ORDINANCE NO. 449

AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF SOUTH PRAIRIE, PIERCE COUNTY, WASHINGTON ADOPTING THE 2003 INTERNATIONAL MECHANICAL CODE, THE WASHINGTON STATE AMENDMENTS, FUTURE AMENDMENTS TO THE INTERNATIONAL MECHANICAL CODE, FUTURE WASHINGTON STATE AMENDMENTS, AND REPEALING PRIOR CODES OR SECTIONS INCONSISTENT WITH THE CODES ADOPTED HEREIN OR AMENDMENTS..

Whereas, the international code council has promulgated the 2003 edition of the International Mechanical Code, and

Whereas, the Town desires to adopt the most recent editions of the codes for the protection of public health, safety and welfare, and

Whereas, the 2003 edition of the International Mechanical Code provides for regulating and governing the design, construction, quality of materials, erection, installation, alteration, repair, location, relocation, replacement, addition to, use or maintenance of mechanical systems, provides for the issuance of permits and collection of fees, sets forth the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms, and

Whereas, the 2003 edition of the International Mechanical Code is consistent with the Comprehensive Plan and has no adverse environmental affect, and

Whereas, copies of the code are available as set forth by law for public inspection.

Now, therefore, the Town Council of the Town of South Prairie, Pierce County, Washington do ordain as follows:

Section 1: Hereby adopts and incorporates by reference as if set out in full the 2003 edition of the International Mechanical Code, Washington State amendments,

            (See Exhibit "A" attached to Ordinance No. 446)


future amendments to the 2003 International Mechanical Code and Washington State amendments, and amendments noted in the attached "Exhibit A".

Section 2: Any ordinances that are inconsistent with the 2003 edition of the International Mechanical Code, or provisions therein are hereby repealed.

Section 3: Adopts or modifies the following sections to the 2003 edition of the International Mechanical Code:

Section 101.1: Town of South Prairie

Section 106.5.2: See fee schedule attached hereto and incorporated by reference as if set out in full.

Section 106.5.3: 80% and 80%.

Section 108.4: Misdemeanor - $1,000 / 90 days.

Section 108.5: Double permit costs - $5,000.

Section 4: If any provision of this ordinance, the 2003 edition of the International Mechanical Code, Washington State amendments, or later amendments thereto, are determined to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the remaining provisions of this ordinance, the 2003 edition of the International Mechanical Code, Washington State amendments, and future amendments shall remain in force and affect.

Section 5: This ordinance shall take effect and be in force five (5) days from and after its passage, approval and publication as required by law.