CLINTON — The Clinton City Council could approve the second and third considerations and adoption of an ordinance that will add a new chapter to city ordinances, namely the Clinton Building Code.

The ordinance will adopt portions of model building codes adopted by the 2007 Iowa State Building Code to be effective July 1, 2008. The codes include the 2006 International Building Code, 2006 International Mechanical Code, 2005 National Electrical Code, 2006 International Residential Code, 2006 International Existing Building Code and 2006 International Energy Conservation Code. The council approved the first consideration of an ordinance after a public hearing on June 26.

A public information meeting was held on June 26 to allow citizens to ask questions of officials in regards to the building code. In attendance at the meeting were State Building Code Commissioner Stuart Crine, State Fire Marshal Jim Kenkel, Clinton Fire Marshal Mike Brown and Clinton Fire Chief Mark Regenwether.

Another ordinance would add a new chapter to the City Code of Ordinances adopting the 2007 Iowa State Building Code until the end of June 30, 2008. The ordinance would apply only to buildings and structures that would have otherwise been subject to the state building code. Following a public hearing on the adoption of an interim Clinton Building Code, the council approved the first consideration of the ordinance on June 26.

According to the meeting agenda, the council will entertain a motion to postpone the second reading of an ordinance that would adopt either the 2006 International Plumbing Code of the 2000 Uniform Plumbing Code, until the Aug. 24 council meeting.

The council will hold two public hearings at tonight’s meeting concerning plans, specifications, form of contract and estimate of cost for the Emergency and Miscellaneous Street and Sewer Repairs Project and Phase I of the Street Reconstruction Program. Resolutions following the public hearing could reject all bids received for the Street Reconstruction Program and direct advertisement and set a new public hearing for bids for the program.

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