Village of Cottage Grove, WI
Dane County
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Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Cottage Grove 7-2-1984 as Ch. 12 of the 1984 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fires and blasting — See Ch. 176.
Floodplain zoning — See Ch. 183.
Impact fees — See Ch. 198.
Plumbing standards — See Ch. 245.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 274.
Water and sewers — See Ch. 312.
Zoning — See Ch. 325.
The following provisions of the Wisconsin Administrative Code so far as applicable are adopted by reference and made a part of this Code:
A. 
COMM Chs. 50-57: Building Code.
[Amended 3-19-2001 by Ord. No. 01-2001]
B. 
COMM Ch. 58: Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning.
[Amended 3-19-2001 by Ord. No. 01-2001]
C. 
COMM Chs. 60-64: Existing Buildings.
[Amended 3-19-2001 by Ord. No. 01-2001]
D. 
Wisconsin State Electrical Code Vol. 4: Electrical Code.
E. 
Chs. H61, H62, H63 and Ch. 145, Wis. Stats.: Plumbing Code.
F. 
Flammable Liquids Code.
G. 
NECA: National Electrical Code.
[Amended 3-19-2001 by Ord. No. 01-2001]
The Administrative Code provisions describing and defining regulations with respect to one- and two- family dwellings in Chs. COMM 20-25, Wis. Adm. Code, whose effective dates are generally June 1, 1980, are hereby adopted and by reference made a part of this section as if fully set forth herein. Any act required to be performed or prohibited by an Administrative Code provision incorporated herein by reference is required or prohibited by this section. Any future amendments, revisions or modifications of the Administrative Code provisions incorporated herein are intended to be made part of this section to secure uniform statewide regulations of one- and two-family dwellings in the Village. A copy of these Administrative Code provisions and any future amendments shall be kept on file in the office of the Village Clerk.
New buildings and structures and all existing buildings and structures hereafter repaired, altered, or reconstructed in the Village shall conform to all the requirements of this chapter. All requirements of this chapter, unless herein specifically exempted, shall apply to new buildings.
[Amended 7-16-2018 by Ord. No. 05-2018]
A. 
There is created a Building Inspection Department which shall be responsible for the supervision and enforcement of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning, plumbing, electrical and building codes of the Village and the safety inspection of all premises, including structures and appurtenances located thereon.
B. 
The Village Board shall appoint and approve a written contract for a Building Inspector who shall be held to be the same officer as is referred to in the Wisconsin Statutes as the Building Inspector and who shall have the same powers and duties, and who shall serve at the pleasure of the Village Board.
C. 
Deputy inspectors.
(1) 
The Building Inspector may annually appoint one or more persons as deputy inspectors and may delegate to them any of the power and duties for the supervision and inspection of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing, electrical and building codes, and the safety inspection of all premises, including structures and appurtenances.
(2) 
Any person appointed by the Building Inspector pursuant to § 130-4C(1) shall operate as an independent contractor (or employee of the Building Inspector).
(3) 
Any such appointees shall have all required local, state and federal licenses and certifications.
(4) 
Any such appointments shall be subject to the review, consent and approval of the Village Board.
A. 
The Building Inspection Department shall be under the supervision of the Building Inspector. The Building Inspector shall have, except where otherwise provided herein, the general management of all matters pertaining to the Building Inspection Department and shall enforce all state laws, Village ordinances, and lawful orders relating to the construction, alteration, repair, removal, safety and use of buildings and permanent building equipment.
B. 
The Building Inspector shall have the power to pass upon any question arising under the provisions of this chapter relating to buildings, subject to conditions contained in this chapter. Any person feeling herself or himself aggrieved by any order or ruling of the Building Inspector may appeal from such order to the Village Board, such appeal to be in writing.
[Amended 3-19-2001 by Ord. No. 01-2001]
C. 
The Building Inspector shall keep a record of all applications for building permits in a book for such purpose and regularly number each permit in order of its issue. He or she shall keep a record showing the number, description and size of all buildings erected, indicating the exact location and the cost of each building. The Building Inspector shall keep in his or her office a property daily record of all transactions of his or her office and file a yearly report covering the same with the Village Board. The yearly report shall cover the period ending the last day of December and be filed on or before January 15 next thereafter, and shall show the total amount of fees as to classification of permits issued.
[Amended 7-16-2018 by Ord. No. 05-2018]
D. 
The Building Inspector shall have the power and authority at all times, in the performance of his or her duties, to enter upon any public or private premises and make inspection thereof and to require the production of the permit for any building, permanent building equipment, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, electrical, or plumbing work. Any person interfering with the Building Inspector while in the performance of his or her duties as prescribed in this section shall be fined as provided herein.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original Section 12.06, Board of Appeals, which immediately followed this subsection, was deleted 3-19-2001 by Ord. No. 01-2001.
A. 
Permits required.
(1) 
No building or structure or any part thereof shall be built, enlarged, altered or demolished within the Village, or permanent building equipment be installed, except as hereinafter provided, unless a permit therefor shall first be obtained by the owner or his or her agent from the Building Inspector. The term "building" as used in this section shall include any building or structure and the permanent building equipment thereof and any enlargement, alteration or demolishing of any building or structure or of permanent equipment therein; also any material in any old building and the installation and equipment of underground tanks, vaults and similar structures. "Permanent building equipment" shall include any and all provisions in buildings for either water, light, heat, power or ventilation service therein.
(2) 
This chapter shall be construed to require a permit for any repair or minor alteration which does not change the occupancy, area, structural strength, fire protection, exits, light or ventilation of the building or the permanent building equipment thereof, if the total materials and labor cost is $50 or more.
B. 
Application. Application for a building permit shall be made in writing upon a form furnished by the Building Inspector and shall state the name and address of the owner of the building and the owner of the land upon which it is to be erected, and the name and address of the architect or designer, if any, and shall describe the location of the building and the purpose for which it is to be used, and shall contain such other information as the Building Inspector may require. With such application there shall be submitted to the Building Inspector a complete set of plans and specifications, covering the proposed building, alterations, or improvements, including a dimensioned plan of the tract showing the location of any proposed building with respect to adjoining streets, alleys, lot lines and buildings. All plans shall be drawn to a scale of not less than 1/8 inch per foot, on paper or cloth in ink, or by some process that will not fade or obliterate. All distances and dimensions shall be accurately figured. Drawings that do not show all necessary details to enable the Building Inspector to intelligently inspect and examine the same and work thereunder shall be rejected. In buildings of reinforced concrete construction, the plans shall show the system of reinforcement, size and location of steel, and size of columns, girders, beams, and slabs. All plans and specifications shall be submitted in duplicate, one as hereinafter provided, the other set shall remain on file in the office of the Building Inspector.
C. 
Waiver of plans. If, in the opinion of the Building Inspector, the character of the structure and work is sufficiently described in the application, he or she may waive the filing of plans, provided the cost of such work does not exceed $2,000.
D. 
Approval of plans. If the Building Inspector finds that the proposed building will comply in every respect with all ordinances of the Village and all laws and lawful orders of the state, the Building Inspector shall transmit the application papers for such permit, including exterior elevations of the proposed structure, to the Building Board and the Building Inspector shall issue a building permit therefor only after the Building Board has found as a fact that the type or functional plan of the proposed structure will, when erected, not be so at variance with the type or functional plan of the structures already constructed or in the course of construction in the immediate neighborhood so as to cause a substantial depreciation in the property values of the neighborhood.
[Amended 3-19-2001 by Ord. No. 01-2001]
E. 
Alteration of plans. The building permit shall be kept at the site of the proposed building. At the time of issuance of such building permit the Building Inspector shall officially approve the plans and thereafter the plans and specifications shall not be altered in any respect which involved any of the ordinances, laws or orders or which involves the safety of the building, except with the written consent of the Building Inspector. In case adequate plans are presented, the Building Inspector may, at his or her discretion, issue a permit for a part of the building before receiving the plans and specifications for the entire building. No person shall commence work on any building unless a permit or waiver of plans has been issued.
F. 
Fees. Before receiving a building permit, the owner, or his or her agent, shall pay to the Building Inspector for any alteration, repair, reconstruction or addition the fees listed in the current fee schedule as adopted by the Village Board and on file in the Village Clerk's office.
[Amended 3-19-2001 by Ord. No. 01-2001]
G. 
Payment of fee. All fees collected shall be paid by the Building Inspector to the Village Treasurer on or before the last day of each and every month.
H. 
Permit lapses. A building permit shall have lapsed and be void unless building operations are commenced within six months from the date thereof.
I. 
Revocation of permit. If the Building Inspector finds at any time that the applicable regulations are not being complied with, he or she shall revoke the building permit and written notice of such action shall be posted at the site of the work. While any such permit is revoked, no person shall do any further work upon such building until the permit is reissued, except such work as the Building Inspector shall by written order require to be done as a condition precedent to the reissuance of the permit.
J. 
Inspection. Buildings shall be inspected at such times and in such manner as may be necessary to secure compliance with all applicable laws, ordinances, rules and orders. The Building Inspector shall inspect all buildings when ready for lath and plaster, or any other wall covering, and after proper insulation is installed to meet the Energy Code, of which the general contractor or other person in charge of such work shall notify the Building Inspector, and in no case shall such lathing or plastering be done before inspection. After inspection, the Building Inspector shall issue a certificate of compliance or prescribe any changes necessary to such compliance, upon the making of which changes the certificate shall be issued. After the issuance of such certificate, no structural part of the building shall be changed.
K. 
Certificate of occupancy. Buildings shall have final inspection before occupancy, except as herein provided. If, on final inspection by the Building Inspector, Electrical Inspector, Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Inspector, and the Plumbing Inspector, no violations are found, the fact shall be so certified by the Building Inspector who shall thereupon issue a certificate of occupancy, stating the purpose for which the building is to be used, the maximum load, and the maximum number of persons that may be accommodated on each floor of the building to be used for public purposes. No building or part thereof shall be occupied until such certificate has been issued except with the written consent of the Building Inspector, nor shall any building be occupied in any manner which conflicts with the conditions as set forth in the certificate of occupancy.
[Amended 3-19-2001 by Ord. No. 01-2001]
A. 
Whenever the Building Inspector shall find that any building or structure, or any part thereof, is dangerous to life or adjoining property by reason of bad conditions, defective construction, overloaded floors, decay, lack of guards against fire, general dilapidation or other cause, he or she shall order the owner of or tenant thereof to cause the same to be made safe or to be removed, as in the judgment of the Building Inspector may be necessary; and he or she shall also affix a notice of such order in a conspicuous place on the outside wall of the building. No person shall remove or deface such notice. The owner or tenant of such building or structure shall thereupon immediately cause the same to be made safe, or to be removed, as ordered. Any person who fails to comply with any such order shall be guilty of a violation of this section.
B. 
Where the public safety requires immediate action, the Building Inspector shall enter upon the premises with such assistance as may be necessary and cause the building or structure to be made safe or to be removed, and the expense of such work may be recovered by the Village in an action against the owner or tenant.
The following specified requirements shall apply to existing buildings which for any reason whatsoever do not conform to the requirements of this chapter for new buildings: If alteration and/or repairs in excess of 30% of the value of any existing building are made to any existing building within any period of 12 months, thereafter, when further repairs are necessary, the entire building shall be made to conform to the requirements herein for new buildings; provided, however, that any buildings existing which for any reason require repairs, at any one time in excess of 50% of the value thereof, not deducting from such value any loss caused by fire or any other reason, shall be made to conform to the requirements of this chapter for new buildings or shall be entirely demolished.
A. 
Application to place material or machinery on streets, sidewalks or alleys shall be in writing and shall describe the premises by lots, block and street on which such material or machinery is desired to be placed and shall specify the character of the material for which the permit is desired.
B. 
Before a permit is granted by the Building Inspector the party applying therefor shall give a bond in the sum of $1,000 with a good and sufficient surety to be approved by the Building Inspector, conditioned to save the Village harmless from all liability which may be incurred by the deposit or maintenance of such material or machinery in the street, alley, or public ground by the applicant or by his or her contractor, servants, agents or employees whether such material or machinery shall be placed within or beyond the limits specified by this chapter.
C. 
Such permit shall expire at the end of a reasonable length of time, which shall be specified in the permit, and upon good cause shown the Building Inspector may extend any such permit from time to time as may be reasonable, upon written application made to him or her for that purpose.
D. 
Such permit shall not authorize the use of more than 1/2 of the sidewalk or more than 1/3 of the carriage way opposite the premises of the person to whom such permit is granted. No such permit shall be issued where the placing of any such machinery upon the street or public ground will unreasonably interfere with the public safety and convenience, or where there is sufficient room for such material or machinery on the same lot or premises which is accessible from any street or alley.
A. 
Permit required. No person shall move any building within the Village without a permit from the Village Clerk, the notice of application for such permit to be made 30 days in advance and to designate the streets and alleys along which the building is intended to be moved. Such permit shall state the date upon which such work will commence, a description of the building and its location, the place to which such building is intended to be moved, the name of the owner of such building, the name of the person who will perform the work and the names of the streets and alleys along which the building may be moved.
[Added 3-19-2001 by Ord. No. 01-2001]
B. 
Notice to utilities. Upon receipt of the notice under Subsection A, the Village Clerk shall immediately notify any public utility whose lines or poles may be interfered with of the application. Such utility shall take any steps necessary to permit the building to be moved without damage to its lines and poles.
[Added 3-19-2001 by Ord. No. 01-2001]
C. 
Contents of permit; regulations. Every permit to move a building shall state all conditions to be complied with, designate the route to be taken and limit of time for removal. The removal of a building shall be continuous during all hours of the day, and day by day, and at night if the Building Inspector shall so order, unless completed, with the least possible obstruction to thoroughfares. Lighted lanterns shall be kept in conspicuous places at each end of the building during the night.
D. 
Permit fees. Before the Building Inspector shall issue a permit to move a building he or she shall collect a fee of $15.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Fees are now set by resolution of the Village Board. The current fee resolution is on file in the office of the Village Clerk.
E. 
Bond required. Before a permit to move any building is granted, the party applying therefor shall give a bond in the sum of $1,000 with good and sufficient sureties to be approved by the Village Board, conditioned, among other things, that the party will save harmless and indemnify the Village against all liabilities, judgments, costs and expenses that may accrue in consequence of the granting of such permit.
F. 
Inspection and repair of streets. Every person receiving a permit to move a building shall, within one day after reaching its destination, report that fact to the Building Inspector. The Building Inspector shall thereupon inspect the streets and highways over which the building has been moved and ascertain their conditions. If the removal of the building has caused any damage to the streets or highways, the housemover shall forthwith place them in as good repair as they were before the permit was granted. Upon failure of the housemover to do so within 10 days thereafter to the satisfaction of the Building Inspector, the Village Board shall repair the damage done to such streets and highways and hold the sureties of the bond given by the housemover responsible for the payment of the same.
A. 
Definitions. The building terms used in this chapter shall have the meanings given them in the State Uniform Dwelling Code.
B. 
The term "dwelling" includes every building occupied exclusively as a residence by not more than two families.
C. 
Workmanship in the fabrication, preparation and installation of materials shall conform to generally accepted good practice.
A. 
Depth. All foundation walls shall extend below the frost line and have suitable provision at the bottom to keep load distribution within the carrying capacity of the soil. All footing and foundation walls shall be so designed as to carry their imposed loads.
B. 
Strength. Foundation walls shall be of adequate strength and thickness to resist lateral pressures from adjacent earth and to support their vertical loads, but the thickness shall not be less than the thickness of walls supported by them.
C. 
Thickness. If built of rubble stone, the thickness of foundation walls shall be not less than 18 inches. If built of brick, concrete, hollow blocks or solid blocks, the thickness shall be not less than 10 inches, provided that when such walls of dwellings or of other buildings not exceeding 35 feet in height do not extend more than five feet below the adjacent ground level, the minimum thickness of solid brick or concrete walls shall be eight inches, and the minimum thickness of hollow walls of brick and walls of hollow block or solid block shall be 10 inches.
The thickness of all masonry walls shall comply with the State Uniform Dwelling Code, except that for masonry dwelling the exterior bearing walls shall be not less than eight inches thick for a height not to exceed 35 feet. Pilasters not less than four inches by 12 inches shall be constructed to form piers under the ends of girders framing into eight inches thick masonry walls, and shall be bonded to the wall. Girders framing into masonry walls of hollow units shall bear upon solid masonry not less than eight inches thick. Beams shall not be shimmed with wood or wood products.
A. 
Thickness. Bearing walls of monolithic plain concrete shall be not less than six inches in thickness.
B. 
Hollow walls. Hollow monolithic concrete walls shall have not less than six-inch net thickness of material. Wall opening and corners shall be reinforced in the same manner as solid monolithic walls. The inner and outer part of such walls shall be securely fastened together with noncorrodible bracing ties.
C. 
Height. Monolithic concrete walls built in accordance with this section may be not more than 30 feet in height, except that in the case of gable construction an additional five feet to the peak of the gable is permissible.
D. 
Pilasters. Girders framing into monolithic concrete walls shall be supported by pilasters as provided for masonry walls.
E. 
Reinforced concrete. All concrete walls having openings therein, all supported floor slabs and all beams and columns shall be as provided in the Uniform Dwelling Code.
A. 
Definition. In conventional frame wall construction, all structural parts are of wood or are dependent upon a wood frame for support. This includes wall facing or veneer other than wood, such as brick, tile, stone and stucco.
B. 
Studding. Wood studding shall be not less than two by four nominal inches and spaced not to exceed 16 inches on centers.
C. 
Wood sheathing. To comply with State Uniform Dwelling Code.
D. 
Composition sheathing. Wood sheathing may be omitted when other types of construction are used that are accepted as of adequate strength and stability by the Department of Commerce. Composition sheathing board may be used, provided the frame is diagonally braced with let-in braces.
[Amended 3-19-2001 by Ord. No. 01-2001]
E. 
Paper or felt. All sheathing shall be covered with water-resistant building paper or saturated asphalt felt. Each lap shall not be less than four inches with at least a four-inch lap around openings.
F. 
Ledger boards. Ledger or ribbon boards used to support joists shall be not less than one inch by four inches, shall be cut into the studs, and securely nailed with not less than two 10-penny nails to each stud. Where ledger boards are used, the outside walls shall be completely fire-stopped with not less than two-inch material.
A. 
Thickness. Masonry veneer supplied to the walls of frame structures shall rest directly upon the masonry foundations of the structure and shall be not less than 33/4 inches in thickness. Such veneer shall be backed up with waterproof building paper or saturated felt which shall extend down and under the bottom course of veneer.
B. 
Flashing. Flashing shall be installed where necessary to prevent moisture from penetration behind the wall.
C. 
Anchoring. The masonry veneer shall be securely attached to the frame structure at intervals of not more than 16 inches horizontally and 24 inches vertically.
D. 
Sheathing. Sheathing shall be securely attached to the framework of the structure back of the masonry veneer by properly nailing to each stud with not less than two 8-penny nails.
A. 
Flashing. Flashing or other measures adequate to prevent penetration of moisture behind the stucco surface shall be used where necessary.
B. 
Back plastering. Back plastering shall be required where sheathing or its equivalent is omitted.
C. 
Sheathing. Where wooden sheathing is used, it shall be of boards not less than one inch nominal thickness and securely nailed to each stud with not less than two 8-penny nails, and if applied horizontally with the frame adequately braced with diagonal braces set into the studs.
D. 
Metal lath. Where metal lath is used for the stucco base, it shall be expanded metal lath weighing not less than 3.4 pounds per square yard, or wire fabric not lighter than No. 19 gauge.
A. 
Strength and soundness. All wooden members shall be so framed, anchored, tied and braced together as to develop the maximum strength and rigidity for the purposes for which they are used. All members shall be sound and free from knots and shakes which would impair their strength and shall be dry and well seasoned. All lath and other members shall be No. 1 common or of equivalent quality.
B. 
Size of members. All wooden members shall be of sufficient size and strength to carry the load safely without exceeding the allowable working stresses of the material. The strength of timber shall be determined from actual dimensions and not from nominal dimensions.
C. 
Allowable spans. The maximum spans for wood floor joists, ceiling joists and rafters shall be as listed in Ch. COMM 21 of the State Uniform Dwelling Code.
[Amended 3-19-2001 by Ord. No. 01-2001]
D. 
Studding. Wall studdings of frame buildings shall be not less than two inches by four inches, 16 inches center to center.
E. 
Sills and members. All sills and all bearing plates for roof rafters framing into masonry walls shall be bolted to the masonry walls with one-half-inch bolts bedded firmly into the masonry and spaced not more than eight feet apart.
F. 
Siding. No imitation brick or other low grade paper or material shall be used for veneer or siding in any construction subject to this chapter.
G. 
Quonset type buildings. No quonset type building shall be erected for residential purposes or for any other use except as approved by the Board.
All dwellings shall be designed for a live load of 40 pounds per square foot in addition to the dead load and for a live roof load of 30 pounds per square foot.
Fire stopping shall be installed at every floor level to cut off all concealed draft and roof spaces as provided by the Wisconsin Uniform Dwelling Code.
A. 
Cubic content and area. Every sleeping room shall be of sufficient size to provide at least 500 cubic feet of air space for each occupant over 12 years of age, and 300 cubic feet of air space for each occupant under 12 years of age. No greater number of occupants than the number thus established shall be permitted in any such room. A sleeping room shall have a minimum floor area of 80 square feet. In no case shall the total ground floor area of one-family, one-story dwelling, or a two-story family dwelling be less than 1,150 square feet and in no case shall the total ground floor area of a one-family, two-story dwelling be less than 900 square feet of dwelling area.
B. 
Height. The minimum ceiling height from finished floor to plaster shall not be less than seven feet 10 inches. Second floor rooms of a two-story, single-family dwelling shall not be less than seven feet six inches. One-and-one-half-story, single-family dwellings shall have a ceiling height of not less than seven feet for second-floor rooms.
No living room or sleeping room shall have its floor level below the adjoining yard, court, alley or street grade (except that basements of single-family residences may be used as living and sleeping quarters for a period of time not exceeding one year from the date of original building permit for same).
Each single-family residence shall provide one front and one rear or side exit which shall be so arranged as to provide safe egress from any part of the building. The provision of two separate stairways from upper floors is recommended. When this is impractical in small dwellings, the provision of balconies or convenient access to a porch roof is urged.
The outside windows in every sleeping or living room shall have a total sash area of at least 1/1 of the floor area of the room, but not less than 12 square feet. The top of at least one such window shall be not less than 61/2 feet above the floor and shall be constructed so as to open easily from the top.
A. 
Private detached garages shall be located not less than three feet from the adjoining lot line when located on any lot 60 or more feet wide at the building line, nor less than 21/2 feet from the adjoining lot line when the lot is less than 60 feet wide. Private detached garages shall set at least four feet behind the lateral extension of the rear line of the dwelling. For all other setbacks refer to the Comprehensive Master Plan.
B. 
Where a private garage is attached to the dwelling by a breezeway, porch, roof, common wall, or any other manner whatsoever, the garage shall be considered an integral part of the dwelling and shall comply with the zoning and building code set forth for dwellings.
C. 
Wherever a garage is constructed as part of any building, the ceiling and the wall or walls separating the garage from other portions of the building shall be of not less than one-hour fire resistive construction as specified in the Uniform Dwelling Code.
A. 
Chimney construction.
(1) 
Foundations. The foundation of every chimney shall be designed and built in conformity with the requirements for foundations of buildings.
(2) 
Every chimney shall be built of brick or other fire-resistive material.
(3) 
The walls shall be at least eight inches in solid thickness, except that in a chimney with a flue less than 260 square inches in area and where an approved flue liner is used the wall thickness may be reduced to four inches.
(4) 
The top of every chimney shall be at least two feet above the highest point of the roof.
(5) 
Plumb and clearance. In no case shall a chimney be corbeled out from a plumb position more than eight inches and in every case the corbeling shall consist of at least five courses of brick.
(6) 
Flue liners. The flue liner serving the heating plant shall be standard number one, salt glazed sewer tile with the bell facing upward. The liner shall start from the footing and run for the entire height of the chimney. Each bell shall be caulked with two turns of lead wool and the rest of the bell filled with Portland cement.
(7) 
Size of flue. No smoke flue shall be less than eight inches in diameter.
(8) 
Piercing of chimney walls. No chimney walls shall be pierced except to permit the entrance of the smoke pipe and the opening for the clean-out door. On heating plant flues this opening shall be salt glazed sewer tile fittings.
(9) 
Clean-out door. Every chimney shall be provided with a cast iron or stamped metal clean-out door.
(10) 
Wind pressure. Every chimney shall be designed to withstand the following wind pressure in pounds per square foot over the diametrical area:
Type of Chimney
Wind Pressure
(pounds per square foot)
Square or rectangular chimneys
30
Round chimneys
20
B. 
Design. Every chimney shall be designed throughout in accordance with the requirements of the structural design of buildings and with the best engineering practice in chimney construction.
C. 
Prefabricated chimneys. Prefabricated chimneys shall be permitted for use, providing requirements for use shall be in compliance with the State Uniform Dwelling Code.
D. 
Oil tanks.
(1) 
Oil supply tanks larger than 60 gallon capacity shall not be located in buildings above the lowest story, cellar, or basement.
(2) 
Unenclosed inside storage tanks and auxiliary tanks shall not be located within five feet of any fire or flame or smoke vent.
(3) 
Inside storage and auxiliary tanks shall be securely supported by substantial supports of incombustible material to prevent settling or sliding.
(4) 
Oil tanks located inside buildings shall not exceed 275 gallon individual capacity or 550 aggregate capacity in one building unless installed in a special enclosure or casing as provided the Wisconsin Flammable Liquids Code.
(5) 
Venting. Vent opening shall not be less than one inch in diameter and shall be provided with a weatherproof hood. Termination shall be outside the building not less than one foot above the fill pipe for domestic oil burners. Vent and fill pipes used in connection with domestic oil burners shall be not less than two feet from any wall opening.
E. 
Emergency services repository unit required.
[Added 8-5-2002 by Ord. No. 05-2002; amended 9-6-2005 by Ord. No. 10-2005]
(1) 
The owner or person in control of the following types of buildings shall install and maintain an approved emergency services repository unit:
(a) 
Any apartment building or other rental building containing four or more residential living units and in which access to a building or to common areas or mechanical or electrical rooms within the building is denied through locked doors.
(b) 
Any nonresidential building where a fire detection or suppression system is monitored by an alarm company or has an external audible alarm.
(c) 
Any facility that is required to have available hazardous chemical inventory forms under the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA Title III).
(2) 
Installation requirements.
(a) 
Upon notification the property owner has five months from the date of the date of notice to install the unit. Failure to do so will result in penalties as described in Chapter 1, General Provisions, § 1-19, of the Municipal Code.
(b) 
The repository unit must be located at a height of not less than four feet and not more than six feet above final grade.
(c) 
The repository unit must be located at the recognized public entrance, on the exterior of the structure.
(3) 
Repository contents.
(a) 
Keys.
[1] 
Current keys for the following shall be placed in the repository:
[a] 
Main entrance door.
[b] 
Alarm room and control panel.
[c] 
Mechanical rooms and sprinkler control rooms.
[d] 
Electrical rooms.
[e] 
Special key to rest pull station alarms or other fire protection devices.
[f] 
Elevator keys, if required.
[g] 
All other rooms as specified during plan review process.
[2] 
The keys shall be labeled so as to be easily identified in the field.
(4) 
Right of appeal. Any property owner may appeal the request for a knox box before the Joint Fire Department Committee.
The storage of flammable liquids above ground on any one premises and the storage in any underground tank within the commercial district or within residential districts shall be subject to the provisions of the Flammable Liquids Code.
The terms "fire-resistive construction," "mill construction," "ordinary construction," "frame construction" and "fire retardant roof covering" shall have the meanings as defined in the State Uniform Dwelling Code.
All buildings constructed, altered or repaired within any commercial district in the Village shall be constructed, altered or repaired in accordance with the requirements of §§ 130-27, 130-28, 130-30, 130-31 and 130-32 of this chapter. All areas in the Village now zoned commercial by the County Zoning Ordinance, and all which may be changed from any other class of zoning to commercial in the future by the County Board, shall be deemed to be commercial districts under the provisions of this chapter.
A. 
Requirements. Every building erected, enlarged or moved within any commercial district shall be of the fire-resistive, mill or ordinary construction, except as otherwise provided by this chapter. Enclosing walls, division walls and party walls shall be four-hour fire resistive walls of a construction as provided in the State Uniform Dwelling Code, which is made a part of this chapter with respect to all buildings and structures within commercial districts. No building of frame construction shall hereafter be built within or moved into a commercial district.
B. 
Exceptions. No building of frame construction shall be constructed within a commercial district except the following, and no such building or structure shall be located within five feet of any lot line or structure providing no other provision of this chapter or any other ordinance shall require a greater distance:
(1) 
Temporary one-story frame buildings for use of builders.
(2) 
One-story sheds not over 15 feet high, open on the long side and with an area not exceeding 500 square feet. A wooden fence shall not form the back or side of such sheds.
(3) 
Greenhouses not more than 15 feet in height.
(4) 
Private garages for not more than two noncommercial automobiles, if not over 15 feet high and not more than 750 square feet in area, having exterior walls of metal, concrete, or masonry located on the same lot with a dwelling.
Any existing frame building within a commercial district which may hereafter be damaged by fire, or which has deteriorated to an amount greater than 1/2 of its assessed value, exclusive of its foundation, shall not be repaired or rebuilt, but shall be ordered removed by the Building Inspector under the provisions of s. 66.05(5), Wis. Stats.
Every roof hereafter constructed within a commercial district, including buildings listed in § 130-25, shall be covered with a roofing having a fire-resistive rating equivalent to Class "B" or better of the Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., classification. 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 this section.
[Amended 3-19-2001 by Ord. No. 01-2001]
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 Department of Commerce for use in buildings or structures covered by the Wisconsin Uniform Dwelling Code.[1]
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Editor's Note: Original Section 12.35, Architectural review, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 4-20-1987.
Any person who violates any provision, rule or regulation of this chapter shall be subject to a penalty as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, § 1-19, of this Municipal Code.