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File #: 220612    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 7/12/2022 In control: Council
On agenda: 7/14/2022 Final action:
Title: Amending Chapter 18, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 18-10, Unsafe structures and equipment, 18-20, Fees, and 18-21, Inspections, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter to update the City's periodic building inspection protocols and conduct a one-time inspection of the structural adequacy of each building within the City greater than four stories in height as defined by the current building code and built prior to 1950.
Attachments: 1. fact sheet, 2. 220612com
ORDINANCE NO. 220612

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Amending Chapter 18, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 18-10, Unsafe structures and equipment, 18-20, Fees, and 18-21, Inspections, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter to update the City's periodic building inspection protocols and conduct a one-time inspection of the structural adequacy of each building within the City greater than four stories in height as defined by the current building code and built prior to 1950.

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WHEREAS, the City Council passed Resolution No. 210581 directing the City Manager to review Kansas City's current policies related to inspection of building structures owned or leased by the City and engage with stakeholders who could provide recommendations on appropriate safety protocols to ensure the structures are safe for occupancy on a regular basis; and

WHEREAS, the scope of this policy review was expanded to identify recommendations on current policies related to the inspections of privately owned structures in addition to City owned or leased structures; and

WHEREAS, City staff has engaged with stakeholders who provided recommendations on appropriate safety protocols to ensure the structures are safe for occupancy on a regular basis; and

WHEREAS, City staff also reviewed current City requirements for inspections of existing buildings, reviewed periodic building inspections requirements from other cities and identified time and cost factors associated with proposed revisions to current periodic inspection standards; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

Section 1. That Chapter 18, Code of Ordinances, is hereby amended by repealing Sections 18-10, 18-20 and 18-21 and enacting, in lieu thereof, new sections of like number and subject matter to read as follows:

CHAPTER 18

ARTICLE I.
IN GENERAL

Sec. 18-10. Unsafe structures and equipment.

(a) General. No person, firm,...

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