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<br /> M IN UTE S <br /> EUGENE CITY COUNCIL <br /> July 28, 1975 <br /> . Adjourned meeting - from ~eetirig held July 16, 1975 -of the Common Council of the ci ty <br /> of Eugene, Oregon was c'al.1ed to order by His Honor Mayo'r Lester E. Anderson at 7:30 p.m. <br /> on July 28, 1975 in.the Council Chamber with the following Council members present: <br /> Neil Murray, Tom Williams, Ray Bradley,D;W.Hamel, Eric Haws, and Edna Shirey. Council <br /> members Gus Keller and Wickes Beal were absent. <br /> I - Public Hearings <br /> A. Code Amendment - National Electrical Code, 1975 Edition <br /> National Electrical Code - Copies of proposed ordinance which would amend the electrical <br /> code were distributed to Council members with the agenda. The amendment would de- <br /> fine conditions for final inspection of electr.ical service and prohibj't occupancy <br /> prior to approval, write into the code administrative practices with regard to <br /> temporary electrical service, extend duration of permits for electrical work to <br /> 120 days to conform with other types of permits now in the code, and delete the <br /> permit fee schedule from the code. Manager noted that the fee schedule now in <br /> the code would be presented .in resol ution form for adoption. <br /> Councilman Haws asked if the fee schedule covered administrative costs. Mick Nolte, <br /> superintendent of building inspection, said right now adm.inistrative costs were not <br /> covered by fees collected. However, staff wanted to look at the total "fee package," <br /> rather than changing just the electrical fees. He said the electrical and plumbing <br /> fee schedules especially were out of date. Mr. Haws wondered then if it was planned <br /> to bring a recommendation reflecting that fees should cover administrative costs. <br /> Manager answered that one approach might be to take into consideration prevailing <br /> rates in other communities. It was expected, Mr. Nolte said, that the review would <br /> e be accomplished in the next month or so. <br /> Councilwoman Beal asked whether the Electrical Board had reviewed the proposed amend- <br /> ment. Mr. Nolte said that the Board was advisory only, that it had no legiSlative <br /> authority, only the authority to waive or alter materials .used in electrical in- <br /> stallations. He said state law pre-empted local codes so that the Electrical Board <br /> had no authority to review this particular ordinance. <br /> . <br /> Councilman Murray wondered whether conformity to state law would substantially <br /> tighten restrictions. Mr. Nolte answered that state law had substantially reduced <br /> restrictions so far as the model code was concerned. Comm <br /> 7/23/75 <br /> Mr. Murray moved second by Mr. Hamel to schedule public hearing on the Pub Hrng <br /> proposed amendment. Mo~ion carried unanimously. <br /> Assistant Manager reviewed background of the proposed amendment (see committee <br /> minutes above). <br /> Public hearing was held with no testimony presented. <br /> Council Bill No. 913 - Amending Sections 8.075, 8. 105, 8.110, 8.125(5), and <br /> 8.125(8), and repealing Section 8.140 of City Code re: <br /> National Electrical Code was read by council bill number and title only, there <br /> being no council member present requesting that it be read in full. <br /> Mr. Murray moved second by Mr. Williams that the bill be read the second time by <br /> - counci 1 bi 11 number only, with unanimous consent of the Council, and that enactment <br /> be considered at this time. Motion carried unanimously and the bill was read the <br /> second time by council bill number only. <br /> Mr. Murray moved second by Mr. Williams that the bill be approved and given final <br /> passage. Rollcall vote. All council members present voting aye, the bill was de- <br /> clared passed and numbered 17433. 7/28/75 1 <br /> 419. . - <br />