AN ORDINANCE AMENDING PORTIONS OF THE BUILDING CODE CONCERNING DEMOLITION
WHEREAS, the Common Council of the City of Rochester that certain portions of the City's building regulations should be amended to regulate the demolition of property;
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED by the Common Council of the City of Rochester that the Ordinances of the City of Rochester are hereby amended as follows (additions listed in bold):
§ 150.024 WORKMANSHIP AND DEMOLITION
(A) All work on the construction, alteration and repair of buildings and other structures shall be performed in a good and workmanlike manner according to accepted standards and practices in the trade.
(B) All demolition debris/rubbish shall be completely removed and disposed of in a legal and proper manner within 14 days of the start of the demolition process. Where a Demolition Permit is required, all demolition sites will have some type of barrier to signify to the public that a hazard exists (rope, tape, fencing, etc.), which will completely enclose/surround the worksite. Where a Demolition Permit is required, any demolition site open more than 5 days must have construction barricades as defined by the Indiana Department of Homeland Security and not to be less than 6 feet in height. The demolition site will be completely back-filled with suitable material, graded and seeded with a vegetative cover within 30 days of the start of demolition. Any building demolished in a commercial district will be completed by a contractor that is legally bonded and insured.
(C) If any person, firm or corporation shall violate any of the provisions of this subsection, do any act prohibited herein or fail to perform any duty lawfully enjoined, within the time prescribed by the Building Commissioner, or shall fail, neglect or refuse to obey any lawful order given by the Building Commissioner in connection with the provisions of this code for each such violation, failure or refusal, such person, firm or corporation shall be fined $250. Each day of such unlawful activity shall constitute a separate offense.
Passed by the Common Council of Rochester, Indiana the 22nd day of Oct. 2013.