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File #: 200247.    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 8/19/2020 In control: City Attorney
On agenda: 9/17/2020 Final action: 9/17/2020
Title: Ordinance Repealing the Housing and Commercial Building Codes and Adopting the International Property Maintenance Code (B) ORDINANCE NO. 200247 An ordinance of the City of Gainesville, Florida, related to property maintenance standards for existing residential and non-residential properties; repealing the existing Division 1. titled "General Requirements for Fences and Walls" within Article I of Chapter 13 and renumbering the existing Division 2.; repealing the existing Article II titled "Housing Code" of Chapter 13; repealing the existing Article III titled "Commercial Building Code" of Chapter 13; and creating a new Article II titled "Property Maintenance Code" within Chapter 13 to adopt by reference the International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC) with local revisions; amending Sec. 2-339 titled "Applicable codes and ordinances" within Division 6, Article V of Chapter 2; amending Sec. 2-377 titled "Applicability; jurisdiction" within Division 8, Article V of Chapter 2; providin...
Attachments: 1. 200247_draft ordinance_20200903.pdf, 2. 200247_Public Comment_Gainesville Fiscal Analysis (Legistar 180958) (8.12.20)_20200903.pdf, 3. 200247_Simmons Memo_20200917.pdf, 4. 200247_Ordinance_20200917.pdf
Related files: 180958.
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Ordinance Repealing the Housing and Commercial Building Codes and Adopting the International Property Maintenance Code (B)

ORDINANCE NO. 200247

An ordinance of the City of Gainesville, Florida, related to property maintenance standards for existing residential and non-residential properties; repealing the existing Division 1. titled "General Requirements for Fences and Walls" within Article I of Chapter 13 and renumbering the existing Division 2.; repealing the existing Article II titled "Housing Code" of Chapter 13; repealing the existing Article III titled "Commercial Building Code" of Chapter 13; and creating a new Article II titled "Property Maintenance Code" within Chapter 13 to adopt by reference the International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC) with local revisions; amending Sec. 2-339 titled "Applicable codes and ordinances" within Division 6, Article V of Chapter 2; amending Sec. 2-377 titled "Applicability; jurisdiction" within Division 8, Article V of Chapter 2; providing directions to the codifier; providing a severability clause; providing a repealing clause; and providing effective dates.

recommendation
The City Commission adopt the proposed ordinance.

explanation
One of the recommendations of the Rental Housing Subcommittee was to create a rental housing ordinance that would require an annual permit, inspections and minimum energy efficiency, life safety and property maintenance standards be met with respect to residential rental units within the City (excluding Public Lodging Establishments as defined by and regulated under State law.) During the deliberations of the Rental Housing Subcommittee, staff focused on using certain of the minimum standards from the City's existing Housing Code as the rental unit standards; however, upon new staff and management review, it was determined that a better approach would be to replace the outdated and Gainesville-specific Housing Code and Commercial Building Code with an industry standard code...

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