Chapter 29 - International Property Maintenance Code

29.01 CODE ADOPTED
29.02 REFERENCES IN CODE
29.03 SAVINGS CLAUSE
29.04 SEVERABILITY CLAUSE
29.05 PENALTIES

29.01 CODE ADOPTED. That a certain document, three (3) copies of which are on file in the office of the Village Clerk of the Village of Beverly Hills, being marked and designated as the International Property Maintenance Code, 2006 edition, as published by the International Code Council, be and is hereby adopted as the Property Maintenance Code of the Village of Beverly Hills, in the State of Michigan for regulating and governing the conditions of all property, buildings and structures; by providing the standards for supplied utilities and facilities and other physical things and conditions essential to ensure that structures are safe, sanitary and fit for occupation and use; and the condemnation of buildings and structures unfit for human occupancy and use, and the demolition of such existing structures as herein provided; providing for the issuance of permits and collection of fees therefor; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of said Property Maintenance Code on file in the Clerk's office of the Village of Beverly Hills are hereby referred to, adopted and made a part hereof, as if fully set out in this Ordinance, with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes, if any, prescribed in Section 29.02 of this Ordinance.

29.02 REFERENCES IN CODE. The following sections are hereby revised:

Section 101.1. Title. These regulations shall be known as the Property Maintenance Code of the Village of Beverly Hills, hereinafter referred to as "this code".

Section 103.5. Fees. The fees for activities and services performed by the department in carrying out its responsibilities under this code shall be as indicated in a schedule adopted by Village Council Resolution.

Section 302.4. Weeds. All premises and exterior property shall be maintained free from weeds or plant growth in excess of eight (8) inches in height. All noxious weeds shall be prohibited. Weeds shall be defined as all grasses, annual plants and vegetation, other than trees or shrubs provided; however, this term shall not include cultivated flowers and gardens.

Upon failure of the owner or agent having charge of a property to cut and destroy weeds after service of a notice of violation, they shall be subject to prosecution in accordance with Section 106.3 and as prescribed by the authority having jurisdiction. Upon failure to comply with the notice of violation, any duly authorized employee of the jurisdiction or contractor hired by the jurisdiction shall be authorized to enter upon the property in violation and cut and destroy the weeds growing thereon, and the costs of such removal shall be paid by the owner or agent responsible for the property.

Section 304.14. Insect screens. During the period from April 1st to October 31st, every door, window and other outside opening required for ventilation of habitable rooms, food preparation areas, food service areas or any areas where products to be included or utilized in food for human consumption are processed, manufactured, packaged or stored shall be supplied with approved tightly fitting screens of not less than 16 mesh per inch (16 mesh per 25 mm), and every screen door used for insect control shall have a self-closing device in good working condition.

Exception: Screens shall not be required where other approved means, such as air curtains or insect repellent fans, are employed.

Section 602.3. Heat supply. Every owner and operator of any building who rents, leases or lets one or more dwelling units or sleeping units on terms, either expressed or implied, to furnish heat to the occupants thereof shall supply heat during the period from October 1st to April 30th to maintain a temperature of not less than 68 degrees F (20 degrees C) in all habitable rooms, bathrooms, and toilet rooms.

Exceptions:

1. When the outdoor temperature is below the winter outdoor design temperature for the locality, maintenance of the minimum room temperature shall not be required provided that the heating system is operating at its full design capacity. The winter outdoor design temperature for the locality shall be as indicated in Appendix D of the International Plumbing Code.

2. In areas where the average monthly temperature is above 30 degrees F (-1 degree C) a minimum temperature of 65 degrees F (18 degrees C) shall be maintained.

Section 602.4. Occupiable work spaces. Indoor occupiable work spaces shall be supplied with heat during the period from October 1st to April 30th to maintain a temperature of not less than 65 degrees F (18 degrees C) during the period the spaces are occupied.

Exceptions:

1. Processing, storage and operation areas that require cooling or special temperature conditions.

2. Areas in which persons are primarily engaged in vigorous physical activities.

29.03 SAVINGS CLAUSE. That nothing in this Ordinance or in the Property Maintenance Code hereby adopted shall be construed to affect any suit or proceeding pending in any court, or any rights acquired, or liability incurred, or any cause or causes of action acquired or existing, under any act or ordinance hereby repealed as cited in Section 3.01 of this Ordinance; nor shall any just or legal right or remedy of any character be lost, impaired or affected by this Ordinance.

29.04 SEVERABILITY CLAUSE. That if any section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrse of this Ordinance is, for any reason, held to be unconstitutional, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this Ordinance. The Village of Beverly Hills hereby declares that it would have passed this Ordinance, and each section, subsection, clause or phrase thereof, respective of the fact that any one or more sections, subsections, sentences, clauses and phrases to declared unconstitutional.

29.05 PENALTIES. Any persons violating the provisions of this Ordinance shall be responsible for a municipal civil infraction and upon a finding of responsibility thereof shall be fined not exceeding $500.00. {Ord. 324, 11-15-06}