Chapter 2
BUILDING CODES AND GENERAL BUILDING PROVISIONS1linklink

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4-2-1: CODES ADOPTED:
4-2-2: AMENDMENTS TO CODES:
4-2-3: FEES:
4-2-4: BUILDING PERMIT RENEWALS:
4-2-5: CASH BOND DEPOSITS:
4-2-6: CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS FOR PHYSICALLY IMPAIRED:
4-2-7: PRIVATE GARAGES:
4-2-8: CLOSED SYSTEM AIR CONDITIONING FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION:
4-2-9: PROHIBITED CONSTRUCTION BY BLASTING; GROUNDWATER REMOVAL RESTRICTED:
4-2-10: COMPENSATION FOR COURT APPEARANCES:

4-2-1: CODES ADOPTED2:linklink


A. Building Codes:

1. Building Code: The 2006 international building code as published by the International Code Council, Inc., is hereby adopted as the building code of the village.

2. Residential Code: The 2006 international residential code as published by the International Code Council, Inc., is hereby adopted as the international residential code (for one- and two-family dwellings) of the village.

3. Existing Building Code: The 2006 international existing building code as published by the International Code Council, Inc., is hereby adopted as the existing building code of the village.

4. Property Maintenance Code: The 2006 international property maintenance code as published by the International Code Council, Inc., is hereby adopted as the property maintenance code of the village.

5. Mechanical Code: The 2006 international mechanical code as published by the International Code Council, Inc., is hereby adopted as the mechanical code of the village.

6. Energy Conservation Code: The 2006 international energy conservation code as published by the International Code Council, Inc., is hereby adopted as the energy conservation code of the village.

7. Fuel Gas Code: The 2006 international fuel gas code as published by the International Code Council, Inc., is hereby adopted as the fuel gas code of the village. (Ord. 07-27, 9-18-2007)


B. Plumbing Code: The 2014 state of Illinois plumbing code is hereby adopted, with all subsequent editions and amendments hereafter, by reference as if fully set out herein. (Ord. 2014-40, 11-5-2014)


C. Electrical Code: The "Chicago Electrical Code", title 18, chapter 27 of the city of Chicago municipal code, as amended through November 1, 2016, is hereby adopted as the electrical code of the village. Any amendments to the Chicago electrical code after November 1, 2016, shall be effective in the village upon the amendment's effective date in the city of Chicago. (Ord. 2016-38, 11-1-2016)

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4-2-2: AMENDMENTS TO CODES:linklink


A. 2006 International Building Code: The following changes, additions or insertions are made to the 2006 international building code:

Section 101.1, insert "village of Worth".
(Ord. 07-27, 9-18-2007)

Section 101.4.1, change the words "ICC electrical code" to "Chicago electrical code". Add the following sentence: "Whenever the ICC electrical code is referenced, the reference shall be to the Chicago electrical code".

Section 101.4.4, change the last sentence to read "Private sewage disposal systems are prohibited". Change the words "international plumbing code" to "2014 state of Illinois plumbing code". Add the following sentence: "Whenever the international plumbing code is referenced, the reference shall be to the 2014 state of Illinois plumbing code".
(Ord. 2015-04, 1-20-2015)

Section 102.4, change the last sentence to read "In the event of conflict between this code and any referenced code or other ordinance of the village, the most stringent provisions shall be applied unless the building official otherwise determines".

Section 103.1, delete in full.

Section 103.2, change first sentence to read "The building official shall be the building commissioner".

Section 108.4, add the following to read "The additional fee for commencing work without obtaining the necessary permits shall be $50 per day measured from the time that work began until the required permits are obtained. This fee shall be paid at the time that the permits are issued".

Section 112.1, delete the last two sentences and add "The board of appeals shall be the village president and board of trustees".

Section 112.2, change the last sentence to read "The board shall have the authority to waive the requirements of this code for due cause in hardship situations, which decision to waive shall not be subject to further appeal".
(Ord. 07-27, 9-18-2007)

Section 113.4, add the following, "A penalty in the amount set forth in section 1-4-1 of the village code is hereby imposed for each violation of this code".
(Ord. 2014-16, 3-4-2014)

Section 1209.1, add the following, "The minimum height for a crawl space shall be 3 feet. All crawl spaces shall have a minimum 2 inch concrete cement floor with vapor barrier."

Section 1209.3, add the following, "Where a furnace is located in an attic, the furnace shall be located in an enclosed insulation room of not less than 64 square feet of flat area with a walkway of a minimum 24 inches wide to the furnace from the access opening."

Section 1612.3, change the second sentence to read "The flood hazard map shall be the most recent flood insurance rate map issued by the federal emergency management agency, as amended from time to time".

Section 1805.4, add the following, "All footings shall be concrete footings and no other materials may be used."

Section 1805.5.5, add the following, "All foundations shall be concrete foundations and no other materials may be used."

Section 1808, delete in full.

Section 3410.2, insert "January 1, 1930".

Appendix H, Signs, is hereby adopted, but nothing therein shall permit the erection or maintenance of any sign unless permitted by the zoning ordinance.

Appendix I, Patio Covers, is hereby adopted.

Appendix J, Grading, is hereby adopted.


B. 2006 International Property Maintenance Code: The following changes, additions or insertions are made to the 2006 international property maintenance code:

Section 101.1, insert "village of Worth".

Section 102.3, change to read "Repairs, additions or alterations to a structure, or changes of occupancy, shall be done in accordance with the procedures and provisions of the building code, plumbing code, mechanical code, and electrical code adopted by the village. Nothing in this code shall be construed to cancel, modify or negate any provision of the zoning ordinance."

Section 102.4, add "The village shall have the right to cause the demolition, repair or enclosure of unsafe buildings as provided for in chapter 65, article 11, division 31, of the Illinois Compiled Statutes without following any of the procedures and notice requirements of this code."

Section 103, delete in full.

Section 104.1, add "The building commissioner shall be the code official. The code official may designate any employee of the village with the enforcement of this code."

Section 106.2, change to read "The code official may serve a notice of violation, but no such notice is a prerequisite to the existence of a violation or to action by the village to restrain, correct or abate such violation."

Section 106.3, change to read "The code official may institute court proceedings to restrain, correct or abate any violation, or to require the removal or termination of the unlawful occupancy of any structure, or the order or direction of the code official. Any action taken on such premises shall be charged against the real estate upon which the structure is located and shall be a lien upon such real estate.
(Ord. 07-27, 9-18-2007)

Section 106.4, change to read "Any person who violates any provision of this code shall be subject to a fine in the amount set forth in section 1-4-1 of the village code. Each day that a violation occurs shall constitute a separate offense and violation."
(Ord. 2014-16, 3-4-2014)

Section 107, delete in full.

Section 108.1.1, add "No structure may be boarded up for more than 6 months. An unsafe structure includes any structure boarded up for more than 6 months."

Section 108.3, change to read "Whenever the code official has condemned a structure of equipment, notice shall be sent by first class mail to the taxpayer of record or the party responsible for paying any water bill. The notice shall include a statement of the violations and a deadline by which to correct the violations."

Section 110.1, change to read "The code official may order the demolition of any structure which is:

1. Dangerous, unsafe, unsanitary or otherwise unfit for human habitation or occupancy.

2. A public nuisance.

3. Vacant or abandoned for more than 6 months.

4. Boarded up for more than 6 months.

5. Under construction where there has been a cessation of normal construction activity for a period of more than 6 months.

6. Maintain in violation of the provisions of this code for more than 6 months."

Section 110.2, change to read "A notice of order of demolition shall be serviced as provided for in chapter 65, article 11, division 31, of the Illinois Compiled Statutes."

Section 111, delete in full.

Section 201.3, change to read "Where terms are not defined in this code and are defined in the building code, fire code, plumbing code, mechanical code, electrical code, or zoning ordinance, such terms shall have the meanings ascribed to them in those codes."

Section 301.3, add "No structure shall be maintained which is:

1. Dangerous, unsafe, unsanitary or otherwise unfit for human habitation or occupancy.

2. A public nuisance.

3. Vacant or abandoned for more than 6 months.

4. Boarded up for more than 6 months.

5. Under construction where there has been a cessation of normal construction activity for a period of more than 6 months.

6. In violation of the provisions of this code for more than 6 months."

Section 304.3, add "Street numbers must be attached to the structure (or light pole or mailbox) and may not be painted thereon. Street numbers may not be painted on any stairway, stoop, sidewalk, curb, or other area."

Section 304.14, insert "May 1" and "October 1".

Section 401.3, delete the word "international".

Section 404.5, add "If any room used for residential purposes is overcrowded, the code official may order the number of persons sleeping or living in said room to be reduced in order to conform to the minimum area requirements of table 404.5. It shall be prohibited to use for sleeping purposes any kitchen, hallway, closet, basement, storage room, public area, dining room or living room (except that a living room may be used for sleeping purposes of a guest for not more than 2 consecutive nights)."

Section 505.1, delete the word "international".

Section 602.2, change to read "Dwellings shall be provided with heating facilities capable of maintaining a room temperature of 65°F in all habitable rooms, bathrooms and toilet rooms. Cooking appliances shall not be used to provide space heating to meet the requirements of this section."

Section 602.3, insert "October 1" and "May 1". Delete the last sentence in the exception.

Section 602.4, insert "October 1" and "May 1".

Section 604.2, delete the word "ICC".

Section 702.2, delete the word "international".

Section 702.3, delete the word "international".

Section 704.1, delete the word "international".

Section 704.2, delete the word "international".


C. 2006 International Mechanical Code: The following changes, additions or insertions are made to the 2006 international mechanical code:

Section 101.1, insert "village of Worth".

Section 103.1, delete in full.

Section 103.2, change first sentence to read "The building official shall be the building commissioner".

Section 106.5.2, change to read "The building official shall establish a schedule of permit fees and plan review fees."

Section 106.5.3, change to read "The building official may authorize a refund of fees".
(Ord. 07-27, 9-18-2007)

Section 108.4, change the first sentence to read "A penalty in the amount set forth in section 1-4-1 of the village code is hereby imposed for each violation of this code".
(Ord. 2014-16, 3-4-2014)

Section 108.5, delete the last sentence.

Section 109, delete in full. All appeals shall be taken as provided in the building code.
(Ord. 07-27, 9-18-2007)


D. 2014 State Of Illinois Plumbing Code: Pursuant to 17 Illinois administrative code 3730.307(c)(4) and subject to the Illinois plumbing code3 and the lawn irrigation contractor and lawn sprinkler system registration code4, all plumbing fixtures and irrigation controllers installed after September 30, 2015, shall bear the WaterSense label (as designated by the United States environmental protection agency WaterSense program), when such labeled fixtures are available. (Ord. 2015-32, 9-1-2015)


E. 2006 International Residential Code: The following changes, additions or insertions are made to the 2006 international residential code:

Section R101.1, insert "village of Worth".

Section R102.4, change the last sentence to read "In the event of conflict between this code and any referenced code or other ordinance of the village, the most stringent provisions shall be applied unless the building official otherwise determines".

Section R103.1, delete in full.

Section R103.2, change first sentence to read "The building official shall be the building commissioner".

Section R108.1, delete the last sentence.

Section R108.4, add the following to read "The additional fee for commencing work without obtaining the necessary permits shall be $50 per day measured from the time that work began until the required permits are obtained. This fee shall be paid at the time that the permits are issued".

Section R112, delete in full. All appeals shall be taken as provided in the building code.
(Ord. 07-27, 9-18-2007)

Section R113.4, add the following, "A penalty in the amount set forth in section 1-4-1 of the village code is hereby imposed for each violation of this code".
(Ord. 2014-16, 3-4-2014)

Table R301.2(1), insert, "The building official shall determine the applicable criteria from the referenced tables and figures."

Section R403.1, add the following, "All footings shall be concrete footings and no other materials may be used."

Section R404.1, add the following, "All foundations shall be concrete foundations and no other materials may be used."

Section R408.4, add the following, "The minimum height for a crawl space shall be 3 feet. All crawl spaces shall have a minimum 2 inch concrete cement floor with vapor barrier."
(Ord. 07-27, 9-18-2007)

Section R807.1, add the following, "Where a furnace is located in an attic, the furnace shall be located in an enclosed insulation room of not less than 64 square feet of flat area with a walkway of a minimum 24 inches wide to the furnace from the access opening."

Part VII - Plumbing. Only methods, materials, construction and systems allowed by the 2014 state of Illinois plumbing code are permitted.
(Ord. 2015-04, 1-20-2015)

Part VIII - Electrical. Only wiring methods, materials, construction and systems allowed under the Chicago electrical code are permitted.

Appendix G, Swimming Pools, Spas And Hot Tubs, is hereby adopted.

Appendix H, Patio Covers, is hereby adopted.

Appendix J, Existing Buildings And Structures, is hereby adopted.


F. 2006 International Fuel Gas Code: The following changes, additions or insertions are made to the 2006 international fuel gas code:

Section 101.1, insert "village of Worth".

Section 106.5.2, change to read "The building official shall establish a schedule of permit fees and plan review fees."

Section 106.5.3, change to read "The building official may authorize a refund of fees".

Section 109, delete in full. All appeals shall be taken as provided in the building code.


G. 2006 International Existing Building Code: The following changes, additions or insertions are made to the 2006 international existing building code:

Section 101.1, insert "village of Worth".

Section 112, delete in full. All appeals shall be taken as provided in the building code.

Section 1301.2, insert "January 1, 1960".


H. 2006 International Energy Conservation Code: The following changes, additions or insertions are made to the 2006 international energy conservation code:

Section 101.1, insert "village of Worth".
(Ord. 07-27, 9-18-2007)


I. Chicago Electrical Code: The following changes, additions or insertions are made to the Chicago electrical code:

"Village of Worth" shall be substituted for "City of Chicago" wherever the latter appears.
(Ord. 2016-37, 10-18-2016)

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4-2-3: FEES:linklink

Any person or entity obtaining a permit or other service of the types listed below must pay the fee listed below. The following shall be the fee schedule for village permits and inspections:


A. Established:

1. General Building Permit Fee: 1 percent of value of construction plus all consulting and review fees and costs incurred by the village, including, without limitation, fees and costs associated with engineering services, environmental services, legal services, and other professional and/or technical services. The bond shall be 3 percent of value of construction. The inspection fee shall be $25.00 per inspection. (Ord. 2015-38, 10-6-2015)

2. Garage Permit Fee: $0.10 a square foot with a minimum of a $25.00 permit fee. The bond shall be $0.50 per square foot with a minimum of $50.00. An electric permit fee for a garage shall be $40.00. The inspection fee shall be $25.00 per inspection.

3. Shed Or Fence Permit Fee: Shed fee shall be $25.00. An electric permit fee for a shed shall be $40.00. The shed bond shall be $25.00. Fence fee shall be $0.20 per square foot with a minimum of $25.00. The fence bond shall be $0.50 per square foot with a minimum of $50.00. The inspection fee for a shed or fence shall be $25.00 per inspection.

4. Driveway Permit Fee: The fee shall be $0.10 a square foot with a minimum of $50.00. The bond shall be $0.10 a square foot with a minimum of $50.00. The inspection fee shall be $25.00 per inspection. No permit fee or inspection is required for seal coating of driveway.

5. Deck Or Open Porch Permit Fee: Deck permit fee, $0.10 a square foot but not less than a $50.00 permit fee. The deck bond shall be $0.10 a square foot with a minimum of $50.00. Open porch or patio permit fee, $0.10 a square foot with a minimum of a $30.00 permit fee. The open porch or patio bond shall be $0.10 a square foot with a minimum of $30.00. The inspection fee for a deck, open porch or patio shall be $25.00 per inspection.

6. Electrical Permit Fee: Unless otherwise indicated in the code, the inspection fee for electrical installations shall be calculated in accordance to the fee schedule in the city of Chicago electrical ordinance. There is no permit or inspection fee for replacement work of electrical sockets and switches.

7. HVAC Permit Fee: $35.00. The inspection fee shall be $25.00 per inspection.

8. Demolition Permit Fee: $100.00. $25.00 for each inspection. The demolition bond shall be $2,500.00. The inspection fee shall be in addition to the applicable permit fee.

9. Inspection Fee: $25.00 for each inspection. The inspection fee shall be in addition to any applicable permit fees. Effective January 1, 2004, inspection fees for billboards as defined by section 4-4-13 of this title are $2.00 per square foot of sign face, each side, per year.

10. Home Maintenance Permit Fee: No permit fee or inspection is required for certain minor home maintenance, including the replacement of plumbing faucets, traps; toilet replacement; window replacement of windows of the same size; minor aluminum siding repairs (as determined by the building commissioner); rain gutter repair; carpet replacement; hardwood floor sanding or refinishing; drywall patching; painting of interior and/or exterior of home; storm or screen door replacement; changing of light fixtures; and changing of exhaust hoods.

11. Furnace Replacement Permit Fee: $35.00 with a final inspection fee of $25.00 where there is no ductwork and $40.00 with ductwork.

12. Certificate Of Occupancy Fee: $50.00. (Ord. 10-34, 12-7-2010)

13. Plumbing Permit Fees:

a. New construction: 1 percent of the plumbing value or $50.00, whichever is greater, and $35.00 per inspection.

b. Rehab construction: 1 percent of the plumbing value or $50.00, whichever is greater, and $35.00 per inspection.

c. Hot water tank: $35.00 per inspection.

d. Sewer construction or repair: $150.00 plus $35.00 per inspection. (Ord. 2014-40, 11-5-2014)

14. Special Inspection Request With Report: $35.00 per inspector per type of inspection. For annual inspections of multi-family residential buildings:

Containing 5 or less units - $160.00.

Each additional unit - $20.00 per unit. (Ord. 11-29, 11-1-2011)

15. Elevators; Etc.: The fees for annual inspections or installation inspection of an elevator or manlift, movable stage or orchestra floor or platform lift, dumbwaiter or escalator shall be: the applicable fee charged by the elevator inspection company, plus an amount equal to 10 percent of that fee, hereby designated as an administrative surcharge, payable to the village of Worth. (Ord. 10-34, 12-7-2010)


B. Penalty: Any person, firm, or corporation, or agent, employee or contractor of such, who violates, destroys, omits, neglects, or refuses to comply with, or who resists enforcement of any provision of this section, shall be subject to a fine in the amount set forth in section 1-4-1 of this code, or imprisonment for not more than six (6) months, or both, for each offense. In addition, judgment shall be entered against such entity in an amount equal to the village's reasonable attorney fees for prosecution of the action and any appeals, postjudgment proceedings or contempt proceedings. Each day a violation exists or continues to exist shall constitute a separate offense. (Ord. 2014-16, 3-4-2014)

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4-2-4: BUILDING PERMIT RENEWALS:linklink

Building permits are valid for one year from the date of issuance. A building permit shall be renewable only once and only upon the payment of fifty percent (50%) of the building permit fee originally paid. (Ord. 88-24, 10-25-1988)
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4-2-5: CASH BOND DEPOSITS:linklink


A. Bond Deposit Required; Approval Of Sureties:

1. All applicants for building permits must provide a cash bond in the amount of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) or the amount of the original permit fee, whichever is less, to guarantee against damage to village property and delinquent inspection fees, unless otherwise specified in the code. The fee shall be held by the village treasurer and be refunded upon issuance of a certificate of occupancy. (Ord. 10-34, 12-7-2010)

2. All contractors who perform work in the village must file and keep in force during the license period, a bond in the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) with sureties to be approved by the building commissioner. The bond shall be conditioned to indemnify the village, and hold it harmless from any loss, damage, claim, or liability arising out of or resulting from the conduct or operation of the business, or the doing or failure to do any act in connection therewith. (Ord. 94-14, 4-19-1994)


B. Cash Bond Deposit Required For Construction Located Within Four Feet Of Lot Line: Any person who shall apply to construct any building, structure or other improvement within four feet (4') of the lot line shall deposit a cash bond in the sum of one hundred percent (100%) of the building permit fee which shall be in addition to the building permit fee and any other cash bonds or other security required under the ordinances and codes of the village. The purpose of this additional cash bond shall be to ensure that adjoining lots and property are not damaged or otherwise disturbed by construction within four feet (4') of the lot line.


C. Forfeiture Of Building Cash Bond Deposits: Any cash bond required to be deposited by this section or any ordinance of the village concerning building regulations shall be forfeited unless the building for which the cash bond deposit was required to be posted has been completed and passed final inspection within two (2) years from the date of issuance of the building permit, unless a shorter forfeiture provision is provided therefor.


D. Driveway Bond: Prior to occupancy of any new single-family residential dwelling, the driveway must be completed or a five hundred dollar ($500.00) cash driveway bond must be deposited with the village to secure the completion of the driveway within one year of such occupancy. Failure to complete the driveway within such time shall result in forfeiture of the five hundred dollar ($500.00) cash bond. Such forfeiture shall not affect the obligation of the landowner to construct the driveway. (Ord. 88-24, 10-25-1988)

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4-2-6: CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS FOR PHYSICALLY IMPAIRED:linklink

Governmental, commercial and industrial buildings constructed in the village and all other buildings open to the public in the village shall be designed and constructed in accordance with the Americans with disabilities act. (Ord. 87-11, 4-21-1987, eff. 7-1-1987; amd. 1995 Code)
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4-2-7: PRIVATE GARAGES:linklink


A. Three Car Garages Permitted: No private garage shall be erected nor shall any existing private garage be expanded in any R1 or R2 residential zoning district of such size as to provide space for more than three (3) cars. (Ord. 92-6, 7-7-1992)


B. Size Restrictions:

1. No private garage shall be erected nor shall any existing private garage be expanded to have an area exceeding seven hundred sixty eight (768) square feet in any R1 residential zoning district or seven hundred twenty (720) square feet in any R2 residential zoning district and shall not exceed thirty percent (30%) of the rear yard, including all other accessory buildings and structures.

a. However, if the zoning lot exceeds ten thousand (10,000) square feet, the garage area may exceed the stated limits by a prorated amount based on the ratio of the size of the zoning lot to a base size of ten thousand (10,000) square feet. For example, on a lot of record in an R1 residential zoning district which is twenty thousand (20,000) square feet in size, a garage of one thousand five hundred thirty six (1,536) square feet in area is allowed.

b. However, if the requirements of subsection B1a of this section do not apply, but the zoning lot exceeds eight thousand (8,000) square feet and the garage area would not exceed twenty percent (20%) of the rear yard, including all other accessory buildings and structures, a garage of up to nine hundred (900) square feet is allowed. (Ord. 04-37, 6-15-2004)

2. No private garage shall be erected nor shall any existing private garage be expanded to have any wall exceeding thirty four feet (34') in length in any R1 or R2 residential zoning district. (Ord. 03-35, 10-21-2003)


C. Height Restrictions: No private garage shall be erected nor shall any existing private garage be expanded to have any side wall height exceeding nine feet (9') nor an overall height exceeding sixteen feet (16').


D. Accessory Use Restrictions: Except as otherwise provided in this section, the restrictions contained in the Worth zoning ordinance, including, but not limited to, section 5-3-4 of this code, shall apply to all private garages erected or expanded in the village. (Ord. 92-6, 7-7-1992)


E. Structural Requirements: (Note: A sketch illustrating these requirements is available free of charge from the building commissioner.)

1. Garages Of Frame Construction: All garages of frame construction must have a foundation which is at least twelve inches (12") wide and twenty inches (20") deep. There must be a concrete floor at least four inches (4") thick over at least four inches (4") of stone, wire reinforced. The walls must be sixteen inches (16") on center 2" x 4"s, with a maximum height of nine feet (9'). The roof rafters must be sixteen inches (16") on center, 2" x 6"s, with a two inch by eight inch (2" x 8") ridge and hips and five-eighths (5/8) CDX plywood sheathing. The ceiling joists must be forty eight inches (48") on center, 2" x 6"s, bolted. There must be three (3) full width of garage, two inch by twelve inch (2" x 12") bolted headers over the overhead door.

2. Garages Of Masonry Construction: All garages of masonry construction must have a foundation which is at least eight inches (8") wide and forty eight inches (48") deep, formed or trenched. Trenched foundations must have belled out bottom sixteen inches (16"). There must be a concrete floor at least four inches (4") thick over at least four inches (4") of stone, wire reinforced. The roof rafters must be sixteen inches (16") on center, 2" x 6"s, with a two inch by eight inch (2" x 8") ridge and hips and five-eighths (5/8) CDX plywood sheathing. The ceiling joists must be forty eight inches (48") on center, 2" x 8"s, bolted. There must be a steel header over the overhead door.

3. Attached Garages: All attached garages or additions to existing garages must have a forty eight inch by eight inch (48" x 8") formed or trenched foundation. Trenched foundations must have belled out bottom sixteen inches (16").

4. Additions To Existing Garages:

a. All additions to existing garages must have a foundation which conforms to the foundation of the existing garage, and also be a minimum of twelve inches (12") wide and twenty inches (20") deep and tied in with reinforcement rods. These rods must extend into the existing foundation to a depth of no less than six inches (6") and will protrude out into the new foundation a distance of no less than eighteen inches (18"). These reinforcement rods must be spaced at eighteen inch (18") intervals.

b. Additions to garages made from "floating slab" foundations are not permitted. Rooflines must follow the existing rooflines, so that the finished addition to the garage will be beneath one roof. Before the issuance of a garage foundation permit, the village inspector must inspect the foundation of the existing garage. (Ord. 94-32, 10-4-1994)

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4-2-8: CLOSED SYSTEM AIR CONDITIONING FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION:linklink


A. Installation Required: No new construction or new remodeling shall be permitted within the village unless such construction or remodeling shall provide for the installation of air conditioning equipment which does not require water for its operation or which uses a closed water cooled system whereby the water used is recycled. Nothing in this section shall be constructed to require the air conditioning of new construction or new remodeling.


B. Permit Issuance: No building permit or occupancy permit shall be issued by the village for any new construction or new remodeling unless the plans and specifications for such construction and the new construction or new remodeling as built comply with the provisions of this section. (Ord. 83-9, 6-28-1983)

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4-2-9: PROHIBITED CONSTRUCTION BY BLASTING; GROUNDWATER REMOVAL RESTRICTED:linklink


A. Findings:

1. The detonation of explosives is an ultra hazardous activity; and

2. Construction by blasting of explosives, both above and below the ground, is likely to cause damage to persons or property; and

3. The construction by blasting of explosives of a relief sewer on and under Ridgeland Avenue in the village has resulted in claims for property damage which remain unsettled and unresolved; and

4. Alterations in the water table can cause property damage; and

5. These matters affect the health, safety and public welfare of the residents and property owners within the village.


B. Definitions: When used in this section, the following words and terms shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this subsection:

EXPLOSIVES: Any chemical compound or any mechanical mixture containing any oxidizing and combustible units or other ingredients in such proportions, quantities or packing that an ignition by fire, friction, concussion, percussion or detonator of any part of the compound or mixture may cause sudden generation of highly heated gases that the resultant gaseous pressures are capable of producing destructive effects upon life, limb or contiguous objects, but does not mean gasoline, kerosene, naphtha, turpentine, benzine, butane, propane colloided nitrocellulose in sheets or rods or grains not under one-eighth inch (1/8") in diameter, wet nitrocellulose and wet nitro starch containing twenty percent (20%) or more moisture or wet picric acid containing or being in ten percent (10%) or more moisture. Manufactured articles, such as fixed ammunition for small arms, firecrackers, safety fuses, matches, etc., shall not be held to be explosives when the individual units contain explosives in such limited quantity, of such nature or in such packing that it is impossible to produce a simultaneous or a destructive explosion of such units, to the injury of life, limb or property.

GROUNDWATER: Any natural accumulation of water located more than fifteen feet (15') below the surface of the earth.


C. Construction By Blasting Of Explosives Prohibited: No person shall construct any improvement or project by blasting of explosives within the village.


D. Restriction On The Removal Of Groundwater: No person shall remove groundwater within the village for any construction purpose or project nor for any commercial or business purpose. Furthermore, no person shall remove groundwater outside the village which shall reduce the groundwater below land located in the village to such an extent that property damage results to property located in the village. (Ord. 87-1, 1-6-1987)


E. Penalties: Any person violating this section shall be fined the amount set forth in section 1-4-1 of this code, and each instance of blasting or other violation shall be deemed a separate offense. (Ord. 2014-16, 3-4-2014)

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4-2-10: COMPENSATION FOR COURT APPEARANCES:linklink

In the event any building inspector, electrical inspector, plumbing inspector or building commissioner shall, in the course of his duties, be required to appear in court as either a complainant or a witness, he shall be paid fifty dollars ($50.00) for each court appearance. (Ord. 76-16, 1976; amd. 1995 Code)
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Footnotes - Click any footnote link to go back to its reference.
Footnote 1: See chapter 2A of this title for adjudication of violations.
Footnote 2: See section 9-2-5 of this code.