Sec. 6-183.  Additions, insertions and changes.


The following sections of the property maintenance code adopted in section 6-181 are hereby revised as follows:


Section 101.1  Title.  Insert:  the City of Norfolk, Nebraska.


Section 103.5 Fees.  Amend section to read as follows:


 “The fees for activities and services performed by the department in carrying out its responsibilities under this code shall be charged as necessary to reasonably recover costs.”


Section 110.1 General.  Amend section to read as follows:


"The code official shall order the owner of any structure or the owner of the premises upon which any structure is located that has been condemned by the code official pursuant to this code, or in the code official's judgment is so old, dilapidated or has become so out of repair as to be dangerous, unsafe, unsanitary or otherwise unfit for human habitation or occupancy, and such that it is unreasonable to repair the structure, to demolish and remove such structure; or if such structure is capable of being made safe by repairs, to repair and make safe and sanitary or to demolish and remove at the structure owner's or property owner's option; or where there has been a cessation of normal construction of any structure for a period of more than two years, to demolish and remove such structure.  In the event the structure and premises upon which the structure is located are in separate ownership, then both the owner of the structure and the owner of the premises shall be responsible for said removal."


Section 110.3  Failure to comply.  Amend section to read as follows:


If the owner of a premises fails to comply with a demolition order within the time prescribed, the code official may cause the structure to be demolished and removed, either through an available public agency or by contract or arrangement with private persons, and the cost of such demolition and removal shall be charged against the real estate upon which the structure is located and shall be a lien upon such real estate.


Section 111.1 Application for appeal.  Amend section to read as follows:


"Any person directly affected by a decision of the code official or a notice or order issued under this code shall have the right to appeal to the board of appeals, provided that a written application for appeal is filed within 20 days after the day the decision, notice or order was served.  A fee set forth in Section 2-5 of this Code shall accompany each application for appeal to the board of appeals which fee shall be refunded to the applicant in the event the board of appeals finds in favor of the applicant.  The applicant shall also pay all publication costs necessitated by the filing of said application as well as all costs associated with arranging for the presence of a court reporter at the hearing and the costs for creating a transcript of the hearing. An application for appeal shall be based on a claim that the true intent of this code or the rules legally adopted thereunder have been incorrectly interpreted, the provisions of this code do not fully apply, or the requirements of this code are adequately satisfied by other means, or that the strict application of any requirement of this code would cause an undue hardship."


Section 112.4  Failure to comply.  Amend section to read as follows:


             Any person who shall continue any work after having been served with a stop work order, except such work as that person is directed to perform to remove a violation or unsafe condition, shall be liable to a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars ($25) or more than five hundred dollars ($500) per day, per violation. 


Section 302.4  Weeds.  Insert:  twelve (12) inches.


Section 304.14  Insect Screens.  Insert: April 1 to November 1.


Section 602.3  Heat supply.  Amend section to read as follows: 


“Every owner and operator of any building who rents, leases or lets one or more dwelling unit, rooming unit, dormitory or guestroom on terms, either expressed or implied, to furnish heat to the occupants thereof shall supply heat to maintain a temperature of not less than 68 F. (20 C.) in all habitable rooms, bathrooms, and toilet rooms.


Exception:  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.”


Section 602.4  Occupiable work spaces. Amend section to read as follows: 


“Indoor occupiable work spaces shall be supplied with heat to maintain a temperature of not less than 65 F. (18 C.) during the period the spaces are occupied.




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.”  


Source: Ord. No. 3088, § 13, 9-7-82; Ord. No. 3253, § 2, 10-1-84; Ord. No. 3481, § 2, 6-15-87; Ord. No. 3792, § 2, 5-6-91; Ord. No. 4569, § 3, 1-7-02; Ord. No. 4896, § 1, 9-5-06; Ord. No. 4975, § 2, 9-17-07; Ord. No. 5135, § 5, 9-7-10; Ord. No. 5502, § 2, 11-6-17