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City of Gerald, MO
Franklin County
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Editor’s Note: Former Section 500.090, One- and Two-Family Dwelling Code Adopted, was renumbered as Section 500.100 by Ord. No. 771 §6, 2-12-2015.
[Ord. No. 648 §6, 12-11-2008; Ord. No. 708 §6, 7-18-2012; Ord. No. 771 §6, 2-12-2015]
A. 
For the purpose of the protection of the public health, safety and welfare with respect to establishing minimum standards for buildings used for dwelling purposes, there is hereby adopted the ICC International Residential Code, 2009 Edition. One (1) copy of such Code is available for public inspection in the office of the City Clerk.
B. 
The Residential Code shall govern and control all one- and two-family dwellings concerning construction and use, except where in conflict with other ordinances of the City, in which case the other such ordinances shall prevail.
C. 
The Residential Code as adopted by the City of Gerald may, as necessary from time to time, be amended to add local modifications and revisions as may be approved by the Board as recommended by the City Building Inspector.
[Ord. No. 648 §7, 12-11-2008; Ord. No. 708 §7, 7-18-2012; Ord. No. 771 §7, 2-12-2015[1]]
A. 
There is hereby adopted the International Existing Building Code of 2009, which Code and supplement are published by the International Code Council, Inc., and which Code and supplement are adopted as fully as if set out in this Section. One (1) copy of the Existing Building Code and supplement thereto adopted in this Section shall be on file in the office of the City Clerk and shall be available for public inspection.
B. 
The Existing Building Code so adopted shall govern all buildings, use and construction within the City. In the event of a conflict between the provisions of the Building Code so adopted and other ordinances of the City, the other such ordinance or ordinances shall prevail.
C. 
The Existing Building Code as adopted by the City of Gerald may, as necessary from time to time, be amended to add local modifications and revisions as may be approved by the Board as recommended by the City Building Inspector.
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Editor’s Note: Section 7 of this ordinance renumbered former Section 500.100 as Section 500.102.
[Ord. No. 648 §8, 12-11-2008; Ord. No. 708 §8, 7-18-2012; Ord. No. 771 §8, 2-12-2015]
A. 
There is hereby adopted the International Property Maintenance Code of 2009, which Code and supplement are published by the International Code Council, Inc., and which Code and supplement are adopted as fully as if set out in this Section. One (1) copy of the Property Maintenance Code and supplement thereto adopted in this Section shall be on file in the office of the City Clerk and shall be available for public inspection.
B. 
The provisions of the Property Maintenance Code adopted in Subsection (A) shall govern all property maintenance within the City. In the event of a conflict between the provisions of the Property Maintenance Code adopted in Subsection (A) and express provisions of this Code, the provision of this Code shall prevail.
C. 
The Property Maintenance Code as adopted by the City of Gerald may, as necessary from time to time, be amended to add local modifications and revisions as may be approved by the Board as recommended by the City Building Inspector.
[Ord. No. 648 §9, 12-11-2008; Ord. No. 708 §9, 7-18-2012; Ord. No. 771 §9, 2-12-2015]
A. 
There is hereby adopted as the Fuel Gas Code of the City of Gerald the BOCA International Fuel Gas Code, being particularly the 2009 Edition thereof, as published and recommended by the International Code Council, Inc. One (1) copy of the International Fuel Gas Code adopted in this Section shall be on file in the office of the City Clerk and available for public inspection.
B. 
The provisions of the Fuel Gas Code adopted in Subsection (A) shall control all fuel gas in the City except where the Fuel Gas Code so adopted conflicts with any provision of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Gerald.
C. 
The Fuel Gas Code as adopted by the City of Gerald may, as necessary from time to time, be amended to add local modifications and revisions as may be approved by the Board as recommended by the City Building Inspector.
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Editor’s Note: Former Section 500.110, Fuel Gas Code, was renumbered as Section 500.107 by Ord. No. 771 §9, 2-12-2015.
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Editor’s Note: Former Section 500.120, Electrical Code (Administrative Provisions), was renumbered as Section 500.185 by Ord. No. 771 §10, 2-12-2015.
[Ord. No. 708 §10, 7-18-2012]
A. 
No wall, structure, building or part thereof shall hereafter be built, enlarged, or altered within the City of Gerald, Missouri, until a plan of the proposed work, together with a statement of materials to be used, shall have been submitted in writing in duplicate to the City Building Inspector who shall, if such proposed work is in accordance with the provisions herein contained, issue a permit for the proposed construction. Such permit shall be in duplicate and in such form as may be adopted by resolution of the Board of Aldermen, and one (1) copy thereof shall be kept on file in the office of the City Clerk.
B. 
Ordinary repairs and minor alterations not involving any change in major structural parts such as walls, beams, girders, chimneys and flues, or involving a cost of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00); or erection of detached outbuildings outside the fire limits (such as sheds, chicken houses, and one (1) car private garages) costing not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00); or minor changes or repairs in electrical wiring or equipment shall not require the issuance of a permit.
C. 
No building shall be moved until a similar permit has been obtained from the administrative official. No such permit shall be issued if the proposed new location would seriously increase the fire hazards to the surrounding buildings.
D. 
When any wall, structure, building, or part thereof shall be constructed within the limits of the City of Gerald, Missouri, without a permit or contrary to the provisions of any applicable ordinance, it shall be taken or torn down or removed, and the expense incident thereto shall be recovered of the owner of said property by suit in a court of competent jurisdiction.
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Editor’s Note: Former Section 500.140, Occupancy Permit (Commercial and Owner-Occupied Residential), adopted and/or amended by Ord. No. 708 § 10, 7-18-2012; Ord. No. 874, 8-9-2018, was repealed 12-13-2018 by Ord. No. 881.
[Ord. No. 708 §10, 7-18-2012]
Any commercial or residential remodeling or commercial new construction, electrical, plumbing and/or mechanical permit fees shall be calculated using a formula as set forth below. The multiplier used within the formula shall be set by ordinance passed from time to time by the Gerald Board of Aldermen. The multiplier shall be set at .0064. The permit fee formula is as follows:
Cost of project x 80% (.80) x the multiplier (.0064)
[Ord. No. 708 §10, 7-18-2012; Ord. No. 773 §1, 3-12-2105; Ord. No. 784 §1, 7-9-2015; Ord. No. 874, 8-9-2018]
A. 
The City of Gerald shall charge permit fees for inspections as set forth in Chapter 100.
B. 
The following construction work performed within the City limits of Gerald shall be exempt from permitting requirements:
1. 
Fences less than six (6) feet high, roofing, siding, window installation, retaining walls [five (5) feet and under] and other ordinary repairs and minor alterations not involving a change in major structural and/or load-bearing supports such as walls, beams, girders, chimneys and flues, decks less than thirty (30) inches above grade.
2. 
Detached outbuildings such as sheds, chicken houses, and one-car garages. Portable buildings (not anchored to concrete) less than two hundred (200) square feet.
3. 
Any and all minor alterations or repairs in electrical wiring or related equipment. Note: Confirm with inspector if alterations are minor.
[Ord. No. 708 §10, 7-18-2012; Ord. No. 738-a §§1 — 2, 10-8-2013; Ord. No. 756 §§1 — 2, 8-12-2014; Ord. No. 793 §2, 9-10-2015]
A. 
Duties.
1. 
All applications for permits or other necessary consents for the excavation for, construction or demolition of, improvements to, or changes in the use or occupancy of buildings or structures of any type within the City of Gerald, Missouri, now or hereafter required by ordinance or law as a condition to the lawful performance of such work, shall be filed with the Building Inspector of the City of Gerald, who shall review and pass on such applications in the manner and according to the standards provided by the applicable ordinance or law.
2. 
All fees or other charges required to be paid to the City as part of the application for permit process shall be deposited with the administrative staff at the time of filing such application and the Building Inspector shall account to the City Treasurer for such funds not less than monthly.
B. 
Bond. The City Building Inspector shall be allowed to serve the City of Gerald without a bond.
C. 
Compensation. The City Building Inspector shall receive a flat fee of one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) per month for attending Planning and Zoning meetings, Board of Aldermen meetings and/or other meetings as requested, and for reviewing plats and drawings. The Inspector shall also receive compensation at an hourly rate set by the Board of Aldermen for conducting inspections and other duties performed.
[Ord. No. 648 §10, 12-11-2008; Ord. No. 708 §10, 7-18-2012; Ord. No. 771 §10, 2-12-2015]
A. 
The International Electrical Code (Administrative Provisions) being particularly the 2009 Edition thereof, as published by the International Code Council, Inc., is hereby adopted in full as if set out in full in this Section, and shall be the Electrical Code (Administrative Provisions) for the City. One (1) copy of the Electrical Code (Administrative Provisions) adopted in this Section shall be on file in the office of the City Clerk and shall be available for public inspection.
B. 
The Electrical Code (Administrative Provisions) adopted in Subsection (A) shall govern all electrical installations in the City, unless the provisions of the Electrical Code (Administrative Provisions) adopted in Subsection (A) are in conflict with other provisions of the ordinances of the City of Gerald. In the event of a conflict between the provisions of the Electrical Code (Administrative Provisions) adopted in this Chapter and an express provision of this Code, the provisions of this Code shall prevail.
C. 
The Electrical Code as adopted by the City of Gerald may, as necessary from time to time, be amended to add local modifications and revisions as may be approved by the Board as recommended by the City Building Inspector.
[Ord. No. 708 §10, 7-18-2012]
A. 
Whenever in this Chapter or any code adopted in this Chapter any act is prohibited or is declared to be unlawful or an offense or misdemeanor or the doing of any act is required or the failure to do any act is declared to be unlawful or an offense or a misdemeanor, and no specific penalty is provided for the violation thereof, upon conviction of a violation of any such provision of this Chapter or of any code adopted in this Chapter, the violator shall be punished by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500.00) or by imprisonment in the City or County Jail not exceeding ninety (90) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
B. 
Every day any violation of this Chapter, any code adopted in this Chapter or any other ordinance or any such rule, regulation, notice or order shall continue shall constitute a separate offense.
C. 
Whenever any act is prohibited by this Chapter, any code adopted in this Chapter or by an amendment thereof, or by any rule or regulation adopted thereunder, such prohibition shall extend to and include the causing, securing, aiding, or abetting of another person to do said act. Whenever any act is prohibited by this Chapter or any code adopted in this Chapter, an attempt to do the act is likewise prohibited.