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File #: 19-3216    Name: APPROVAL OF BUILDING DEPARTMENT PURCHASE, RESOLUTION NO. R2019-60 BUDGET AMENDMENT AND SURPLUS INVENTORY
Type: Budget Amendments
Body: Village Council
Agenda Date: 8/27/2019 Final action:
Title: ITEM: APPROVAL OF BUILDING DEPARTMENT PURCHASE, RESOLUTION NO. R2019-60 BUDGET AMENDMENT AND SURPLUS INVENTORY REQUEST: Approval of Resolution No. R2019-60 Budget Amendment to transfer $2,039,000 in building fund reserves for building department expenditures and approval of surplus inventory.
Attachments: 1. 1. R2019-60 Building Fund Addl Reserve Assignment
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ITEM: APPROVAL OF BUILDING DEPARTMENT PURCHASE, RESOLUTION NO. R2019-60 BUDGET AMENDMENT AND SURPLUS INVENTORY

REQUEST: Approval of Resolution No. R2019-60 Budget Amendment to transfer $2,039,000 in building fund reserves for building department expenditures and approval of surplus inventory.

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EXPLANATION: The Florida Building Codes Act provides a mechanism for the uniform adoption, updating, interpretation, and enforcement of a single, unified state building code. Local governments enforce the Florida Building Code, issue building permits, review building plans, and perform building inspections. The Florida Legislature passed CS/CS/HB 447 creating provisions related to building permits and fees as well as the enforcement and updating of the Florida Building Code during the 2019 session.

The legislation establishes a number of processes and related procedures for property owners and local governments to close open and expired building permits. Specifically, the bill:

?Allows local governments to provide written notice to a property owner and contractor no less than 30 days before a building permit is set to expire;

?Creates a procedure for property owners to close open or expired building permits by retaining the original contractor or a different contractor to perform the work necessary and obtain the inspections required to close the permit;

?Clarifies that a subsequent contractor is only liable for the work she or he performs when working to close a permit;

?Allows the owner of a residential property to close a permit by assuming the role of an owner-builder upon approval from the local government;

?Provides a local government may close a building permit after 6 years, if the agency determines that no apparent safety hazards exist;

?Prohibits a local government from penalizing or denying issuance of a building permit to a subsequent arms-length purchaser solely because a previous owner applied for a permit which was not closed;

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