Town of Ledgeview, WI
Brown County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Ledgeview as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Numbering of buildings — See Ch. 18.
Zoning — See Ch. 135.
[Adopted 7-1-2002]
These regulations are adopted under the authority granted by §§ 101.65 and 101.12, Wis. Stats.
The purpose of this article is to promote the general health, safety and welfare.
A. 
The following Wisconsin Administrative Codes and subsequent revisions are adopted for municipal enforcement by the Building Inspector.
(1) 
Ch. Comm 5: Licenses, Certifications and Registrations.
(2) 
Chs. Comm 50-64, 66 and 69: Wisconsin Building and Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Code, Uniform Multi-Family Code, Barrier Free Requirements.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See now Chs. Comm 75 through 79, Buildings Constructed Prior to 1914.
(3) 
Chs. IND 160-164: Existing Building Code.
(4) 
Chs. Comm 70: Historic Building Code.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: See now Chs. Comm 75 through 79, Buildings Constructed Prior to 1914.
(5) 
Section 30: Wisconsin Uniform Building Code.
(6) 
Chs. Comm 81 to 87: Plumbing Code.
(7) 
Ch. Comm 16: State Electric Code.
(8) 
NEC: National Electric Code.
B. 
The following Wisconsin Administrative Codes, their referenced codes and standards, and subsequent revisions are adopted for municipal enforcement by the Building Inspector.
(1) 
Chs. Comm 75-79: Existing Building Code.
C. 
Prior to the issuance of an occupancy permit, a licensed electrician shall perform all electrical work.
D. 
The Building inspector, as certified by the Department of Commerce, is hereby authorized and directed to administer and enforce all of the provisions of the Wisconsin One and Two-Family Uniform Dwelling Code and all of the Commercial Building Code, and all of the International Building Code, as authorized by the State of Wisconsin.
E. 
Any existing ordinances pertaining to the construction of new dwellings that conflict with the Uniform Dwelling Code are hereby repealed.
A. 
No person shall build or cause to be built any one- or two-family dwelling or any commercial building without first obtaining a developer or state conditionally approved plans permit for such dwelling or structure. Any structural changes or major changes to mechanical systems that involve extensions shall require permits. A copy of such permit issued shall be filed with the Town Zoning Administrator or designee. Failure to acquire proper permits prior to starting a particular phase of construction shall cause the permit fee to be doubled. On a second offense, the permit fee shall be tripled and third offense shall be quadruple. Failure to acquire a permit may in addition bring about fines for violating the Town ordinance.
B. 
Application for a building permit for a structure intended for human occupancy on lands not served by a public sewer shall be approved only if said application is accompanied by a valid sanitary permit from Brown County Zoning.
C. 
Application for a building permit for a structure intended for human occupancy or occupation on lands served by a public sewer shall be approved only if said application is accompanied by a permit indicating that private interceptors serving said structure have been installed, tested, and approved, where said approval of interceptors is done by a licensed engineer designated by the Town Board. Where said structure is erected on platted lands, and where a letter from a licensed engineer to the Building Inspector indicating installation, testing, and approval for those lots contained within the plat shall replace the permit for individual lots.
D. 
Application for a building permit for any structure intended for human occupancy or occupation shall require approval of the road offering access to said structure, whether said structure is erected on public roads or private roads.
[Amended 2-2-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-001]
A. 
The fees for permits required under this chapter shall be as established under § 1-19 of this Code.
B. 
In addition to the fees under Subsection A, applicants for any permit under this section may be required to submit a deposit of up to $1,000 to cover the cost of extraordinary inspections or to cover repairs to public facilities, including, but not limited to, roads, sidewalks and curbs.
(1) 
An extraordinary inspection is any additional inspection required beyond expected, routine code inspections which occur as a result of any violation of any rule or regulation under this chapter, premises not being ready for scheduled inspection or inability of the inspector to access areas scheduled for inspection.
(2) 
For each extraordinary inspection required, $250 shall be withdrawn from the deposit. Upon withdrawal, written notice of withdrawal shall be sent to the applicant explaining the date and reason for withdrawal.
(3) 
Deductions for damages to public facilities shall be made in an amount equal to the actual cost of repair.
(4) 
Upon issuance of an occupancy permit or final satisfactory inspection, whichever constitutes the final action of the Building Inspector with regard to the permitted project, the balance of the deposit shall be returned to the applicant.
C. 
Should the amount collectable under this section exceed the amount of the deposit, the Town may assess such costs against the property as a special charge pursuant to § 66.0627, Wis. Stats. Before any such charge is placed on the tax roll, notice shall be sent to the permit applicant and the property owner, if different from the applicant, indicating the amount of additional charges and giving 30 days to pay such charges. Special charges shall not be paid in installments.
A. 
The Building Inspector of the Town of Ledgeview shall withhold a building permit or permits from any person requesting such permit who fails to comply with the requirements of this article and in proper case shall, on behalf of the Town, take injunctive action to enforce the provisions of this article.
B. 
(Reserved)[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 15-6B, pertaining to the forfeiture for violations, as amended, was repealed 10-20-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-039.
[Amended 2-2-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-002]
A. 
Purpose. The purpose of this section is to specify procedures used by the Building Inspector when issuing stop-work orders or stop-use orders as part of the Building Inspector's responsibility to protect public safety and health and the waters of the state.
B. 
Scope. This section specifies the reasons and the procedures for issuing a stop-work order or stop-use order and the procedures for a review and appeal of the order.
C. 
Stop-work and stop-use procedures.
(1) 
Reasons for issuance. To further the Town's interest in the protection of public safety and health, the Building Inspector may, without advance written notice, issue an order to immediately cease any construction, installation, operation or activity or the use of a building, building component, structure or mechanical device for any of the following reasons:
(a) 
There is reasonable cause to believe that the construction, installation, activity, existing condition or method of operation creates an imminent danger to public safety or health as a result of a violation of an ordinance, statute or administrative rule administered by the Building Inspector.
(b) 
There is reasonable cause to believe that the construction, installation, activity, existing condition or method of operation constitutes a violation of an ordinance, statute or administrative rule administered by the Building Inspector and continuation of work creates the substantial likelihood that the improper construction, installation, activity, existing condition or method of operation will be concealed or rendered more difficult to correct.
(c) 
The activity is being performed or conducted by an individual who does not hold the appropriate license, certification or registration as required by ordinance, statute or administrative rule administered by the Building Inspector.
(d) 
The construction, installation, activity or operation has not been approved or been issued the appropriate permit as required by ordinance, statute or administrative rule administered by the Building Inspector.
(2) 
Issuance of order.
(a) 
A stop-work order or stop-use order shall be in writing and shall include at least all of the following:
[1] 
Citation of each ordinance, statute or administrative rule involved and a description of the ordinance's, statute's or administrative rule's relationship to the reasons for issuance under Subsection C(1) above.
[2] 
Identifying the application and the extent of the order describing the object, component or activity covered by the order.
(b) 
A stop-work order or stop-use order shall include instructions for appealing the order.
(c) 
A stop-work order or stop-use order shall remain in effect until the conditions of the order are fulfilled or the order is rescinded or overturned under either Subsection C(3) or (4).
(d) 
The Building Inspector may post a sign or notice to the public regarding the issuance of a stop-work order or stop-use order. The sign or notice shall be posted in a conspicuous location and shall remain where posted until the conditions of the order are fulfilled, or the order is rescinded or overturned under Subsection C(3) or (4).
(e) 
Relating to the construction of a building, a stop-work order or stop-use order may not extend to other activities or portions of a building, structure, building component or mechanical device that is not reasonably associated with the reason for issuance under Subsection C(1).
(3) 
Review of order.
(a) 
The recipient of a stop-work order or stop-use order or any person adversely affected by a stop-work order or stop-use order may, within 48 hours of receipt of such order, file a request for review of the order with the Building Inspector.
(b) 
The request for review shall be in writing, filed with the Building Inspector, and shall describe why the order should not have been issued or should be rescinded.
(c) 
The Building Inspector shall review the request for review and provide a response within 72 hours of receiving the request unless further inspection is required which cannot be accomplished within 72 hours. In any event, the request for review shall be acted upon as soon as practicable and without unnecessary delay. This subsection is directed to the Building Inspector, and failure to provide a response shall not operate to invalidate the order or create any other right or remedy.
(d) 
This section shall not be interpreted to preclude attempts to resolve any issues in any other manner.
(4) 
Appeal of order.
(a) 
The recipient of a stop-work order or stop-use order or any person who is adversely affected by a stop-work order or stop-use order may request a review of the order by the Town Board.
(b) 
A request for a review of a stop-work order or stop-use order by the Town Board shall be in writing, filed with the Town Clerk, and shall include a statement of the specific reasons why the person believes that the issuance of the order is incorrect or inappropriate.
(c) 
The request for a review of a stop-work order or stop-use order shall be denied if the request for review is received more than 15 days after the date of the order.
(5) 
Hearing by Town Board.
(a) 
Upon the filing of a request for review, a hearing shall be held at the next following regular Town Board meeting, provided that the request is filed no less than five days prior to such scheduled meeting. A special meeting may be called in the Town Board's discretion.
(b) 
The Town Board may consider any testimony or documentary evidence it deems relevant to the issues raised by the request for review.
(c) 
The Town Board shall make its decision based upon evidence entered into the record at the hearing.
D. 
Enforcement. Any violation of a stop-work order or stop-use order issued pursuant to this section shall be a violation of this section punishable by a forfeiture under § 1-16B and C of this Code of Ordinances. Nothing in this section shall be construed as a limitation on the Town's ability to pursue any other legal or equitable remedy authorized by law.
A. 
The electrical service equipment must be bonded to all metal ducting, piping, and steel framing members in all residential and commercial construction, new or remodeled, where the electrical service equipment is being updated, or when the repair/remodeling exceeds 50% of the assessed value of the structure.
B. 
Bonding conductor must be sized in accordance with NEC (National Electric Code). At no time can the bonding jumper be smaller than a #6 copper conductor.
The property owner(s) and/or duly appointed agent(s) representing said owner(s) for any property upon which a new residential dwelling or nonresidential building is to be constructed shall provide temporary on-site septic, i.e., portable toilet, and solid waste containers, e.g., dumpster, for the temporary storage of waste during and subsequent removal after building construction has been completed. Said containers shall be installed prior to commencement of construction, maintained in working condition and capacity throughout the duration of all construction activities, and be removed from the property not later than 10 days after the date the Building Inspector has completed final inspection and/or occupancy has been permitted.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 15-10, Swimming pools, was repealed 11-22-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-014.
Attached garages to a residence shall not exceed four garage stalls and/or 2,500 square feet or be approved by the Building Inspector.
[Added 1-21-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-02; amended 1-18-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-003; 5-2-2003 by Amendment No. 001]
A. 
Placement of the building permit that has been issued by the Building Inspector or authorized agent of the Town of Ledgeview will be properly displayed when the foundation has been completed. The proper location for the building permit will be on the side of the property that is opposite of the driveway. The building permit will be visible in said spot throughout the duration of the project and until an occupancy permit has been issued.
B. 
A red tag will be issued if work has/is commencing without the building permit being properly displayed.
[Added 1-21-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-03]
A. 
No work shall be done on any part of a building or structure beyond the point indicated in each successive inspection without first obtaining approval of the Building Inspector. Upon notification by the permit holder or agent of the completion of each of the respective steps in construction, the Building Inspector or authorized agent shall make successive inspections and shall either approve that portion of the construction as completed or notify the permit holder or an agent wherein the same fails to comply with the law.
B. 
The Building Inspector shall keep a record of such inspections and include them on a sign-off sheet that will remain properly located on the job site on the doorframe of the first floor bathroom. No work shall commence on any portion of the building or structure without signature by the Building Inspector on the proper line item on the sign-off sheet. The sign-off sheet will remain on the job site until the occupancy permit is issued. If removed by anyone other than the Building Inspector at such time, the permit holder or agent will be issued a red tag.
[Adopted 10-6-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-07]
The Wisconsin Administrative Code Chapters Comm 20 to 25 and all subsequent amendments, additions and recodifications thereto are hereby adopted and shall apply to new one- and two-family residential buildings and structures, as well as additions or alterations to all existing one- and two-family residential buildings and structures.
The Wisconsin Administrative Code Chapters Comm 61 to 65 and all subsequent amendments, additions and recodifications thereto arc hereby adopted and shall apply to the design, construction, maintenance and inspection of public buildings, including multifamily dwellings, and places of employment, as well as additions or alterations to all existing public buildings, including multifamily dwellings, and places of employment.