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File #: AM No. 20-116   
Type: Consent Item Status: Passed
File created: 8/31/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/15/2020 Final action: 9/15/2020
Title: Adoption of Ordinances Amending the Redmond Municipal Code to Update the City's Building, Construction and Fire Codes to Reflect Current State Standards and City of Redmond Amendments; and Adoption of a Resolution Adding Fees to Provide for Fire Permits Associated with the Adoption of the 2018 Redmond Fire Code a. Ordinance No. 3007: An Ordinance Amending RMC Chapters 15.08, Building Code; 15.12, Electrical Code; 15.14, Mechanical Code; 15.16, Plumbing Code; 15.18, Energy Code, to Update the City's Building and Construction Codes to Reflect Current State Standards b. Ordinance No. 3008: An Ordinance Amending Redmond Municipal Code Sections 15.06, Fire Code, to Coordinate with the 2018 International Fire Code and Subsequent State Amendments c. Resolution No. 1536: A Resolution Amending the Fire Department Fee Schedule, Originally Adopted by Resolution No. 1073, and Amended Through Resolution Nos. 1281, 1389, and 1452, in Order to Provide Fees for Permits Associated with Adoption of ...
Attachments: 1. Agenda Memo No. 20-116, 2. Attachment A: Building Code Ordinance, 3. Attachment B: Fire Code Ordinance, 4. Attachment C: Fire Fee Resolution

TO: Members of the City Council

FROM: Mayor Angela Birney

 

DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR CONTACT(S):

Planning and Community Development

Carol Helland

425-556-2107

Fire

Todd Short

425-556-2242

 

DEPARTMENT STAFF:

Planning and Community Development

Jason Lynch

Assistant Director, Development Services

Planning and Community Development

Carol Lewis

Development Services Supervisor

Fire

Rich Gieseke

Acting Fire Marshal

 

TITLE:

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Adoption of Ordinances Amending the Redmond Municipal Code to Update the City’s Building, Construction and Fire Codes to Reflect Current State Standards and City of Redmond Amendments; and Adoption of a Resolution Adding Fees to Provide for Fire Permits Associated with the Adoption of the 2018 Redmond Fire Code

 

a.                     Ordinance No. 3007: An Ordinance Amending RMC Chapters 15.08, Building Code; 15.12, Electrical Code; 15.14, Mechanical Code; 15.16, Plumbing Code; 15.18, Energy Code, to Update the City’s Building and Construction Codes to Reflect Current State Standards

 

b.                     Ordinance No. 3008: An Ordinance Amending Redmond Municipal Code Sections 15.06, Fire Code, to Coordinate with the 2018 International Fire Code and Subsequent State Amendments

 

c.                     Resolution No. 1536: A Resolution Amending the Fire Department Fee Schedule, Originally Adopted by Resolution No. 1073, and Amended Through Resolution Nos. 1281, 1389, and 1452, in Order to Provide Fees for Permits Associated with Adoption of the 2018 Redmond Fire Code

...recommendation

 

OVERVIEW STATEMENT:

The City must amend the Redmond Municipal Code to align with the latest editions and technical standards contained in the State Building, Fire, and Electrical Codes.

 

 

  Additional Background Information/Description of Proposal Attached

 

 

REQUESTED ACTION:

 

  Receive Information                                            Provide Direction                                            Approve

 

REQUEST RATIONALE:

                     Relevant Plans/Policies:

Redmond Municipal Code

                     Required:

RCW 19.27.031

                     Council Request:

Council directed this to be placed on the Consent Agenda at the August 4, 2020, Business Meeting

                     Other Key Facts:

Routine amendment and adoption of State and Local Codes occurs every three years.

 

OUTCOMES:

This adoption will establish Redmond administrative and enforcement provisions. The adoption of these codes will help protect personal and commercial real estate investments by providing a minimum level of construction quality and safety.  Consistent building codes, fire, and electrical codes and standards will help the design and construction community develop products around a common set of laws, codes, and standards.

 

COMMUNITY/STAKEHOLDER OUTREACH AND INVOLVEMENT:

 

                     Timeline (previous or planned):

June 23, 2020 - Environmental Sustainability Program Manager

July 7, 2020 - Master Builders Association

July 8, 2020 - OneRedmond 

                     Outreach Methods and Results:

Online presentation with opportunity for questions/answers and input

                     Feedback Summary:

Environmental Sustainability Manager will continue to work with Planning and Fire to coordinate efforts to achieve the City's environmental goals. Master Builders and OneRedmond appreciated the opportunity to participate in the process and early awareness of the upcoming changes.

 

 

BUDGET IMPACT:

 

Total Cost:

Cost is included in the ongoing operational costs of the Divisions responsible for permit review.

 

Approved in current biennial budget:                                            Yes                                            No                                            N/A

 

Budget Offer Number:

Development Service Center 000042

Comprehensive Inspection Service 000046

Fire Prevention Services 000016

 

Budget Priority:

Vibrant Economy

Safety

 

Other budget impacts or additional costs:                       Yes                                            No                                            N/A

If yes, explain:

-

 

Funding source(s):

General Fund

 

Budget/Funding Constraints:

N/A

 

  Additional budget details attached

 

 

COUNCIL REVIEW:

 

Previous Contact(s)

Date

Meeting

Requested Action

6/9/2020

Committee of the Whole - Planning and Public Works

Receive Information

6/16/2020

Committee of the Whole - Public Safety

Receive Information

8/4/2020

Business Meeting

Provide Direction

 

Proposed Upcoming Contact(s)

Date

Meeting

Requested Action

 

None proposed at this time

N/A

 

Time Constraints:

The Washington State Building Code Council adopted the 2018 Building, Fire, and 2020 National Electrical Codes to become effective on July 1, 2020, and Governor Inslee Proclamation 20-40 “Stay Home Stay Safe” postponed the adoption until November 1, 2020. The National Electrical Code has been postponed to October 30, 2020, with the State Building Code Council (SBCC) postponing the adoption of all other codes until February 1, 2020.

 

ANTICIPATED RESULT IF NOT APPROVED:

If Redmond does not adopt the new codes, there could be a negative fiscal impact on our Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule (BCEGS) classifications, and our Washington Survey and Rating Bureau Municipal Fire Protection rating which are used by property/casualty insurers in determining rates paid by building owners in our jurisdiction. Our current BCEGS rating is a two (2) which is the second-highest rating. The rating is dependent upon; code adoption, staff qualifications, public awareness, and structural provisions.

 

ATTACHMENTS:

Attachment A: RMC 15.08-15.18 Building Code Ordinance

Attachment B: RMC 15.06 Fire Code Ordinance

Attachment C: Fire Fee Resolution