ORDINANCE NO. 623
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE, WASHINGTON, RELATING TO BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION CODES, AMENDING TITLE 14 OF THE UNIVERSITY PLACE MUNICIPAL CODE BY AMENDING CHAPTER 14.05, EXCEPT FOR VESTED PERMIT APPLICATIONS, AND BY ADOPTING A NEW CHAPTER 14.05, BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION CODES, WHICH SHALL APPLY TO NEW PERMIT APPLICATIONS
WHEREAS, the Revised Code of Washington Chapter 19.27 RCW the State Building Code requires the State Building Code be in effect in all counties and all cities in the State; and
WHEREAS, RCW 19.27.040 authorizes cities to amend the State Building Code as it applies within their jurisdiction; and
WHEREAS, the City Council finds that the public health, safety, and general welfare are best served by adopting and enforcing building and construction codes that require minimum performance standards for construction and construction materials, consistent with accepted standards of engineering, fire and life safety, and to permit the use of modern technical methods, devices and improvements.
NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE, WASHINGTON, HEREBY DOES ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Preserving Vested Permit Applications, the City’s Authority to Enforce Prior Building and Construction Codes. The amendment of Chapter 14.05, Uniform Codes, of the University Place Municipal Code as provided for in Section 2 shall not apply: (1) to any vested permit application that is lawfully entitled to be processed under the prior Building and Construction Code; or (2) to any enforcement action taken by the City to enforce the provisions of prior Building and Construction Code.
Section 2. Amend Chapter 14.05, Building and Construction Code, to the University Place Municipal Code. The University Place Municipal Code, Chapter 14.05, Building and Construction Code, is hereby amended as shown in Exhibit A.
Section 3. Severability. If any section, sentence, clause or phrase of this Title shall be held to be invalid or unconstitutional by a court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity or unconstitutionality shall not affect the validity or constitutionality of any other section, sentence, clause or phrase of this Title.
Section 4. Publication and Effective Date. A summary of this ordinance consisting of its title shall be published in the official newspaper of the City. This Ordinance shall take effect five (5) days after publication.
PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL ON AUGUST 5, 2013.
Ken Grassi, Mayor
Emelita Genetia, City Clerk
APPROVED AS TO FORM:
Steve Victor, City Attorney
Effective Date: 08/12/13