The following sections of the property maintenance code adopted in
section 6-181 are hereby revised as follows:
101.1 Title. Insert:
the City of Norfolk, Nebraska.
103.5 Fees. Amend section to read as follows:
fees for activities and services performed by the department in carrying out
its responsibilities under this code shall be charged as necessary to
reasonably recover costs.”
Section 110.1 General. Amend section to read as follows:
"The code official shall order the owner of any structure or the owner of the premises upon which any structure is located that has been condemned by the code official pursuant to this code, or in the code official's judgment is so old, dilapidated or has become so out of repair as to be dangerous, unsafe, unsanitary or otherwise unfit for human habitation or occupancy, and such that it is unreasonable to repair the structure, to demolish and remove such structure; or if such structure is capable of being made safe by repairs, to repair and make safe and sanitary or to demolish and remove at the structure owner's or property owner's option; or where there has been a cessation of normal construction of any structure for a period of more than two years, to demolish and remove such structure. In the event the structure and premises upon which the structure is located are in separate ownership, then both the owner of the structure and the owner of the premises shall be responsible for said removal."
Section 110.3 Failure to comply. Amend section to read as follows:
If the owner of a premises fails to comply with a demolition order within the time prescribed, the code official may cause the structure to be demolished and removed, either through an available public agency or by contract or arrangement with private persons, and the cost of such demolition and removal shall be charged against the real estate upon which the structure is located and shall be a lien upon such real estate.
Section 111.1 Application for appeal. Amend section to read as follows:
"Any person directly affected by a decision of the code official and/or director of planning and development or a notice or order issued under this code shall have the right to appeal to the board of appeals, provided that a written application for appeal is filed within 20 days after the day the decision, notice or order was served. A fee set forth in Section 2-5 of the Norfolk City Code shall accompany each application for appeal to the board of appeals which fee shall be refunded to the applicant in the event the board of appeals finds in favor of the applicant. The applicant shall also pay all publication costs necessitated by the filing of said application as well as all costs associated with arranging for the presence of a court reporter at the hearing and the costs for creating a transcript of the hearing. An application for appeal shall be based on a claim that the true intent of this code or the rules legally adopted thereunder have been incorrectly interpreted, the provisions of this code do not fully apply, or the requirements of this code are adequately satisfied by other means, or that the strict application of any requirement of this code would cause an undue hardship."
Section 111.3 Notice of meeting. Amend section to read as follows:
"The board shall meet upon notice from the chairman, within 60 days of the filing of an appeal, or at stated periodic meetings."
Section 112.4 Failure to comply. Amend section to read as follows:
Any person who shall continue any work after having been served with a stop work order, except such work as that person is directed to perform to remove a violation or unsafe condition, shall be liable to a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars ($25) or more than five hundred dollars ($500) per day, per violation.
Section 302.4 Weeds. Insert: twelve (12) inches.
304.14 Insect Screens. Insert: April 1 to November 1.
Section 404.3 Minimum ceiling height. Amend section to read as follows:
Habitable spaces, hallways, corridors, bathrooms, toilet rooms, and laundry room areas shall have a clear ceiling height of not less than 7 feet (2134 mm).
1. In one- and two-family dwellings, beams or girders spaced a minimum of 4 feet (1219 mm) on center and projecting a maximum of 6 inches (152 mm) below the required ceiling height.
2. Basement rooms in one- and two-family dwellings occupied exclusively for laundry, study, or recreation purposes, having a minimum ceiling height of 6 feet 8 inches (2033 mm) with a minimum clear height of 6 feet 4 inches (1932 mm) under beams, girders, ducts and similar obstructions.
3. Rooms occupied exclusively for sleeping, study, or similar purposes and having a sloped ceiling over all or part of the room, with a minimum clear ceiling height of 7 feet (2134 mm) over a minimum of one-third of the required minimum floor area. In calculating the floor area of such rooms, only those portions of the floor area with a minimum clear ceiling height of 5 feet (1524 mm) shall be included.
R404.3.1 Basements. Amend section to read as follows:
Residential one- and two-family basements built prior to January 1, 2000, which contain habitable or non-habitable spaces, hallways, corridors, bathrooms, toilet rooms, and laundry rooms shall have a ceiling height of not less than 6 feet 8 inches (2032 mm). Residential basements built on or after January 1, 2000, with areas shown above in this section, shall have a ceiling height of not less than 7 feet (2134 mm).
Exception: Beams, girders, ducts, or other obstructions may project to within 6 feet 4 inches (1931 mm) of the finished floor.
602.3 Heat supply. Amend section 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, 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 locality, 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.”
602.4 Occupiable work spaces.
Amend section 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.) during the
period the spaces are occupied.
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.”
[F] 704.6.2 Interconnection. Add the following to end of
Upon change of occupant/tenant or change of ownership/offer to sell a property, the owner of the property shall verify that interconnected smoke alarms are provided as per R314.2.2 of the 2018 International Residential Code as amended by the City of Norfolk. Smoke alarms installed after November 1, 2020 in dwellings shall be interconnected.
Source: Ord. No. 3088, § 13, 9-7-82; Ord. No. 3253, § 2, 10-1-84; Ord. No. 3481, § 2, 6-15-87; Ord. No. 3792, § 2, 5-6-91; Ord. No. 4569, § 3, 1-7-02; Ord. No. 4896, § 1, 9-5-06; Ord. No. 4975, § 2, 9-17-07; Ord. No. 5135, § 5, 9-7-10; Ord. No. 5502, § 2, 11-6-17; Ord. No. 5533, § 1, 4-2-18; Ord. No. 5563, § 30, 8-20-18; Ord. No. 5689, § 2, 9-21-20;