22-36 Purpose.

The purpose of this article is to adopt and provide minimum standards for all building work conducted in the city, in order to protect the public safety and welfare.

(Ord. No. 1987, § 1, 1-21-92)

22-37 Enforcing agency designated.

Pursuant to the provisions of the state building code, in accordance with Act No. 230 of the Public Acts of Michigan of 1972 (MCL 125.1501 et seq., MSA 5.2949(1) et seq.), as amended, the director of the department of community development, and his designees, of the city is hereby designated as the enforcing agency to discharge the responsibilities of the city under Act No. 230 of the Public Acts of Michigan of 1972 (MCL 125.1501 et seq., MSA 5.2949(1) et seq.), as amended. The city assumes responsibility for the administration and enforcement of such act throughout its corporate limits.

(Ord. No. 1987, § 1, 1-21-92)

22-38 Adoption by reference.

The 2000 Edition of the Michigan Building Code, along with any subsequent amendments or supplements as promulgated by the State of Michigan, with technical amendments approved and recommended by the State of Michigan Bureau of Construction Codes, is hereby adopted as the enforcing authority of this section by reference, as set forth herein, and shall apply to the construction, alteration, movement, enlargement, replacement, repair, equipment, use and occupancy, location, maintenance, removal and demolition of every building or structure or any appurtenances connected or attached to such buildings or structures.

Exception: Detached one-and two-family dwellings and multiple single-family dwellings (townhouses) not more than three stories high with separate means of egress and their accessory structures shall comply with the Michigan Residential Code.

(Ord. No. 2136, § 1, 7-18-02)

22-39 Penalties for violation.

Violation of any provisions of this article herein adopted shall be deemed a municipal civil infraction, punishable by a fine of not less than $100.00 or more than $500.00, plus any costs, damages, expenses, or other sanctions. This article is further subject to the repeat offense provision, section 86-501(2) of this Code. Further, each day on which any violation of this article continues constitutes a separate offense and shall be subject to penalties or sanctions as a separate offense. In addition to any other remedies available at law, the city may bring in the local district court an injunction or other process against a person or company to restrain, prevent, or abate any violation of this article.

(Ord. No. 2136, § 1, 7-18-02)

22-40 Contractor registration.

All contractors shall register their work with the City before work is commenced. Registration shall be renewed each license year. This fee shall not be prorated. The City Council shall from time to time by resolution establish the annual registration fee for residential builder, maintenance and alteration contractor, and an administration fee for registration.

(Ord. No. 2308, § 1(a), 8-12-13)

22-4122-60 Reserved.