CHAPTER 10
BUILDING REGULATIONS

ARTICLE 16
INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE

Section 10-16-1. Title. This ordinance shall be known and cited as the International Property Maintenance Code.

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Section 10-16-2. Adoption of the International Property Maintenance Code. The International Property Maintenance Code, 2009 Edition, as published by the International Code Council, 500 New Jersey Avenue, NW, 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20001, is adopted by reference as a primary code to have the same force and effect as though set forth in this Chapter in every particular, as amended in this below.

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Section 10-16-3. Copies on File. At least one certified copy of the International Property Maintenance Code, 2009 Edition, as adopted, is on file in the office of the City Clerk and may be inspected during regular business hours.

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Section 10-16-4. Scope. The purpose of the code is not to create or otherwise establish or designate any particular class or group of persons who will or should be especially protected or benefited by the terms of the code.

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Section 10-16-5. Amendments to the International Property Maintenance Code, 2009 edition. The following sections are hereby amended:

(a)

Section 101.1 "Title" is amended by the addition of the term "City of Northglenn" where indicated.

(b)

Section 101.3 "Intent of the International Property Maintenance Code" is amended and adopted to read as follows:

This Code shall be construed to secure its expressed intent, which is to ensure public health, safety and welfare insofar as they are affected by the continued occupancy and maintenance of structures and premises. Existing structures and premises that do not comply with these provisions shall be altered or repaired to provide a minimum level of health and safety as required herein. Repairs, alterations, additions to and changes in occupancy in existing buildings shall comply with the 2009 International Existing Building Code.

(c)

Section 103.5 "Fees"

See IBC Section 109.2 "Schedule of Permit Fees"

(d)

Section 106.4 "Violation Penalties" is amended and adopted to read as follows:

(1)

It shall be unlawful for any person to violate any of the provisions of the International Property Maintenance Code, 2009 Edition, as adopted, or the provisions of this ordinance.

(2)

Any violation of the provisions of this ordinance and any violation of any of the provisions of the International Property Maintenance Code, 2009 Edition, as adopted, shall, upon conviction, be punishable as provided in Section 1-1-10(a)(2) of the Northglenn Municipal Code.

(3)

Each and every day on which any violation of the ordinances of the City, or the rules and regulations adopted pursuant to such ordinances, is committed, exists or continues shall be deemed a separate offense.

(e)

Section 111 "Means of Appeal" is amended by deleting the section in its entirety and replacing it with the following:

Section 111 "Board of Adjustment"

111.1 General

Appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by the Building Official relative to the application and interpretation of this Code may be made to the Northglenn Board of Adjustment. Appeals shall be in accordance with Section 11-42-5 of the Northglenn Zoning Ordinance.

(f)

Section 302.4 "Weeds" is deleted in its entirety.

(g)

Section 304.14 "Insect Screens" is amended and adopted to read as follows:

Every door, window and other outside opening required for ventilation of habitable rooms, food preparation areas, food service areas or any areas where products to be included or utilized in food for human consumption are processed, manufactured, packaged or stored, shall be supplied with approved tightly fitting screens of not less than 16 mesh per inch (16 mesh per 25 mm), and every swinging screened door shall have a self-closing device in good working condition.

Exception: Screens shall not be required where other approved means, such as air curtains or insect repellent fans, are employed.

(h)

Section 602.3 "Heat Supply" is amended and adopted to read as follows:

Every owner and operator of any building who rents, leases or lets one or more dwelling unit, rooming unit, dormitory or guestroom on terms, either expressed or implied, is required to furnish heat to the occupants thereof shall supply heat to maintain a temperature of not less than 68°F (20°C) in all habitable rooms, bathrooms and toilet rooms.

Exception: When the outdoor temperature is below the winter outdoor design temperature for the City, maintenance of the minimum room temperature shall not be required, provided that the heating system is operating at its full design capacity. The winter outdoor design temperature for the locality shall be as indicated in Appendix D of the International Plumbing Code.

(i)

Section 602.4 "Occupiable Work Space" is amended and adopted to read as follows:

Indoor occupiable work spaces shall be supplied with heat to maintain a temperature of not less than 65°F (18°C).

Exceptions:

(1)

Processing, storage and operation areas that require cooling or special temperature conditions.

(2)

Areas in which persons are primarily engaged in vigorous physical activities.

(j)

Section 604.2 "Service" is amended and adopted to read as follows:

The size and usage of appliances and equipment shall serve as a basis for determining the need for additional facilities in accordance with the National Electric Code. Dwelling units shall be served by a three-wire, 120/240 volt, and singlephase electrical service having a rating of not less than 60 amperes.

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Section 10-16-6. Violations--Penalty.

(a)

It shall be unlawful for any person to violate any of the provisions of the International Property Maintenance Code, 2009 Edition, as adopted, or the provisions of this ordinance.

(b)

Any violation of the provisions of this ordinance and any violation of any of the provisions of the International Property Maintenance Code, 2009 Edition, as adopted, shall, upon conviction be punishable as provided in Section 1-1-10(a)(2) of the Northglenn Municipal Code.

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Section 10-16-7. Severability Clause. If any article, section, paragraph, sentence, clause or phrase of this ordinance is held to be unconstitutional or invalid for any reason, such decision shall not affect the validity or constitutionality of the remaining portions of this ordinance. The City Council hereby declares that it would have passed this ordinance and each part or parts thereof, irrespective of the fact that any one part or parts be declared invalid or unconstitutional.

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Section 10-16-8. Safety Clause. The City Council hereby finds, determines, and declares that this ordinance is necessary for the preservation of the public health, safety and welfare.

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Section 10-16-9. Conflicts. If the provisions of this Code, as adopted in this Article, conflict with any other provisions of the municipal code then the more restrictive of the two shall govern. Where there is a conflict between a general requirement and a specific requirement, the specific requirement shall be applicable.

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