(a)   A certain document, three (3) copies of which are on file in the office of the City Clerk of the City of Hoisington, being marked and designated as the International Property Maintenance Code, 2012 Edition, as published by the International Code Council, be and is hereby adopted as the Property Maintenance Code of the City of Hoisington in the State of Kansas for regulating and governing the conditions and maintenance of all property, buildings and structures; by providing the standards for supplied utilities and facilities and other physical things and conditions essential to ensure that structures are safe, sanitary and fit for occupation and use; and the condemnation of buildings and structures unfit for human occupancy and use and the demolition of such existing structures as herein provided; providing the issuance of permits and collection of fees therefore; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of said Property Maintenance Code on file in the office of the City Clerk are hereby referred to, adopted and made a part hereof, as if fully set out in this Article, with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes, if any, prescribed in Subsection (B) of this Section.

(b)   The following Sections are hereby revised

(1)   Section 101.1 Insert:        City of Hoisington.

(2)   Section 103.5 Delete:      Section 103.5 titled (Fees) shall be deleted.

(3)   Section 111 Delete:         Section 111 titled (Means of Appeal) shall be deleted.

(4)   Section 302.4 Delete:      Section 302.4 titled (Weeds) shall be deleted.

(5)   Section 302.8 Delete:      Section 302.8 titled (Motor Vehicles) shall be deleted.

(5)   Section 304.14 Insert:      March 1 to October 31.

(7)   Section 602.3 Insert:       October 1 to April 30.

(8)   Section 602.4 Insert:       October 1 to April 30.

(9)   Section 604.2 Delete:      Section 604.2 titled (Service) shall be deleted.

(Ord. 1496)

Any person, firm, corporation who shall violate any provision of this code shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not less than One-Hundred Dollars ($100.00) and not more than One-Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00). Each day during or on which a violation of this code occurs or continues after notice has been served shall constitute an additional or separate offense.

(Ord. 1496)

The remedies provided in this article are not exclusive.  They are in addition to, and do not supersede or preempt, other remedies, such as condemnation, written violation orders and warnings or criminal charges for violation of substantive provisions of any city or state code relating to housing maintenance, fire safety, building codes, zoning, health, or any other applicable codes.  Furthermore, the remedies in this article do not supersede or affect the legal rights and remedies of tenants provided under state law or the Code of the City of Hoisington.

(Ord. 1496)