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File #: 15-15546    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Hearing Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/7/2021 In control: City Council Business Meeting
On agenda: 5/10/2021 Final action:
Title: Public Hearing on Amending Chapter 5, Article II - Regulation of Non-Residential Buildings and Structures
Attachments: 1. NRBC code redline.pdf
Title
Public Hearing on Amending Chapter 5, Article II - Regulation of Non-Residential Buildings and Structures

Action
Action:
Conduct a public hearing on proposed amendments to City Code of Ordinances Chapter 5, Article II - Regulation of Non-Residential Buildings and Structures.

Body
Committee Chair:
Malcolm Graham, Great Neighborhoods Committee

Staff Resource(s):
Pamela Wideman, Housing and Neighborhood Services
Jane Taillon, Housing and Neighborhood Services
Anna Schleunes, City Attorney's Office

Explanation
* Chapter 5, Article II of the City Code of Ordinances, Regulation of Non-Residential Buildings and Structures Code, (NRBC Ordinance) establishes minimum standards for the maintenance, sanitation, and safety of non-residential buildings and structures.
* City Council adopted the current version of the NRBC Ordinance on September 28, 2009.
* Since 2009, the city has continued to identify opportunities to strengthen its ability to ensure that all non-residential buildings meet minimum standards.
* This public hearing allows for additional community feedback to be provided on proposed changes to the ordinance.
* In compliance with North Carolina General Statute 166A-19.24. Remote meetings during certain declarations of emergency, written comments on the public hearing topic will be accepted by the Clerk's Office through May 11, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. Any additional comments received will be provided to Council.

Proposed Changes
* A summary of the recommendations considered by the Great Neighborhoods Committee include:
* Revise potential conflicting language,
* Enhance civil penalties and update fine structure, and
* Strengthen minimum Standards of Fitness for non-residential buildings and structures.

Community Input
* Staff worked with a stakeholder group comprised of city, county, business, and neighborhood representatives to help review the existing ordinance and recommend changes.
* In addition, the city held four virtual community meetings on ...

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