ORDINANCE 579

 

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF NORRIS. TENNESSEE ADOPTING THE 2015 EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE, RESIDENTIAL CODE, PLUMBING CODE, AND MECHANICAL CODE.

 

 

            WHEREAS, the State of Tennessee requires regular updates to the International Building Code, Residential Code, Plumbing Code, and Mechanical Code; and

 

            WHEREAS, the 2015 edition of the International Building Code, Residential Code, Plumbing Code, and Mechanical Code is the latest available update; and

 

            WHEREAS, the 2015 edition of the International Building Code, Residential Code, Plumbing Code, and Mechanical Code provides for the regulating and governing of conditions and maintenance of property, buildings and structures; by providing the standards for supplied utilities and facilities and other physical things and conditions essential to ensure that structures are safe, sanitary, and fit for occupation and use; the condemnation of buildings and structures unfit for human occupancy and use; the demolition of such structures; and providing for the issuance of permits and collection of fees in the City;

 

            NOW, THEREFFORE BE IT ORDAINED by the Norris City Council of Norris, Tennessee, that:

 

            Section 1. That a certain document, one (1) copy of which is on file in the office of the City Manager of Norris, being marked and designated as the International Building Code, Residential Code, Plumbing Code, and Mechanical Code 2015 Edition, as published by the International Code Council, be and is hereby adopted as the Building Code of the City of Norris in the State of Tennessee for regulating and governing the conditions and maintenance of all property, buildings and structures; by providing the standards for supplied utilities and facilities, and other physical things and conditions essential to ensure that structures are safe, sanitary and fit for occupation and use; and ; the condemnation of buildings and structures unfit for human occupancy and use; the demolition of such structures; and providing for the issuance of permits and collection of fees therefore; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of said Building Code on file in the office of the City of Norris are hereby referred to, adopted, and made part hereof, as fully set out in this ordinance, with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes, if any, prescribed in Section 2 of this ordinance.

 

 

 

            Section 2.  Title 12, Chapter 1, Section 12-101, Chapter 2, Section 12-201, of the City of Norris Municipal Code is hereby amended by replacing "International Building Code, Residential Code, and Plumbing Code 2006 edition, as published by the International Code Council, with the deletion of Part V (Mechanical Inspections), Part VI (Gas Inspections), Part VIII (Electrical Inspections" with "International Building Code, Residential Code, Mechanical Code, and Plumbing Code 2015 edition, as published by the International Code Council, with the deletion of Part VI (Gas Inspections), Part VIII (Electrical Inspections)."   

 

            Section 3.  The City of Norris opts out of any and all requirements of the 2015 edition of the International Building Code, Residential Code, Plumbing Code, and Mechanical Code for sprinkler systems in Single Family Residential Homes. 

 

Section 4.   That if any section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this ordinance is, for any reason, held to be unconstitutional, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of the ordinance.

 

Section 5.  This ordinance shall become effective from and after its passage, the public welfare requiring it.

 

 

 

Passed First Reading:             March 9, 2015

Public Hearing:                       April 13, 2015

Passed Second Reading:       April 13, 2015