AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER IV, ARTICLE 2 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF NEW STRAWN, KANSAS REGARDING BUILDING CODE FOR BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES IN THE CITY OF NEW STRAWN, KANSAS
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF NEW STRAWN, KANSAS:
SECTION 1. That Section 4-207, subsection (d) of Chapter IV, Article 2 is hereby amended to read as follows:
Any permit issued under this section shall be valid and subsisting for a period of not more than (i) six months from the date of issuance unless the permittee shall have commenced, within the period so limited, the building work authorized by such permit, or (ii) eighteen months from the date of issuance of such permit, whether or not such work is Completed. Building work commenced for the purpose of this section shall mean the beginning of building work other than the preparation of plans or the staking out of the building location or the letting of a building contract.
SECTION 2. That Section 4-209 of Chapter IV, Article 2 is hereby amended to read as follows:
SAME, FEES. The fee for a building permit shall be $15.00 for new construction and $10.00 for all other construction. Any person or persons who begin construction without first obtaining the required permit shall immediately cease construction and shall not recommence construction until such time as said person, persons, or legal entity has first obtained the required permit and paid a fee of $50.00 for said building permit. Any person or persons whose initial permit expires shall immediately cease construction and shall not recommence construction until such time as said person, persons, or legal entity has first obtained a new permit and paid a fee of $15.00 for new construction and $10.00 for all other construction for said building permit. The fee herein shall be paid to the city clerk upon obtaining a building permit and the same shall be credited to the general operating fund of the city.
SECTION 3. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication in the official newspaper for the City of New Strawn.
Passed by the City Council and approved by the Mayor of the City of New Strawn,
Kansas, on this 12th day of November, 2015.
Mark Petterson, Mayor
Janell K. Templeton, City Clerk
APPROVED AS TO FORM
Denise McNabb, City Attorney