should the commissioners adopt a code enforcement program for missoula county l.
Download
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
Should the Commissioners Adopt A Code Enforcement Program for Missoula County? PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
Should the Commissioners Adopt A Code Enforcement Program for Missoula County?

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 22

Should the Commissioners Adopt A Code Enforcement Program for Missoula County? - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 147 Views
  • Uploaded on

Should the Commissioners Adopt A Code Enforcement Program for Missoula County?. PURPOSES OF A CODE ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM:.

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Should the Commissioners Adopt A Code Enforcement Program for Missoula County?' - edmund


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
purposes of a code enforcement program
PURPOSES OF A CODE ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM:
  • To provide minimum standards to safeguard life or limb, health, property and public welfare by regulating and controlling the design, construction, quality of materials, use/occupancy, location and maintenance of all buildings and structures and certain equipment.
purposes
Purposes…
  • In Montana there is a further goal that building codes be uniform statewide in order to reduce construction costs and special interest requirements that increase the cost of construction without adding safety.
purposes4
Purposes…
  • An indirect benefit is to increase the consistency of what is required of construction so that there is a level playing field for those bidding work, and
  • Building owners have more of a chance to evaluate bids when all bidders are meeting the same requirements for materials and safety requirements.
applicable statutes
Applicable Statutes:
  • Title 50, Chapter 60, Part 3 deals with municipal and county building codes.
  • HB 640, passed in the 58th Legislative Session, changed the rules of the game.
statutes
STATUTES…
  • Sec. 50-60-301(as amended) provides:
    • The City’s extra-territorial code enforcement jurisdiction is terminated.
    • The Commissioners may adopt building codes but they must to apply to the entire County.
    • Only codes adopted by the Department of Labor & Industry may be adopted.
options for the county to consider
Options for the County to consider:

Option 1: Do Nothing.

  • Leave things as they are – maintain the status quo.
  • State Building, Mechanical, Plumbing and Electrical Codes would continue to be enforced outside of the City limits by the State Department of Labor and Industry.
option 2
Option 2:
  • Adopt a Code Enforcement program that mirrors the State’s program.
    • The Building and Mechanical Codes wouldnot apply to:
      • Residential buildings containing less than five dwelling units or their attached to structures;
      • Any farm or ranch buildings; or
      • Any private garage or private storage structure used for the owner’s own use.
option 29
Option 2…
  • Under this scenario the Building and Mechanical Codes would apply to:
    • Residential buildings containing more than five dwelling units and their attached to structures;
    • Commercial Buildings; hotels and motels; schools, and assembly buildings such as churches and theaters.
option 210
Option 2…
  • Under this scenario the Plumbing Code wouldnot apply to:
    • Installations in mines, mills, smelters, refineries, public utilities, railroads, or on farms with their own individual water supply or sewage disposal system;
    • Owner of a single family residence used exclusively for the owner’s personal use and plumbed by the owner; and
    • Numerous other exemptions.
option 211
Option 2…
  • Under this scenario the Plumbing Code would apply to:
    • Residential buildings, single family and larger not plumbed by the owner;
    • All commercial buildings unless specifically exempted;
    • Schools, assembly buildings, manufactured buildings; and government buildings.
option 212
Option 2…
  • Under this scenario the Electrical Code wouldnot apply to:
    • Communications equipment and traffic signals, street lighting, and other electrical traffic control devices;
    • Electrical installations at a petroleum facility; mines and mine buildings; low voltage electrical signal, communications equipments and optical fiber cable; and
    • Various other exemptions.
option 213
Option 2…
  • Under this scenario the Electrical Code would apply to:
    • All residential, and farm and ranch buildings;
    • Irrigations systems;
    • Commercial buildings, schools, churches, assembly buildings; and
    • Any other installations of electrical systems for such things as outdoor lighting.
option 3
Option 3:
  • Adopt a Code Enforcement program that mirrors the City’s program.
    • This option provides for a comprehensive Code Enforcement Program.
option 4
Option 4:
  • Adopt a Code Enforcement program that lies somewhere in between the State and City’s Code Enforcement programs.
    • The Countymight consideradopting Building and Mechanical Codes that apply to all residential structures except single family residences, e.g. duplexes, triplexes, and/or four-plexes.
option 416
Option 4…
  • The County might consider adopting Plumbing Codes that include some activities exempted in the State program, such as:
    • Single family residences and manufactured housing;
    • Farm or ranch buildings not on public water and sewage disposal systems;
    • Various other activities and structures.
summary of options
Summary of Options:
  • The County could do the following:
    • Nothing.
    • Adopt a Code Enforcement program that mirrors the State’s program.
    • Adopt a Code Enforcement program that mirrors the City’s program.
    • Adopt a Code Enforcement program that lies somewhere in between the State and City’s Code Enforcement programs.
administrative options
Administrative Options:
  • If the County adopts a Code Enforcement Program, the following administrative options would be considered:
    • Create a new division within the County, probably within the Department of Public Works.
    • Contract with the City of Missoula.
    • Contract with other local government entities within the county, e.g. fire districts.
    • Contract with a private sector entity.
    • Any combination of the above.
next steps
Next Steps:
  • Continue these discussion in areas throughout the county:
    • Seeley/Condon Communities;
    • Bonner/Clinton Communities;
    • Lolo Area Communities;
    • Frenchtown Area Communities;
    • The larger Missoula Community.
next steps20
Next Steps…
  • Then: Discontinue this discussion or:
  • Develop a program per the direction of the Board of County Commissioners which would include:
    • A Code Enforcement Program;
    • An administrative structure,
    • A fee structure; and
    • An appeals process.
next steps21
Next Steps…
  • Hold Public Hearings on the proposed program.
  • Seek program certification from the Department of Labor and Industry if a program is adopted.
  • Implement a Missoula County Code Enforcement Program.