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Ord 110-2003 11/18/2003ORDINANCE NO. ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS, AMENDING PART II OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 22, BUILDINGS AND BUILDING REGULATIONS, AT ARTICLE V, MECHANICAL CODE; BY MAKING CERTAIN ADDITIONS, DELETIONS AND AMENDMENTS THERETO; PROVIDING A REPEALER CLAUSE; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN THE CODE; FINDING AND DETERMINING THAT THE MEETING AT WHICH THIS ORDINANCE WAS PASSED WAS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AS REQUIRED BY LAW. WHEREAS, the Construction Board of Adjustment and Appeals has determined that amendments to Section 22, Buildings and Building Regulations of the Wichita Falls Code of Ordinances, are necessary to advance public purposes relating to safety, quality of life, appearance, and function of the City; and WHEREAS, the Construction Board of Adjustment and Appeals recommends the adoption of the 2000 International Mechanical Code, as amended herein; and WHEREAS, the City Council concurs with such adoption. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS, THAT: SECTION 1. Section 22.511 of the Code of Ordinances is hereby amended to read as follows: "Sec. 22.511. Adopted. The following code, published by the International Code Council, is adopted by reference as though it were copied fully in this section: 2000 International Mechanical Code, including Chapters 1 -15." SECTION 2. The first sentence of Section 22 -512 of the Code of Ordinances is hereby amended to read as follows: "Sec. 22 -512. Adopted. The following changes, deletions and amendments are made in the International Mechanical Code adopted in section 22- 511:" SECTION 3. The existing language of Section 22 -512 of the Code of Ordinances is hereby amended to include the following: COMMENTARY.- The majority of section 103, Department of Mechanical Inspection, is being deleted and the information contained therein is covered in section 104 of the International Building Code, which has been previously adopted. "SECTION 103. BUILDING AND CODE ADMINISTRATION DIVISION 103.1 General. There is hereby established a division to be called building and code administration, and the person in charge shall be known as the building and code administrator. Any reference in this code or other code to building official or code official shall be held to mean the building and code administrator. COMMENTARY. The following Sections 104 and 105 are being deleted and replaced by a reference to the same information that is contained in Section 104 of the International Building Code, which has been adopted. SECTION 104. DUTIES AND POWERS OF THE CODE OFFICIAL 104.1 General. This section shall comply with Chapter 22, Buildings and Building Regulations, Section 22 -27, Changes, deletions and amendments, Section 104, Duties and Powers of the Building Official, in the Code of Ordinances, City of Wichita Falls, Texas. Section 105 is deleted. COMMENTARY.- The following addition in text coincides with State regulations and is added for clarification. 106.1. When required. An owner, authorized agent or contractor who desires to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace a mechanical system, the installation of which is regulated by this code, or to cause such work to be done, must have a Texas Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors License and an E.P.A. Recovery Certificate to do any work other than duct work, and shall first make application to the code official and obtain the required permit for the work. Exception: Where equipment and appliance replacements or repairs must be performed in an emergency situation, the permit application shall be submitted within the next working business day to the Building and Code Administration Division. COMMENTARY.- This section will be changed to reference the existing fee schedule previously adopted into the code of ordinances. 106.5.2 Fee schedule. The fees for mechanical work shall be as indicated in the schedule located in City of Wichita Falls code of ordinances, Chapter 2 Administration, Article VI, Development Fees at Section 2 -908, Plumbing permits, or as amended hereafter. 106.5.3 Fee refunds. The code official is authorized to establish a refund policy. SECTION 109. MEANS OF APPEAL 109.1 General. This section shall comply with Chapter 22, Section 22 -27, Changes deletions and amendments, Section 112, Board of Appeals, in the Code of Ordinances, City of Wichita Falls, Texas. COMMENTARY.- Exception #2 is added to clarify required ventilation requirements. 403.3 Ventilation rate. Ventilation systems shall be designed to have the capacity to supply the minimum outdoor airflow rate determined in accordance with Table 403.3 based on occupancy of the space and the occupant load or other parameter as stated therein. The occupant load utilized for design of the ventilation system shall not be less than the number determined from the estimated maximum occupant load rate indicated on Table 403.3. Ventilation rates for occupancies not represented in Table 403.3 shall be determined by an approved engineering analysis. The ventilation system shall be designed to supply the required rate of ventilation air continuously during the period the building is occupied, except as otherwise stated in other provisions of the code. #1 Exception: The occupant load is not required to be determined, based on the estimated maximum occupant load rate indicated in Table 403.3, where approved statistical data document the accuracy of the alternate anticipated occupant density. #2 Exception: Scheduled outdoor air ventilation is not required for single or multifamily dwelling except when entrance is through a common enclosed corridor. Exhaust air is required as scheduled." SECTION 4. Any other Code referenced within the 2000 International Mechanical Code, which has not been adopted by the City of Wichita Falls, shall not be considered as a local ordinance. SECTION 5. Commentary sections have been included for explanation and clarification and are not to be considered in the text of the ordinance. SECTION 6. It is the intention of the City Council of the City of Wichita Falls, Texas, that the provisions of this ordinance shall become a part of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Wichita Falls, Texas, and that sections of this ordinance may be renumbered or relettered to accomplish such intention. SECTION 7. All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed. SECTION 8. Should any word, phrase, paragraph, section or portion of this ordinance or the Code of Ordinances, as amended hereby, be held to be void or unconstitutional, the same shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of said ordinance or the Code of Ordinances, as amended hereby, which shall remain in full force and effect. SECTION 9. It is officially found and determined that the meeting at which this ordinance was passed was open to the public and required by law." PASSED AND APPROVED this the 18th day of November, 2003. WOE! 1111111M ATTEST: k('Ij h �Alu� City Clerk Affidavit of Publication ORDINANCE NO. 110-2003 ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE THE STATE OF TEXAS #1770355 CITY OF WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS, COUNTY OF WICHITA AMENDING PART II OF THE CODE OF ORDI- NANCES, CHAPTER 22, BUILDINGS A N D BUILDING REGULA- TIONS,AT ARTICLE V, MECHANICAL CODE; BY MAKING CERTAIN On this 1st day of December, 2003 A D... ADDITIONS,DELE- TIONS THERETO; personally appeared before me, the undersigned authority P E A L E R'CLAUSE; Myra Gholson, Sales Assistant for the Times Publishing PROVIDING FOR IN- C L U S ION IN THE Company of Wichita Falls, publishers of the Wichita Falls ORDI111-200 NANCEE NO. Times/Record News, a newspaper published at Wichita Falls in ANCE OF THE C OTYY'COUNCIL OF THE Wichita County, Texas, and upon being duly sworn by me, on CITY OF WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS, oath states that the attached advertisement is a true and AMENDING PART II OF THE CODE OF ORDI- NANCES AT CHAPTER correct copy of advertising published in One (1) issue thereof 22, BUILDINGS A N D BUILDING REGULA- on the following in dates: B TIONS, AT ARTICLE VII, GAS CODE, TO ADOPT THE 2000 IN- TERNATIONAL FUEL November 30, 2003 GAS CODE; PROVID- ING A REPEALER CLAUSE; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN ""\ �`• \''; THE CODE; �Q ORDINANCE NO. 112-2003 ORDINANCE OF THE C'TY COUNCIL OF I T Y OF WICHI THE Sales Assistant for Times Publishing Company of Wichita Falls FALLS, TEXAS, AMENDING PART II OF ORDI- NANCES AT OF CHAPTERscribed and sworn to before me this the day and year first above written: 22, BUILDINGS AND BUILDING REGULA- TIONS,AT ARTICLE IV, PLUMBING CODES; PROVIDING A RE- PEALER CLAUSE; PROVIDING FOR IN- CLUSION IN THE CODE; ORDINANCE NO. 113-2003 ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WICHITA 6S FALLS, TEXAS, AMENDING PART II OF • THE CODE OF ORDI- • NANCES,CHAPTER 22, • + BUILDINGS A N D BUILDING REGULA- +• ; TIONS,AT ARTICLE II, • BUILDING CODES, • PROVIDING A RE- . PEALER CLAUSE; . •▪ • PROVIDING FOR IN-+ • . CLUSION IN THE ' • CODE; • O ORDINANCE NO. • I 11S-2003 •1 ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS, AMENDING THE CODE ' OF ORDINANCES AT CHAPTER 14,ANIMALS, AT SECTION'14-323, TERM OF OFFICE; MEETINGS,TO PRO- VIDE FOR TERM LIMIT FOR CITIZEN AP- POINTMENT TO THE ANIMAL SHELTER AD- VISORY COMMITTEE;