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Item No: 5A.

 

Meeting Date: May 14, 2012

 

From: Bill Wiley, AICP, Community Development Director/Jay Connell, Building Official, CBO, MCP

 

Subject: Amending Chapter 7, Section716 of the Code of Ordinances, pertaining to the building code, adopting the 2010 Florida Building Code effective March 15, 2012.

 

 


Staff Recommendation:

The Building staff recommends approval of the referenced amendment to the Code of Ordinances amending Chapter 7, Section 716.

 

Analysis:

The 2010 edition of the Florida Building Code became effective March 15, 2012. The proposed ordinance will adopt the 2010 version of the Florida Building Code, as the building codes for the City of Leesburg, Florida, by reference, and will incorporate them into the Code. This amendment will update the current 2007 code as required by state statue. The revised building code was mandated by the Florida Legislature and the code went into effect automatically.

 

Options:

1. Approve the recommended amendment to the Code of Ordinances Chapter 7, Section716.

2. Other such action as the Commission may deem appropriate.

 

Fiscal Impact:

There should be no fiscal impact to the City with these proposed changes.

 

Submission Date and Time: 5/10/12 2:57 PM____

Department: Community Development

Prepared by: Bill Wiley, AICP/Jay Connell

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Dates: __________________________

Attorney Review : Yes_X_ No ____

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Revised 6/10/04

 

Reviewed by: Dept. Head __BW_____

 

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ORDINANCE NO.

 

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, AMENDING 7 16 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, PERTAINING TO THE BUILDING CODE, ADOPTING THE 2010 FLORIDA BUILDING CODE EFFECTIVE MARCH 15, 2012, INCLUDING THE BUILDING CODE, BUILDING CODE RESIDENTIAL; BUILDING CODE ACCESSIBILITY; BUILDING CODE ENERGY; AND BUILDING CODE EXISTING; ADOPTING AND INCORPORATING A WIND SPEED MAP SPECIFYING THE WIND ZONES WITHIN THE CITY; AMENDING 1 151 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES TO ADOPT THE FLORIDA BUILDING CODE MECHANICAL; AMENDING 7 116 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES TO ADOPT THE BUILDING CODE PLUMBING; AMENDING 7 36 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES TO ADOPT THE 2008 NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE; AMENDING 7 136 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES TO ADOPT THE 2009 INTERNATIONAL FUEL GAS CODE WITH FLORIDA SUPPLEMENTS; ESTABLISHING APPEAL PROCEDURES FOR EACH CODE ADOPTED IN THIS ORDINANCE; REPEALING CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; PROVIDING SAVINGS CLAUSE; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

WHEREAS, effective as of March 15, 2012, the State of Florida has enacted new codes governing various aspects of the building trades, including the Building Code, Building Code Mechanical, Building Code Plumbing, Building Code Residential, Building Code Accessibility, Building Code Energy, Building Code Existing, Fire Prevention Code, Fuel Gas Code, and Electrical Code, and

WHEREAS, it is in the best interests of the citizens of the City of Leesburg and the protection of the public health, safety and welfare for the City of Leesburg to adopt and enforce the latest versions of these various codes,

 

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA:

SECTION I.

7 16 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Leesburg, Florida, is hereby amended in its entirety and shall, after the effective date of this Ordinance, read as set forth below:

 

Sec. 7 16. Building Code Adopted.

The 2010 version of the Florida Building Code, effective as of March 15, 2012, is adopted as the building code for the City of Leesburg, Florida, comprised more specifically of the Florida Building Code, Building Code Residential, Building Code Accessibility, Building Code Energy, and Building Code Existing, each of which is adopted by reference, and incorporated into this Code as fully as if set out in full herein. Appeals from the application or interpretation of this Code by the Building Official or other City staff, and requests for variances, shall be presented to the Board of Adjustments and Appeals utilizing the procedures in 7 3, 7 4 and 7 5 of the Code of Ordinances. For purposes of the Building Code the City Limits of the City of Leesburg are within the following listed Wind Speed Risk Categories and as shown on Figure 1609B attached:

A.           For Risk Category I Buildings: Vult 125mph

B.           Foe Risk Category II Building: Vult 135mph

C.           For Risk Category III and IV Buildings:

(1)            Vult 139 mph for all lands lying northerly of a line being; 1 mile south of the north line of Township 20 south; and lying in Lake County, Florida and; with the Municipal Limits of Leesburg, Florida .

(2)            Vult 140 mph for all lands lying southerly of a line being; 1 mile south of the north line of Township 20 south; and lying in Lake County, Florida and; within the Municipal Limits of Leesburg, Florida

SECTION II

7 151 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Leesburg, Florida, is hereby amended in its entirety and shall, after the effective date of this Ordinance, read as set forth below:

Sec. 7 151. Mechanical Code Adopted.

The 2010 version of the Florida Building Code Mechanical is hereby adopted by reference and incorporated in this section as though set out in full. Appeals from the application or interpretation of this Code by the Building Official or other City staff, and requests for variances, shall be presented to the Board of Adjustments and Appeals utilizing the procedures in 7 3, 7 4 and 7 5 of the Code of Ordinances.

 

SECTION III.

Sec. 7 116. Plumbing Code Adopted.

The 2010 version of the Florida Building Code Plumbing is hereby adopted by reference and incorporated into this section as though set out in full. Appeals from the application or interpretation of this Code by the Building Official or other City staff, and requests for variances, shall be presented to the Board of Adjustments and Appeals utilizing the procedures in 7 3, 7 4 and 7 5 of the Code of Ordinances.

 

SECTION IV.

Sec. 7 36. National Electrical Code Adopted.

The 2008 version of the National Electrical Code is hereby adopted by reference and incorporated into this section as though set out in full. Appeals from the application or interpretation of this Code by the Building Official or other City staff, and requests for variances, shall be presented to the Board of Adjustments and Appeals utilizing the procedures in 7 3, 7 4 and 7 5 of the Code of Ordinances.

 

SECTION V.

Sec. 10 1. Fire Prevention Code Adopted.

The 2010 Florida Fire Prevention Code is hereby adopted by reference and incorporated into this section as though set out in full. Appeals from the application or interpretation of this Code by the Building Official or other City staff, and requests for variances, shall be presented to the Board of Adjustments and Appeals utilizing the procedures in 7 3, 7 4 and 7 5 of the Code of Ordinances.

 

SECTION VI.

Sec. 7 136. Natural Gas Code Adopted.

The 2009 International Fuel Gas Code, with Florida Supplements, is hereby adopted by reference and incorporated into this section as though set out in full. Appeals from the application or interpretation of this Code by the Building Official or other City staff, and requests for variances, shall be presented to the Board of Adjustments and Appeals utilizing the procedures in 7 3, 7 4 and 7 5 of the Code of Ordinances.

 

SECTION VII.

If any portion of this ordinance is declared invalid or unenforceable, then to the extent it is possible to do so without destroying the overall intent and effect of this ordinance, the portion deemed invalid or unenforceable shall be severed herefrom and the remainder of this ordinance shall continue in full force and effect as if it were enacted without including the portion found to be invalid or unenforceable.

 

SECTION VIII.

All ordinances or parts of ordinances which are in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed, to the extent necessary to alleviate the conflict, but shall continue in effect insofar as they are not in conflict herewith, unless repeal of the conflicting portion destroys the overall intent and effect of any of the conflicting ordinances, in which case those ordinances so affected shall be hereby repealed in their entirety.

 

SECTION IX.

This ordinance is effective as of 12:00 a.m. on March 15, 2012.

 

PASSED AND ADOPTED at the regular meeting of the City Commission of the City of Leesburg, Florida, held on the day of , 2012.

 

THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA

 

 

 

BY:

Mayor

 

Attest:

City Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 1609B