Chapter 15.08


15.08.010    Uniform Plumbing Code adopted.

15.08.020    Enforcement.

15.08.025    Board of appeals.

15.08.040    Appeal.

15.08.050    Violation—Penalty.

*    Prior ordinance history: Ords. 385 and 431.

15.08.010 Uniform Plumbing Code adopted.

Except as provided in RCW 19.27.031 and 19.27.170, the current editions of the Uniform Plumbing Code and Uniform Plumbing Code Standards, published by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials and including all additions, deletions and exceptions as set forth in WAC Title 51, as the same exists now or may hereafter be amended are adopted by this reference as if fully set forth as the plumbing code for the city of Brewster, except such portions as may be deleted, modified, or amended by ordinance. (Ord. 754 § 6, 2004: Ord. 673 § 5, 1998: Ord. 614 § 2 (part), 1995)

15.08.020 Enforcement.

The building official charged with enforcement of the Uniform Plumbing Code shall be the city superintendent or his/her designee. (Ord. 614 § 2 (part), 1995)

15.08.025 Board of appeals.

The members of the planning agency as established pursuant to Chapter 2.33 of this code, shall become ex officio members of the board of appeals and shall hear and decide appeals from the decisions of the building official pursuant to the Uniform Plumbing Code. (Ord. 926 §§ 1, 2 (part), 2020; Ord. 673 § 6, 1998)

15.08.040 Appeal.

A. Whenever the building official disapproves an application or refuses to grant a permit applied for, or when it is claimed that the provisions of the plumbing code do not apply, or that the true intent and meaning of the plumbing code have been misconstrued or wrongfully interpreted, the applicant may appeal from the decision of the building inspector to the board of appeals within fourteen calendar days from the issuance of the building official’s decision pursuant to Chapter 19.06 of this code, as now exists or as may be hereafter amended.

B. Appeals from the board of appeals’ decisions shall be made pursuant to Section 19.06.060 of this code and RCW 36.70C, as now exist or as may be hereafter amended, by filing a land use petition with the Okanogan County Superior Court within twenty-one days of issuance of the decision. (Ord. 673 § 8, 1998: Ord. 614 § 2 (part), 1995)

15.08.050 Violation—Penalty.

A. Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter, including the provisions of the Uniform Codes and Washington Administrative Code adopted by reference in this chapter or who shall fail to comply with any order made thereunder, or who shall build in violation of any detailed statement of specifications or plans submitted and approved thereunder, or any certificate or permit issued thereunder, and from which no appeal has been taken, or who shall fail to comply with such order as affirmed or modified by the city planning agency, or by a court of competent jurisdiction, within the time fixed by the provisions of this chapter, shall severally and for each such violation or noncompliance be guilty of a misdemeanor. The imposition of one penalty for any violation shall not excuse the violation or permit it to continue. When not otherwise specified, each ten days that prohibited conditions are maintained shall constitute a separate misdemeanor offense.

B. The instigation of misdemeanor proceedings in accordance with subsection A of this section shall not prevent the city from exercising all available civil remedies to force removal of prohibited conditions. (Ord. 926 § 2 (part), 2020; Ord. 614 § 2 (part), 1995)