
Section 106.5.3 (page 4, fifth and eighth lines). Insert: Fines, fees and penalties shall be adopted by Town Council Resolution, from time to time.
(4) 
Section 108.4 (page 6, eighth and ninth lines). Insert: Fines, fees and penalties shall be adopted by Town Council Resolution, from time to time.
(5) 
Section 108.5 (page 6, thirteenth and fourteenth lines). Insert: Fines, fees and penalties shall be adopted by Town Council Resolution, from time to time.
(6) 
Section 305.6.1 (page 18, second and fifth lines). Insert: 30 inches.
(7) 
Section 904.1 (page 63, second line). Insert: 12 inches.
D. 
The BOCA National Fire Prevention Code, Eleventh Edition, 1999, with the following amendments:
(1) 
Section F-101.1. Insert: the Town of North Beach.
The Mayor, within his or her sole discretion, shall appoint the Code Enforcement Officer. The Code Enforcement Officer may also be referred to as the Code Official or Building Inspector.
Permits shall be obtained for any work performed or required by the BOCA Codes, except painting. No work shall begin until a permit has been obtained. All permits shall be valid in accordance with appropriate BOCA Code.
A. 
Every person who makes application for a permit shall provide the information required by the appropriate Code and as requested by the Code Enforcement Officer. All applications for permits shall be accompanied by the required fee, as established by the Town Council. Questions concerning zoning shall be referred to the Town Zoning Administrator. Upon the approval of the Code Enforcement Officer (Building Inspector), the town shall issue a permit.
B. 
In the event that any application for a permit is disapproved, the fees paid on account thereof shall be returned to the applicant upon demand. The Town Clerk shall cause to be kept on file all applications, plans and specifications which have been submitted and the same shall be open for public inspection.
[Amended 2-12-2004 by Res. No. 04-01]
C. 
It shall be the duty of the Code Enforcement Officer (Building Inspector) to inspect all work covered by the BOCA Code in accordance with the appropriate BOCA Code and to stop-work and/or compel, by appropriate action, compliance of all laws.
[Added 6-8-2000 by Ord. No. 8-00[1]]
A. 
Once any structure within the town is left vacant, the exterior structure and premises must be maintained to the minimum standards of this chapter and the applicable BOCA Codes. Any boarding of windows and doors to secure the structure shall be done in a workmanlike manner, and the materials used shall conform to the overall exterior appearance of the structure and be in conformance with the minimum requirements of the applicable town and BOCA Codes. All exterior surfaces and materials, including wood composition, cinder block or metal, shall be maintained in a weatherproof condition and surface coated to match the structure's exterior facade.
B. 
Any abandoned dwelling units, except for historic sites, as defined by the North Beach Historic Preservation Commission, which exterior openings have been closed and sealed for greater than 12 months must be made habitable or usable according to habitability and BOCA Codes within six months of notice by the town, a copy of which shall be transmitted to the North Beach Historic Preservation Commission for its review, or the structure will be razed as a dangerous structure pursuant to the town and BOCA Codes. A party may appeal the decision to raze the structure as is presently provided in the code, but the Board of Appeals shall not have jurisdiction to grant a variance or waive this section except upon a finding that litigation is pending in the courts and is actually being pursued, which litigation would finally determine legal ownership of the property, or upon a finding that litigation is pending regarding disposition of an insurance claim arising from the subject property.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided for the renumbering of former § 49-5 as § 49-6.
[Amended 6-1-2000 by Res. No. 05-00; 6-8-2000 by Ord. No. 8-00]
Failure to comply with any official written directive, order or requirement pursuant to the appropriate BOCA Code shall be considered to be a misdemeanor, punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article III, Penalties, unless the specific BOCA Code stipulates otherwise.