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<br /> . <br /> M I NUT E S <br /> EUGENE CITY COUNCIL <br />- September 22,1975 <br /> Adjourned meeting - from September 8, 1975 - of the Common Council of the city of Eugene, <br /> Oregon was called to order by Council President Neil Murray in the absence of Mayor <br /> Anderson at 7:30 p.m. on September 22, 1975 in the Council Chamber with the following <br /> other council members present: Gus Keller, Wickes Beal, Tom Williams, Ray Bradley, <br /> D.W.Hamel, Eric Haws, and Edna Shirey. <br /> I - Public Hearings <br /> A. Code Amendments <br /> 1. Building Code Revisions <br /> Revisions to the Building Code - Mick Nolte, superintendent of building inspection, <br /> presented proposed modifications to the Building Code. Changes have been proposed <br /> in the house numbering system. Other changes include requiring fire-resistive <br /> separation between apartment dwelling units, reducing designed snow load from <br /> 25 to 20 pounds per square foot, addition of high-rise building sprinkler <br /> requirements previously incorporated in the City Fire Code, deletion of fee <br /> schedule on temporary use of public right-of-ways, amendment to the permanent <br /> occupancy Over public property to address the downtown mall conditions. <br /> Mr. Williams wondered about the house numbering system as it relates to <br /> streets that curve. The numbering is odd on the north side. As a street <br /> curves, the numbers are switched, and he wondered at which point the numbers <br /> are switched and who decides. Mr. Nolte said it is set up on a grid method. <br />e There has been no better way determined as yet. Problems that would be created <br /> with any change would be in excess of what is being experienced now. It was <br /> pointed out that, when a new house is built, there is some variety in selection <br /> of the house number by the owner. <br /> Mr. Williams also asked about the occupancy of the sidewalk and street by an <br /> individual in the midst of construction. He felt that, since there is a possible <br /> $50 fine, care should be exercised that the public is advised of the need for a <br /> permit and of any other requirements in order to do their work. Public Works <br /> Director advised that form letters are sent on sidewalk repairs, 99% of which <br /> are initiated by the city, and the parties involved are advised of most of the <br /> requirements. A permit is required regardless of size of the project but fees <br /> do not start until there are 100 square feet involved. . <br /> Mr. Williams also wondered if changes have been made in designation of fire <br /> zones - are the boundaries any different? Mr. Nolte said boundaries have not <br /> changed. <br /> Mr. Bradley asked if staff has given thought to requiring rentals to have <br /> ionization detectors. Mr. Nolte said it is required in all new single and <br /> multiple dwelling construction. The Housing and Community Development Commission <br /> considered requiring installation of the detectors in rehabilitated buildings. <br /> They chose not to require them unless major electrical revisions were being <br /> made. <br />e Manager thought requiring installation of ionization detectors was a point <br /> well taken. He feels they should be included in the housing code for at least <br /> multiple family units. Mr. Bradley was of the opinion it should be a requirement <br /> in all rentals. Comm <br /> Mr. Williams moved seconded by Mr. Hamel to schedule a public hearing 9/10/75 <br /> on revisions to the Building Code. Motion carried unanimously. Pub Hrng <br /> 5/2 9/22/7r:, _ 1 <br />..- - . - <br />