Posted on 25 September 2013.
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VILLAGE OF CHRISTOPHER LAKE

BYLAW NO.  1/10

A BYLAW RESPECTING BUILDINGS

The Council of the Village of Christopher Lake in the Province of Saskatchewan enacts as follows:

SHORT TITLE:

INTERPRETATION/LEGISLATION

  1. Act means The Uniform Building and Accessibility Standards Act being Chapter U-1.2 of the Statutes of Saskatchewan, 1983-83 and amendments.
  2. Administrative Requirements means The Administrative Requirements for use with The National Building Code.
  3. Authorized representative means the building official appointed by the local authority pursuant to subsection5(4) of the Act or the municipal official.
  4. Local Authority means the Village of Christopher Lake
  5. Regulations means regulations made pursuant to the Act.

6) Definitions contained in the Act and Regulations shall apply in this Bylaw.

SCOPE OF THE BYLAW

2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), references and requirements in the Administrative Requirements respecting matters regulated by the Act and Regulations shall not apply.

3) Notwithstanding subsection (1), references and requirements in the Administrative Requirements respecting occupancy permits shall not apply except as and when required by the local authority or its authorized representative.

 

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GENERAL

2) No owner or owners agent shall work or authorize work or allow work to proceed on a project for which a permit is required unless a valid permit exists for the work to be done.

3) The granting of any permit that is authorized by this Bylaw shall not:

a) entitle the grantee, his successor or assigns, or anyone on his behalf to erect any building that fails to comply with the requirements of any building restriction agreement, bylaw, act and /or regulation affecting the site described in the permit, or   

b) make either the local authority or its authorized representative liable for damages or otherwise by reason of the fact that a

 building, the construction, erection, placement, alteration, repair, renovation, demolition, relocation, removal, use or occupancy of which has been authorized by permit, does not comply with the requirements of any building restriction agreement, bylaw, act and/or regulation affecting the site described in the permit.

BUILDING PERMITS

2) If the work described in an application for building permit, to the best of the knowledge of the local authority or its authorized representative, complies with the requirements of this bylaw, the local authority, upon receipt of the prescribed fee, shall issue a permit in Form B and return one set of submitted plans to the applicant.

a) The local authority may, at its discretion, have plan review, inspection and other services for the purpose of enforcement of the Act and Regulations provided by building officials designated by the Minister to assist the local authority pursuant to subsection 4(1) of the Act. 

b) The local authority may, at its discretion, have plan review, inspection and other services provided by a person, firm or corporation employed under contract to the local authority.

 

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3) The permit fee for construction of estimated value of construction or fraction thereof shall be based on the following schedule:

 i) For the first $1000 of estimated value of construction or fraction thereof:       $10

4) The local authority may estimate the value of construction for the work described in an application for building permit, for the purpose of evaluating a permit fee, based on established construction costs, owners statement of costs or constructors contract values, or similar methods selected by the local authority.

5) Approval in writing from the local authority or its authorized representative is required for any deviation, omission or revision to work for which a permit has been issued under this section.

6) All permits issued under this section expire:

a) six months from date of issue if work is not commenced within the period, or

b) if work is suspended for a period of six months,

7) The local authority may extend the permit for six (6) months upon written application.

8) The local authority may, at its discretion, rebate a portion of the permit fee where work is reduced in scope or discontinued, or where exceptional circumstances occur.

DEMOLITION OR REMOVAL PERMITS

       b)  The applicant shall deposit with the local authority the following sum to cover the      cost of restoring the site after the building has been demolished or removed to such        condition that it is, in the opinion of the local authority or its authorized representative,       not dangerous to public safety:

 i) Between $500 and $2500 depending on the size or difficulty of the demolition                             or removal, and at the discretion of council

    c) If the applicant who demolishes or removes the building restores the site to a                            condition satisfactory to the local authority or its authorized representative, the sum                          deposited or a portion thereof shall be refunded.

2) Every application for a permit to demolish or remove a building shall be in Form C.

 

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3) Where a building is to be demolished and the local authority or its authorized representative is satisfied that there are no debts or taxes in arrears or taxes outstanding with respect to the building or land on which the building is situated, the local authority, upon receipt of the fee and deposit prescribed, shall issue a permit for the demolition in Form D.

4) Where a building is to be removed from the local authority, and the local authority or its authorized representative is satisfied there are no debts or arrears in taxes or taxes outstanding with respect to the building or land on which the building is situated, the local authority, upon receipt of the fee and deposit prescribed, shall issue a permit for removal in Form D.

b) In addition, the local authority, upon receipt of the fee prescribed in Section 5(5), shall issue a permit for the placement of the building in Form B.

6) All permits issued under this section expire six months from the date os issue except

that a permit may be renewed for six months upon written application to the local authority.

ENFORCEMENT OF BYLAW

a) entering a building

b) ordering production of documents, tests, certificates, etc relating to a building

 

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c) taking material samples

d) issuing notices to owners that order actions within a prescribed time

e) eliminating unsafe conditions

f) completing actions, upon owners non compliance with an order, and adding the expenses incurred to the tax payable on the property, and

g) obtaining restraining orders

2) If any building or part thereof, is in an unsafe condition due to its faulty construction, dilapidated state, abandonment, open or unguarded condition or any other reason, the local authority or its authorized representative may take any measures allowed by subsection (1).

3) The owner of a building for which a permit has been issued or for which actions are being taken in compliance with an order shall give notice in writing to the local authority as required in Section 17.2 of the Act including, but not limited to :

a) on start, progress and completion of construction

b) of change of ownership prior to completion of construction, and

c) of intended partial occupancy prior to completion of construction.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

2) An up to date plan or survey of the site described in a permit or permit application prepared by a registered land surveyor shall be submitted by the owner where required by the local authority or its authorized representative.

3) It shall be the responsibility of the owner to ensure that change in property lines and/or change in ground elevations will not bring the building or an adjacent building in contravention of this bylaw.

4) It shall be the responsibility of the owner to arrange for all permits, inspections and certificates required by the other applicable bylaws, acts and regulations.

 

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PENALTY

2) Conviction of a person or corporation for breach of any provision of this bylaw shall not relieve him from compliance therewith.

REPEAL PREVIOUS BYLAWS

Read a third time and hereby  adopted

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            Mayor

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Administrator

                                                                              

Enacted pursuant to Section 14 of The Uniform

Building and Accessibility Standards Act.


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