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15.40 – Property Maintenance Code - Regulations Adopted and Modified

15.40.010 – Property maintenance code – Regulations adopted and modified

The provisions of the 2021 edition of the International Property Maintenance Code, published by the International Code Council, are hereby adopted by reference, with the following amendments thereto:

 

A.        Section 101.1 Title.  Insert the following:

“City of St. Charles.”

B.        Section 102.3. Delete in its entirety and substitute the following therefor:

102.3 Application of other codes.  Repairs, additions, or alternations to a structure, or changes of occupancy, shall be done in accordance with the procedures and provisions of Title 15 ‘Buildings and Construction’ of the St. Charles Municipal Code.” Amend by adding the following new sections 102.3.1 and 102.3.2

Section 102.3.1 Electrical. All references within this code to the “ICC electrical code” shall be changed to read, “National Electric Code, 2020 edition (NFPA 70-2020), as prepared and published by the National Fire Protection Association, Inc., as amended by the procedures and provisions of Title 15 ‘Buildings and Construction’ of the St. Charles Municipal Code.”  The provisions of said electric code, as amended, shall apply to the installation, alteration, repair, and replacement of electrical systems, including equipment, appliances, fixtures, and appurtenances thereto.

Section 102.3.2 Plumbing. All references within this code to the “international plumbing code” shall be changed to read, “Illinois plumbing code” as currently adopted, as sponsored and published by the Illinois department of public health, and as amended by the procedures and provisions of Title 15 ‘Buildings and Construction’ of the St. Charles Municipal Code.”  The provisions of said plumbing code, as amended, shall apply to the installation, alteration, repair and replacement of plumbing systems, including appliances, fixtures, fittings and appurtenances thereto.

C.        Section 104.2 Refunds – delete in its entirety.

D.        Sections 107.1 through 107.4: Delete in their entirety and substitute the following therefor:  

107.1 Application for Appeal.  Any person directly affected by a decision of the code official or a notice or order issued under this code shall have the right to appeal to the Building Review Board pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 2.19 of the St. Charles Municipal Code.

E.         Section 108 – Board of Appeals – delete in its entirety.

F.         Section 110.4 Failure to Comply.  Insert the following:

“Fees range from One hundred dollars ($100)” to “Seven hundred and fifty dollars ($750).”

G.        Section 111.4.1 Form – delete section 111.4.1 in its entirety and substitute the following therefore:

            Section 111.4.1 Form – “Be in writing, facsimile, or by electronic means.”

H.        Section 302.4 Weeds.  Insert the following:

            “Eight-inches (8”).”

I.          Section 302.8: Delete in its entirety and substitute the following therefor:

Section 302.8 Motor Vehicles.

  1. Except as provided for in Title 17 of the St. Charles Municipal Code, any type of motor vehicle that (a) does not have a current  state registration, or does not display a current state license plate  with valid registration sticker affixed; or (b) a motor vehicle on which the engine, wheels or other parts have been altered,  damaged or otherwise so treated that the vehicle is incapable of  being driven shall not be parked, kept or stored outside of an enclosed building or structure on any premises, and no vehicle shall at any time be in a state of major disassembly, disrepair or in the process of being stripped or dismantled, outside an enclosed building or structure.
  2. A collector may store unlicensed, operable or inoperable vehicles on the collector’s property provided the vehicles and the outdoor storage area are maintained in such a manner that they do not constitute a health hazard and are screened from ordinary public view by means of a fence or other appropriate means.
    1. “Collector” means the owner of one or more special interest vehicles for the collector’s own use in order to restore, preserve, and maintain a special interest vehicle and historic interest.
    2. “Special Interest Vehicle” means a motor vehicle of any age, which has not been altered or modified from original manufacturer specifications and, because of its historic interest, is being preserved by hobbyists.

J.          Section 304.14. Delete in its entirety and substitute the following therefor: 

304.14 Insect screens.  During the period from April 1st to October 31st, every door, window and other outside opening utilized or required for ventilation purposes serving any structure containing 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 and every swinging door shall have a self-closing device in good working condition.

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

K.        Section 308.3.1. Delete in its entirety and substitute the following therefor:

308.3.1. Garbage facilities.  The owner of every dwelling shall supply one of the following: an approved mechanical food waste grinder in each dwelling unit, or a leakproof, covered outside garbage container.

Exception: In residential buildings containing three (3) or less dwelling units, each occupant shall be responsible for providing any covered outside garbage containers.

L.         Add a Section 404.8, as follows:

 404.8 Basement rooms. Basement areas partially below grade used for living purposes shall meet the following requirements:

  1. Floors and walls shall be watertight and insulated so as to prevent entry of moisture.
  2. Total window area, total openable area, and ceiling height shall be in accordance with the St. Charles Municipal Code Section 15.04.010 (Building code) and 15.04.020 (Residential code).
  3. The required window area of the habitable area shall be entirely above the grade of the ground adjoining such window area except that openable windows which open into a window well extending to the outside finished grade are acceptable.

M.        Section 503.1. Delete in its entirety and substitute the following therefor:

503.1 Privacy.  Toilet rooms and bathrooms shall provide privacy and shall not constitute the only passageway to a hall or other space, or to the exterior.  Toilet rooms and bathrooms shall be designed and arranged to provide privacy by means of a door and latch.

N.        Section 602.3. Heat Supply. Insert the following: “January 1, December 31.”

O.        Section 602.4.  Occupiable work space.  Insert the following:January 1, December 31.”

P.         Section 703 Fire-Resistance Ratings.  Delete in its entirety

Q.        Section 704 Fire Protection Systems.  Delete in its entirety

R.        Section 705 Carbon Monoxide Alarms and Detection.  Delete in its entirety

(2022-M-29: § 1; 2016-M-23: § 1; 2013-M-67: § 3; 2012-M-42: § 1; 2003-M-4: § 1; 1999-M-5: § 1; 1996-M-30: § 1; 1984-M-12: § 1)