Avoca Ordinance No. 115

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AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING VARIOUS CODES BY REFERENCE, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Town of Avoca, Arkansas to adopt the 2015 International Building Code, the 2015 International Residential Code, the 2015 International Fire Code, the 2014 National Electrical Code, and the 2010 Arkansas Mechanical Code by reference, and

WHEREAS, a Notice was published in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette, a newspaper of general circulation within the Town of Avoca on February 16 2018 stating that at least three copies of the above referenced codes were on file at the Town of Avoca city hall and were open to public examination and inspection prior to the passage of an Ordinance adopting the codes.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF AVOCA, ARKANSAS AS FOLLOWS:

  1. Adoption of Codes. The following codes are hereby adopted by reference as though they were copied herein in full:

    i.2015 International Building Code ll. 2015 International Residential Code iii. 2015 International Fire Code iv. 2014 National Electrical Code
    v. 2010 Arkansas Mechanical Code

  2. Repealer. To the extent that any matters in any of the codes are contrary to the existing ordinances or codes of the Town, the provisions in the currently adopted codes shall prevail, and the existing ordinances and codes are hereby repealed in that respect only.
  3. Corresponding Duties. When reference is made in the adopted codes to the duties of certain officials named therein, then the official, employee, or contractor of the Town of Avoca who has duties corresponding most closely to those of the named official in the code shall be deemed the responsible official insofar as enforcing the provisions of the code.

Emergency Clause: This ordinance is necessary in order to provide the continued health, safety, and welfare of the Town's citizens; therefore, an emergency is hereby declared, and this Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and approval.

PASSED AND APPROVED this 13th day of February, 2018.

THOMAS O'DELL, Mayor
Attest: NANETTE BARNES, Recorder-Treasurer


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