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Legislation #: 170369 Introduction Date: 5/18/2017
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS TAYLOR, BARNES JR., MCMANUS, FOWLER, SHIELDS, WAGNER, JAMES, JR., HALL, CANADY, JUSTUS AND REED
Title: Honoring the City Planning and Development Department’s Building Code Professionals during Building Safety Month.

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5/16/2017 Filed by the Clerk's office
5/18/2017 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 170369

 

Honoring the City Planning and Development Department’s Building Code Professionals during Building Safety Month.

 

WHEREAS, Building Safety Month was founded by the International Code Council, and is celebrated worldwide during the month of May; and

 

WHEREAS, Building Safety Month is a public awareness campaign to help individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures; and

 

WHEREAS, the campaign reinforces the need for adoption of modern, model building codes, a strong and efficient system of code enforcement and a well-trained, professional workforce to maintain the system; and

 

WHEREAS, the ongoing support of Building Safety Month and the important role code officials play in public safety in the built environment comes from the President of the United States, governors, mayors, county executives and other government officials and construction industry professionals; and

 

WHEREAS, the Building Safety Month campaign helps to improve public safety by increasing awareness about how building codes and code officials improve and protect the places where we live, learn, work, worship and play; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Planning and Development Department is the enforcement agency for all permitted construction activity on private property, and the Plans Review Division reviews plans to assure compliance with the building code; and

 

WHEREAS, the department has plans review, contractor licensing, permitting and field inspection professionals who work to ensure that buildings, structures, and building service equipment are constructed or installed according to the minimum standards set forth in the building codes; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby honor the City Planning and Development Department’s Building Code Professionals during Building Safety Month; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to the Building Official with the Mayor and Council’s appreciation for their commitment to safety, continuing education and for their years of service to the City of Kansas City, Missouri.

 

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