City of Ste. Genevieve, MO
Ste. Genevieve County
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[CC 1985 §5-1; Comp. Ords. §7.01(1); Ord. No. 4137, 1-11-2018]
Any person undertaking the demolition or destruction of any building within the City limits shall first obtain a permit. Demolition permits may be obtained by application to the Building Department on a form provided by the Community Development Administrator.
[CC 1985 §5-2; Comp. Ords. §7.01(2); Ord. No. 4137, 1-11-2018]
The Community Development Administrator shall have thirty (30) days from the date the application is filed with the Building Department to grant or deny the application for a permit. The permit shall be granted if the Administrator is satisfied the demolition can be performed safely and in accordance with all applicable ordinances. If no action is taken by the Administrator within thirty (30) days, the permit shall be deemed granted.
[CC 1985 §5-3; Ord. No. 2583 §§1 — 3, 12-20-1990]
A. 
Where Permitted. Above ground fuel storage tanks may be placed in any industrially zoned district of the City or in any district zoned "C-1", subject to the issuance of a special use permit by the Board of Aldermen.
B. 
Maximum Tank Capacity. Above ground fuel storage tanks of more than twelve thousand (12,000) gallons capacity shall not be permitted within the City.
C. 
Standards For Installation, Venting And Spill Containment. The City hereby adopts the standards for installation, venting and spill containment of above ground fuel storage tanks as outlined in the Missouri Department of Agriculture's publication "Service Station and Bulk Plant Requirements" from which this Section derives and which is on file in the City offices. In considering an application for a special use permit for an above ground fuel storage tank, the Board of Aldermen may consider and apply other State and Federal standards as it deems necessary.
[CC 1985 §5-4; Ord. No. 2586 §§1 — 3, 12-20-1990]
A. 
Definition. As used in this Section, the term "major structural renovation" means any reconstruction, rehabilitation, addition or other improvement of an existing structure, the cost of which equals or exceeds fifty percent (50%) of the market value of the structure before the start of construction of the major structural renovation.
B. 
Compliance With Construction Standards Required. Any new construction or major structural renovation begun after January 1, 1991, all buildings for which leases are executed by political subdivisions of the State after January 1, 1994, and all buildings for which leases are executed by the State of any institution of higher education after January 1, 1994, shall comply with the standards for seismic design and construction of the Building Officials and Code Administrators Code or of the Uniform Building Code.
C. 
Buildings And Construction To Which These Provisions Are Not Applicable. This Section shall not apply to any building owned by the State, any institution of higher education, any political subdivision upon which construction was begun or finished before the effective date of this Section, any private structure with less than ten thousand (10,000) square feet in total area or any single-family or duplex residence.
[CC 1985 §5-5; Ord. No. 2690 §§1 — 4, 4-22-1993]
A. 
Position Created. The position of Building Inspector is hereby created.
B. 
Appointment — Qualifications. The Building Inspector shall be appointed by the City Administrator with the advice and consent of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen and shall serve for an indefinite term. He/she shall be selected solely on the basis of his/her knowledge, skills and abilities relating to building construction, carpentry, code enforcement or related experience.
C. 
Compensation. The Building Inspector shall receive such compensation as may be determined from time to time by the Board of Aldermen.
D. 
General Duties. It shall be the duty of the Building Inspector to:
1. 
Perform field inspections on all new construction, as well as buildings being remodeled, to determine structural code compliance.
2. 
Analyze the characteristics of a structure and determine if there are violations to the City's occupancy or maintenance codes.
3. 
Initiate plan reviews of construction drawings to ensure code compliance and meet with building permit applicants if deficiencies are discovered.
4. 
Answer building code and occupancy code questions from other City departments, developers and the general public.
5. 
Complete reports relating to violations of City building codes and all necessary paperwork according to City policy.
6. 
Follow up on properties in need of reinspection.
7. 
Meet with contractors and builders to rectify problems that may arise.
8. 
Maintain accurate records and files relating to the City's building inspection program.
9. 
Stay informed of new developments and requirements relating to construction science and code enforcement.
10. 
Make recommendations to the City Administrator for improvement and continuing development of the City's building inspection program.
11. 
File an annual report with the City Administrator summarizing the work of the Building Inspector by number and type of inspections performed, enforcement actions undertaken, expenses incurred and recommendations for meeting future demands.
12. 
Perform other duties as assigned.
[CC 1985 §5-6; Ord. No. 2701 §§1 — 2, 6-9-1993]
A. 
The use of lead pipe or lead-based solder is hereby prohibited in the construction or modification of any public or private drinking water system within the City.
B. 
If, in the judgment of the Water Superintendent or his/her authorized representative, lead-based materials have been used in new construction or modifications after the effective date of this Section, due notice shall be given to the consumer. The consumer shall immediately comply by having the lead-based materials removed from the plumbing system and replaced with lead-free materials. If the lead-based materials are not removed from the plumbing system, the City shall have the right to discontinue water service to the premises.
[CC 1985 §5-7; Ord. No. 2705 §§1 — 3, 8-24-1993]
A. 
Owners and occupants of structures that have had floodwater over any electrical outlets during the calendar year 1993 and thereafter shall not have the structure re-energized with electricity except in compliance with this Section.
B. 
Citizens Electric shall not energize electrical service in any structure subject to Subsection (A) above unless Citizens Electric has first obtained from the owner of the structure a statement that the structure has been inspected and certified by a licensed electrician as safe to be re-energized.
C. 
The owner may use any licensed electrician deemed acceptable to Citizens Electric. Forms shall be available at Citizens Electric and City Hall. The form is on file in the City offices.