City of Laconia, NH
Belknap County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Laconia 11-26-1979 by Ord. No. 28-79.8. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 119.
Electrical standards — See Ch. 135.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 149.

§ 155-1 Standards adopted by reference.

[Amended 8-31-1981 by Ord. No. 55-81.9; 4-29-1986 by Ord. No. 123-86.8; 4-26-1988 by Ord. No. 149-88.3; 4-14-1997 by Ord. No. 04.97.04]
For the purpose of establishing minimum standards governing supplied utilities and facilities and other physical things and conditions essential to ensure that structures and dwellings are safe, sanitary and fit for occupation and use, there is hereby adopted by the City of Laconia the BOCA National Property Maintenance Code/1996.

§ 155-2 Title.

This chapter and code shall be known and may be cited as the "Housing Code."

§ 155-3 Board of Housing Standards.

There is hereby created and established an appeals board which shall be known and may be cited as the "Board of Housing Standards," which will consist of five members as follows: the Chief of the Fire Department and four members of the public appointed by the City Council for terms of four years, with the terms to end on the fourth Tuesday of March in each year or until a new appointment is made.

§ 155-4 Enforcement official.

This chapter shall be enforced by the Code Enforcement Director.

§ 155-5 Amendments to standards.

[Amended 8-31-1981 by Ord. No. 55-81.9; 4-29-1986 by Ord. No. 123-86.8; 4-26-1988 by Ord. No. 149-88.3; 4-14-1997 by Ord. No. 04.97.04]
The following amendments shall be made to the BOCA National Property Maintenance Code/1996:
A. 
Section PM-111.2, Membership of the Board, shall be deleted and replaced by § 155-3 of this chapter.
B. 
Section PM-111.2.1, Qualification, shall be deleted and replaced by § 155-3 of this chapter.
C. 
Delete present Section ES-301.6 entitled "Weeds"; amend Section PM-602.2.1 to add date "October 1 to May 15; heat residential."
D. 
Delete present Section ES-301.7 entitled "Storage area"; amend Section PM-602.3 to add date of "October 1 to May 15; nonresidential."
E. 
Amend Section 304.15 to add date "April 1 to November 1; insect screens."

§ 155-6 Defense and indemnification of city employees.

No officer or employee charged with the enforcement of this chapter and acting for the City of Laconia in the discharge of his duties shall render himself personally liable for any damage that may accrue to any person or property as a result of his acts in the discharge of his duties. Any suit brought against any officer or employee because of any act performed by him under the provisions of this chapter shall be defended by the City of Laconia until the final determination of the proceedings therein.

§ 155-7 Violations and penalties.

Any person who violates any of the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation punishable by a fine not exceeding $500 or imprisonment for a period not exceeding 90 days, or both. Such person shall be deemed to be guilty of a separate offense for each and every day during any portion of which any violation of this chapter is committed, continued or permitted by such person and shall be punishable therefor as provided therein.