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ORDINANCE NO. 1383
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 8, ARTICLE 4 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF OSWEGO, RELATING TO MINIMUM HOUSING CODE.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF OSWEGO, KANSAS:
SECTION 1. Chapter 8, Article 4, Section 11 (8-411) of the City Code is hereby amended to read:
INSPECTION OF BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES AND PRESMISES.
(a) For the Purpose of Determining Compliance with the provisions of this code, the public officer or his or her authorized representative is hereby authorized to make inspections to determine the condition, use, and occupancy of dwellings, dwelling units, rooming units, and the premises upon which the same are located. This requirement is applicable to existing dwellings or buildings.
(b) The public officer is not limited by the conditions in the above paragraph (a) where new construction or vacant premises are involved and may make such inspections at any appropriate time.
(c) The public officer shall inspect every structure which is intended to be occupied as a residence prior to occupancy if such structure has not been occupied as a residence for at least six months immediately preceding the date of intended occupancy.
(d) The Owner, Operator, and Occupant of every dwelling, dwelling unit, and rooming unit shall give the public officer, or his or her authorized representative, during reasonable hours, free access to such dwelling, dwelling unit, and rooming unit, and its premises, for the purpose of such inspection, examination and survey after identification by proper credentials.
(e) Every Occupant of a dwelling shall give the owner thereof, or his or her authorized agent or employee, access to any part of such dwelling, or its premises, at all reasonable times, for the purpose of making such repairs or alterations as are necessary to effect compliance with the provisions of this code or with any rule or regulation adopted and promulgated, or any order issued pursuant to the provisions of this code.
SECTION 2. Chapter 15, Article 1, Section 9 (15-109) of the City Code is hereby amended to read:
(a) At the time of making application for utility service, the property owner or customer shall make application and a cash deposit in the full amount set by the governing body to secure payment of accrued bills or bills due on discontinuance of service. Receipt thereof shall be issued to each such depositor. Application for service shall be completed prior to providing utility service.
(b) The property owner or customer must make written application for the utility service and provide any information as required by the city clerk.
(c) Upon application for utilities to a residential structure, if the property has not been occupied as a residence for at least six months immediately preceding the date of intended occupancy, the city clerk shall notify the public officer and inspection shall be conducted pursuant to Article 4 of Chapter 8 prior to any city provided utilities being made available. A fee of $25 shall be assessed prior to scheduling inspection and prior to any approval.
SECTION 3. Those portions of the City Code of Oswego, Kansas, in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.
SECTION 4. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage, approval and publication in the official city newspaper.
Passed by the Governing Body and approved by the Mayor of the City of Oswego, Kansas, this 8thday of May, 2017.
F.W. Cunningham, Jr., Mayor
Carol J. Eddington, City Clerk