Village of Brandon, WI
Fond Du Lac County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Brandon 12-14-1998 as Title 15, Ch. 1, of the 1998 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Erosion control — See Ch. 256.
Mobile homes — See Ch. 336.
Nuisances — See Ch. 349.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 370.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 404.
Water and sewers — See Ch. 448.
Floodplain zoning — See Ch. 468.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 477.
Zoning — See Ch. 485.

§ 215-1 Building Code established.

A. 
Title. This chapter shall be known as the "Building Code of the Village of Brandon" and will be referred to in this chapter as "this code" or "this chapter."
B. 
Purpose. This chapter provides certain minimum standards, provisions and requirements for safe and stable design, methods of construction and uses of materials in buildings and/or structures hereafter erected, constructed, enlarged, altered, repaired, moved, converted to other uses or demolished and regulates the equipment, maintenance, use and occupancy of all such buildings and/or structures. Its purpose is to protect and foster the health, safety and well-being of persons occupying or using such buildings and the general public.
C. 
Scope.
(1) 
New buildings hereafter erected in or any building hereafter moved within or into the Village shall conform to all the requirements of this chapter except as they are herein specifically exempted from part or all of its provisions. Any alteration, enlargement or demolition of an existing building and any installation therein of electrical, gas, heating, plumbing or ventilating equipment which affects the health or safety of the users thereof or any other persons is a "new building" to the extent of such change. The provisions of this chapter supplement the laws of the State of Wisconsin pertaining to construction and use and Chapter 485, Zoning, of the Code of the Village of Brandon and amendments thereto to the date this chapter was adopted and in no way supersede or nullify such laws and said Chapter 485, Zoning.
(2) 
This code applies to all dwellings, commercial buildings/structures, swimming pools, garages, structures, buildings, and residential accessory buildings. Not included are children's play structures and agricultural buildings.
(3) 
These regulations are adopted under the authority granted by § 101.65, Wis. Stats.
D. 
Building Inspector. Due to the size of the Village of Brandon, it may not be feasible to find a suitable person willing to take on the responsibility of being Building Inspector on a part-time basis. It is therefore provided that the function of the Building Inspector can be delegated to a committee of the Board, to another Village official, or a single member of the Board or the Village President. An officer other than a Board member or another employee of the Village may also be designated to handle the duties of Building Inspector on a part-time basis in addition to the other duties performed by such person.

§ 215-2 Building permits and inspection.

A. 
Permit required.
(1) 
General permit requirement. No building of any kind shall be moved within or into the Village and no new building or structure, or any part thereof, shall hereafter be erected, or ground broken for the same, or enlarged, altered, moved, demolished, razed or used within the Village, except as herein provided, until a permit therefor shall first have been obtained pursuant to this chapter by the owner, or his/her authorized agent, from the Building Inspector or Village Clerk.
(a) 
Prior to commencing any of the following work, the owner or his agent shall obtain a valid permit:
[1] 
New buildings.
[2] 
Additions that increase the physical dimensions of a building, including decks.
[3] 
Alterations to the building structure, cost shall include market labor value, or alterations to the building's heating, electrical or plumbing systems. Permits are required for re-siding. Exempted are finishing of interior surfaces, installation of cabinetry, and minor repair as deemed by the Building Inspector.
[Amended 8-13-2012]
[4] 
Any electrical wiring for new construction or remodeling.
[5] 
Any HVAC for new construction or remodeling.
[6] 
Any plumbing for new construction or remodeling.
(b) 
Exempt are normal repairs performed in Subsection A(1)(a)[4] through [6].
(c) 
No more than two layers of roofing shall be installed on a roof.
[Added 8-13-2012]
(2) 
Alterations and repairs. The following provisions shall apply to buildings altered or repaired:
(a) 
Alterations. When any existing building or structure accommodates a legal occupancy and use but is of a substandard type of construction, then alterations which involve beams, girders, columns, bearing or other walls, room arrangement, heating and air-conditioning systems, light and ventilation, or changes in location of exit stairways or exits, or any or all of the above, may be made in order to bring such existing construction into conformity with the minimum requirements of this chapter applicable to such occupancy and use and given type of construction, when not in conflict with any other regulations.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
(b) 
Repairs. Repairs for purposes of maintenance or replacements in any existing building or structure which do not involve the structural portions of the building or structure or which do not affect room arrangement, light and ventilation, access to or efficiency of any exit stairways or exits, fire protection, or exterior aesthetic appearance and which do not increase a given occupancy or use shall be deemed minor repairs.
(c) 
Alterations when not permitted. When any existing building or structure which, for any reason whatsoever, does not conform to the regulations of this chapter has deteriorated from any cause whatsoever to an extent greater than 50% of the equalized value of the building or structure, no alterations or moving of such building or structure shall be permitted. Any such building or structure shall be considered a menace to public safety and welfare and shall be ordered vacated and thereafter demolished and debris removed from the premises.
(d) 
Alterations and repairs required. When any of the structural members of any building or structure have deteriorated from any cause whatsoever to less than their required strength, the owner of such a building or structure shall cause such structural members to be restored to their required strength, failing in which the building or structure shall be considered a menace to public safety and shall be vacated and thereafter no further occupancy or use of the same shall be permitted until the regulations of this chapter are complied with.
(e) 
Extent of deterioration. The amount and extent of deterioration of any existing building or structure shall be determined by the Building Inspector.
B. 
Application.
(1) 
Application for a building permit shall be made, in writing, upon a form furnished by the Village Clerk and shall state the name and address of the owner of the land and also the owner of the building if different, the legal description of the land upon which the building is to be located, the name and address of the designer, the use to which said building is to be put and such other information as the Building Inspector or Clerk may require.
(2) 
Building permits for nonstructural remodeling and re-siding projects may be issued by the Village Clerk.
(3) 
Building permits for structural projects shall be applied for with the Village Clerk, who shall place the application on the next agenda of the Village Board for the Board's consideration. The Board shall review the application and make a determination on the application.
C. 
Dedicated street and approved subdivision required. No building permit shall be issued unless the property on which the building is proposed to be built abuts a street that has been dedicated for street purposes. No building permits shall be issued until the subdivision and required improvements are accepted by the Village Board.
D. 
Utilities required.
(1) 
Residential buildings. No building permit shall be issued for the construction of any residential building until sewer, water, grading and graveling are installed in the streets necessary to service the property for which the permit is required and a receipt for payment of electrical hookup is presented to the Building Inspector or Clerk.
(2) 
Nonresidential building. No building permit shall be issued for the construction of any building other than residential until contracts have been let for the installation of sewer, water, grading and graveling in the streets necessary to service the property for which the permit is requested.
(3) 
Occupancy. No person shall occupy any building until sewer, water, grading and graveling are installed in the streets necessary to service the property, and a certificate of occupancy shall not be issued until such utilities are available to service the property.
E. 
Plans. With such application, there shall be submitted two complete sets of plans and specifications, including a plot plan showing the location and dimensions of all buildings and improvements on the lot, both existing and proposed, dimensions of the lot, dimensions showing all setbacks of all buildings on the lot, proposed grade of proposed structure (to Village datum), grade of lot and of the street abutting lot, grade and setback of adjacent buildings (if adjacent lot is vacant, submit elevation of nearest buildings on same side of street), type of monuments at each corner of lot, watercourses or existing drainage ditches, easements or other restrictions affecting such property, seal and signature of surveyor or a certificate signed by the applicant and a construction erosion control plan setting forth proposed information and procedures needed for control of soil erosion, surface water runoff and sediment disposition at the building site. Plans, specifications and plot plans shall be drawn to a minimum scale of 1/4 inch to one foot (fireplace details to 3/4 inch to one foot). One set of plans shall be returned after approval as provided in this chapter. The second set shall be filed in the office of the Building Inspector. Plans for buildings involving the State Building Code shall bear the stamp of approval of the State Department of Safety and Professional Services. One plan shall be submitted which shall remain on file in the office of the Building Inspector. All plans and specifications shall be signed by the designer. Plans for all new one- and two-family dwellings shall comply with the provisions of § SPS 320.09(4), Wis. Adm. Code.
F. 
Waiver of plans; minor repairs.
(1) 
Waiver. If the Building Inspector or Clerk finds that the character of the work is sufficiently described in the application, the Building Inspector or Clerk may waive the filing of plans for alterations, repairs or moving, provided the cost of such work does not exceed $2,000.
(2) 
Minor repairs. The Building Inspector or Village Clerk may authorize minor repairs or maintenance work on any structure or to heating, ventilating or air-conditioning systems installed therein with a fair market value of less than $750, as determined by the Building Inspector or Village Clerk, including market value of labor, which does not change the occupancy area, exterior aesthetic appearance, structural strength, fire protection, exits, light or ventilation of the building or structure without issuance of a building permit.
G. 
Approval of plans.
(1) 
If the Building Inspector or Village Clerk determines that the building will comply in every respect with all ordinances and orders of the Village he/she shall issue a building permit which shall state the use to which said building is to be put, which shall be kept and displayed at the site of the proposed building. After being approved, the plans and specifications shall not be altered in any respect which involves any of the above-mentioned ordinances, laws or orders, or which involves the safety of the building or the occupants, except with the written consent of the Building Inspector.
(2) 
In case adequate plans are presented for part of the building only, the Building Inspector, at his/her discretion, may issue a permit for that part of the building before receiving the plans and specifications for the entire building.
H. 
Permit lapses. A building permit shall lapse and be void unless building operations are commenced within six months or if construction has not been completed within 18 months from the date of issuance thereof.
I. 
Revocation of permits.
(1) 
The Building Inspector or the Village Board may revoke any building permit or approval issued under the regulations of this chapter and may stop construction or use of approved new materials, equipment, methods of construction, devices or appliances for any of the following reasons:
(a) 
Whenever the Building Inspector shall find at any time that applicable ordinances, laws, orders, plans and specifications are not being complied with and that the holder of the permit refused to conform after written warning has been issued to him.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
(b) 
Whenever the continuance of any construction becomes dangerous to life or property.
(c) 
Whenever there is any violation of any condition or provisions of the application for permit or of the permit.
(d) 
Whenever, in the opinion of the Building Inspector, there is inadequate supervision provided on the job site.
(e) 
Whenever any false statement or misrepresentation has been made in the application for permit, plans, drawings, data specifications or certified lot or plot plan on which the issuance of the permit or approval was based.
(f) 
Whenever there is a violation of any of the conditions of an approval or certificate of occupancy given by the Building Inspector for the use of all new materials, equipment, methods of construction, devices or appliances.[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
(2) 
The notice revoking a building, plumbing or electrical permit, certificate of occupancy or approval shall be in writing and may be served upon the applicant for the permit, owner of the premises and his/her agent, if any, and on the person having charge of construction.[4]
[4]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
(3) 
A revocation placard shall also be posted upon the building, structure, equipment or premises in question by the Building Inspector or Village representative.
(4) 
After the notice is served upon the persons as aforesaid and posted, it shall be unlawful for any person to proceed thereafter with any construction operation whatsoever on the premises, and the permit which has been so revoked shall be null and void, and before any construction or operation is again resumed, a new permit, as required by this chapter, shall be procured and fees paid therefor, and thereafter the resumption of any construction or operation shall be in compliance with the regulation of this chapter. However, such work as the Building Inspector may order as a condition precedent to the reissuance of the building permit may be performed, or such work as he/she may require for the preservation of life and safety.
J. 
Report of violations. Village officers shall report at once any building which is being carried on without a permit as required by this chapter.
K. 
Display of permit. Building permits shall be displayed in a conspicuous place on the premises where the authorized building or work is in progress at all times during construction or work thereon.

§ 215-3 State Uniform Dwelling Code adopted.

A. 
Adoption of codes.
(1) 
Chapters SPS 320 to SPS 325, Wis. Adm. Code, and subsequent revisions are adopted for municipal enforcement.
(2) 
Any act required to be performed or prohibited by an Administrative Code provision incorporated herein by reference is required or prohibited by this chapter. Any future amendments, revisions or modifications of the Administrative Code provisions incorporated herein are intended to be made part of this chapter to secure uniform statewide regulation of one- and two-family dwellings in this Village. A copy of these Administrative Code provisions and any future amendments shall be kept on file in the Village Clerk's office.
B. 
Existing buildings.
(1) 
The Wisconsin Uniform Dwelling Code shall also apply to the following buildings and conditions:
(a) 
An existing building is to be occupied as a one- or two-family dwelling, which building was not previously so occupied.
(b) 
An existing structure is altered or repaired, when the cost of such alteration or repair during the life of the structure exceeds 50% of the equalized value of the structure, said value to be determined by the Village Assessor.
(2) 
Additions and alterations, regardless of cost, made to an existing building when deemed necessary in the opinion of the Building Inspector shall comply with the requirements of this chapter for new buildings. The provisions of § 215-2 shall also apply.
(3) 
Any addition or alteration, regardless of cost, made to a building shall be made in conformity with applicable sections of this chapter.
C. 
Definitions. The following definitions shall be applicable in this section:
ADDITION
New construction performed on a dwelling which increases the outside dimensions of the dwelling.
ALTERATION
A substantial change or modification other than an addition or minor repair to a dwelling or to systems involved within a dwelling.
DEPARTMENT
The Department of Safety and Professional Services.
(1) 
Any building, the initial construction of which is commenced on or after the effective date of this chapter, which contains one or two dwelling units; or
(2) 
An existing structure, or that part of an existing structure, which is used or intended to be used as a one- or two-family dwelling.
MINOR REPAIR
Repair performed for maintenance or replacement purposes on any existing one- or two-family dwelling which does not affect room arrangement, light and ventilation, access to or efficiency of any exit stairways or exits, fire protection or exterior aesthetic appearance and which does not increase a given occupancy and use. No building permit is required for work to be performed which is deemed minor repair.
ONE- OR TWO-FAMILY DWELLING
A building structure which contains one or separate households intended to be used as a home, residence or sleeping place by an individual or by two or more individuals maintaining a common household to the exclusion of all others.
PERSON
An individual, partnership, firm or corporation.
UNIFORM DWELLING CODE
Those Administrative Code provisions and any future amendments, revisions or modifications thereto contained in the following chapters of the Wisconsin Administrative Code:
Chapter SPS 320, Administrative and Enforcement
Chapter SPS 321, Construction Standards
Chapter SPS 322, Energy Conservation
Chapter SPS 323, Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning
Chapter SPS 324, Electrical Standards
Chapter SPS 325, Plumbing
D. 
Method of enforcement.
(1) 
Certified inspector provided. The Village of Brandon shall contract with or provide a Building Inspector certified by the Department of Safety and Professional Services in each category specified under § SPS 305.63, Wis. Adm. Code, for the purpose of enforcing the provisions of the Uniform Dwelling Code adopted in this chapter.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
(2) 
Inspection powers. An authorized inspection official of the Village may at all reasonable hours enter upon any public or private premises for inspection purposes and may require the production of the permit for any building, plumbing, electrical or heating work. No person shall interfere with or refuse to permit access to any such premises to such inspector while in performance of his/her duties.

§ 215-4 Construction standards; codes adopted.

A. 
Commercial Building Code adopted. Chapters SPS 361 through SPS 366, Wis. Adm. Code (Wisconsin Commercial Building Code), are hereby adopted and made a part of this chapter with respect to those classes of buildings to which this Building Code specifically applies. Any future amendments, revisions and modifications of said Chs. SPS 361 to SPS 366 incorporated herein are intended to be made a part of this chapter. A copy of said Chs. SPS 361 to SPS 366 and amendments thereto shall be kept on file in the office of the Village Clerk.
B. 
State Plumbing Code adopted. The provisions and regulations of Ch. 145, Wis. Stats., and Chs. SPS 381 to SPS 387, Wis. Adm. Code, are hereby made a part of this chapter by reference and shall extend over and govern the installation of all plumbing installed, altered or repaired in the Village. Any further amendments, revisions and modifications of said Wisconsin Statutes and Administrative Code incorporated herein are intended to be made part of this chapter.
C. 
State Electrical Code adopted. Subject to the exceptions set forth in this chapter, the Electrical Code, Volume 1, and Rules of Electrical Code, Volume 2, of the Wisconsin Administrative Code are hereby adopted by reference and made a part of this section and shall apply to all buildings.
D. 
Conflicts. If, in the opinion of the Building Inspector and the Village Board, the provisions of the State Building Code adopted by Subsection A of this section shall conflict with the provisions of the Federal Housing Administration standards in their application to any proposed building or structure, the Inspector and/or the Village shall apply the most stringent provisions in determining whether or not the proposed building meets the requirements of this section.
E. 
Residential construction requirements. All residential dwellings shall be constructed upon a permanent foundation. All residential dwellings shall have a pitched, shingled roof. A "permanent foundation" is defined as a poured concrete frost wall or a mortared masonry frost wall, with or without a concrete floor.

§ 215-5 New methods and materials.

A. 
All materials, methods of construction and devices designed for use in buildings or structures covered by this chapter and not specifically mentioned in or permitted by this chapter shall not be so used until approved, in writing, by the State Department of Safety and Professional Services for use in buildings or structures covered by the Wisconsin State Building Code, except sanitary appliances, which shall be approved in accordance with the State Plumbing Code.
B. 
Such materials, methods of construction and devices, when approved, must be installed or used in strict compliance with the manufacturer's specifications and any rules or conditions of use established by the State Department of Safety and Professional Services. The data, test and other evidence necessary to prove the merits of such material, method of construction or device shall be determined by the State Department of Safety and Professional Services.

§ 215-6 Unsafe buildings.

Whenever the Village Board finds any building or part thereof within the Village to be, in its judgment, so old, dilapidated or out of repair as to be dangerous, unsafe, unsanitary or otherwise unfit for human occupancy or use and so that it would be unreasonable to repair the same, it shall order the owner to raze and remove such building or part thereof or, if it can be made safe by repairs, to repair and make safe and sanitary, or to raze and remove at the owner's option. Such order and proceedings shall be as provided in § 66.0413, Wis. Stats.

§ 215-7 Disclaimer on inspections.

The purpose of the inspections under this chapter is to improve the quality of housing in the Village of Brandon. The inspections and the reports and findings issued after the inspections are not intended as, nor are they to be construed as, a guarantee. In order to so advise owners and other interested persons, the following disclaimer shall be applicable to all inspections under this chapter: "These findings of inspection contained herein are intended to report conditions of noncompliance with code standards that are readily apparent at the time of inspection. The inspection does not involve a detailed examination of the mechanical systems or the closed structural and nonstructural elements of the building and premises. No warranty of the operation, use or durability of equipment and materials not specifically cited herein is expressed or implied."

§ 215-8 Regulation and permit for razing buildings.

A. 
Demolition permit required. All persons who demolish or cause to be demolished any structure or part of a structure larger than 400 square feet within the Village of Brandon shall apply for and obtain a demolition permit from the Building Inspector prior to undertaking any steps to demolish the structure.
B. 
Application. An application for a permit to demolish all or part of a building shall include the following information:
(1) 
The name and address of the owner of the building on date of application and, if different, on date of demolition;
(2) 
The name, address and telephone number of the contractor(s) performing the demolition work;
(3) 
The date upon which demolition is to commence;
(4) 
The date by which demolition shall be complete;
(5) 
A list of all hazardous waste and hazardous and toxic substances contained in the building, a statement as to whether the building contains asbestos [as defined by § 254.11(1), Wis. Stats.], and a detailed description of the method to be used in removing, transporting and disposing of any hazardous waste, hazardous and toxic substances, and asbestos;[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
(6) 
A detailed description of how and where the waste materials resulting from the demolition will be transported and disposed of (including a description of the route to be used by trucks in hauling the waste);
(7) 
A description of the method of demolition to be used;
(8) 
A description in detail of all methods to be used to prevent water runoff and soil erosion from the site to neighboring properties and to prevent releasing unreasonable amounts of dust from the site; and
(9) 
Along with the application for permit for demolition, the applicant shall present a release from all utilities serving the property, stating that their respective service connections and appurtenant equipment such as meters and regulators have been removed or sealed and plugged in a safe manner.
C. 
Demolition. The demolition shall be conducted in a manner that is safe and that does not adversely affect the environment.
D. 
Clearing and leveling the site.
(1) 
The site of any demolition shall be properly cleared of debris, rubbish and pavement and shall be properly graded and leveled to conform to the adjoining grade of the neighboring property, and when so graded and leveled the site shall be seeded, sodded or treated in some other manner acceptable to the Building Inspector so as to prevent blowing dust, dirt, or sand. Excavations remaining after demolition shall be filled, graded and leveled off not later than 30 consecutive days after demolition is completed.
(2) 
Excavations from demolished buildings or structures shall not be filled with any materials subject to deterioration. The Building Inspector, upon notification by the permit holder, the owner or his/her agent, in writing and upon forms provided by the Building Inspector for that purpose, shall within 72 hours inspect each excavation, or part thereof, before filling any excavation.
(3) 
It shall be unlawful to fill any such excavation without inspection and approval of the Building Inspector. Voids in filled excavations shall not be permitted. In the event of the unavailability of the Building Inspector to conduct an inspection within the 72 hours after written notice, the permit holder, owner or his/her agent may retain the services of a certified, qualified municipal inspection service to obtain an opinion that approves filling of the excavation. Said opinion shall be deemed a sufficient approval by the Village, provided that a written copy of the opinion is delivered to the Village Clerk at least 48 hours before filling of the excavation commences.
E. 
Removal and disposal. Removal, transportation and disposal of all hazardous waste, hazardous and toxic substances, and asbestos shall be conducted in compliance with all applicable state, federal and local statutes, ordinances and regulations. The permit holder shall give the Building Inspector 72 hours' written notice prior to any removal, transportation or disposal of hazardous waste, hazardous and toxic substances, and asbestos.
F. 
Miscellaneous provisions.
(1) 
A snow fence or other approved barricade shall be provided as soon as any portion of the building is removed and shall remain during razing operations.
(2) 
Razing permits shall lapse and be void unless the work authorized thereby is commenced within six months from the date thereof or completed within 30 days from the date of commencement of said work. Any unfinished portion of work remaining beyond the required 30 days must have special approval from the Building Inspector.
(3) 
All debris must be hauled away at the end of each week for the work that was done on that week. Combustible material shall not be used for backfill but shall be hauled away. There shall not be any burning of materials on the site of the razed building.
(4) 
If any razing or removal operation under this section results in, or would likely result in, an excessive amount of dust particles in the air creating a nuisance in the vicinity thereof, the permittee shall take all necessary steps, by use of water spraying or other appropriate means, to eliminate such nuisance.
(5) 
The permittee shall take all necessary steps, prior to the razing of a building, through the employment of a qualified person in the field of pest control or by other appropriate means, to treat the building as to prevent the spread and migration of rodents and insects therefrom during and after the razing operations.

§ 215-9 Basements; excavations.

A. 
Basement subflooring. First floor subflooring shall be completed within 60 days after the basement is excavated.
B. 
Fencing of excavations. The owner of any premises on which there exists an opening or excavation which is located in close proximity to a public sidewalk or street right-of-way so as to constitute a hazard to pedestrian or vehicular traffic shall erect a fence, wall or railing at least four feet high between such opening or excavation and the public right-of-way.
C. 
Closing of abandoned excavations. Any excavation for building purposes or any uncovered foundation which shall remain open for more than three months shall be deemed abandoned and a nuisance, and the Building Inspector shall order that unless the erection of the building or structure on the excavation or foundation shall commence or continue forthwith suitable safeguards shall be provided to prevent accidental injury to children or other frequenters or that the excavation or foundation be filled to grade. Such order shall be served upon the owner of record or the owner's agent, where an agent is in charge of the premises, and upon the holder of an encumbrance of record in the manner provided for service of a summons in the circuit court. If the owner or the holder of an encumbrance of record cannot be found, the order may be served by posting it on the premises and publication in the official newspaper for two consecutive publications at least 10 days before the time for compliance stated in the order commences to run. Such time shall be not less than 14 nor more than 20 days after service. If the owner of the land fails to comply with the order within the time required, the Building Inspector shall cause the excavation or foundation to be filled to grade. The cost of such abatement shall be charged against the real estate and entered on the next succeeding tax roll as a special charge and shall bear interest at a rate established by the Village Board from the date of the report by the Building Inspector on the cost thereof, pursuant to the provisions of § 66.0627, Wis. Stats.

§ 215-10 Duplex and multiple unit service connections.

A. 
A duplex structure shall be allowed a common water service to the curb stop, but each unit of said duplex shall have a separate outside curb stop for the purpose of shutting water off in one unit without disturbing the second unit.
B. 
Structures over two units, if metered separately, shall also have individual outside curb stops for the purpose of shutting water off in one unit without disturbing other units.
C. 
A common sewer service can be used for duplex and multiple unit structures from the sewer main to the structure.

§ 215-11 Regulations for moving buildings.

A. 
General requirements.
(1) 
No person shall move any building or structure upon any of the public ways of the Village without first obtaining a permit therefor from the Building Inspector and upon the payment of the required fee. Every such permit issued by the Building Inspector for the moving of a building shall designate the route to be taken and the conditions to be complied with and shall limit the time during which said moving operations shall be continued.
(2) 
A report shall be made by Village employees with regard to possible damage to trees. The estimated cost of trimming, removal and replacement of public trees, as determined by the Village, shall be paid to the Village Clerk prior to issuance of the moving permit.
(3) 
Issuance of moving permit shall further be conditioned on approval of the moving route by the Village Board.
B. 
Moving damaged buildings. No building shall be repaired, altered or moved within or into the Village that has deteriorated or has been damaged by any cause (including such moving and separation from its foundation and service connections in case of moved buildings) 50% or more of its equalized value, and no permit shall be granted to repair, alter or move such building within or into the Village. Furthermore, if the equalized assessed value of the building is not within 20% of the surrounding buildings where the building is proposed to be moved to, no permit shall be granted unless the building is improved to be within the 20%. Such determination shall be made by the Building Inspector, who may seek a recommendation from the Village Assessor.
C. 
Continuous movement. The movement of buildings shall be a continuous operation during all the hours of the day and at night, until such movement is fully completed. All such operations shall be performed with the least possible obstruction to thoroughfares. No building shall be allowed to remain overnight upon any street crossing or intersection or so near thereto as to prevent easy access to any fire hydrant or any other public facility. Lights shall be kept in conspicuous places at each end of the building during the night.
D. 
Street repair. Every person receiving a permit to move a building shall, within one day after said building reaches its destination, report that fact to the Building Inspector, who shall inspect the streets, highways and curbs and gutters over which said building has been moved and ascertain their condition. If the removal of said building has caused any damage to any street or highway, the person to whom the permit was issued shall forthwith place them in as good repair as they were before the permit was granted. On the failure of the said permittee to do so within 10 days thereafter to the satisfaction of the Village Board, the Village shall repair the damage done to such streets and hold the person obtaining such permit and the sureties on his bond responsible for the payment of the same.
E. 
Conformance with code. No permit shall be issued to move a building within or into the Village and to establish it upon a location within said Village until the Building Inspector has made an investigation of such building at the location from which it is to be moved and is satisfied from such investigation that said building is in a sound and stable condition and of such construction that it will meet the requirements of this Building Code in all respects. A complete plan of all further repairs, improvements and remodeling with reference to such building shall be submitted to the Building Inspector, and he/she shall make a finding of fact to the effect that all such repairs, improvements and remodeling are in conformity with the requirements of this Building Code and that, when the same are completed, the building as such will so comply with said Building Code. In the event a building is to be moved from the Village to some point outside the boundaries thereof, the provisions with respect to the furnishing of plans and specifications for proposed alterations to such building may be disregarded.
F. 
Bond.
(1) 
Before a permit is issued to move any building over any public way in the Village, the party applying therefor shall give a bond to the Village of Brandon in a sum to be fixed by the Building Inspector and which shall not be less than $5,000, said bond to be executed by a corporate surety or two personal sureties to be approved by the Village Board or designated agent conditioned upon, among other things, the indemnification to the Village for any costs or expenses incurred by it in connection with any claims for damages to any persons or property and the payment of any judgment, together with the costs and expenses incurred by the Village in connection therewith arising out of the removal of the building for which the permit is issued.
(2) 
Unless the Building Inspector, upon investigation, shall find it to be a fact that the excavation exposed by the removal of such building from its foundation shall not be so close to a public thoroughfare as to permit the accidental falling therein of travelers or the location, nature and physical characteristics of the premises and the exposed excavation such as to make intrusion upon the premises and the falling into such excavation of children under 12 years of age unlikely, the bond required by Subsection F(1) shall be further conditioned upon the permittee erecting adequate barriers and, within 48 hours, filling in such excavation or adopting and employing such other means, devices or methods approved by the Building Inspector and reasonably adopted or calculated to prevent the occurrences set forth herein.
G. 
Insurance. The Building Inspector shall require, in addition to said bond above indicated, public liability insurance covering injury to one person in the sum of not less than $500,000 and, for one accident, aggregate not less than $1,000,000, together with property damage insurance in a sum not less than $500,000, or such other coverage as deemed necessary.
H. 
Village Board approval.
(1) 
No such permit shall be issued unless it has been found as a fact by the Village Board by at least a majority vote, after an examination of the application for the permit which shall include exterior elevations of the building and accurate photographs of all sides and views of the same and in case it is proposed to alter the exterior of said building, plans and specifications of such proposed alterations and after a view of the building proposed to be moved and of the site at which it is to be located, that the exterior architectural appeal and functional plans of the building to be moved, or moved and altered, will not be so at variance with either the exterior architectural appeal and functional plan of the buildings already constructed or in the course of construction in the immediate neighborhood or in the character of the applicable district established by the zoning ordinances of the Village or any ordinance amendatory thereof or supplementary thereto as to cause a substantial depreciation of the property values of said neighborhood within said applicable district. In case the applicant proposes to alter the exterior of said building after moving the same, he/she shall submit, with his/her application papers, complete plans and specifications for the proposed alterations. Before a permit shall be issued for a building to be moved and altered, the applicant shall give a cash bond to the Village Board, which shall not be less than $5,000, to be executed in the manner provided in Subsection F hereof, to the effect that he/she will, within a time to be set by the Village Board, complete the proposed exterior alterations to said building in the manner set forth in his/her plans and specifications. This bond shall be in addition to any other bond or surety which may be required by other applicable ordinances of the Village. No occupancy permit shall be issued for said building until the exterior alterations proposed to be made have been completed.
(2) 
Upon application being made to the Building Inspector, he/she shall request a meeting of the Village Board to consider application for moving permits which he/she has found comply, in all respects, with all other ordinances of the Village. The Village Board may, if it desires, hear the applicant for the moving permit in question and/or the owner of the lot on which it is proposed to locate the building in question, together with any other persons, either residents or property owners, desiring to be heard, give such notice of hearing as it may deem sufficient. Such hearing may be adjourned for a reasonable length of time, and within 48 hours after the close of the hearing the Village Board shall, in writing, make or refuse to make the finding required by Subsection H(1) hereof and file it in the office of Village Clerk, who shall send a copy of it to the Building Inspector.

§ 215-12 Construction sites; maintaining clean streets.

Village streets are to be kept clean of dirt and debris from all construction sites. The primary contractor for any construction project shall be responsible for sweeping streets of debris within 24 hours of the incident. The Village of Brandon will clean said street(s) if the work is not done within 24 hours of the incident and charge the current established costs to the contractor for the work. Failure to pay said costs within 30 days of receipt of the billing shall be deemed a violation of this section and be subject to the penalty provisions of § 1-4.

§ 215-13 Fire limits.

A. 
Boundaries. All of Blocks 2, 4, the north 1/2 of Block 3 and Lot 4 of Block 9 in the "First Addition Plat" of the Village of Brandon and Blocks 7, 14, 15, the south 1/2 of Block 13 and Lots 1, 2, 4, 5, and 8 of Block 9 of the "Original Town Plat" of the Village of Brandon and the former "Brandon Canning Company" lot now occupied by the Shaler Company on Center Street shall constitute the fire limits of the Village.
B. 
Regulations within the fire limits area.
(1) 
Requirements. Every building hereafter erected, enlarged or moved within or into the fire limits shall be of fire resistive, mill or ordinary construction.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
(2) 
Exceptions. No building of frame construction shall be constructed within or moved within or into the fire limits except the following:
(a) 
Residential dwellings.
(b) 
A building occupied as a private garage or accessory building not more than one story in height nor more than 750 square feet in area, located on the same lot with a dwelling, provided that any such building shall be placed at least six feet from the lot lines of adjoining property. If such building is closer than six feet to the adjoining lot lines, such building shall have a fire-resistive rating of one hour.
(c) 
Buildings of frame construction, except when used for a high-hazard occupancy, shall not exceed 2,500 square feet in area nor more than one story in height, provided they have a horizontal separation of not less than 10 feet on all sides from other buildings. Any wall having a horizontal separation of less than 10 feet shall have a fire-resistive rating of not less than one hour.
(3) 
Regulations for fire-retardant roofing.
(a) 
Every roof hereafter constructed within the fire limits shall be covered with a roofing having a fire-resistive rating equivalent to Class "B" or better of the Underwriters' Laboratories, Inc., classification.
(b) 
No roofing on an existing roof shall be renewed or repaired to a greater extent than 1/10 of the roof surface except in conformity with the requirements of Subsection B(3)(a).

§ 215-14 Fees.

A. 
The following building permit fees shall be as set by the Village Board:
[Amended 4-12-2004[1]]
(1) 
For new construction or to structurally alter an existing building or structure or relocate any structure.
(2) 
For construction that includes plumbing, electric and/or heating.
(3) 
For construction that does not include plumbing, electric and/or heating.
(4) 
For construction that includes siding, roofing or windows.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
B. 
The following plumbing permit fees shall be as set by the Village Board:[2]
(1) 
For each connection with main sewer.
(2) 
For each connection to lateral at property line.
(3) 
For relaying of an existing sewer.
(4) 
For each connection to Village water main or well.
(5) 
For each corporation and tap at main. No person unless properly authorized by the utility shall be permitted to tap or make any connection with any street main or distribution pipe. There shall be a charge for making each tap. This charge shall cover the cost of materials, equipment rental and labor incidental to make the tap.
(6) 
For each roughed in waste opening.
(7) 
For each water softener.
(8) 
For each connection to storm sewer main.
(9) 
For each connection to storm sewer lateral.
(10) 
For each holding tank.
(11) 
Discontinue sewer and water at property line.
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
C. 
No permit penalty. In the event work is commenced prior to obtaining a building permit, the Building Inspector shall notify the owner and issue a stop-work order. Any work started prior to obtaining a building permit will result in double fees unless prior approval is given by the Building Inspector.
[Amended 9-12-2005; 3-11-2013]

§ 215-15 Violations and penalties.

A. 
Any building or structure hereafter erected, enlarged, altered or repaired or any use hereafter established in violation of the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed an unlawful building, structure or use. The Building Inspector shall promptly report all such violations to the Village Board and Village Attorney who shall bring an action to enjoin the erection, enlargement, alteration, repair or moving of such building or structure or the establishment of such use of buildings in violation of this chapter or to cause such building, structure or use to be removed and such violation may also be subject to a penalty as provided in general penalty provisions of this Code.[1] In any such action, the fact that a permit was issued shall not constitute a defense, nor shall any error, oversight or dereliction of duty on the part of the Building Inspector or other Village officials constitute a defense. Compliance with the provisions of this chapter may also be enforced by injunctional order at the suit of the owner or owners of any real estate within the jurisdiction of this chapter.[2]
[1]
Editor's Note: See § 1-4.
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
B. 
Notice of violation.
(1) 
If an inspection reveals a noncompliance with this chapter or the Uniform Dwelling Code, the Building Inspector shall notify the applicant and the owner, in writing, of the violation to be corrected. All cited violations shall be corrected within 30 days after written notification unless an extension of time is granted pursuant to § SPS 320.21(3), Wis. Adm. Code.
(2) 
If, after written notification, the violation is not corrected within 30 days, a stop-work order may be served on the owner or his or her representative and a copy thereof shall be posted at the construction site. Such stop-work order shall not be removed except by written notice of the Building Inspector after satisfactory evidence has been supplied that the cited violation has been corrected.
(3) 
Each day each violation continues after thirty-day written notice period has run shall constitute a separate offense. Nothing in this chapter shall preclude the Village from maintaining any appropriate action to prevent or remove a violation of any provision of this chapter or the Uniform Dwelling Code.
(4) 
If any construction or work governed by the provisions of this chapter or the Uniform Dwelling Code is commenced prior to the issuance of a permit, double fees shall be charged.
C. 
Any person feeling aggrieved by an order or a determination of the Building Inspector may appeal from such order or determination to the Zoning Board of Appeals. Those procedures customarily used to effectuate an appeal to the Zoning Board of Appeals shall apply.
D. 
Except as may otherwise be provided by statute or ordinance, no officer, agent or employee of the Village of Brandon charged with the enforcement of this chapter shall render himself personally liable for any damage that may accrue to persons or property as a result of any act required or permitted in the discharge of his/her duties under this chapter. Any suit brought against any officer, agent or employee of the Village as a result of any act required or permitted in the discharge of his/her duties under this chapter shall be defended by the legal representative of the Village until the final determination of the proceedings therein.