Agenda Item Summary


Meeting Date: 10/21/2013

Building Board of Appeals: 8/26/2013

Staff Contact: Brett Limbaugh

L&F Committee: 10/2/2013; 10/16/2013

Petitioner: City of Rapid City

City Council 1st Reading: 10/7/2013

Location: N/A

City Council 2nd Reading: 10/21/2013

Agenda Title:

An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 15.04 of the Rapid City Municipal Code Concerning Administrative Provisions for Buildings and Construction.


On January 7, 2013 the City Council approved thirteen separate ordinances regarding the Building Code regulations.  One of the ordinances titled Chapter 15.04 Administration consolidated the administrative requirements for all building code chapters into a single chapter. Due to concerns expressed by residential and commercial contractors the Mayor appointed a committee to draft revisions to the code.  The revised ordinance has also been reviewed and revised by the City Building Board of Appeals.  At the January 7th meeting City Council requested some revisions to Section 15.04.110 regarding the Building Board of Appeals including:  A clarification that a license holder with a minimum of six years in the electrical, mechanical, and plumbing trades would be eligible for appointment to the Building Board of Appeals; the 22 days for appeal to the Board would be calendar days; and the decisions of the Board would be final with the exception that an appeal concerning a determination on a license could be appealed to City Council

Funding Source & Fiscal Impact (if applicable):



Action: Approval

Notes: Both the Mayor’s Committee and Building Board of Appeals are recommending approval of the revised ordinance; Legal Finance Committee approved 1st Reading 10/2/2013; City Council approved 1st Reading with amendments: 10/7/2013; Legal and Finance approved 2nd Reading of the revised ordinance: 10/16/2013.


 Approve as drafted with the three Council revisions or request further revisions.

Attachments & Links:

Staff Memo

Ordinance 5959

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