[Ord. No. 2010-2860 §1, 2-9-2010]
A certain document, one (1) copy of which is on file in the office of the City Clerk of the City of Aurora of the State of Missouri, being marked and designated as the International Property Maintenance Code, 2006, as published by the International Code Council, Inc., be and is hereby adopted as the Property Maintenance Code of the City of Aurora in the State of Missouri for the control of buildings and structures as herein provided; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of said International Property Maintenance Code are hereby referred to, adopted and made a part hereof, as if fully set out in this Article, with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes, if any, prescribed in Section 500.180 of this Article.
[Ord. No. 2010-2860 §1, 2-9-2010]
The International Property Maintenance Code is amended and revised in the following respects:
Section 101.1 These regulations shall be known as the Property Maintenance Code of the City of Aurora hereinafter referred to as "this code".
Section 103.5 Fees. The fees for activities and services performed by the department in carrying out its responsibilities under this code shall be as indicated in the following schedule: See City Ordinance 500.030.
Section 107.4 Insert the following sentence: In addition to the penalties set forth herein the City shall have all the remedies as set forth in Sections 220.100, 220.110 and Section 220.120 of the City Code.
Section 111 Means of Appeal. Insert the following: All appeals shall be deferred to the Building Board of Appeals for the City of Aurora. See Section 500.030: International Building Code — Amended.
Section 302.4 Weeds. All premises and exterior property shall be maintained free from weeds or plant growth in excess of 7 inches. All noxious weeds shall be prohibited. Weeds shall be defined as all grasses, annual plants and vegetation, other than trees or shrubs; provided however, this term shall not include cultivated flowers and gardens.
Upon failure of the owner or agent having charge of a property to cut and destroy weeds after service of a notice of violation, they shall be subject to prosecution in accordance with Section 106.3 and as prescribed by the authority having jurisdiction. Upon failure to comply with the notice of violation, any duly authorized employee of the jurisdiction or contractor hired by the jurisdiction shall be authorized to enter upon the property in violation and cut and destroy the weeds growing thereon, and the costs of such removal shall be paid by the owner or agent responsible for the property.
Section 304.14 Insect screens. During the period from January 1 to December 31, every door, window and other outside opening required for ventilation of habitable rooms, food preparation areas, food service areas or any areas where products to be included or utilized in food for human consumption are processed, manufactured, packaged or stored shall be supplied with approved tightly fitting screens of not less than 16 mesh per inch (16 mesh per 25 mm), and every screen door used for insect control shall have a self-closing device in good working condition.
Exception: Screens shall not be required where other approved means, such as air curtains or insect repellent fans, are employed.
Section 602.3 Heat supply. Every owner and operator of any building who rents, leases or lets one or more dwelling units or sleeping units on terms, either expressed or implied, to furnish heat to the occupants thereof shall supply heat during the period from January 1 to December 31 to maintain a temperature of not less than 68°F (20°C) in all habitable rooms, bathrooms, and toilet rooms.
Section 602.4 Occupiable work spaces. Indoor occupiable work spaces shall be supplied with heat during the period from January 1 to December 31 to maintain a temperature of not less than 65°F (18°C) during the period the spaces are occupied.
Processing, storage and operation areas that require cooling or special temperature conditions.
Areas in which persons are primarily engaged in vigorous physical activities.
The City of Aurora shall certify to the adoption of this Article and cause the same to be published as required by law and this Article shall take effect and be in force from and after its approval as required by law.