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Posted on: October 30, 2019

11-12-2019 Building Code Updates Public Hearing Notice

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Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, in the Board of Supervisors Chambers, First Floor of the Eric Rood Administrative Center at 950 Maidu Ave, Nevada City, California, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing to consider an ordinance amending Chapter V of the Land Use and Development Code of the County of Nevada, adopting the 2019 California Building Standards, and local amendments thereto: and adoption of express findings of reasonable necessity for changes and modifications to the California Building Standards Code based on local climatic, geological, or topographical conditions.

California revises its building standards on a triennial basis. The building standards are intended to regulate and govern the conditions and maintenance of all property, buildings, and structures by providing standards for supplied utilities, facilities, and other physical things and conditions essential to ensure that structures are safe, sanitary, and fit for occupancy and use.

It is the purpose and the intent of this proposed Ordinance to make substantive revisions to Chapter V (Building) of the Land Use and Development Code to ensure Nevada County’s conformity to the 2019 edition of the California Building Standards, including the California Building Code, the California Residential Code, the California Green Building Standards Code, the California Plumbing Code, the California Electrical Code, the California Fire Code, the California Mechanical Code, the California Energy Code, the California Referenced Standards Code, the California Historical Building Code, the California Existing Building Code, the 1997 Uniform Housing Code, the 1997 Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings, the 2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code and the 2018 International Property Maintenance Code. The proposed amendments to the 2019 California Building Standards, as codified in Chapter V of the Land Use and Development, are required to be reasonably necessary in light of unique climatic, geological, or topographical conditions in Nevada County.

The proposed Ordinance is on file in the Clerk of the Board’s office, 950 Maidu Ave, Suite 200, Nevada City, California and available to the public for review, consideration, and response to the Board of Supervisors. If you have any questions, please contact the Building Department at (530) 265-1222.

Any person wishing to challenge the action taken by the Board of Supervisors in court, will be limited to raising only those issues raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Board of Supervisors at, or prior to, the public hearing.

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