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OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE CITY COUNCIL
CITY OF THIBODAUX
CITY HALL
THIBODAUX, LOUISIANA
August 3, 2004

 

           

The City Council of the City of Thibodaux assembled in regular session at its regular meeting place, City Hall, 310 West 2nd Street, Thibodaux, Louisiana, on Tuesday, August 3, 2004 at 5:00 o’clock P.M. 

            There were present:  Councilmen Swanner, Gene Richard, Winston, and Dee Richard. 

            Councilman Mire was absent. 

            There were also present:  Mayor Charles Caillouet and Ms. Germaine Jackson, City Attorney. 

            The minutes of the July 20, 2004 Council meeting were approved as written.           

            Councilman Dee Richard requested that the Administration provide the Council with an update on those abandoned houses whose owners have been notified of their substandard condition. 

            The City Attorney stated that all structures that have been brought before the Council for condemnation have either completed the necessary renovations or have been demolished.  There are several structures that have been reported as substandard by the City Inspector that the owners are being notified of the condition, but these have not been brought before the Council as of yet. 

            Councilman Swanner has requested that Lafourche Parish Councilman Mike Matherne be given the opportunity to address the City Council at tonight’s meeting. 

            Mr. Mike Matherne, Lafourche Parish Councilman for District 3, addressed the Council in order to inform the City of the accomplishments of the Parish Council in 2004, including hiring a new Council Clerk, approval of the Parish President’s Department Heads, and settlement of some inherited litigation from the previous administration. 

            Mr. Matherne also discussed the status of the Lafourche Parish Animal Shelter, and the ongoing search for property to build a new Thibodaux Library Branch and Headquarters.  He stated that he would like to work more closely with the City on these and other projects that the Parish is working on that will be located within the corporate limits of Thibodaux 

            The Mayor has requested that the City Council consider the adoption of an ordinance that would establish certain rules and regulations for individuals utilizing the City’s parks and recreational facilities. 

            Councilman Gene Richard introduced an ordinance to amend and re-enact Section 14-10 of the Thibodaux City Code of Ordinances so as to create rules and regulations for City Recreational Facilities.  The public hearing on this ordinance will be held at the August 17, 2004 City Council meeting. 

            Councilman Mire has been approached by some owners of local establishments concerning requirements for the acquisition of a bartender’s permit.  They are asking the City to reconsider the requirement of a medical certificate in order to obtain a permit. 

            Councilman Swanner introduced an ordinance to amend and re-enact Section 3-20 of the Thibodaux City Code of Ordinances so as to eliminate Sub-Section (i) (Requirement for Medical Certificate).  The public hearing on this ordinance will be held at the August 17, 2004 City Council meeting. 

            The Finance Director informed the Council Administrator that she has negotiated for the purchase of a Customer Service Module to be incorporated into our current INCODE Software Package.  This software will enable the City to track customer complaints and respond to our customers needs more efficiently. 

            Councilman Gene Richard introduced an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to execute a contract with INCODE, Inc for Customer Service Software, maintenance and support services.  The public hearing on this ordinance will be held at the August 17, 2004 City Council meeting. 

            The Federal programs Director has informed the Council Administrator that the Mayor has requested that Duplantis Design Group prepare an engineering contract for the design if drainage improvements in the South Barbier area in conjunction with the 2004 CDBG Project. 

            On motion of Councilman Gene Richard, seconded by Councilman Winston the Council voted to adopt a resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute an engineering contract with Duplantis Design Group for the 2004 CDBG Project.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows: 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston and D. Richard

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: Councilman Mire 

RESOLUTION NO.  1061 

  A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO SIGN AN ENGINEERING CONTRACT WITH DUPLANTIS DESIGN GROUP FOR THE DESIGN OF THE 2004 CDBG PROJECT (SOUTH BARBIER DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS) 

     BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session assembled, that; 

     WHEREAS, the City is planning to construct drainage improvements in the South Barbier Avenue area in conjunction with the 2004 CDBG Project; and 

     WHEREAS, the Mayor has selected Duplantis Design Group to perform the design and supervise the construction of the said project; and 

    WHEREAS, it is necessary to execute a contract with the said engineering firm for the services to be rendered in conjunction with this project. 

     NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council that the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to execute an engineering contract with Duplantis Design Group for the design of the 2004 CDBG Project. 

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of the said contract is attached hereto as "Exhibit A" and thereby made a part hereof. 

     The above resolution having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows: 

     YEAS:  Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston and D. Richard

     NAYS: None

     ABSTAIN: None

     ABSENT: Councilman Mire 

     And the above resolution was declared adopted this 3rd day of August 2004. 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                                      /s/Chad J. Mire                                             

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                                 Chad J. Mire, President  

            On July 13, 2004 the City received bids for the FEMA Bayou Lafourche Outfall Gates Project as designed by Leonard Chauvin.  The lowest responsible bid was received from Double Aught Construction, LLC in the amount of $289,302.00.  The Project Engineer is recommending that the City accept the bid. 

            On motion of Councilman Swanner, seconded by Councilman Gene Richard, the Council voted to adopt a resolution accepting the low bid of Double Aught Construction and authorizing the Mayor to sign a contract therewith for the Bayou Lafourche Outfall Gated Project.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows: 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston and D. Richard

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: Councilman Mire 

RESOLUTION NO.  1062 

 A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE LOW BID OF DOUBLE AUGHT   CONSTRUCTION, L.L.C. FOR THE FEMA BAYOU LAFOURCHE OUTFALL GATES PROJECT AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO SIGN A CONTRACT THEREWITH                    

 

      BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session assembled, that:  

     WHEREAS, the City has received bids for the FEMA Bayou Lafourche Outfall Gates Project; and 

     WHEREAS, the low bid received was from Double Aught Construction, LLC in the amount of $289,302; and 

     WHEREAS, it is necessary to consider the acceptance of the low bid and execute a contract with the said contractor for the services mentioned hereinbefore. 

     NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City does hereby accept the low bid submitted by Double Aught Construction, L.L.C., in the amount stated hereinbefore. 

     BE IT FURHTER RESOLVED by the City Council that the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to execute a contract with Double Aught Construction, L.L.C., for the project as mentioned above. 

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that in addition to the contract document itself, the Mayor is also empowered to execute all change orders relative to the contract after approval by the City Council by means of an appropriate resolution. 

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of the said contract is attached hereto as "Exhibit A" and thereby made a part hereof. 

     The above resolution having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows: 

     YEAS:  Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston and D. Richard

     NAYS: None

     ABSTAIN: None

     ABSENT: Councilman Mire 

     And the above resolution was declared adopted this 3rd day of August 2004 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                                      /s/Chad J. Mire

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                                 Chad Mire, President 

            A public hearing was then held on an ordinance approving the final plat of the Plantation Acres IV, Addendum #2 Subdivision. 

            The Zoning Administrator informed the Council Administrator that the Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended that the City Council consider approving the acceptance of the final plat for the Plantation Acres IV – Addendum #2 Subdivision. 

            On motion of Councilman Swanner, seconded by Councilman Winston, the Council voted to adopt an ordinance approving the final plat of the Plantation Acres IV, Addendum #2 Subdivision.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows: 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston and D. Richard

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: Councilman Mire 

ORDINANCE NO.  2214 

AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE FINAL PLAT OF

THE PLANTATION ACRES IV, ADDENDUM #2 SUBDIVISION   

 

            BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session assembled, that: 

            WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Thibodaux has reviewed a request by Plantation Acres, LLC concerning the approval of the final plat of the Plantation Acres IV, Addendum No. 2 Subdivision; and 

            WHEREAS, the said commission has approved the aforesaid request and is recommending that the City Council concur with their recommendation; and  

            WHEREAS, in accordance with the provisions of Section 18-53 of the Thibodaux Subdivision Regulations, the final plat of this subdivision should be accepted by the adoption of an appropriate ordinance. 

            NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session assembled, that the final plat of the Plantation Acres IV, Addendum No. 2 Subdivision as recommended by the Planning and Zoning Commission is hereby accepted and approved as requested. 

            The above ordinance having been submitted to a vote the vote thereon was as follows: 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston and D. Richard

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: Councilman Mire

            ABSTAINED: None 

            And the above ordinance was declared adopted this 3rd day of August 2004. 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                                      /s/Chad J. Mire

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                                 Chad J. Mire, President 

            A public hearing was then held on an ordinance approving the final plat for Lots 8A-1 and 8A-2 located on East 6th Street as approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission on July 14, 2004.  These lots were created so as to accommodate the construction of residential structures.     

            On motion of Councilman Winston, seconded by Councilman Gene Richard, the Council voted to adopt an ordinance approving the re-subdivision of property located on East 6th Street.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows: 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston and D. Richard

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: Councilman Mire           

ORDINANCE NO.  2215 

AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE RESUBDIVISION OF

PROPERTY LOCATED ON EAST SIXTH STREET 

            BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session assembled, that: 

            WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Thibodaux has reviewed a request concerning the re-subdivision of property located on East Sixth Street; and 

            WHEREAS, the proposed request involves the subdivision of Lot-8A into Lots 8A-1 and 8A-2; and  

            WHEREAS, the said commission has approved the aforesaid request and is recommending that the City Council concur with their recommendation; and  

            WHEREAS, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 1 of the Thibodaux Subdivision Regulations, this re-subdivision should be accepted by the adoption of an appropriate ordinance. 

            NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session assembled, that the re-subdivision of property located on North Canal Boulevard as recommended by the Planning and Zoning Commission is hereby accepted and approved as requested. 

            BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that a copy of the plat illustrating the said re-subdivision is attached hereto and thereby made a part hereof. 

            The above ordinance having been submitted to a vote the vote thereon was as follows: 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston and D. Richard

            NAYS: None

            ABSTAINED: None

            ABSENT: Councilman Mire 

            And the above ordinance was declared adopted this 3rd day of August 2004. 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                                      /s/Chad J. Mire

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                                 Chad J. Mire, President 

            The Zoning Administrator has informed the Council Administrator that the Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended that the City Council consider the adoption of the International Building and Residential Codes.  The proposed ordinance would amend Sections 6-1-and 6-2 of the Code, and the current building permit fees will not be increased. 

            On motion of Councilman Swanner, seconded by Councilman Gene Richard, the Council voted to adopt an ordinance to amend and re-enact Chapter 6 of the Thibodaux City Code of Ordinances so as to adopt the current edition of the International Building and Residential Codes.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows: 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston and D. Richard

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: Councilman Mire 

ORDINANCE NO.  2216 

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND AND RE-ENACT CHAPTER 6 OF

THE THIBODAUX CITY CODE OF ORDINANCES SO AS TO

ADOPT THE CURRENT EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL

BUILDING AND RESIDENTIAL CODES  

BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session assembled, that Chapter 6, Sections 6-1 and 6-2 of the Thibodaux City Code of Ordinances are hereby amended and re-enacted so as to add adopt the International Building and Residential Codes and amendments thereto to read as follows: 

ARTICLE I.  BUILDING CODE

Section 6-1.  Adoption of international building codes.

A.     The regulations of the 2000 edition of the International Building Code and the regulations of the 2000 edition of the International Residential Code as amended and published by the International Building Code Council, Inc., published in book form and the whole thereof, and such portions of the building code as are hereinafter deleted, modified or amended, are hereby adopted as the regulations governing the construction of buildings and other structures in the city of Thibodaux.  Not less than two (2) copies of such code shall be kept on file in the office of the council administrator for review and inspection by the general public.

B.     Except as hereinafter provided, it shall be unlawful to construct enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of any building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by the technical codes, or to cause any such work to be done, shall first make application to the Building Official and obtain the required permit(s) for the work.

C.  Building Planning / Climate and geographic design criteria. 

            Buildings shall be constructed in accordance with the provisions of this code as limited by the provisions of this section.  Additional criteria shall be established by the local jurisdiction and set forth in the table illustrated below.

 

                    CLIMATIC AND GEOGRAPHIC DESIGN CRITERIA

 

Roof Snow

Load

     WIND

    Speed

    (mph)

SEISMIC

DESIGN

CATEGORY

SUBJECT TO DAMAGE FROM

WINTER DESIGN        TEMP

  FLOOD HAZARDS

Weathering

Frost line        depth

Termite

Decay

Zero

      120**  

      B

Negligible

      3”

Very Heavy

Severe

   32° F

 FEMA  PANEL #220111-0005-C

                 
**As per R301.2.1.1 Construction in regions where the basic wind speeds equal or exceed 110 miles per hour shall be designed in accordance with the Southern Building Code Congress International Standard for Hurricane Resistant Residential Construction (SSTD 10-97).
Section 6-2.  Amendments to International Building Code, 2000 Edition

The International Building Code adopted by section 6-1 is amended as follows:

Section 101.2.1 is amended to read as follows:

Section 101.2.1. Appendices. The following appendices will be included and enforced as referenced in this code:

A.        EMPLOYEE QUALIFICATIONS – (DELETE)

B.                 BOARD OF APPEALS

C.                 GROUP U – AGRICULTURAL BUILDINGS

D.                FIRE DISTRICTS – (DELETE)

E.                 SUPPLEMENTARY ACCESSIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

F.                  RODENT PROOFING

G.                FLOOD RESISTANT CONSTRUCTION

H.                SIGNS – (To be regulated by Thibodaux Zoning Ordinance No. 1593, Article XXI, Sign Ordinance and by Schedule of Zoning District Regulations)

I.                   PATIO COVERS

J.                  SUPPLEMENTARY ACCESSIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR QUALIFIED HISTORIC BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES – (DELETE)

Section 108 Permit Fees is amended to read as follows:

      A.  Commercial construction. The schedule of permit fees for commercial construction is as follows:

(1)        For valuations less than or equal to one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00), the fee shall be three dollars ($3.00) per thousand dollars.

(2)        For valuations greater than one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00) through five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000.00), the fee shall be three hundred dollars ($300.00) plus two dollars ($2.00) per thousand above one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00).

(3)        For valuations greater than five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000.00), the fee shall be one thousand one hundred dollars ($1,100.00) plus one dollar and fifty cents ($1.50) per thousand dollars above five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000.00).

(4)        Minimum permit fee will be forty dollars ($40.00).

Exception No. 1. A fence permit shall be twenty-three dollars ($23.00).

(5)        90-day extensions will be twenty dollars ($20.00) (See Section 104.1.6).

(6)        Sign permit fees. Fees for the construction and inspection of commercial signs shall be as follows:

Signs measuring 1 to 25 square feet . . . $25.00

Signs measuring 26 to 99 square feet. . $50.00

Signs measuring over 99 square feet      $50.00  (plus $1.50 per square foot over 100’)

      B.  Residential construction. The schedule of permit fees for residential construction is as follows:

(6)        Sign permit fees. Fees for the construction and inspection of residential signs shall be as follows:

Signs measuring 1 to 25 square feet . . . $25.00

 (1)       For valuations less than or equal to one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00), the fee shall be two dollars and fifty cents ($2.50) per thousand dollars.

(2)        For valuations greater than one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00) through five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000.00), the fee shall be two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) plus two dollars ($2.00) per thousand above one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00).

(3)        For valuations greater than five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000.00), the fee shall be one thousand fifty dollars ($1,050.00) plus one dollar and fifty cents ($1.50) per thousand dollars above five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000.00).

(4)        Minimum permit fee will be forty dollars ($40.00).

Exception No. 1. A fence permit shall be twenty-three dollars ($23.00).

(5)             Ninety (90) day extensions will be twenty dollars ($20.00) (See Section 105.3.2).

C.  Building Valuation Data. The following building valuation data represents the average costs for most buildings. These unit costs include plumbing, electrical, mechanical equipment, site work, parking lot(s), architectural, engineering, and contractor profits. The permit fee shall be determined by the owner/contractors valuation if greater than the valuation established by the following table.

TABLE FOR BUILDING VALUATION

          SQUARE FOOT CONSTRUCTION COSTS 1, 2, 3, 4

 

       Group         2003 International Building Code

Type of Construction

I-A

I-B

II-A

II-B

III-A

III-B

IV

V-A

V-B

A-1

Assembly, theaters, with stage

160.69

153.29

149.76.

143.55

133.59

132.90

138.98

123.75

119.25

Assembly, theaters, without stage

148.41

141.02

137.48

131.28

121.31

120.63

126.71

111.47

106.98

A-2

Assembly, nightclubs

118.34

115.03

112.14

107.94

100.98

99.75

104.00

91.98

88.94

A-2

Assembly, restaurants, bars, banquet halls

117.34

114.03

110.14

106.94

98.98

98.75

103.00

89.98

87.94

A-3

Assembly, churches

149.66

142.27

138.73

132.52

122.51

121.82

127.96

112.67

108.17

Assembly, general, community halls, libraries, museums

119.71

111.78

107.24

102.03

91.08

91.39

97.46

81.24

77.74

A-4

Assembly, arenas

117.34

114.03

110.14

106.94

98.98

98.75

103.00.

89.98

87.94

B

Business

119.85

115.54

111.79

106.56

95.15

94.65

102.31

84.79

81.61

E

Educational

128.37

124.05

120.50

115.17

106.24

103.73

111.36

94.92

91.38

F-1

Factory and industrial, moderate hazard

74.13

70.68

66.42

64.36

55.62

56.61

61.75

47.42

45.06

F-2

Factory and industrial, low hazard

73.13

69.68

66.42

63.36

55.62

55.61

60.75

47.72

44.06

H-1

High Hazard, explosives

69.75

66.29

63.04

59.97

52.43

52.42

57.36

44.23

N.P.

H-2, -3, -4

High Hazard

69.75

66.29

63.04

59.97

52.43

52.42

57.36

44.23

40.88

H-5

H P M

119.85

115.54

111.79

106.56

95.15

94.65

102.31

84.79

81.61

I-1

Institutional, supervised environment

119.19

115.10

112.01

107.47

98.61

98.56

104.22

90.64

87.06

M

Mercantile

88.15

84.83

80.95

77.74

70.26

70.02

73.81

61.26

59.22

R-1

Residential, hotels

120.33

116.24

113.15

108.61

99.80

99.75

105.41

91.83

88.25

R-2

Residential, multiple family

100.33

96.24

93.15

88.61

79.95

79.90

85.56

67.00

62.00

R-3

Residential, one and two family

96.19

93.52

91.22

88.71

84.51

84.30

87.22

71.00

65.00

R-4

Residential, care/assisted living facilities

119.19

115.10

112.01

107.47

98.61

98.56

104.22

90.64

87.06

S-1

Storage, moderate hazard

68.75

65.29

61.04

58.97

50.43

51.42

56.36

42.23

39.88

S-2

Storage, low hazard

67.75

64.29

61.04

57.97

50.43

50.42

55.36

42.23

38.88

U

Utility, Miscellaneous

52.28

49.43

46.49

44.17

38.31

38.31

41.69

31.50

29.99

                     

 

Note 1.  N.P. – Not permitted

Note 2.  Renovations, open porches and canopies – use one-third (1/3) of average cost per square foot

Note 3.  Complete interior – use one-half (1/2) of average cost per square foot

Note 4.  Shell buildings – use one-half (1/2) of average cost per square foot

 

D.  Special provisions.

(1)        A copy of a contract and bond, properly recorded, may be accepted in lieu of valuation by square footage.

(2)        All fees must be paid prior to the issuance of any permit. A double fee may be assessed if permit is not obtained prior to starting work.

(3)        A re-inspection fee may be required when a second trip is made by the inspection department due to rejections, lockouts, insufficient information as to location of building or structure, or any other cause which is the direct responsibility of the applicant. There will be a fee of twenty dollars ($20.00) for each re-inspection. The applicant shall clear all outstanding re-inspection fees prior to the issuance of any permit.

(4)               Penalty for missed inspections -- the contractor or homeowner /contractor shall be fined an amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00) and shall be required to properly execute a “Hold Harmless Agreement” and file a recorded copy of this document with the Lafourche Parish assessor’s office. 

(5)               FHA and Fannie Mae inspections will be one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) plus twenty dollars ($20.00) for each unit after first unit in apartment complexes.

E.  Other structures. All other structures, including but not limited to swimming pools, renovations, open porches and canopies, fire damage, shell buildings, etc., valuation is hereby defined to mean the estimated cost to replace the structure in kind, based on current replacement costs of three dollars ($3.00) per thousand dollars. No permit less than forty dollars ($40.00) (Signs--See sign ordinance).

F.  Demolition. The schedule of fees for demolition of a building or structure is as follows:

(1)        All structures shall be assessed a flat fee of fifty dollars ($50.00) which shall include the cost of all associated permits and work related, as performed in the demolition of said structure.

G.  Commercial occupancy.

(1)               Occupancy permit, twenty-three dollars ($23.00) permit fee.

(2)        Re-inspection fee of twenty dollars ($20.00) may be required when a second trip is made by the inspection department due to rejections, lockouts, insufficient information as to location of building or structure, or any other cause which is the direct responsibility of the applicant. The applicant shall clear all outstanding re-inspection fees prior to the issuance of any future permits.

(3)        Relocation permit for a building or structure relocated to another lot shall be assessed a fee of forty dollars ($40.00). When the use of public streets or roads is required there shall be a charge of one hundred dollars ($100.00) per day/per load minimum when in transit from starting location to final location.

(4)        Telephone and/or mail use occupancy permit, twenty-three dollars ($23.00).

(5)        Mobile home (single family dwelling). Relocation permit fee is ten dollars ($10.00).

Section 6-3.  Amendments to the International Residential Code, 2000 Edition

The International Residential Code adopted by section 6-1 is amended as follows:

A.     Chapters 11 through 42 – (Delete)

B.  The following Appendices shall be deleted:  A, B, C, D, F, I, and K

Section 105.7. Inspection Card. The permit holder or his agent shall post the permit card on the job site in an accessible and conspicuous place. The permit card shall be maintained by the permit holder until the final inspection has been made and approved.

Section 308.4. Hazardous Locations (#5). Glazing in an individual fixed or operable panel adjacent to a door where the nearest vertical edge is within twelve (12) inches of the door in a closed position within the same wall plane, and whose bottom edge is less than sixty (60) inches above the floor or walking surface.

Section 310.1. Minimum opening area. All emergency escape and rescue openings shall have a minimum net clear opening of 5.7 square feet.  Grade floor openings shall have a minimum net clear opening of 5 square feet.

Section 310.1.2. Minimum opening height.  The minimum net clear opening height dimensions shall be twenty-two (24) inches.

Section 310.1.3.  Minimum opening width.  The minimum net clear opening width shall be twenty (20) inches.

Section 314.2. Treads and Risers. Amending the maximum riser height and minimum tread depth only. The maximum riser height shall be seven and three-quarter (7 3/4) inches and the minimum tread depth shall be ten (10) inches.

Section 314.4. Winders. (Amend the minimum tread width). The minimum width of any tread is not less than four (4) inches.

Section 317. Smoke Detectors.

Section 317.1. Smoke Detectors Required. Smoke detectors shall be installed in each sleeping room, outside of each separate sleeping area in the immediate vicinity of the bedrooms and on each additional story of the dwelling, including basements and cellars but not including crawl spaces and uninhabitable attics. In dwellings or dwelling units with split levels, a smoke detector need be installed only on the upper level, provided the lower level is less than one full story below the upper level, except if there is a door between levels, then a detector is required on each level. All detectors shall be interconnected such that the actuation of one (1) alarm will actuate all the alarms in the individual unit and shall provide an alarm which will be audible in all sleeping areas. All detectors shall be approved and listed and shall be installed in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.

Section 317.1.1. Alterations, Repairs, and Additions. When alterations, repairs or additions requiring a permit occur, or when one (1) or more sleeping rooms are added or created in existing dwellings, the entire building shall be provided with smoke detectors located as required for new dwellings; the smoke detectors are not required to be interconnected unless other remodeling considerations require removal of the appropriate wall and ceiling coverings to facilitate concealed interconnected wiring.

Section 317.2. Power Source. Required smoke detectors shall receive their primary power from the building wiring when such wiring is served from a commercial source, and when primary power is interrupted, shall receive power from a battery. Wiring shall be permanent and without a disconnecting switch other than those required for overcurrent protection. Smoke detectors may be battery operated when installed in buildings without commercial power.

CHAPTER 1.  ADMINISTRATION

Sections 101.4 through 101.4.7 -  is hereby deleted.

Section 101 is amended by adding Section 101.4 and shall read as follows:

Section 101.4. Establishment. There is hereby established a department to be called the building department and the person in charge shall be known as the building official.

Section 101.5. General. The building official is hereby authorized and directed to enforce the provisions of this code. The City Building Official is further authorized to render interpretations of this code, which are consistent with its spirit and purpose.

Section 101.6. Records. The Building Official shall keep, or cause to be kept, a record of the business of the department. The records of the department shall be open to public inspection.

(A)    Commercial Records: Records pertaining to commercial structures shall be retained so long as any part of the building or structure is in existence. Once the documents and plans have been microfilmed or electronically digitized, the originals may be destroyed after six (6) years from date of completion.

(B)     Residential Records: Records pertaining to residential structures shall be retained so long as any part of the building or structure is in existence, with the exception to the plans and specifications. The plans and specifications may be destroyed two (2) years from date of completion without being microfilmed or electronically digitized. Any other documents may be destroyed after two (2) years from the date of completion, once the originals have been microfilmed or electronically digitized.

Section 105. Permits.

Section 105.1. is amended to read as follows:

Section 105.1.. Permits Required. Any owner, authorized agent, or contractor who desires to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by the technical codes, or to cause any such work to be done, shall first make application to the Building Official and obtain the required permit for the work.

Section 105.2. is amended to read as follows:

Section 105.2. Building Permits shall not be required for the following work; however, a refuse removal form will be signed before work is started.

(1)        Painting.

(2)        Floor coverings such as carpet or vinyl tile.

(3)        Replacing shingles and/or replacing not more than one hundred (100) square feet of roof decking.

(4)        Repair/replace sheet rock or paneling in not more than one (1) wall provided the wall is not a rated assembly of part of the means of egress.

(5)        Repair/replace sofit/facial board.

(6)        Fence repair not to exceed a total of twenty-five (25) linear feet.

(7)        Fences that are woven wire less than four (4) feet high, and fences not more than thirty (30) percent solid and less than three (3) feet high.

(8)        Wood decks not more than thirty (30) inches above grade, with no roof, and not over four hundred (400) area feet in floor area.

(9)        Garden/courtyard arbors that are accessory to a residence.

(10)      Portable accessory storage structures not exceeding one hundred (120) square feet in floor area and built on skids.

(11)      Replacing residential driveways provided there are no alterations or modifications with the location and/or profile of the exiting driveway.

(12)      Structures used exclusively for agricultural purposes (sheds, stables, poultry houses) that meet all the following provisions:

(a)        Not available for public use.

(b)        Located not less than one hundred (100) feet from the property line and/or from any habitable structure such as a dwelling or commercial building.

(c)        Not more than one (1) story and not over fifteen (15) feet in height.

(d)        Not more than fifteen hundred (1500) square feet in floor area.

(e)        Located on not less than ten (10) acres of land intended for agricultural use.

(f)        One (1) side of the structure (twenty-five (25) percent of the perimeter) is permanently open to the exterior.

(g)        No plumbing and/or mechanical equipment shall be installed.

(h)        No structural member shall exceed an eighteen (18) foot span.

(i)         Structures located within a floodplain area are designed using flood-proofing methods, as required by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) so as to minimize the damage caused by flood waters.

(j)         Structures are designed and constructed to comply with the minimum design loads as required by Chapter 12 of this code. (See Section .504--Farm Buildings).

(k)       Not located in any public servitude, easement and/or right-of-way.

(13)      Minor non-structural repairs non-safety related.

(14)      Installation of vinyl or aluminum siding.

(15)      Move or add non-bearing walls that do not interfere or alter means of egress.

Section 106.1. Construction Documents

Section 106.1.1. Information on Construction Documents is amended to read as follows:

Section 106.1.1. Requirements. Applications for permits shall be accompanied by two (2) sets of drawings of the proposed work, drawn to scale, showing foundation plans, floor and roof plans, elevations, sections, including complete stair and landing details, plumbing layout, and structural details sufficient to define completely the proposed construction. All plans shall be accompanied by duplicate plot plans on legal or letter-size sheets showing all lot dimensions and the location of the proposed structure and all existing structures, if any, upon the lot or property with reference to each lot line. For all buildings or structures except as otherwise provided by this section, the application for a building permit shall be accompanied by a complete set of plans and specifications prepared by an architect or civil engineer licensed in accordance with state law, or under his supervision, and a certificate signed by the licensed architect or civil engineer that to the best of his knowledge the plans and specifications comply with and are in conformity with the requirements of this code, the state fire code and the state sanitary code and that said plans and specifications were prepared by him or under his supervision; and all applications shall also be accompanied by a load and stress sheet showing the weights carried by the supports, including columns, posts, girders, lintels, pillars, foundations and footings, when the building is fully loaded, and the safe loads such supports, etc., will carry and stress sheet showing the stresses caused by the required wind load and the manner in which they are transmitted into the ground. The application for a permit for any new building or structure shall be accompanied by a complete description of the kind and size of such buildings, the character of materials to be used, the ground area to be covered, and the net cubic contents of such building. Before a certificate of occupancy is issued, the owner must furnish the building official a certificate from the architect or civil engineer certifying that the building or structure has been completed, to the best of his knowledge, in accordance with plans and specifications as reviewed by the inspection division and the maximum live load each floor will safely carry.

The necessary plans, drawings and specifications may be prepared by the owner or builder, provided that the plans and specifications comply with and conform with the requirements of this code, as amended, for the following conditions:

(1)        Single-family residences

(2)        Duplex apartments

(3)        Buildings accessory to dwellings

(4)        Alterations or repairs that do not involve structural changes

(5)        Outdoor billboards and signs

(6)        One story sheds with one (1) or more sides not enclosed with spans less than or equal to eighteen (18) feet

(7)        One-story Type V construction of commercial buildings with spans less than or equal to eighteen (18) feet and/or not greater than fifteen hundred (1500) square feet in area

When necessary to insure compliance with the code, the building official may require plans to be prepared by a licensed architect or civil engineer for all but dwellings. The Building Official may require the application to be accompanied by a load and stress sheet for the items listed above. The owner or builder shall sign a certificate to accompany such application for the permit to the effect that he/she assumes complete and full responsibility for compliance with all fire, safety and health requirements.

When required plans shall be submitted to the State Fire Marshal, the Health Unit or the State Board of Health for approval prior to the issuance of the permit.

Section 106.3.4 is amended to read as follows:

Section 106.3.4.  Manufacturers and Fabricators. Where the permit issued is for a modular building, a certificate from an inspection agency hired by the owner or manufacturer and approved by the building official, may be accepted in lieu of required local inspections. The certificate shall state that the building has been inspected by the approved agency and is in compliance with the Standard Building Code, the National Electrical Code, the Thibodaux Plumbing Code as amended and the Louisiana State Plumbing Code and has been constructed in accordance with plans and specifications.

Section 110.1-A is added to read as follows:

Section 110.1-A. Transfer of Ownership. No owner of any building or structure or portion thereof upon whom a notice has been served that violations of this code exist in such building or on its premises shall sell, transfer, grant, mortgage, lease or otherwise dispose of such property until compliance with such notice or order has been secured, or until such owner shall transferee, grantee, mortgagee or lessee a true copy of such notice or order and at the same time shall have given adequate notification to the Building Official of his intent to enter into such transaction, including supplying the name and address of the person or persons or firm to whom the sale, transfer, grant, mortgage or lease is proposed. A purchaser who has been informed of the existence of any notice or order pursuant to this code shall be found thereby.

The Building Official shall not issue a certificate of occupancy or a temporary certificate of occupancy without proof that the place of occupancy has been inspected and accepted by the State Fire Marshal and State Board of Health, if applicable.

Section 113 is amended to read as follows:

Section 113. Violations and Penalties.

            (a)   Any person, firm, corporation or agent who shall violate a provision of this code, or fail to comply therewith, or with any of the requirements thereof, or who shall erect, construct, alter, demolish or move any structure, or has erected, constructed, altered, repaired, moved or demolished a building or structure in violation of a detailed statement or drawing submitted and approved thereunder, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. Each such person shall be deemed guilty of a separate offense for each and every day, or portion thereof, during which any violation of any of the provisions of this code is committed or continued and upon conviction of any such violation, such person may be fined not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00), not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) or by imprisonment for not more than sixty (60) days, or by both fine and imprisonment.

            (b)   The Building Official may issue a misdemeanor summons to any person, firm, corporation or agent who is in violation of any provision of the adopted codes.

            (c)   Penalty for such violation shall be as set forth in paragraph (a) of this section.

CHAPTER 2.  DEFINITIONS

Section 202 is amended by adding the following:

Corporation counsel shall be construed to mean the city attorney.

Municipality shall be construed to mean the City of Thibodaux.

The code or this code shall mean the 2000 edition of the International Building Code or the 2000 edition of the International Residential Code or the 1997 Southern Building Code Congress International Standard for Hurricane Resistant Residential Construction.         

Start of construction begins at the stage of excavation for basements, footings, piers or foundations; placement of a manufactured home on a foundation; installation of driveways, parking lots, walkways; relocation of accessory buildings, such as temporary construction sheds or trailers, garages or sheds.

CHAPTER 10.  MEANS OF EGRESS

Section 1008.9.1 and 1008.9.2 is amended to read as follows:

Section 1008.9.1. Treads and Risers. Treads and risers of required stairs shall be constructed such that the height of risers shall not exceed seven (7) inches, and not less than four (4) inches; the depth of treads shall be not less than eleven (11) inches. Stair treads shall be uniform slip resistant and shall be free of projection or lips that could trip stair users.

Exception. Treads and risers of stairs within a single family dwelling unit and serving that unit only, may be designed in accordance with the 2000 edition of the International Residential Code as amended by Section 314.2.

 

CHAPTER 12.  INTERIOR ENVIRONMENT

Section 1202.5 is hereby added to read as follows:

Section 1202.5. Kitchen hoods shall be vented through the roof, outside wall or hood shall be an approved ventless hood.

Section 1202.5(a) is hereby added to read as follows:

Section 1202.5(a). Venter hoods over residential ranges or open top broilers shall not be vented into the attic space but shall be exhausted directly to the outside or connected to a suitable chimney flue used for no other purpose. Connection ducts shall be made of sheet metal not lighter than No. 28 gauge.

CHAPTER 13. ENERGY CONSERVATION is hereby deleted.

CHAPTER 18.  FOUNDATIONS AND RETAINING WALLS

Section 1803. Excavations is hereby added to read as follows:

Section 1803.3. So as not to cause a burden or hardship to owners of adjacent property, all site development shall be graded so the drainage of excess water runoff will be retained on-site and not be permitted to discharge onto adjacent property, nor shall the new development impede the pre-existing water discharge of the adjacent property unless it is to a natural or approved pre-engineered swale or drainage channel.

CHAPTER 30.  ELEVATORS AND CONVEYING SYSTEMS

Section 3001.5 is hereby added to read as follows:

Section 3001.5. Inspection. (Applies to commercial structures only). In lieu of the inspections required by this Code Section, the Building Official may accept an inspection certificate prepared by any person, firm or corporation competent to manufacture or repair the device concerned.

 

(1)        Numbering shall be a minimum of four (4) inches, but sizable so as to be seen from the street / roadway and shall be displayed on the structure on a background of a contrasting color in a prominent place near an outside light.

(2)        If the entrance of a structure is not visible from the road, addressing numbers shall be located on the front of the building.

(3)        On a corner lot, the numbers shall face the street named in the address.

(4)        Addressing numbers shall be easily visible at night.

(5)        Addressing numbers shall be plain block numerals, not script or written numbers.

 

         The above ordinance having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows:

 

    YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston and D. Richard

    NAYS: None

    ABSTAINED: None         

    ABSENT: Councilman Mire

 

     And the above ordinance was declared adopted this 3rd day of August 2004.

/s/Tommy Eschete                                                      /s/Chad J. Mire

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                                 Chad J. Mire, President

 

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned.

 

___________________________                              __________________________
Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                                Chad J. Mire, President

 

 

 

 
 
City of Thibodaux, LA

           

OFFICIAL MINUTES OF THE CITY COUNCIL
CITY OF THIBODAUX
CITY HALL
THIBODAUX, LOUISIANA
August 3, 2004

 

           

The City Council of the City of Thibodaux assembled in regular session at its regular meeting place, City Hall, 310 West 2nd Street, Thibodaux, Louisiana, on Tuesday, August 3, 2004 at 5:00 o’clock P.M. 

            There were present:  Councilmen Swanner, Gene Richard, Winston, and Dee Richard. 

            Councilman Mire was absent. 

            There were also present:  Mayor Charles Caillouet and Ms. Germaine Jackson, City Attorney. 

            The minutes of the July 20, 2004 Council meeting were approved as written.           

            Councilman Dee Richard requested that the Administration provide the Council with an update on those abandoned houses whose owners have been notified of their substandard condition. 

            The City Attorney stated that all structures that have been brought before the Council for condemnation have either completed the necessary renovations or have been demolished.  There are several structures that have been reported as substandard by the City Inspector that the owners are being notified of the condition, but these have not been brought before the Council as of yet. 

            Councilman Swanner has requested that Lafourche Parish Councilman Mike Matherne be given the opportunity to address the City Council at tonight’s meeting. 

            Mr. Mike Matherne, Lafourche Parish Councilman for District 3, addressed the Council in order to inform the City of the accomplishments of the Parish Council in 2004, including hiring a new Council Clerk, approval of the Parish President’s Department Heads, and settlement of some inherited litigation from the previous administration. 

            Mr. Matherne also discussed the status of the Lafourche Parish Animal Shelter, and the ongoing search for property to build a new Thibodaux Library Branch and Headquarters.  He stated that he would like to work more closely with the City on these and other projects that the Parish is working on that will be located within the corporate limits of Thibodaux 

            The Mayor has requested that the City Council consider the adoption of an ordinance that would establish certain rules and regulations for individuals utilizing the City’s parks and recreational facilities. 

            Councilman Gene Richard introduced an ordinance to amend and re-enact Section 14-10 of the Thibodaux City Code of Ordinances so as to create rules and regulations for City Recreational Facilities.  The public hearing on this ordinance will be held at the August 17, 2004 City Council meeting. 

            Councilman Mire has been approached by some owners of local establishments concerning requirements for the acquisition of a bartender’s permit.  They are asking the City to reconsider the requirement of a medical certificate in order to obtain a permit. 

            Councilman Swanner introduced an ordinance to amend and re-enact Section 3-20 of the Thibodaux City Code of Ordinances so as to eliminate Sub-Section (i) (Requirement for Medical Certificate).  The public hearing on this ordinance will be held at the August 17, 2004 City Council meeting. 

            The Finance Director informed the Council Administrator that she has negotiated for the purchase of a Customer Service Module to be incorporated into our current INCODE Software Package.  This software will enable the City to track customer complaints and respond to our customers needs more efficiently. 

            Councilman Gene Richard introduced an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to execute a contract with INCODE, Inc for Customer Service Software, maintenance and support services.  The public hearing on this ordinance will be held at the August 17, 2004 City Council meeting. 

            The Federal programs Director has informed the Council Administrator that the Mayor has requested that Duplantis Design Group prepare an engineering contract for the design if drainage improvements in the South Barbier area in conjunction with the 2004 CDBG Project. 

            On motion of Councilman Gene Richard, seconded by Councilman Winston the Council voted to adopt a resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute an engineering contract with Duplantis Design Group for the 2004 CDBG Project.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows: 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston and D. Richard

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: Councilman Mire 

RESOLUTION NO.  1061 

  A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO SIGN AN ENGINEERING CONTRACT WITH DUPLANTIS DESIGN GROUP FOR THE DESIGN OF THE 2004 CDBG PROJECT (SOUTH BARBIER DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS) 

     BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session assembled, that; 

     WHEREAS, the City is planning to construct drainage improvements in the South Barbier Avenue area in conjunction with the 2004 CDBG Project; and 

     WHEREAS, the Mayor has selected Duplantis Design Group to perform the design and supervise the construction of the said project; and 

    WHEREAS, it is necessary to execute a contract with the said engineering firm for the services to be rendered in conjunction with this project. 

     NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council that the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to execute an engineering contract with Duplantis Design Group for the design of the 2004 CDBG Project. 

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of the said contract is attached hereto as "Exhibit A" and thereby made a part hereof. 

     The above resolution having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows: 

     YEAS:  Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston and D. Richard

     NAYS: None

     ABSTAIN: None

     ABSENT: Councilman Mire 

     And the above resolution was declared adopted this 3rd day of August 2004. 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                                      /s/Chad J. Mire                                             

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                                 Chad J. Mire, President  

            On July 13, 2004 the City received bids for the FEMA Bayou Lafourche Outfall Gates Project as designed by Leonard Chauvin.  The lowest responsible bid was received from Double Aught Construction, LLC in the amount of $289,302.00.  The Project Engineer is recommending that the City accept the bid. 

            On motion of Councilman Swanner, seconded by Councilman Gene Richard, the Council voted to adopt a resolution accepting the low bid of Double Aught Construction and authorizing the Mayor to sign a contract therewith for the Bayou Lafourche Outfall Gated Project.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows: 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston and D. Richard

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: Councilman Mire 

RESOLUTION NO.  1062 

 A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE LOW BID OF DOUBLE AUGHT   CONSTRUCTION, L.L.C. FOR THE FEMA BAYOU LAFOURCHE OUTFALL GATES PROJECT AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO SIGN A CONTRACT THEREWITH                    

 

      BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session assembled, that:  

     WHEREAS, the City has received bids for the FEMA Bayou Lafourche Outfall Gates Project; and 

     WHEREAS, the low bid received was from Double Aught Construction, LLC in the amount of $289,302; and 

     WHEREAS, it is necessary to consider the acceptance of the low bid and execute a contract with the said contractor for the services mentioned hereinbefore. 

     NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City does hereby accept the low bid submitted by Double Aught Construction, L.L.C., in the amount stated hereinbefore. 

     BE IT FURHTER RESOLVED by the City Council that the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to execute a contract with Double Aught Construction, L.L.C., for the project as mentioned above. 

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that in addition to the contract document itself, the Mayor is also empowered to execute all change orders relative to the contract after approval by the City Council by means of an appropriate resolution. 

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of the said contract is attached hereto as "Exhibit A" and thereby made a part hereof. 

     The above resolution having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows: 

     YEAS:  Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston and D. Richard

     NAYS: None

     ABSTAIN: None

     ABSENT: Councilman Mire 

     And the above resolution was declared adopted this 3rd day of August 2004 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                                      /s/Chad J. Mire

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                                 Chad Mire, President 

            A public hearing was then held on an ordinance approving the final plat of the Plantation Acres IV, Addendum #2 Subdivision. 

            The Zoning Administrator informed the Council Administrator that the Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended that the City Council consider approving the acceptance of the final plat for the Plantation Acres IV – Addendum #2 Subdivision. 

            On motion of Councilman Swanner, seconded by Councilman Winston, the Council voted to adopt an ordinance approving the final plat of the Plantation Acres IV, Addendum #2 Subdivision.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows: 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston and D. Richard

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: Councilman Mire 

ORDINANCE NO.  2214 

AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE FINAL PLAT OF

THE PLANTATION ACRES IV, ADDENDUM #2 SUBDIVISION   

 

            BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session assembled, that: 

            WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Thibodaux has reviewed a request by Plantation Acres, LLC concerning the approval of the final plat of the Plantation Acres IV, Addendum No. 2 Subdivision; and 

            WHEREAS, the said commission has approved the aforesaid request and is recommending that the City Council concur with their recommendation; and  

            WHEREAS, in accordance with the provisions of Section 18-53 of the Thibodaux Subdivision Regulations, the final plat of this subdivision should be accepted by the adoption of an appropriate ordinance. 

            NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session assembled, that the final plat of the Plantation Acres IV, Addendum No. 2 Subdivision as recommended by the Planning and Zoning Commission is hereby accepted and approved as requested. 

            The above ordinance having been submitted to a vote the vote thereon was as follows: 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston and D. Richard

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: Councilman Mire

            ABSTAINED: None 

            And the above ordinance was declared adopted this 3rd day of August 2004. 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                                      /s/Chad J. Mire

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                                 Chad J. Mire, President 

            A public hearing was then held on an ordinance approving the final plat for Lots 8A-1 and 8A-2 located on East 6th Street as approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission on July 14, 2004.  These lots were created so as to accommodate the construction of residential structures.     

            On motion of Councilman Winston, seconded by Councilman Gene Richard, the Council voted to adopt an ordinance approving the re-subdivision of property located on East 6th Street.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows: 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston and D. Richard

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: Councilman Mire           

ORDINANCE NO.  2215 

AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE RESUBDIVISION OF

PROPERTY LOCATED ON EAST SIXTH STREET 

            BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session assembled, that: 

            WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Thibodaux has reviewed a request concerning the re-subdivision of property located on East Sixth Street; and 

            WHEREAS, the proposed request involves the subdivision of Lot-8A into Lots 8A-1 and 8A-2; and  

            WHEREAS, the said commission has approved the aforesaid request and is recommending that the City Council concur with their recommendation; and  

            WHEREAS, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 1 of the Thibodaux Subdivision Regulations, this re-subdivision should be accepted by the adoption of an appropriate ordinance. 

            NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session assembled, that the re-subdivision of property located on North Canal Boulevard as recommended by the Planning and Zoning Commission is hereby accepted and approved as requested. 

            BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that a copy of the plat illustrating the said re-subdivision is attached hereto and thereby made a part hereof. 

            The above ordinance having been submitted to a vote the vote thereon was as follows: 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston and D. Richard

            NAYS: None

            ABSTAINED: None

            ABSENT: Councilman Mire 

            And the above ordinance was declared adopted this 3rd day of August 2004. 

/s/Tommy Eschete                                                      /s/Chad J. Mire

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                                 Chad J. Mire, President 

            The Zoning Administrator has informed the Council Administrator that the Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended that the City Council consider the adoption of the International Building and Residential Codes.  The proposed ordinance would amend Sections 6-1-and 6-2 of the Code, and the current building permit fees will not be increased. 

            On motion of Councilman Swanner, seconded by Councilman Gene Richard, the Council voted to adopt an ordinance to amend and re-enact Chapter 6 of the Thibodaux City Code of Ordinances so as to adopt the current edition of the International Building and Residential Codes.  Upon roll call the vote was as follows: 

            YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston and D. Richard

            NAYS: None

            ABSENT: Councilman Mire 

ORDINANCE NO.  2216 

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND AND RE-ENACT CHAPTER 6 OF

THE THIBODAUX CITY CODE OF ORDINANCES SO AS TO

ADOPT THE CURRENT EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL

BUILDING AND RESIDENTIAL CODES  

BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Thibodaux in regular session assembled, that Chapter 6, Sections 6-1 and 6-2 of the Thibodaux City Code of Ordinances are hereby amended and re-enacted so as to add adopt the International Building and Residential Codes and amendments thereto to read as follows: 

ARTICLE I.  BUILDING CODE

Section 6-1.  Adoption of international building codes.

A.     The regulations of the 2000 edition of the International Building Code and the regulations of the 2000 edition of the International Residential Code as amended and published by the International Building Code Council, Inc., published in book form and the whole thereof, and such portions of the building code as are hereinafter deleted, modified or amended, are hereby adopted as the regulations governing the construction of buildings and other structures in the city of Thibodaux.  Not less than two (2) copies of such code shall be kept on file in the office of the council administrator for review and inspection by the general public.

B.     Except as hereinafter provided, it shall be unlawful to construct enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of any building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by the technical codes, or to cause any such work to be done, shall first make application to the Building Official and obtain the required permit(s) for the work.

C.  Building Planning / Climate and geographic design criteria. 

            Buildings shall be constructed in accordance with the provisions of this code as limited by the provisions of this section.  Additional criteria shall be established by the local jurisdiction and set forth in the table illustrated below.

 

                    CLIMATIC AND GEOGRAPHIC DESIGN CRITERIA

 

Roof Snow

Load

     WIND

    Speed

    (mph)

SEISMIC

DESIGN

CATEGORY

SUBJECT TO DAMAGE FROM

WINTER DESIGN        TEMP

  FLOOD HAZARDS

Weathering

Frost line        depth

Termite

Decay

Zero

      120**  

      B

Negligible

      3”

Very Heavy

Severe

   32° F

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**As per R301.2.1.1 Construction in regions where the basic wind speeds equal or exceed 110 miles per hour shall be designed in accordance with the Southern Building Code Congress International Standard for Hurricane Resistant Residential Construction (SSTD 10-97).
Section 6-2.  Amendments to International Building Code, 2000 Edition

The International Building Code adopted by section 6-1 is amended as follows:

Section 101.2.1 is amended to read as follows:

Section 101.2.1. Appendices. The following appendices will be included and enforced as referenced in this code:

A.        EMPLOYEE QUALIFICATIONS – (DELETE)

B.                 BOARD OF APPEALS

C.                 GROUP U – AGRICULTURAL BUILDINGS

D.                FIRE DISTRICTS – (DELETE)

E.                 SUPPLEMENTARY ACCESSIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

F.                  RODENT PROOFING

G.                FLOOD RESISTANT CONSTRUCTION

H.                SIGNS – (To be regulated by Thibodaux Zoning Ordinance No. 1593, Article XXI, Sign Ordinance and by Schedule of Zoning District Regulations)

I.                   PATIO COVERS

J.                  SUPPLEMENTARY ACCESSIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR QUALIFIED HISTORIC BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES – (DELETE)

Section 108 Permit Fees is amended to read as follows:

      A.  Commercial construction. The schedule of permit fees for commercial construction is as follows:

(1)        For valuations less than or equal to one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00), the fee shall be three dollars ($3.00) per thousand dollars.

(2)        For valuations greater than one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00) through five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000.00), the fee shall be three hundred dollars ($300.00) plus two dollars ($2.00) per thousand above one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00).

(3)        For valuations greater than five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000.00), the fee shall be one thousand one hundred dollars ($1,100.00) plus one dollar and fifty cents ($1.50) per thousand dollars above five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000.00).

(4)        Minimum permit fee will be forty dollars ($40.00).

Exception No. 1. A fence permit shall be twenty-three dollars ($23.00).

(5)        90-day extensions will be twenty dollars ($20.00) (See Section 104.1.6).

(6)        Sign permit fees. Fees for the construction and inspection of commercial signs shall be as follows:

Signs measuring 1 to 25 square feet . . . $25.00

Signs measuring 26 to 99 square feet. . $50.00

Signs measuring over 99 square feet      $50.00  (plus $1.50 per square foot over 100’)

      B.  Residential construction. The schedule of permit fees for residential construction is as follows:

(6)        Sign permit fees. Fees for the construction and inspection of residential signs shall be as follows:

Signs measuring 1 to 25 square feet . . . $25.00

 (1)       For valuations less than or equal to one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00), the fee shall be two dollars and fifty cents ($2.50) per thousand dollars.

(2)        For valuations greater than one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00) through five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000.00), the fee shall be two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) plus two dollars ($2.00) per thousand above one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00).

(3)        For valuations greater than five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000.00), the fee shall be one thousand fifty dollars ($1,050.00) plus one dollar and fifty cents ($1.50) per thousand dollars above five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000.00).

(4)        Minimum permit fee will be forty dollars ($40.00).

Exception No. 1. A fence permit shall be twenty-three dollars ($23.00).

(5)             Ninety (90) day extensions will be twenty dollars ($20.00) (See Section 105.3.2).

C.  Building Valuation Data. The following building valuation data represents the average costs for most buildings. These unit costs include plumbing, electrical, mechanical equipment, site work, parking lot(s), architectural, engineering, and contractor profits. The permit fee shall be determined by the owner/contractors valuation if greater than the valuation established by the following table.

TABLE FOR BUILDING VALUATION

          SQUARE FOOT CONSTRUCTION COSTS 1, 2, 3, 4

 

       Group         2003 International Building Code

Type of Construction

I-A

I-B

II-A

II-B

III-A

III-B

IV

V-A

V-B

A-1

Assembly, theaters, with stage

160.69

153.29

149.76.

143.55

133.59

132.90

138.98

123.75

119.25

Assembly, theaters, without stage

148.41

141.02

137.48

131.28

121.31

120.63

126.71

111.47

106.98

A-2

Assembly, nightclubs

118.34

115.03

112.14

107.94

100.98

99.75

104.00

91.98

88.94

A-2

Assembly, restaurants, bars, banquet halls

117.34

114.03

110.14

106.94

98.98

98.75

103.00

89.98

87.94

A-3

Assembly, churches

149.66

142.27

138.73

132.52

122.51

121.82

127.96

112.67

108.17

Assembly, general, community halls, libraries, museums

119.71

111.78

107.24

102.03

91.08

91.39

97.46

81.24

77.74

A-4

Assembly, arenas

117.34

114.03

110.14

106.94

98.98

98.75

103.00.

89.98

87.94

B

Business

119.85

115.54

111.79

106.56

95.15

94.65

102.31

84.79

81.61

E

Educational

128.37

124.05

120.50

115.17

106.24

103.73

111.36

94.92

91.38

F-1

Factory and industrial, moderate hazard

74.13

70.68

66.42

64.36

55.62

56.61

61.75

47.42

45.06

F-2

Factory and industrial, low hazard

73.13

69.68

66.42

63.36

55.62

55.61

60.75

47.72

44.06

H-1

High Hazard, explosives

69.75

66.29

63.04

59.97

52.43

52.42

57.36

44.23

N.P.

H-2, -3, -4

High Hazard

69.75

66.29

63.04

59.97

52.43

52.42

57.36

44.23

40.88

H-5

H P M

119.85

115.54

111.79

106.56

95.15

94.65

102.31

84.79

81.61

I-1

Institutional, supervised environment

119.19

115.10

112.01

107.47

98.61

98.56

104.22

90.64

87.06

M

Mercantile

88.15

84.83

80.95

77.74

70.26

70.02

73.81

61.26

59.22

R-1

Residential, hotels

120.33

116.24

113.15

108.61

99.80

99.75

105.41

91.83

88.25

R-2

Residential, multiple family

100.33

96.24

93.15

88.61

79.95

79.90

85.56

67.00

62.00

R-3

Residential, one and two family

96.19

93.52

91.22

88.71

84.51

84.30

87.22

71.00

65.00

R-4

Residential, care/assisted living facilities

119.19

115.10

112.01

107.47

98.61

98.56

104.22

90.64

87.06

S-1

Storage, moderate hazard

68.75

65.29

61.04

58.97

50.43

51.42

56.36

42.23

39.88

S-2

Storage, low hazard

67.75

64.29

61.04

57.97

50.43

50.42

55.36

42.23

38.88

U

Utility, Miscellaneous

52.28

49.43

46.49

44.17

38.31

38.31

41.69

31.50

29.99

                     

 

Note 1.  N.P. – Not permitted

Note 2.  Renovations, open porches and canopies – use one-third (1/3) of average cost per square foot

Note 3.  Complete interior – use one-half (1/2) of average cost per square foot

Note 4.  Shell buildings – use one-half (1/2) of average cost per square foot

 

D.  Special provisions.

(1)        A copy of a contract and bond, properly recorded, may be accepted in lieu of valuation by square footage.

(2)        All fees must be paid prior to the issuance of any permit. A double fee may be assessed if permit is not obtained prior to starting work.

(3)        A re-inspection fee may be required when a second trip is made by the inspection department due to rejections, lockouts, insufficient information as to location of building or structure, or any other cause which is the direct responsibility of the applicant. There will be a fee of twenty dollars ($20.00) for each re-inspection. The applicant shall clear all outstanding re-inspection fees prior to the issuance of any permit.

(4)               Penalty for missed inspections -- the contractor or homeowner /contractor shall be fined an amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00) and shall be required to properly execute a “Hold Harmless Agreement” and file a recorded copy of this document with the Lafourche Parish assessor’s office. 

(5)               FHA and Fannie Mae inspections will be one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) plus twenty dollars ($20.00) for each unit after first unit in apartment complexes.

E.  Other structures. All other structures, including but not limited to swimming pools, renovations, open porches and canopies, fire damage, shell buildings, etc., valuation is hereby defined to mean the estimated cost to replace the structure in kind, based on current replacement costs of three dollars ($3.00) per thousand dollars. No permit less than forty dollars ($40.00) (Signs--See sign ordinance).

F.  Demolition. The schedule of fees for demolition of a building or structure is as follows:

(1)        All structures shall be assessed a flat fee of fifty dollars ($50.00) which shall include the cost of all associated permits and work related, as performed in the demolition of said structure.

G.  Commercial occupancy.

(1)               Occupancy permit, twenty-three dollars ($23.00) permit fee.

(2)        Re-inspection fee of twenty dollars ($20.00) may be required when a second trip is made by the inspection department due to rejections, lockouts, insufficient information as to location of building or structure, or any other cause which is the direct responsibility of the applicant. The applicant shall clear all outstanding re-inspection fees prior to the issuance of any future permits.

(3)        Relocation permit for a building or structure relocated to another lot shall be assessed a fee of forty dollars ($40.00). When the use of public streets or roads is required there shall be a charge of one hundred dollars ($100.00) per day/per load minimum when in transit from starting location to final location.

(4)        Telephone and/or mail use occupancy permit, twenty-three dollars ($23.00).

(5)        Mobile home (single family dwelling). Relocation permit fee is ten dollars ($10.00).

Section 6-3.  Amendments to the International Residential Code, 2000 Edition

The International Residential Code adopted by section 6-1 is amended as follows:

A.     Chapters 11 through 42 – (Delete)

B.  The following Appendices shall be deleted:  A, B, C, D, F, I, and K

Section 105.7. Inspection Card. The permit holder or his agent shall post the permit card on the job site in an accessible and conspicuous place. The permit card shall be maintained by the permit holder until the final inspection has been made and approved.

Section 308.4. Hazardous Locations (#5). Glazing in an individual fixed or operable panel adjacent to a door where the nearest vertical edge is within twelve (12) inches of the door in a closed position within the same wall plane, and whose bottom edge is less than sixty (60) inches above the floor or walking surface.

Section 310.1. Minimum opening area. All emergency escape and rescue openings shall have a minimum net clear opening of 5.7 square feet.  Grade floor openings shall have a minimum net clear opening of 5 square feet.

Section 310.1.2. Minimum opening height.  The minimum net clear opening height dimensions shall be twenty-two (24) inches.

Section 310.1.3.  Minimum opening width.  The minimum net clear opening width shall be twenty (20) inches.

Section 314.2. Treads and Risers. Amending the maximum riser height and minimum tread depth only. The maximum riser height shall be seven and three-quarter (7 3/4) inches and the minimum tread depth shall be ten (10) inches.

Section 314.4. Winders. (Amend the minimum tread width). The minimum width of any tread is not less than four (4) inches.

Section 317. Smoke Detectors.

Section 317.1. Smoke Detectors Required. Smoke detectors shall be installed in each sleeping room, outside of each separate sleeping area in the immediate vicinity of the bedrooms and on each additional story of the dwelling, including basements and cellars but not including crawl spaces and uninhabitable attics. In dwellings or dwelling units with split levels, a smoke detector need be installed only on the upper level, provided the lower level is less than one full story below the upper level, except if there is a door between levels, then a detector is required on each level. All detectors shall be interconnected such that the actuation of one (1) alarm will actuate all the alarms in the individual unit and shall provide an alarm which will be audible in all sleeping areas. All detectors shall be approved and listed and shall be installed in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.

Section 317.1.1. Alterations, Repairs, and Additions. When alterations, repairs or additions requiring a permit occur, or when one (1) or more sleeping rooms are added or created in existing dwellings, the entire building shall be provided with smoke detectors located as required for new dwellings; the smoke detectors are not required to be interconnected unless other remodeling considerations require removal of the appropriate wall and ceiling coverings to facilitate concealed interconnected wiring.

Section 317.2. Power Source. Required smoke detectors shall receive their primary power from the building wiring when such wiring is served from a commercial source, and when primary power is interrupted, shall receive power from a battery. Wiring shall be permanent and without a disconnecting switch other than those required for overcurrent protection. Smoke detectors may be battery operated when installed in buildings without commercial power.

CHAPTER 1.  ADMINISTRATION

Sections 101.4 through 101.4.7 -  is hereby deleted.

Section 101 is amended by adding Section 101.4 and shall read as follows:

Section 101.4. Establishment. There is hereby established a department to be called the building department and the person in charge shall be known as the building official.

Section 101.5. General. The building official is hereby authorized and directed to enforce the provisions of this code. The City Building Official is further authorized to render interpretations of this code, which are consistent with its spirit and purpose.

Section 101.6. Records. The Building Official shall keep, or cause to be kept, a record of the business of the department. The records of the department shall be open to public inspection.

(A)    Commercial Records: Records pertaining to commercial structures shall be retained so long as any part of the building or structure is in existence. Once the documents and plans have been microfilmed or electronically digitized, the originals may be destroyed after six (6) years from date of completion.

(B)     Residential Records: Records pertaining to residential structures shall be retained so long as any part of the building or structure is in existence, with the exception to the plans and specifications. The plans and specifications may be destroyed two (2) years from date of completion without being microfilmed or electronically digitized. Any other documents may be destroyed after two (2) years from the date of completion, once the originals have been microfilmed or electronically digitized.

Section 105. Permits.

Section 105.1. is amended to read as follows:

Section 105.1.. Permits Required. Any owner, authorized agent, or contractor who desires to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by the technical codes, or to cause any such work to be done, shall first make application to the Building Official and obtain the required permit for the work.

Section 105.2. is amended to read as follows:

Section 105.2. Building Permits shall not be required for the following work; however, a refuse removal form will be signed before work is started.

(1)        Painting.

(2)        Floor coverings such as carpet or vinyl tile.

(3)        Replacing shingles and/or replacing not more than one hundred (100) square feet of roof decking.

(4)        Repair/replace sheet rock or paneling in not more than one (1) wall provided the wall is not a rated assembly of part of the means of egress.

(5)        Repair/replace sofit/facial board.

(6)        Fence repair not to exceed a total of twenty-five (25) linear feet.

(7)        Fences that are woven wire less than four (4) feet high, and fences not more than thirty (30) percent solid and less than three (3) feet high.

(8)        Wood decks not more than thirty (30) inches above grade, with no roof, and not over four hundred (400) area feet in floor area.

(9)        Garden/courtyard arbors that are accessory to a residence.

(10)      Portable accessory storage structures not exceeding one hundred (120) square feet in floor area and built on skids.

(11)      Replacing residential driveways provided there are no alterations or modifications with the location and/or profile of the exiting driveway.

(12)      Structures used exclusively for agricultural purposes (sheds, stables, poultry houses) that meet all the following provisions:

(a)        Not available for public use.

(b)        Located not less than one hundred (100) feet from the property line and/or from any habitable structure such as a dwelling or commercial building.

(c)        Not more than one (1) story and not over fifteen (15) feet in height.

(d)        Not more than fifteen hundred (1500) square feet in floor area.

(e)        Located on not less than ten (10) acres of land intended for agricultural use.

(f)        One (1) side of the structure (twenty-five (25) percent of the perimeter) is permanently open to the exterior.

(g)        No plumbing and/or mechanical equipment shall be installed.

(h)        No structural member shall exceed an eighteen (18) foot span.

(i)         Structures located within a floodplain area are designed using flood-proofing methods, as required by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) so as to minimize the damage caused by flood waters.

(j)         Structures are designed and constructed to comply with the minimum design loads as required by Chapter 12 of this code. (See Section .504--Farm Buildings).

(k)       Not located in any public servitude, easement and/or right-of-way.

(13)      Minor non-structural repairs non-safety related.

(14)      Installation of vinyl or aluminum siding.

(15)      Move or add non-bearing walls that do not interfere or alter means of egress.

Section 106.1. Construction Documents

Section 106.1.1. Information on Construction Documents is amended to read as follows:

Section 106.1.1. Requirements. Applications for permits shall be accompanied by two (2) sets of drawings of the proposed work, drawn to scale, showing foundation plans, floor and roof plans, elevations, sections, including complete stair and landing details, plumbing layout, and structural details sufficient to define completely the proposed construction. All plans shall be accompanied by duplicate plot plans on legal or letter-size sheets showing all lot dimensions and the location of the proposed structure and all existing structures, if any, upon the lot or property with reference to each lot line. For all buildings or structures except as otherwise provided by this section, the application for a building permit shall be accompanied by a complete set of plans and specifications prepared by an architect or civil engineer licensed in accordance with state law, or under his supervision, and a certificate signed by the licensed architect or civil engineer that to the best of his knowledge the plans and specifications comply with and are in conformity with the requirements of this code, the state fire code and the state sanitary code and that said plans and specifications were prepared by him or under his supervision; and all applications shall also be accompanied by a load and stress sheet showing the weights carried by the supports, including columns, posts, girders, lintels, pillars, foundations and footings, when the building is fully loaded, and the safe loads such supports, etc., will carry and stress sheet showing the stresses caused by the required wind load and the manner in which they are transmitted into the ground. The application for a permit for any new building or structure shall be accompanied by a complete description of the kind and size of such buildings, the character of materials to be used, the ground area to be covered, and the net cubic contents of such building. Before a certificate of occupancy is issued, the owner must furnish the building official a certificate from the architect or civil engineer certifying that the building or structure has been completed, to the best of his knowledge, in accordance with plans and specifications as reviewed by the inspection division and the maximum live load each floor will safely carry.

The necessary plans, drawings and specifications may be prepared by the owner or builder, provided that the plans and specifications comply with and conform with the requirements of this code, as amended, for the following conditions:

(1)        Single-family residences

(2)        Duplex apartments

(3)        Buildings accessory to dwellings

(4)        Alterations or repairs that do not involve structural changes

(5)        Outdoor billboards and signs

(6)        One story sheds with one (1) or more sides not enclosed with spans less than or equal to eighteen (18) feet

(7)        One-story Type V construction of commercial buildings with spans less than or equal to eighteen (18) feet and/or not greater than fifteen hundred (1500) square feet in area

When necessary to insure compliance with the code, the building official may require plans to be prepared by a licensed architect or civil engineer for all but dwellings. The Building Official may require the application to be accompanied by a load and stress sheet for the items listed above. The owner or builder shall sign a certificate to accompany such application for the permit to the effect that he/she assumes complete and full responsibility for compliance with all fire, safety and health requirements.

When required plans shall be submitted to the State Fire Marshal, the Health Unit or the State Board of Health for approval prior to the issuance of the permit.

Section 106.3.4 is amended to read as follows:

Section 106.3.4.  Manufacturers and Fabricators. Where the permit issued is for a modular building, a certificate from an inspection agency hired by the owner or manufacturer and approved by the building official, may be accepted in lieu of required local inspections. The certificate shall state that the building has been inspected by the approved agency and is in compliance with the Standard Building Code, the National Electrical Code, the Thibodaux Plumbing Code as amended and the Louisiana State Plumbing Code and has been constructed in accordance with plans and specifications.

Section 110.1-A is added to read as follows:

Section 110.1-A. Transfer of Ownership. No owner of any building or structure or portion thereof upon whom a notice has been served that violations of this code exist in such building or on its premises shall sell, transfer, grant, mortgage, lease or otherwise dispose of such property until compliance with such notice or order has been secured, or until such owner shall transferee, grantee, mortgagee or lessee a true copy of such notice or order and at the same time shall have given adequate notification to the Building Official of his intent to enter into such transaction, including supplying the name and address of the person or persons or firm to whom the sale, transfer, grant, mortgage or lease is proposed. A purchaser who has been informed of the existence of any notice or order pursuant to this code shall be found thereby.

The Building Official shall not issue a certificate of occupancy or a temporary certificate of occupancy without proof that the place of occupancy has been inspected and accepted by the State Fire Marshal and State Board of Health, if applicable.

Section 113 is amended to read as follows:

Section 113. Violations and Penalties.

            (a)   Any person, firm, corporation or agent who shall violate a provision of this code, or fail to comply therewith, or with any of the requirements thereof, or who shall erect, construct, alter, demolish or move any structure, or has erected, constructed, altered, repaired, moved or demolished a building or structure in violation of a detailed statement or drawing submitted and approved thereunder, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. Each such person shall be deemed guilty of a separate offense for each and every day, or portion thereof, during which any violation of any of the provisions of this code is committed or continued and upon conviction of any such violation, such person may be fined not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00), not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) or by imprisonment for not more than sixty (60) days, or by both fine and imprisonment.

            (b)   The Building Official may issue a misdemeanor summons to any person, firm, corporation or agent who is in violation of any provision of the adopted codes.

            (c)   Penalty for such violation shall be as set forth in paragraph (a) of this section.

CHAPTER 2.  DEFINITIONS

Section 202 is amended by adding the following:

Corporation counsel shall be construed to mean the city attorney.

Municipality shall be construed to mean the City of Thibodaux.

The code or this code shall mean the 2000 edition of the International Building Code or the 2000 edition of the International Residential Code or the 1997 Southern Building Code Congress International Standard for Hurricane Resistant Residential Construction.         

Start of construction begins at the stage of excavation for basements, footings, piers or foundations; placement of a manufactured home on a foundation; installation of driveways, parking lots, walkways; relocation of accessory buildings, such as temporary construction sheds or trailers, garages or sheds.

CHAPTER 10.  MEANS OF EGRESS

Section 1008.9.1 and 1008.9.2 is amended to read as follows:

Section 1008.9.1. Treads and Risers. Treads and risers of required stairs shall be constructed such that the height of risers shall not exceed seven (7) inches, and not less than four (4) inches; the depth of treads shall be not less than eleven (11) inches. Stair treads shall be uniform slip resistant and shall be free of projection or lips that could trip stair users.

Exception. Treads and risers of stairs within a single family dwelling unit and serving that unit only, may be designed in accordance with the 2000 edition of the International Residential Code as amended by Section 314.2.

 

CHAPTER 12.  INTERIOR ENVIRONMENT

Section 1202.5 is hereby added to read as follows:

Section 1202.5. Kitchen hoods shall be vented through the roof, outside wall or hood shall be an approved ventless hood.

Section 1202.5(a) is hereby added to read as follows:

Section 1202.5(a). Venter hoods over residential ranges or open top broilers shall not be vented into the attic space but shall be exhausted directly to the outside or connected to a suitable chimney flue used for no other purpose. Connection ducts shall be made of sheet metal not lighter than No. 28 gauge.

CHAPTER 13. ENERGY CONSERVATION is hereby deleted.

CHAPTER 18.  FOUNDATIONS AND RETAINING WALLS

Section 1803. Excavations is hereby added to read as follows:

Section 1803.3. So as not to cause a burden or hardship to owners of adjacent property, all site development shall be graded so the drainage of excess water runoff will be retained on-site and not be permitted to discharge onto adjacent property, nor shall the new development impede the pre-existing water discharge of the adjacent property unless it is to a natural or approved pre-engineered swale or drainage channel.

CHAPTER 30.  ELEVATORS AND CONVEYING SYSTEMS

Section 3001.5 is hereby added to read as follows:

Section 3001.5. Inspection. (Applies to commercial structures only). In lieu of the inspections required by this Code Section, the Building Official may accept an inspection certificate prepared by any person, firm or corporation competent to manufacture or repair the device concerned.

 

(1)        Numbering shall be a minimum of four (4) inches, but sizable so as to be seen from the street / roadway and shall be displayed on the structure on a background of a contrasting color in a prominent place near an outside light.

(2)        If the entrance of a structure is not visible from the road, addressing numbers shall be located on the front of the building.

(3)        On a corner lot, the numbers shall face the street named in the address.

(4)        Addressing numbers shall be easily visible at night.

(5)        Addressing numbers shall be plain block numerals, not script or written numbers.

 

         The above ordinance having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows:

 

    YEAS: Councilmen Swanner, G. Richard, Winston and D. Richard

    NAYS: None

    ABSTAINED: None         

    ABSENT: Councilman Mire

 

     And the above ordinance was declared adopted this 3rd day of August 2004.

/s/Tommy Eschete                                                      /s/Chad J. Mire

Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                                 Chad J. Mire, President

 

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned.

 

___________________________                              __________________________
Tommy Eschete, Council Adm.                                Chad J. Mire, President

 

 

 

 
   
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