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Ord 2332 5/22/1967 t ORDINANCE NO. �� AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 27-26, 27-27, 27-28 AND 27-29 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF WICHITA FALLS, REQUIRING THE BUILDING OF SIDEWALKS ON CERTAIN LOT OR LOTS ABUTTING ON A CITY STREET, REQUIRING A PERMIT TO CONSTRUCT SUCH SIDEWALKS, PROVIDING FOR EXCEPTIONS TO THE CONSTRUCTION OF SIDEWALKS, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS, THAT: SECTION 1. Section 27-26 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Wichita Falls be and it is hereby amended so that such Section shall read as follows: "Section 27-26. Construction of sidewalks required; speci- fications. Any person constructing a building or buildings for any purpose on a lot or lots abutting on a city street shall construct a sidewalk in accordance with the specifications adopted by the City and on file in the office of the Director of Public Works. For the purpose of this Section, the ex- pression ' constructing a building ' shall include the remodel- ing of a building when the cost of such remodeling is equal to at least fifty percent (50%) of the value of such building before such remodeling as determined by the Building Inspector. " SECTION 2. Section 27-27 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Wichita Falls be and it is hereby amended so that such Section shall read as follows: "Section 27-27 . Exceptions to section. Any person may receive an exception to Section 27-26 only if there is an impossibility of construction caused by drainage, street grades or other physical barriers which make such sidewalk construction impracticable. This determination will be made by the City Engineer in writing to the Building Inspector. " SECTION 3. Section 27-28 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Wichita Falls be and it is hereby amended so that such Section shall read as follows: "Section 27-28. Appeals. Any person dissatisfied with the determination made by the City Engineer shall have the right to appeal to the Board of Aldermen. " SECTION 4. Section 27-29 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Wichita Falls be and it is hereby amended so that such Section shall read as follows: "Section 27-29. Compliance with article required in order to obtain a building permit. The Building Inspector shall not issue a building per- mit for the construction of any building, or the remodeling of w =. t - 2 - any building as described in Section 27-26, on any lot or lots abutting on a city street unless there shall also be presented an application for the construction of a sidewalk in conjunction with such building or an exception to the building of the side- walk as set out in Section 27-27 . The Building Inspector shall not issue a certificate of occupancy for any building on any lot or lots abutting on a city street until a sidewalk in con- junction with said building meeting the approval of the Director of Public Works shall have been completed or an exception granted to the building of the sidewalk. " SECTION 5. The fact that the requirement of the con- struction of sidewalks is necessary for the safety of children and other people within the City of Wichita Falls creates an emergency, and this ordinance is declared an emergency measure on the ground of urgent public need for the preservation of the peace, health and safety of property of the City, and such ordi- nance shall become effective upon its passage. PASSED AND APPROVED this the ot02, ay of May, 1967 . M A Y O R 407 A T T E S T: jZ.41!.. - m. City Clerk l _