ORDINANCE NO. 272

AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE MINNESOTA STATE BUILDING CODE. THIS ORDINANCE PROVIDES FOR THE APPLICATION, ADMINISTRATION, AND ENFORCEMENT OF THE MINNESOTA STATE BUILDING CODE BY REGULATING THE ERECTION, CONSTRUCTION, ENLARGEMENT,

ALTERATION, REPAIR, MOVING, REMOVAL, DEMOLITION,

CONVERSION, OCCUPANCY, EQUIPMENT, USE HEIGHT, AREA,

AND MAINTENANCE OF ALL BUILDINGS AND/OR STRUCTURES IN THIS MUNICIPALITY; PROVIDES FOR THE ISSUANCE OF PERMITS AND COLLECTION OF FEES THEREOF; PROVIDES PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION THEREOF; REPEALS

ALL ORDINANCES AND PARTS OF ORDINANCES THAT CONFLICT THEREWITH. THIS ORDINANCE SHALL PERPETUALLY INCLUDE THE MOST CURRENT EDITION OF

THE MINNESOTA STATE BUILDING CODE WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE OPTIONAL APPENDIX CHAPTERS. OPTIONAL APPENDIX CHAPTERS SHALL NOT APPLY UNLESS

SPECIFICALLY ADOPTED.

THE CITY OF LESTER PRAIRIE ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. Section 5.4 and all subdivisions thereof the Lester Prairie Municipal Code are hereby expressly repealed, and the following Section 5.4 and subdivisions are hereby adopted:

Section 2. “SECTION 5.4 BUILDING CODE

5.4.1 Codes adopted by Reference

The Minnesota State Building Code, as adopted by the Commissioner of Labor and Industry pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Chapter 16B.59 to 16B.75, including all of the amendments, rules and regulations established, adopted and published from time to time by the Minnesota Commissioner of Labor and Industry, through the Building Codes and Standards Unit, is hereby adopted by reference with the exception of the optional chapters, unless specifically adopted in this ordinance. The Minnesota State Building Code is hereby incorporated in this ordinance as if fully set out herein.

5.4.2 Application, Administration and Enforcement

The application, administration, and enforcement of the code shall be in accordance with Minnesota State Building Code. The code shall be enforced within the extraterritorial limits permitted by Minnesota Statutes, 16B.62, subdivision 1, when so established by this ordinance.

The code enforcement agency of this municipality is called the building department. This code shall be enforced by the Minnesota Certified Building Official designated by this Municipality to administer the code (Minnesota Statute 16B.65) subdivision 1.

5.4.3 Permits and Fees

The issuance of permits and the collection of fees shall be as authorized in Minnesota Statutes, 16B.62, subdivision 1. Permit fees shall be assessed for work governed by this code in accordance with the fee schedule adopted by the municipality by City Ordinance No. 258. In addition, a surcharge fee shall be collected on all permits issued for work governed by this code in accordance with Minnesota Statute 16B.70.

5.4.4 Violations and Penalties

A violation of the code is a misdemeanor (Minnesota Statutes 16B.69).

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in force and in effect from and after its passage and publication.

Adopted this 13th day of August, 2007.

CITY OF LESTER PRAIRIE

By /s/ Eric Angvall, Its Mayor

ATTEST:

By /s/ Marilyn L. Pawelk, Its City Clerk

Published in the Herald Journal Aug. 20, 2007.


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