CHAPTER IV. BUILDINGS AND CONSTRUCTIONCHAPTER IV. BUILDINGS AND CONSTRUCTION\ARTICLE 1. OFFICE OF BUILDING OFFICIAL

(a)   The office of Building O£ficia1 is hereby created, and the executive official in charge shall be known as the Building Official.

(b)   The Building Official shall be appointed by resolution of the city Council, and his appointment shall continue during good behavior and satisfactory service. During temporary absence or disability of the Building Official, the governing body of the City shall designate an acting Building Official.

(c)   The Building Official is authorized and directed to enforce all the provisions of this chapter and all other ordinances of the City of Satanta, now in force or hereafter adopted, relating to zoning, subdivision regulations or building codes.

(d)   The Building Official shall keep a permanent accurate account of all fees and other monies collected and received, the names of the persons upon whose account the same were paid, the date and amount thereof, together with the location of the building or premises to which they relate.

(Ord. 223; Code 2017)

(a)   Permits Required: No person, firm or corporation shall erect, construct, enlarge, or improve any building or structure in the city, or place, construct fencing upon property, or cause the same to be done, without first obtaining a separate building permit for each such building or structure from the Building Official.

(b)   Application. To obtain a permit the applicant shall first file an application therefor in writing on a form furnished for that purpose. Such permit application shall be filed at least seven (7) days prior to the actual beginning of work at the construction site. Every such application shall:

(1)   Identify and describe the work to be covered by the permit for which application is made;

(2)   Describe the land on which the proposed work is to be done, by lot, block, tract, and house and street address, or simi1a’r description that will readily identify and definitely locate the propose building or work;

(3)   Indicate the use or occupancy for which the proposed work is intended;

(4)   Be accompanied by plans and specifications as required in subsection (c);

(5)   State the valuation of the proposed work;

(6)   Be signed by the permittee, or his authorized agent, who may be required to submit evidence to indicate such authority;

(7)   Give such other information as reasonably may be required by the Building Official

(c)   Information on Plans and Specifications: Plans and specifications shall be drawn upon substantial paper or cloth and shall be of sufficient clarity to indicate the nature and extent of the work proposed and show in detail that it will conform to the work proposed and show in detail that it will conform to the provisions of this article and all relevant laws, ordinances, rules, and regulations. The first sheet of each set of plans shall give the address of the work and the name and address of’ the owner and person who prepared them. Plans shall include a plot plan showing the location of the proposed building and of every existing building on the property. In lieu of detailed specifications, the Building Official may approve references on the plans to a specific section or part of this article or other ordinances or laws.

(Ord. 223; Code 2017)

(a)   The Building Official when reviewing applications for building permits, including the plans and specifications for the proposed construction will review all building permit applications to determine if the proposed construction is consistent with the need to minimize flood damage.

(b)   The Building Official shall review all building permit applications to determine if the site of the proposed construction is reasonably safe from flooding and to make recommendations for construction in all locations which have flood hazards.

(c)   The Building Official in reviewing all applications for construction in flood hazard locations within the City shall require that any such proposed construction must:

(1)   Be designed and anchored to prevent the flotation, collapse or lateral movement of the structure or portions 0£ the structure due to flooding.

(2)   Use of construction materials and utility equipment that are resistant to flood damage.

(3)   Use of construction methods and practices that will minimize flood damage.

(4)   Provide adequate drainage in order to reduce exposure to flood hazards.

(5)   Locate public utilities and facilities on the site in such manner as to be elevated and constructed to minimize or eliminate flood damage, such utilities and facilities including sewer, gas, electrical and water systems.

(d)   The Governing Body of the City, in reviewing all subdivision applications, shall make findings of fact and determine if:

(1)   All such proposed developments are consistent with the need to minimize flood damage.

(2)   Adequate drainage is provided so as to reduce exposure to flood hazards.

(3)   Adequate drainage is provided so as not to increase the exposure to flood hazards of adjacent lands.

(4)   All public utilities and facilities are located, elevated and constructed so as to minimize or eliminate flood damage, these utilities and facilities to include sewer, gas, electrical and water systems.

(Ord. 223; Code 2017)

(a)   Issuance: The application, plans and specifications filed by an applicant for a permit shall be checked by the Building Official. Such plans may be reviewed by other departments of the city to check compliance with the laws and ordinances under their jurisdiction. If the Building Official is satisfied that the work described in an application for permit and the plans filed therewith conform to the requirements of this article and other pertinent laws and ordinances, and that the fee specified herein has been paid, he shall issue a permit therefor to the applicant.

(b)   Retention of Plans: One set of approved plans, specifications, and computations shall be retained by the Building Official for a period of not less than 90 days from date of completion of the work covered therein.

(c)   Expiration. Every permit issued by the Building Official under the provisions of this article shall expire by limitation and become null and void, if the building or work authorized by such permit is not commenced within 120 days from the date of such permit, or if the building or work authorized by such permit is suspended or abandoned at any time after the work is commenced for a period of 120 days. Before such work can be recommended a new permit shall be first obtained so to do, and no fee therefor shall be required for a new permit for such work, provided no changes have been made or will be made in the original plans and specifications for such work; and provided, further, that such suspension or abandonment has not exceeded one year.

(d)   Suspension or Revocation. The building official may, in writing suspend or revoke a permit issued under provisions of this article whenever the permit is issued in error or on the basis of incorrect information supplied, or in violation of any ordinance or regulation or any of the provisions of this article.

(Ord. 223; Code 2017)

A fee in the amount of $10.00 for each building permit shall be paid to the Building Official at the time the application for building permit is submitted to the Building Official.

(Ord. 223; Code 2017)

All construction or work for which a building permit is required shall be subject to inspection by the Building Official. A survey of the lot may be required by the Building Official to verify compliance of the structure with approved plans. No work shall be done on any part of the building or structure beyond the point indicated in each successive inspection without first obtaining the written approval of the Building Official, which approval shall be given only after an inspection shall have been made of each step in the construction as indicated by each of the inspections required in section 4-107.

(Ord. 223; Code 2017)

The Building Official, upon notification from the perm.it holder or his agent, may make the following inspections and shall either approve that portion of the construction as completed or shall notify the permit holder or his agent wherein the same fails to comply with this article.

(a)   Foundation Inspection: To be made after trenches are excavated and forms erected and when all materials for the foundation are delivered on the job. Where concrete from a central mixing plant (commonly termed “transit mixed”) is to be used, materials need not be on the job.

(b)   Frame Inspection: To be made after the roof all framing, fire-blocking, and bracing are in place and all pipes, chimneys, and vents are complete.

(c)   Lath and/or Wallboard Inspection: To be made after all lathing and/or wall board, interior and exterior, is in place; but before any plastering is applied or before wallboard joints and fasteners are taped and finished.

(d)   Final Inspection: To be made after building i s completed and ready for occupancy.

(Ord. 223; Code 2017)

Any person, corporation or partnership who shall violate any provision of this article shall be subject to a fine from $10.00 to $150.00. Each day such violation continues shall be deemed a separate offense.

(Ord. 223; Code 2017)