Chapter 24 – Building Code
24.02-Building Permit Fees
24.04-Building Inspection Fees
24.06-Time Limitations for Building Permits
24.09-Exterior Walls, Industrial Areas
24.10-Excavations, Grading, Dumping, and Filling
24.13-Utility and Storage Sheds
24.14-Garbage and Refuse Facilities
24.15-Automatic Sprinkler Systems
24.16-Building within Certain Areas in the City
24.19-Room Addition Foundations
24.23-Satellite Earth Stations
24.24-Entry of Extraneous Flows Into Sanitary Sewer System
24.25-Hours of Construction
24.27-Mobile Homes, Permanent Structures
24.28.1-Mechanical Inspection Fees
24.29-Residential Construction Requirements
24.30-Energy Conservation Code
24.31-Parking Lot Design and Maintenance
24.01 BUILDING CODES
(a) “The 2003 International Building Code” as published by the International Code Council, Inc. is her~by adopted as the Building Code of the City with the following changes, additions or insertions:
Section 101.1, insert “City of Hickory Hills”.
Section 101.4.1, change the words “ICC Electrical Code” to “Chicago Electrical Code”. Add the following sentence: “Whenever the ICC Electrical Code is referenced, the reference shall be to the Chicago Electrical Code”.
Section 101.4.4, change the last sentence to read “Private sewage disposal systems are prohibited”.
Section 102.4, change the last sentence to read “In the event of conflict between this code and any referenced code or other ordinance of the City, the most stringent provisions shall be applied unless the building official otherwise determines”.
Section 103.1, delete in full.
Section 103.2, change first sentence to read “The building official shall be the Building Commissioner”.
Section 108.4, add the following to read “The additional fee for commencing work without obtaining the necessary permits shall be $50 per day measured from the time that work began until the required permits are obtained. This fee shall be paid at the time that the permits are issued”.
Section 112.1, delete the last two sentences and add “The board of appeals shall be the City Council”.
Section 112.2, change the last sentence to read “The board shall have the authority to waive the requirements of this Code for due cause in hardship situations, which decision to waive shall not be subject to further appeal”.
Section 113.4, add the following, “A penalty of not less than $100 nor more than $750 is hereby imposed for each violation of this Code”.
Section 1612.3, change the second sentence to read “The flood hazard map shall be the most recent flood insurance rate map issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, as amended from time to time”.
Section 1805.4.5 and 1805.4.6, delete in full as timber footings and wood foundations are not permitted.
Section 1808.0, delete in full.
Section 3410.2, insert “January 1, 1950”.
Appendix H, Signs, is hereby adopted, but nothing therein shall permit the erection or maintenance of any sign unless permitted by the zoning ordinance.
Appendix I, Patio Covers, is hereby adopted. Appendix J, Grading, is hereby adopted.
(b) The “2003 International Residential Code”, as published by the International Code
Council, Inc. is hereby adopted as the International Residential Code (for One- and Two-Family Dwellings) of the City with the following changes, additions or insertions:
Section R101.1, insert “City of Hickory Hills”.
Section R102.4, change the last sentence to read “In the event of conflict between this code and any referenced code or other ordinance of the City, the most stringent provisions shall be applied unless the building official otherwise determines”.
Section R1 03. 1, delete in full.
Section R103.2, change first sentence to read “The building official shall be the Building Commissioner”.
Section 108.1, delete the last sentence.
Section R 108.4, add the following to read “The additional fee for commencing work without obtaining the necessary permits shall be $50 per day measured from the time that work began until the required permits are obtained. This fee shall be paid at the time that the permits are issued”.
Section R112, delete in full. All appeals shall be taken as provided in the Building Code.
Section R 113.4, add the following, “A penalty of not less than $100 nor more than $750 is hereby imposed for each violation of this Code”.
Table 301.2(1), Insert, “The building official shall determine the applicable criteria from the referenced tables and figures.”
Section R402.1, delete. Timber footings and wood foundations are not permitted.
Part VII -Plumbing. Only methods, materials, construction and systems allowed by the Chicago Plumbing Code are permitted.
Part VIII -Electrical. Only wiring methods, materials, construction and systems allowed under the Chicago Electrical Code are permitted.
Appendix G, Swimming Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs, is hereby adopted.
Appendix H, Patio Covers, is hereby adopted.
Appendix J, Existing Buildings and Structures, is hereby adopted.
24.02 BUILDING PERMIT FEES
The fees to be charged for building permits for erecting, altering, repairing, or adding to buildings or structures shall be as follows:
(a) The fees for building permits shall be $10 for any building or structure of which the estimated cost is not more than $1,000 and $10 for each additional $1,000 or part thereof.
(b) The fee to renew a building permit which has expired for failure to complete construction within 2 years or the failure to commence construction within 6 months shall be an additional fee of 5 percent of the original building permit fee for each month construction continues after the above periods.
(c) A plan examination fee shall be $25 for a single family residential structure and $100 for all other structures.
(d) The building permit fee for garages shall be $255 which includes all ordinary costs of inspection and occupancy.
(e) The permit fee for a new driveway or extension of existing driveway shall be $15.
(f) The permit fee for a utility or storage shed shall be $10.
(g) The permit fee for demolition of a primary structure shall be $150 and the permit fee for the demolition of an accessory structure shall be $50.
The term “estimated cost” as used in this section means the reasonable value of all services, labor, materials, and use of scaffolding and other appliances or devices entering into and necessary to the prosecution and completion of the work ready for occupancy. The Building Commissioner may at any time before or after a permit is issued ask for additional information as to the estimated cost of construction. Should additional information be supplied which shows a higher estimated cost than originally submitted by the permittee, the permittee shall pay an additional fee of 10 percent of the total building permit fee unless the additional estimated cost was voluntarily brought to the attention of the Building Commissioner by the permittee. The additional 10 percent fee shall cover the costs of auditing and reviewing the plans. Prior to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy or occupancy permit, the Building Commissioner may require that the permittee submit a sworn contractor’s statement showing the cost of construction. The actual cost of construction shall be the final figure upon which the building permit fee is based; however, there shall be no refund of any monies paid for building permit fees.
24.03 ADDITIONAL FEES
(a) No person shall dig, excavate for or install any water line or sewer line on the dedicated public right-of-way. All such work shall be done by the City plumber at rates authorized by the City.
(b) The fees to be charged for a permit to tap or otherwise make a connection to any water line shall be established by the Building Commissioner and set forth on a schedule. Fees shall include a charge for a water meter, which water meter shall remain the property of the City. In addition, a fee shall be charged for making the actual tap, including digging, backfilling, corporation stop, roundway, B box installed, and cutting and repairing of street and right-ot-way. Said fee shall be based upon the size of connection and the distance of installation. Fees for augering shall be extra and stated separately.
(c) The fees to be charged for a permit to tap or otherwise make a connection to any sewer line shall be established by the Building Commissioner and set forth on a schedule. Fees shall include a charge for making the actual tap, cut in tee or coring hole, digging, backfilling, and cutting and repairing of street and right-of-way.
24.04 BUILDING INSPECTION FEES
A building inspection fee of $40 is established for each building inspection.
24.05 BOND REQUIRED
(a) Generally. The following bonds shall be deposited, in cash, with the city before a building permit or plumbing permit is issued which requires said bonds. The bond inspection fee is for inspection of the site and is not refundable. The cash bonds shall be refunded after the operating departments have inspected the site and have certified that all requirements of this chapter have been complied with by the permittee, except in the case of restoration or repair of streets or other public property. The cash bonds shall not be refunded if work remains to be completed by the permittee to meet the requirements of this chapter. If the permittee refuses or is unable to complete the work, the city shall send written notice to the permittee at his address listed on the permit that work remains to be done. If the work is not satisfactorily completed within 30 days after notice, the city shall cause the work to be completed, payment for said work to be deducted from the cash bonds and any remainder refunded to the permittee. In cases involving the repair or restoration of the street or public prope~y to its condition prior to the opening, the city shall do all the work, and the cost thereof, together with the sum of 25 percent for overhead, shall be deducted from the cash bond on deposit and the balance returned to the depositor. In the case of public utilities, the city shall do all the work and the public utilities billed on the same basis for the work done. If the bonds are not sufficient to cover the payment, the full amount of the bonds shall be used or be forfeited and the permittee shall be billed for the difference. All bonds shall remain on deposit for a minimum period of two years, except bonds issued under subsection (b)(1) and (2) below, which bonds shall be refundable within 30 days after the certificate of occupancy is issued.
(b) Single-Family Residences. The general contractor shall deposit $500 cash bond for each single-family residence in the tollowing cases:
1. Where no street cuts or augering is to be done;
2. Where existing sewer and water are on the site; and
3. Augering is for water only.
In the following cases, a $2,500 cash bond for each single-family residence shall be charged:
1 .Where street is to be augered for sewer or water; and
2. Where street is to be cut.
The above cash bond shall cover the drainlayer and plumbing contractor.
(c) Multiple-Family Buildings. The general contractor shall deposit a cash bond in the sum of $2,500 for each building. The bond covers the drainlayer and plumbing contractor.
(d) All Other Types of Buildings. The general contractor shall deposit a cash bond in the sum of $2,500 for each building. The bond covers the drainlayer and plumbing contractor.
(e) Applicability. The above bonds as required in subsections (a) through (d) shall only apply in cases of new construction. In all other cases the required surety bond must be in effect for each contractor as set forth in this code.
(1) Temporary Occupancy Permit. In cases where weather prohibits the completion of certain work to be performed on the public right-of-way for public improvements, or other improvements outside of the structure on private property, the Building Commissioner may issue a temporary occupancy permit providing that everything except the above is completed. A cash bond in the amount of 125 percent of the cost of the improvements as determined by the city shall be posted.
24.06 TIME LIMITATIONS FOR BUILDING PERMITS
(a) Construction of any building for which a building permit has been issued must be started within 6 months of the date of the issuance of the permit.
(b) Construction of any building for which a building permit has been issued must be completed within two years of the date of the issuance of the permit.
(c) If the holder of any building permit fails to comply with the provisions of this section, the permit shall be null and void.
(d) The Building Commissioner shall send notice in writing to the holder of any such building permit at least 30 days prior to the expiration of such permit of the impending expiration.
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to build, construct or erect any fence within the city without a fence construction permit from the Building Commissioner. The application for a fence construction permit shall be accompanied by a sketch showing the proposed location of the fence in relation to lot lines, and existing permanent improvements, the type of construction, the material to be used, and the proposed height of the fence. The permit fee shall be $10.
(b) A fence is defined as a man-made structure forming a barrier which is not a part of any building or structure, and is more than two feet in height over existing grade.
(c) Every fence shall be designed and constructed to resist a horizontal wind pressure of not less than twice that required for buildings as set forth in the Building Code.
(d) Residential Requirements. The maximum fence height in a residential use district shall not exceed 6 feet between buildings, and shall not exceed 6 feet in height in the rear yard behind the building, and shall not exceed 3 feet in the front yard setback. All height dimensions shall be measured from the established grade to the topmost section of the fence. A gate or opening shall be provided in all fence enclosures. Any suitable construction material may be used for a fence except: chicken wire, square welded mesh wire, barbed wire, electrically charged wire, temporary snow fence, or solid concrete block, or be topped with sharp-edged material except that this shall not be construed to prohibit picket fences. All fences in the front-yard setback shall be of chain-link or other “clear vision” material. The entire length of the fence shall be constructed of the same or harmonious material.
(e) All fences shall be constructed so that the posts are not located on the outside thereof in .relation to the property on which the fence is being constructed.
24.08 SMOKE DETECTORS
(a) Smoke detectors on new construction of residential units or all units having mixed occupancy with residential units in the City of Hickory Hills shall be equipped with approved smoke detectors in the manner described in this section.
(b) At least one approved smoke detector shall be installed on each living level in every single family residential unit and in each unit of multi-family dwelling units including the residential units contained in buildings of mixed occupancy with commercial zoning classifications or other zoning classifications. The smoke detectors shall be installed on the ceiling and at least 6 inches from any wall located 6 to 12 inches from the ceiling and within 15 feet of all rooms used for sleeping purposes.
(c) All multi-dwelling buildings and buildings of mixed occupancy having any residential units shall contain not less than one approved smoke detector at the uppermost ceiling of all interior stairwells. All approved smoke detectors herein required shall be installed on the ceiling at least 6 inches from the wall or a wall located 6 to 12 inches from ceilings.
(d) Smoke detectors shall be approved by Underwriters Laboratory Inc. All approved smoke detectors shall be permanently wired to the electric service of each dwelling.
(e) In all instances where a building permit is required and issued for remodeling of any main structure which contains a residential unit and the cost of the remodeling shall exceed $500, then the provisions of this section shall be applicable, except that the smoke detector may be of a battery type, and such structure shall be required to be equipped with a smoke detector as provided for in this section.
(f) The provisions of this section shall also be applicable to buildings which contain an automatic sprinkling system throughout.
24.09 EXTERIOR WALLS, INDUSTRIAL AREAS
All new construction in the 1-1 Industrial Zoning Classification in the City of Hickory Hills shall have at least 70 percent of the exterior walls constructed of solid masonry or of brick veneer with at least one course of face brick as approved by the Building Department.
24.10 EXCAVATIONS, GRADING, DUMPING, AND FILLING
It shall be unlawful for any person or the owner of a property to allow any excavation, dumping, grading, filling or change in the contour of any property without securing a permit from the city. The fee for such permit shall be $25 unless the work is done in conjunction with a building permit issued for the property, in which case there shall be no permit fee.
All grades shall be established by the Building Commissioner. No grading will be allowed which causes flooding or drainage onto adjacent properties or impedes the natural flow of water. If the Building Commissioner determines that such prohibited acts will occur, the owner will be required to install the necessary internal drainage structures or other construction to protect others.
It shall be unlawful for any person to use a wood foundation in any construction.
All attached garages in residential zoning districts shall not exceed 900 square feet or more than 3 garage spaces. All detached garages in residential zoning districts shall not exceed 900 square feet in area, have more than 3 garage spaces, nor have a garage door opening exceeding 8 feet in height. The height of a detached garage shall not exceed 16 feet or the height of the main building on the zoning lot, whichever is lesser, but the height of the garage may be at least 12 feet in any event. Only one detached garage shall be allowed for each single family dwelling or on any one residential zoning lot.
No garage shall be located closer than 10 feet to any structure located on the lot. No garage shall be erected within 3 feet of any side yard lot line, within 5 feet of any rear yard lot line, within 15 feet of any street or in such a manner that any portion of the garage extends past the front of the principal structure on the lot.
24.13 UTILITY AND STORAGE SHEDS
No utility or storage shed shall exceed 192 square feet in area, 12 feet in height, or have a wall which exceeds 8 feet in height. All sheds shall be erected on a permanent concrete or a treated wood floor to which they shall be bolted or otherwise attached. All sheds must comply with the setback requirements set forth in Section 24.08 for garages. Only one storage or utility shed shall be allowed for each single family dwelling or on any one residential zoning lot. All sheds shall be located only to the rear of the principal building on the premises.
24.14 GARBAGE AND REFUSE FACILITIES
All buildings, except single family dwellings, shall have a fenced in or otherwise shielded area for all garbage and refuse containers where the same are visible from the street or from a window of another building.
24.15 AUTOMATIC SPRINKLER SYSTEMS
(a) New Construction and Additions. All newly constructed structures (including additions to existing structures other than in Residential Group R) in Assembly Group A, Business Group B, Educational Group E, Factory Industrial Group F, High-Hazard Group H, Institutional Group I, Mercantile Group M, Residential Group R and Storage Group S shall have an automatic sprinkler system installed conforming to the following requirements:
1. Automatic sprinkler systems (except in Residential Group R structures) shall be designed and installed in accordance with NFPA 13 (Installation of Sprinkler Systems), 2002 Edition, and Section 903.3 of the International Fire Code, 2003 Edition.
2. Automatic sprinkler systems for single family residences, 2-family residences and attached townhouses where no portion of a dwelling unit is located above or below any portion of another dwelling unit shall be designed and installed in accordance with NFPA 13D (Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes), 2002 Edition, provided further that sprinklers shall not be required in bathrooms, clothes closets, linen closets and pantries (regardless of size) where the walls and ceilings are surfaced with noncombustible or limited-combustible materials as defined in NFPA 220, Standard on Types of Building Construction.
3. Automatic sprinkler systems for Residential Group R (excluding single family residences, 2-family residences and attached townhouses where no portion of a dwelling unit is located above or below any portion of another dwelling unit) shall be designed and installed in accordance with NFPA 1 3R (Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Residential Occupancies up to and Including Four Stories in Height~, 2002 Edition, provided further that sprinklers shall not be required in bathrooms, clothes closets, linen closets and pantries (regardless of size) where the walls and ceilings are surfaced with noncombustible or limited-combustible materials as defined in NFPA 220, Standard on Types of Building Construction.
4. Automatic sprinkler systems shall be installed in accordance with manufacturers’ recommendations and must be connected to the City water supply system through an approved backf low prevention device.
(b) Structures Being Substantially Reconstructed. In the event that any structure (other than in Residential Group R) is being substantially reconstructed or rehabilitated, then such structure shall require the installation of an automatic sprinkler system conforming to the above requirements. For the purpose of this section, “substantial reconstruction or rehabilitation” shall mean work which costs 25% or more of the reproduction cost of the structure.
(c) Structures Being Converted into Condominiums. In the event that a multi-family residential structure is being converted into condominiums, automatic sprinkler systems shall be designed and installed in accordance with NFPA 13R (Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Residential Occupancies up to and Including Four Stories in Height), 2002 Edition, provided further that sprinklers shall not be required in clothes closets, linen closets and pantries where the walls and ceilings are surfaced with noncombustible or limited-combustible materials as defined in NFPA 220, Standard on Types of Building Construction.
24.16 BUILDING WITHIN CERTAIN AREAS IN THE CITY
Any and all building and construction is hereby prohibited within the following described area:
Commencing at a point on 84th Avenue 650 feet north of the centerline of 87th Street, thence southerly along the centerline of 84th Avenue to a point 350 feet south of the centerline of 87th Street, thence easterly along a line 350 feet south of and parallel to the centerline of 87th Street to 81st Court, thence northerly along the centerline of 81st Court of the city limits, thence westerly to the centerline of 82nd Avenue, thence northerly along the centerline of 83rd Avenue to its intersection with 85th Street, thence westerly along the centerline of 85th Street to its intersection with 82nd Court, thence southerly along the centerline of 82nd Court to a point 800 feet north of the centerline of 87th Street to 83rd Avenue, thence southerly along the centerline of 83rd Avenue to a point 650 feet north of the centerline of 87th Street, thence westerly along a tine 659 feet north of and parallel to the centerline of 87th Street to a point of beginning.
No building permits whatsoever shall be granted to any applicants for any parcel or parcels of property subject to this section. This section shall apply to all parcels of property subject hereto upon
which construction has not yet begun.
24.17 FIRE RESISTANCE S
The provisions of this section shall apply to all multi-family structures containing three or more living units; or one or more living units in a structure containing any other type of use such as business or industrial. The fire resistance rating of structural elements (including outside walls and floors) and tenant separation or party walls shall be a minimum of two hours.
Exterior wall construction shall be of masonry. Brick veneer construction shall not be permitted. All floors shall be of the flexi-core type, precast concrete type, poured concrete type, or other type having at least a two hour fire resistance rating.
24.18 CABLE TV
(a) Permit Required. It shall be unlawful to construct or erect any portion of a cable TV system prior to obtaining a permit from the city. An application shall be filed with the office of the Building Commissioner upon such forms as he shall deem necessary. Said application shall be accompanied by a complete set of plans showing the location of all work to be performed and the certification of a licensed electrical contractor that the plans and specifications comply with the applicable Hickory Hills electrical ordinances.
(b) Contractors. Any and all persons constructing
or erecting a cable TV system shall obtain a license as a general contractor.
(c) Occupation of streets. No street shall be blocked or occupied by any person constructing or erecting any portion of a cable TV system without obtaining a street occupation permit. For the purposes of cable TV, tie locations to be blocked or occupied shall be given to the Building Commissioner and the Director of Public Works at least two business days prior to their blockage or occupation. Adequate warning devices, including barricades, shall be supplied to direct traffic to other areas by the contractor.
(d) Fees. The permit fee for the construction and erection of a cable TV system shall be equal to the city’s reasonable costs and expenses for the supervision and inspection thereof, but in no event shall exceed $100.00 per mile of cable installed or mile of strand installed. The distance of cable to and from any residence or building from the main line shall not be calculated for the per mile cost. In addition, an inspection fee equal to the city’s reasonable costs and expenses for the supervision and inspection thereof, but in no event in excess of $5.00 per building to which a connection in made from the main line shall be paid, except in the case of buildings wherein more than one dwelling unit or more than one commercial unit is being serviced, in which case the inspection fee shall not exceed $5.00 per building nor $2.50 for each additional unit serviced therein. The permit per mile fee shall be paid at completion of work performed, but may be paid in installments if work is to be by sections. The inspection fee shall be paid at completion of inspection performed on a weekly basis. The fee for the blockage of a street shall be $5.00 per location per week. In addition, a $500.00 cash bond shall be posted by such person at the city. The permit fees herein are in lieu of all other permit fees required. The provisions of this article shall apply to the construction of any and all cable TV systems from and after the date of its passage, regardless of whether or not a portion of that cable TV system may have already been erected.
24.19 ROOM ADDITION FOUNDATIONS
All room addition foundations shall be constructed as an inverted “T”. The footing shall be at least 20” wide and 10” high with an 8” foundation wall extending upwards a minimum of 3’6” from the bottom to 6” above the established grade for the site. The foundation wall shall be keyed into the footing.
24.20 WATER METERS
Only water meters approved by the City shall be installed in any new construction or shall replace any present meter. For all buildings any newly installed meter shall be of the remote reading type.
24.21 BATHROOM OUTLETS
All electrical outlet receptacles located in bathrooms shall be of the ground fault type. Wherever the Building Commissioner determines that there is a danger or risk of electrical shock or electrocution due to the location of an electrical outlet receptacle, he can order the receptacle to be of the ground fault type.
24.22 ILLEGAL OCCUPANCY
(a) No building or structure shall be used or occupied in whole or in part until a certificate of occupancy (also known as a certificate of use and occupancy under BOCA) has been issued by the City.
(b) The cash bond deposited with the City pursuant to Section 24.026 shall also serve as a deposit to ensure that no occupancy of any building or structure is made prior to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy. In the event of occupancy of a building or structure prior to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy, whether such occupancy be be by the contractor, owner, lessee, buyer, agent or other party, the sum of $50.00 per day shall be forfeited to the City to be taken out of the cash bond in payment for the violation. The Building Commissioner is hereby authorized to issue citations for a violation of this section. The minimum amount of the fine on said citation shall be $50.00 per offense. Each day that a violation exists shall be deemed a separate offense.
24.23 SATELLITE EARTH STATIONS
(a) Satellite earth station means an antenna with a radius of more than one foot or containing a surface area of more than 10 square feet designed for receiving communication or other signals from satellites. Said antenna may have a low-noise amplifier (LNA) and be connected with coaxial cable to a television or other receiver. A satellite earth station is also commonly referred to as an earth station, a ground station, or a satellite dish.
(b) No person shall erect a satellite earth station without a permit.
(c) An application for permit shall be on such forms as required by the Building Commissioner and shall be accompanied with a current survey showing the dimensions of the lot, the location of all buildings or structures thereon, and the proposed location of the satellite earth station. In addition, plans and specifications describing the earth station and its structural and engineering components (the manufacturer’s specifications) shall be attached. All such applications shall be signed by the property owner and shall be accompanied by a fee of $75.00. The exact location, height and other proposed construction of the satellite earth station shall not be varied without written approval of the Building Commissioner.
(d) No satellite earth station shall be erected:
1. In any front yard.
2. In any side yard forward of the rear wall of the main structure located on the lot.
3. Within 15 feet of the side lot lines.
4. In any required side yard.
5. Within 15 feet of the rear lot line.
(e) All satellite earth stations shall meet the following construction requirements:
1. The dish shall not exceed 4 meters in diameter.
2. Galvanized metal supports or equivalent must be used.
3. Installation must conform to the provisions of the Chicago Electrical Code.
4. A concrete base or caissons extending not less than 42 inches below the surface must be used to anchor the dish to the ground.
5. The maximum height of the highest part of the dish shall not exceed 15 feet above the ground on which it is constructed.
6. The dish and structure shall be designed to withstand a wind force of 75 miles per hour without the use of supporting guy wires.
7. No linkage, physically or electronically, shall be permitted to a receiver not located on the same lot.
8. Wiring to the satellite earth station shall be placed at least 4 inches beneath the surface of the ground.
9. Any driving motor shall be limited to 125-volt maximum design voltage and be encased in protective guards. Grounding to a grounding rod must be provided.
10. No satellite earth station exceeding 3 feet in diameter shall be mounted on any roof of a residential structure. Any dish of less than 3 feet in diameter may be mounted upon a roof of a primary or accessory structure on the lot but shall not be mounted on chimneys, towers, trees, poles, or spires. A roof-mounted dish shall be mounted directly to the part of the roof not visible from the street immediately in front of the structure or from the side street in case of a corner lot. Roof-mounted dishes may only be mounted on the rear portion of any roof and not on the front or side of any roof. Any roof-mounted dish must be designed to withstand a wind support of 85 miles per hour.
(f) The provisions of this section may be varied in cases of hardship or impracticability by the City Council by the passage of a motion at a committee meeting or regular meeting to that effect.
FLOWS INTO SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM
(a) All down spouts or roof drains (including gutters) shall discharge onto the ground, into a dry well, or into the storm sewer system. Connections of down spouts or roof drains to a sanitary sewer, or into the ground are prohibited. Down spouts and roof drains may be connected into a dry well or storm sewer system only after approval by the Building Commissioner and the issuance of a permit.
(b) Footing drains shall be connected to sump pumps, and discharge shall be made into storm sewers (non-residential), drainage ditches or onto the ground. No footing drains or drainage tile shall be connected to the sanitary sewer.
(c) Floor drains in basements shall be connected directly to sanitary sewers or to sump pumps which discharge to the sanitary sewer.
(d) Sump pumps installed to receive and diécharge ground waters or storm waters shall be connected to the storm sewer or discharge into a drainage ditch or onto the ground. Sump pumps installed to receive and discharge floor drain flow or other sanitary sewage shall be connected to the sanitary sewers. A sump pump shall be used for one function only, either the discharge of storm waters or the discharge of sanitary sewage.
(e) No window well or area-way drains shall be connected to the sanitary sewer.
(f) All water discharged onto the ground shall be directed so as not to flood neighboring properties.
24.25 HOURS OF CONSTRUCTION
(a) No person shall perform any construction operation except during the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
(b) No person shall allow another person to perform on property owned or occupied by them any construction operation except during the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
(c) No person shall pertorm any construction operation on any Sunday.
(d) No person shall perform any construction operation on any holiday.
(e) “Construction operation” means the erection, alteration, repair, renovation, demolition or removal of any building or structure; and the excavation, filling, grading and regulation of lots.
(f) “Holiday” means New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas.
(g) Nothing in this section shall prohibit the occupant of property from performing, by himself only, construction operations not requiring any building permit on Sundays and holidays.
24.26 FLOOD PLAINS
See Ordinance No. 89-20, as amended by Ordinance No. 00-19.
24.27 MOBILE HOMES, PERMANENT STRUCTURES
No person shall live in any mobile home, motor home, mini motor home, van camper or other temporary structure.
24.28 MECHANICAL CODE
The “2003 International Mechanical Code” as published by the International Code Council, Inc. is hereby adopted as the Mechanical Code of the City with the following changes, additions or insertions:
Section 101.1, insert “City of Hickory Hilts”.
Section 103.1, delete in full.
Section 103.2, change first sentence to read “The building official shall be the Building Commissioner”.
Section 106.5.2, change to read “The building official shall establish a schedule of permit fees and plan review fees.”
Section 106.5.3, change to read “The building official may authorize a refund of fees”.
Section 108.4, change the first sentence to read “A penalty of not less than $100 nor more than $750 is hereby imposed for each violation of this Code”.
Section 108.5, delete the last sentence.
Section 109, delete in full. All appeals shall be taken as provided in the Building Code.
24.28.1 MECHANICAL INSPECTION FEES
An inspection fee of $40 is established for each mechanical (HVAC) inspection.
24.29 RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS
(a) Single-Family Detached Dwellings. All single-family detached residential dwelling units shall have exterior walls constructed of solid face brick masonry or face brick veneer for the first ground level floor thereof extending at least eight feet or to the underside of the roof soffit, whichever is higher. If a floor is partially in the ground, then the exterior walls above ground level shall also be constructed of solid face brick masonry or face brick veneer extending to the underside of the level constructed on top of that floor.
(b) Existing Single-Family Frame Detached Dwellings. Frame additions without any type of brick masonry may be constructed to existing single-family detached residential dwelling units.
(c) Single-Family Detached Garages and Storage Sheds. Detached garages and storage sheds for single-family residential dwelling units may be of frame construction.
(d) Multi-Family Dwelling Units. All multi-family residential structures shall have exterior walls constructed of solid face brick masonry and floors constructed of precast concrete or poured concrete with a minimum fire resistance rating of two hours. A townhouse multi-family dwelling unit (where a separate dwelling unit is not located on top of another) may be constructed to conform to the requirements for single-family detached dwellings provided that the wall between dwelling units has a minimum fire resistance rating of two hours.
(e) Multi-Family Detached Garages and Storage Sheds. Detached garages and storage sheds for multi-family residential dwelling units shall have exterior walls constructed of solid face brick masonry or face brick veneer.
24.30 ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE
The “2003 International Energy Conservation Code” as published by the International Code Council, Inc. is hereby adopted as the Energy Conservation Code of the City with the following changes, additions or insertions:
Section 101.1, insert “City of Hickory Hills”.
24.31 PARKING LOT DESIGN AND MAINTENANCE
All areas used for parking of vehicles, including driveways, shall meet the following requirements of design, construction and maintenance:
(a) All parking areas shall be improved with an asphalt or concrete surface (except for single family residences which may be improved with paver bricks) over a proper base. All parking areas shall be maintained so as to be free of potholes, broken curbs and other damaged areas.
(b) Concrete or other all-weather bumpers shall be installed on all parking areas so as to prevent access or damage to any public sidewalk, building, fence, adjoining property or landscaping except where there is not less than a 4-foot setback from the parking area.