Pierre City Commission Gives Final Approval To Building Code Ordinance Updates

Pierre City Commission Gives Final Approval To Building Code Ordinance Updates

PIERRE — The Pierre City Commission has given second reading and final passage to ordinances that will upgrade building codes and violations of those codes. Building Official Matt Elberson says the upgrade in building codes will address the possibility of home grown marijuana operations…

Violations of city building codes and property maintenance codes were also updated in the two ordinances passed by the Commission Tuesday night. Much of the discussion centered on timelines to allow violators to clean up properties. Commissioner Jim Mehlhaff believes there is framework to expand on the city’s ability to take action…

Police Chief Jason Jones says the Department works hard with building officials to address issues….

Fines for building code violations will be double the building permit cost or 200-dollars, whichever is greater. For property maintenance violations, any threat to life safety, like no smoke detectors is a 200-dollar fine while lesser serious issues are 100-dollars.