§ 22-45. Amendments to the codes.  


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  • (a)

    Section 105.2 of the International Building Code is amended by deleting numbers 1, 2 and 6.

    (b)

    Section R105.2 of the International Residential Code is amended by deleting numbers 1, 2, and 5.

    (c)

    Section 101.4.1 of the International Building Code is deleted in its entirety.

    (d)

    Section 305.2 of the International Building Code is amended by deleting the number 5 and inserting the number 12. It is the intent that this section be compatible with the state law allowing for twelve children to be cared for in a residence.

    (e)

    Appendixes adopted. The following appendixes of the International Building Code are adopted in their entirety, except as may be amended.

    Appendix C, F, H, I and J

    Section H114.1 is deleted and amended to read as follows:

    Portable signs are expressly prohibited and considered hazardous. The building official or his representative is authorized to remove or cause to be removed these signs without notice to the owner or lessee. Placement of such signs by any person shall constitute a violation of this code and such person, owner or lessee shall be subject to the penalties in section 1-13 of the code of ordinances. No sign shall be placed in the right-of-way.

    (f)

    Section 3408.8 of the International Building Code is amended as follows: No changes to introductory section.

    3408.2 Multilevel building and facilities. An accessible route from an accessible entrance to public spaces on the level of the accessible entrance shall be provided. Such access shall be designed to be compatible with the historic character-defining features and elements of the site and the improvement pursuant to the design criteria established in Palestine's Commercial Design Guidelines, as appropriate for the building type. Where such design guidelines are not applicable to a historic property, the criteria set for [forth] in the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation shall be utilized in developing appropriate, compatible access under this section. Further assistance in designed compatible access to historic multilevel buildings and facilities can be obtained by contacting the Texas Historical Commission, Department of Architecture in Austin, Texas.

    3408.3 Entrances. At least one main entrance shall be accessible. Such access shall be designed to be compatible with the historic character-defining features and elements of the site and the improvement pursuant to the design criteria established in Palestine's Residential Design Guidelines and Palestine's Commercial Design Guidelines, as appropriate to a historic property, the criteria set for [forth] in the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation shall be utilized in developing appropriate, compatible access under this section. Further assistance in designed compatible access to entrances in historic buildings and facilities can be obtained by contacting the Texas Historical commission, Department of Architecture in Austin, Texas.

    Exception: If a main entrance cannot be made accessible, an employee or service entrance that is unlocked while the building is occupied shall be made accessible. The accessible entrance shall have a notification system or be provided with remote monitoring. Such system shall be compatible with the historic character-defining features and elements of the site and the improvement pursuant to the design criteria established in Palestine's Residential Design Guidelines and Palestine's Commercial Design Guidelines, as appropriate for the building type. Where such design guidelines are not applicable to a historic property, the criteria set for [forth] in the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation shall be utilized in developing appropriate, compatible notification or monitoring system for entrances under this section. Further assistance in designing compatible notification or monitoring systems at entrances of historic buildings and facilities can be obtained by contacting the Texas Historical Commission, Department of Architecture, Austin, Texas.

    3408.4 Toilet and bathing facilities. Where toilet rooms are provided at least one accessible toilet room complying with Section 1108.2 shall be provided. Exterior toilet rooms or bathing facilities added to a historic improvement or the surrounding grounds shall be compatible with the historic character-defining features and elements of the site and the improvement pursuant to the design criteria established in Palestine's Residential Design Guidelines and Palestine's Commercial Design Guidelines, as appropriate for the building type. Where such design guidelines are not applicable to a historic property, the criteria set for [forth] in the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation shall be utilized in developing appropriate, compatible toilet and bathing facilities under this section. Further assistance in designing compatible toilet and bathing facilities for historic buildings and their associated grounds can be obtained by contacting the Texas Historical Commission, Department of Architecture in Austin, Texas.

    3408.5 Ramps. The slope of a ramp run 24 inches (610 mm) maximum shall not be steeper than one unit vertical in eight units horizontal (12 percent slope). Ramps added to a historic improvement or an improvement on the surrounding grounds shall be compatible with the historic character-defining features and elements of the site and the improvement pursuant to the design criteria established in Palestine's Residential Design Guidelines and Palestine's Commercial Design Guidelines, as appropriate for the building type. Where such design guidelines are not applicable to a historic property, the criteria set for [forth] in the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation shall be utilized in developing appropriate, compatible ramp design under this section. Further assistance in designing ramps for historic buildings and their associated grounds can be obtained by contacting the Texas Historical Commission, Department of Architecture in Austin, Texas.

    3408.8 Site arrival points. At least one accessible route from site arrival point to an accessible entrance shall be provided. Such route shall be designed to be compatible with the historic character-defining features and elements of the site and the improvement pursuant to the design criteria established in Palestine's Residential Design Guide and Palestine's Commercial Design Guidelines, as appropriate for the building type. Where such design guidelines are not applicable to a historic property, the criteria set for [forth] in the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation shall be utilized in developing appropriate, compatible access under this section.

    (g)

    The following sections of the International Property Maintenance Code, 2003 edition, are amended as follows:

    (1)

    Section 101.1 shall read: "101.1 Title. These regulations shall be known as the Property Maintenance Code of the City of Palestine, Texas, hereinafter referred to as 'this code'."

    (2)

    Section 103.5 shall read; "103.5 Fees. The fees for activities and services performed by the department in carrying out its responsibilities under this code shall be as indicated in the Fee Schedule adopted by the City Council."

    (3)

    Section 304.14 shall read: "304.14 Insect screens. During the period from March 1 to November 1, every door, window and other outside opening required for ventilation of habitable rooms, food preparation areas, food service areas, or any areas where products to be included or utilized in food for human consumption are processed, manufactured, packaged, or stored, shall be supplied with approved tightly fitting screens of not less than 16 mesh per inch (16 mesh per 25 mm) and every swinging door shall have a self closing device in good working condition. Exception: Screens shall not be required where other approved means, such as air curtains or insect repellent fans, are employed."

    (4)

    Section 602.3 shall read: "602.3 Heat supply. Every owner and operator of any building who rents, leases, or lets one or more dwelling unit, rooming unit, dormitory, or guestroom on terms, either expressed or implied, to furnish heat to the occupants thereof shall supply heat during the period from October 1 to April 1 to maintain a temperature of not less than 68°F (20°C) in all habitable rooms, bathrooms, and toilet rooms. Exceptions: 1. When the outdoor temperature is below the winter outdoor design temperature for the locality, maintenance of the minimum room temperature shall not be required provided that the heating system is operating at its full design capacity. The winter outdoor design shall be as indicated in Appendix D of the International Plumbing Code. 2. In areas where the average monthly temperature is above 30°F (-1°C) a minimum temperature of 65°F (18°C) shall be maintained."

    (5)

    Section 602.4 shall read: "602.4 Occupiable work spaces. Indoor occupiable work spaces shall be supplied with heat during the period from October 1 to April 1 to maintain a temperature of not less than 65°F (18°C) during the period the spaces are occupied. Exceptions: 1. Processing, storage and operation areas that require cooling or special temperature conditions. 2. Areas in which persons are primarily engaged in vigorous physical activities."

    (h)

    Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 604 of the 2003 International Existing Building Code, Section 903 of the International Fire Code, or any other provision in any code adopted under section 22-41 of this article, automatic sprinkler systems shall not be required in buildings that comply with paragraphs (1) through (4) of this subsection.

    (1)

    The building is located within the City of Palestine Downtown Fire District, as defined in section 22-27 of this article;

    (2)

    The building does not exceed 15,000 square feet (1,395 m );

    (3)

    The building does not contain more than three stories; and

    (4)

    The building is separated from all adjacent structures by a fire wall or by an open court or public right-of-way at least 30 feet in width.

    (i)

    Chapter 11, Accessibility, of the 2012 edition of the International Building Code is deleted in its entirety.

    (j)

    Amendments to 2011 National Electrical Code.

    (1)

    The definition of "Intersystem Bonding Termination" in Article 100, Part I is amended to read as follows:

    Intersystem Bonding Termination. A device that provides a means for connecting bonding conductors for communication systems and other systems such as metallic gas piping systems to the grounding electrode system.

    (2)

    Article 110.2 is amended to read as follows:

    110.2 Approval. The conductors and equipment required or permitted by this Code shall be acceptable only if approved. Approval of equipment may be evident by listing and labeling of equipment by a Nationally Recognized Testing Lab (NRTL) with a certification mark of that laboratory or a qualified third party inspection agency approved by the AHJ.

    Exception: Unlisted equipment that is relocated to another location within a jurisdiction or is field modified is subject to the approval by the AHJ. This approval may be by a field evaluation by a NRTL or qualified third party inspection agency approved by the AHJ.

    Manufacturer's self-certification of any equipment shall not be used as a basis for approval by the AHJ. Informational Note: See 90.7, Examination of Equipment for Safety, and 110.3, Examination, Identification, Installation, and Use of Equipment. See definitions of Approved , Identified , Labeled , and Listed .

    (3)

    Article 230.71(A) is amended by adding the following exception:

    Exception: Multi-occupant buildings. Individual service disconnecting means is limited to six for each occupant. The number of individual disconnects at one location may exceed six.

    (4)

    Article 240.91 is deleted.

    (5)

    Article 300.11 is amended by additing [adding] the following exception:

    Exception: Ceiling grid support wires may be used for structural supports when the associated wiring is located in that area, not more than two raceways or cables supported per wire, with a maximum nominal metric designation 16 (trade size ½").

    (6)

    Article 310.15(B)(7) is amended by adding the following sentence at the end of the text:

    (7)

    120/240-Volt, 3-Wire, Single-Phase Dwelling Services and Feeders.

    * * *

    This Article shall not be used in conjunction with 220.82.

    (7)

    Article 505.7(A) is amended to read as follows:

    505.7 Special Precaution. Article 505 requires equipment construction and installation that ensures safe performance under conditions of proper use and maintenance.

    Informational Note No. 1: It is important that inspection authorities and users exercise more than ordinary care with regard to the installation and maintenance of electrical equipment in hazardous (classified) locations.

    Informational Note No. 2: Low ambient conditions require special consideration. Electrical equipment depending on the protection techniques described by 505.8(A) may not be suitable for use at temperatures lower than -20°C (-4°F) unless they are identified for use at lower temperatures. However, at low ambient temperatures, flammable concentrations of vapors may not exist in a location classified Class I, Zones 0, 1, or 2 at normal ambient temperature.

    (A)

    Implementation of Zone Classification System. Classification of areas, engineering and design, selection of equipment and wiring methods, installation, and inspection shall be performed by a qualified persons Licensed Professional Engineer or Architect.

    (8)

    Article 680.25(A) is amended to read as follows:

    680.25 Feeders. These provisions shall apply to any feeder on the supply side of panelboards supplying branch circuits for pool equipment covered in Part II of this article and on the load side of the service equipment or the source of a separately derived system.

    (A)

    Wiring Methods.

    (1)

    Feeders. Feeders shall be installed in rigid metal conduit or intermediate metal conduit. The following wiring methods shall be permitted if not subject to physical damage:

    (1)

    Liquid-tight flexible nonmetallic conduit

    (2)

    Rigid polyvinyl chloride conduit

    (3)

    Reinforced thermosetting resin conduit

    (4)

    Electrical metallic tubing where installed on or within a building

    (5)

    Electrical nonmetallic tubing where installed within a building

    (6)

    Type MC cable where installed within a building and if not subject to corrosive environment

    (7)

    Nonmetallic-sheathed cable

    (8)

    Type SE cable

    Exception: An existing feeder between an existing remote panelboard and service equipment shall be permitted to run in flexible metal conduit or an approved cable assembly that includes an equipment grounding conductor within its outer sheath. The equipment grounding conductor shall comply with 250.24(A)(5).

    (k)

    Section 507.2.2 of the 2012 International Mechanical Code is amended to add the following exception:

    Exception: A mobile food establishment is not required to use a Type II hood above an appliance that uses water to cook food items, so long as the mobile food establishment is equipped with a 5-pound (or larger) ABC fire extinguisher that has been tagged and inspected by a licensed company less than one year ago, and so long as the mobile food establishment maintains a 15-foot buffer between the vehicle or trailer containing the cooking appliance and any other structure or mobile food establishment.

    (l)

    Amendments to the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code:

    (1)

    Section C102.1.1 is deleted.

    (2)

    Section C402.4 and all subsections contained within are deleted.

    (3)

    Section C403.1 is deleted.

    (4)

    Section C403.2 is deleted.

    (5)

    Table C402.4.3 is deleted.

    (6)

    Section C403.2.7.1.3 is deleted.

    (7)

    Section C407.2 is deleted.

    (8)

    Section R102.1.1 is deleted.

    (9)

    Section R402.4 and all subsections contained within is deleted.

    (10)

    Section R403.2.2 is deleted.

    (11)

    Section R405.4 and all subsections contained within is deleted.

    (12)

    Section R405.5 is deleted.

    (13)

    Section R405.6 and all subsections contained within is deleted.

    (14)

    Section 402.4.2.2 from the 2009 Edition of the International Energy Conservation Code is added:

    402.4.2.2 Visual Inspection Option

    Building Envelope tightness and insulation installation shall be considered acceptable when the items listed in Table 402.4.2, applicable to the method of construction, are field verified. Where required by the code official, an approved independent inspector from the installer of the insulation shall inspect the air barrier and insulation.

    (15)

    Table 402.4.2 from the 2009 Edition of the International Energy Conservation Code is added.

(Ord. No. 0-36-01, 10-22-2001; Ord. No.0-22-04, 9-27-2004; Ord. No. O-24-06, § II, 7-24-2006; Ord. No. O-28-08, § II, 2-25-2008; Ord. No. O-28-08, § II, 2-25-2008; Ord. No. O-28-10, § II, 5-24-2010; Ord. No. O-45-14 , § II, 11-10-2014; Ord. No. O-48-15 , § II, 11-23-2015; Ord. No. O-18-18, § I, 5-7-2018 ; Ord. No. O-26-18, § I, 7-23-2018 )