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Nov. 9, 2020

Agenda original pdf

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Building and Fire Board of Appeals November 9, 2020 Building and Fire Board to be held November 9, 2020 at 2:00 PM with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers must register in advance (November 8 by noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the Building and Fire Board Meeting, residents must: •Call or email the board liaison at 512-550-5836 or at rick.arzola@austintexas.gov no later than noon, (the day before the meeting). The information required is the speaker name, item number(s) they wish to speak on, whether they are for/against/neutral, and a telephone number or email address. •Once a request to speak has been called in or emailed to the board liaison, residents will receive either an email or phone call providing the telephone number to call on the day of the scheduled meeting. •Speakers must call in at least 15 minutes prior to meeting start in order to speak, late callers will not be accepted and will not be able to speak. •Speakers will be placed in a queue until their time to speak. •Handouts or other information may be emailed to rick.arzola@austintexas.gov by Noon the day before the scheduled meeting. This information will be provided to Board and Commission members in advance of the meeting. •If this meeting is broadcast live, residents may watch the meeting here: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch- atxn-live Junta de Apelaciones de Edificios y Bomberos 9 de noviembre de 2020 Building and Fire Board se llevará a cabo el 9 de noviembre de 2020 a las 2:00 p.m. con modificaciones de distanciamiento social Se permitirán comentarios públicos por teléfono; no se permitirá ninguna entrada en persona. Todos los oradores deben registrarse con anticipación (8 de noviembre al mediodía). Todos los comentarios públicos se producirán al comienzo de la reunión. Para hablar de forma remota en la reunión del edificio y la junta de bomberos, los residentes deben: • Llame o envíe un correo electrónico al enlace de la junta al 512-550-5836 o al rick.arzola@austintexas.gov a más tardar al mediodía (el día antes de la reunión). La información requerida es el nombre del orador, los números de artículo sobre los que desean hablar, si están a favor / en contra / neutrales, y un número de teléfono o dirección de correo electrónico. Una vez que se haya llamado …

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Nov. 9, 2020

Tentative Board Schedule 2021 original pdf

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2021 Tentative Meeting Schedule for Building & Fire Code Board of Appeals The board shall meet monthly at 1:30 pm or when the board is legally required to meet to comply with a legal deadline. MEETING DATES CANCELLED DATES Notes (The 4th Wednesday) January 27, 2021 February 24, 2021 March 24, 2021 April 28, 2021 May 26, 2021 June 23, 2021 July 28, 2021 August 25, 2021 September 22, 2021 October 27, 2021 *11/18/2021 **12/16/2021 Election of Officers Annual Report Due 2021 Schedule Due/Moved due to Holiday Moved due to Holiday Remember to note change in regular meeting date if it conflicts with a holiday.

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Nov. 9, 2020

DSD Presentation original pdf

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Flat-top Fence Purpose To discuss a code change that would impact fence design for the life and safety of children, pets, wildlife and contractors in our community. Reasons Fences Are Built • Privacy • Security • Marking of property • Safety • Decorative purposes  The proposed language could affect security and design. Minimum Restrictions on Fence Design or Materials • § 25-2-899 - FENCES AS ACCESSORY USES An ornamental fence is a fence with an open design that has a ratio of solid material to open space of not more than one to four; and a solid fence is a fence other than an ornamental fence. • Height restrictions are the most controversial • The swimming pool code is the most restrictive making it unclimbable with a minimum height requirement, self-closing and self-latching gates • Commercial properties are exempt from a building permit when the fence height is 7 feet or less; Residential is exempt when it is 8 feet or less What Started the Discussion In March 2018, one month shy of his 3rd Birthday, Kade Damian died after his neck became stuck between two bars on a wrought iron fence. His feet could not reach the bottom bar and he died almost instantly. His father, a trained first responder, could not revive him; even though Kade was found only minutes after climbing the fence. PROPOSED LANGUAGE 123.1 Fence Design. A fence design with potential climbable features shall not be designed with entrapment and/or impalement features protruding from the top of the fence. A. A non-climbable fence is as determined by the swimming pool B. An entrapment is less than 6 inches of clear space. C. A fence replacement of 50 percent or more requires compliance code. with this section. D. Voluntary compliance on existing fences that are at the maximum height will be exempted from the maximum height requirement, if the addition or modification does not extend an additional 6 inches above the original height.

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Nov. 9, 2020

Safe Fencing Code for Kade Presentation original pdf

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Safe Fencing Code for Kade Kade Damian 4/21/15 to 3/22/18 C H AN G E S T ART S W IT H Y OU www.kadeskrusaders.org Heartbreak to Advocacy I couldn't save Kade, but I can work to protect others Julie Damian- Kade's Mother Fence Dangers E N T RAP M E N T Head & Neck trapped between exposed pickets Animals have been trapped between the pickets at hips, head, shoulders. IM P AL E M E N T & D E C AP IT AT ION Fall onto exposed pickets Loss of body parts W h y i s C h a n g e N e e d e d ? Fact: Kids like to climb F E N C E S P ROVID E T H E P E RF E C T OP P ORT UN IT Y AN D C H AL L E N G E F OR C H IL D RE N OF AL L AG E S Local Code Change Examples: City of Lakeway & Sun City in Georgetown, TX A simple wording change will save lives Cost Involved We have found that it does not cost the fence manufacturer any more to make an exposed picket fence panel vs. a flat topped one. There should be absolutely no increase cost to the consumer/Austin resident or builder. Since the code change sought only effects fences moving forward, there is no cost to the City or residents for this change. When a fence needs replaced it would then be brought up to code, if necessary, with a flat topped design. BE F ORE & AF T E R DIY Repair at a Daycare Citizen Video Tutorial about modifying a fence. DIY " Y o u d o n o t n e e d to h i re a fe n ce e xp ert u n l e s s y o u ju s t w a n t to . Y o u ca n cu t o ff th e s p i ke s wi th a s a wza l l a n d th e n p l u g th e h o l e s w i th p l u g s th a t a re a v a i l a b l e fro m Am a zo n …

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Nov. 9, 2020

Why Fence Code Change is needed. original pdf

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On March 22, 2018 my life changed forever. In a moment, my heart was shattered and the pieces sent scattering everywhere. A normal day after school turned tragic. From snack at the table inside to calling 911 was less than 5 minutes. We were all outside in different parts of the yard when Kade was able to leave our back yard. Kade was found unconscious hanging by his neck at the top of our neighbor’s 4-foot-tall wrought iron exposed picket fence. He had attempted to climb over to go to his friend’s house. Kade had never left the yard without us before. Because of this short fence’s design, he was able to get a simultaneous foothold on the bottom horizontal bar and handhold on the top horizontal bar in his attempt to climb the fence. Being able to use his feet and hands as leverage allowed my two-year-old to get his head completely over the pickets but he couldn’t get the rest of his body over. When he came back down, his neck became wedged between the pickets and over the top horizontal bar where he hung and died. My husband found him and started CPR immediately. He is a trained first responder. I called 911 and within minutes they arrived and took Kade to Seton Williamson. He was pronounced dead at 5:02 pm. Click to view a video we made about what happened. I am here today to ask for your support in making changes to the code concerning fencing in Austin, TX. This code change costs the people, business owners, and stake holders of Austin nothing. Yet, it is vital to the safety of wildlife, pets, and children. In early 2019, the City of Lakeway passed fence code change shortly after seeing a news story about what happened to Kade. A group called Citizen Advocates for Animals had been working on change due to the high volume of deer found entrapped, gutted, and impaled on the wrought iron fences in the City. Why people think that this type of fence can do those things to a deer and not a human is beyond me. The group was successful in getting the new fence code passed. The new code simply states that “all fences, including wood, wrought iron, and ornamental fencing, shall be continuously flat topped without spikes or sharp points.” This simple wording change could have saved Kade’s …

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Nov. 9, 2020

Revised Agenda on Item 3A original pdf

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Building and Fire Board of Appeals November 9, 2020 Building and Fire Board to be held November 9, 2020 at 2:00 PM with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers must register in advance (November 8 by noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the Building and Fire Board Meeting, residents must: •Call or email the board liaison at 512-550-5836 or at rick.arzola@austintexas.gov no later than noon, (the day before the meeting). The information required is the speaker name, item number(s) they wish to speak on, whether they are for/against/neutral, and a telephone number or email address. •Once a request to speak has been called in or emailed to the board liaison, residents will receive either an email or phone call providing the telephone number to call on the day of the scheduled meeting. •Speakers must call in at least 15 minutes prior to meeting start in order to speak, late callers will not be accepted and will not be able to speak. •Speakers will be placed in a queue until their time to speak. •Handouts or other information may be emailed to rick.arzola@austintexas.gov by Noon the day before the scheduled meeting. This information will be provided to Board and Commission members in advance of the meeting. •If this meeting is broadcast live, residents may watch the meeting here: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch- atxn-live Junta de Apelaciones de Edificios y Bomberos 9 de noviembre de 2020 Building and Fire Board se llevará a cabo el 9 de noviembre de 2020 a las 2:00 p.m. con modificaciones de distanciamiento social Se permitirán comentarios públicos por teléfono; no se permitirá ninguna entrada en persona. Todos los oradores deben registrarse con anticipación (8 de noviembre al mediodía). Todos los comentarios públicos se producirán al comienzo de la reunión. Para hablar de forma remota en la reunión del edificio y la junta de bomberos, los residentes deben: • Llame o envíe un correo electrónico al enlace de la junta al 512-550-5836 o al rick.arzola@austintexas.gov a más tardar al mediodía (el día antes de la reunión). La información requerida es el nombre del orador, los números de artículo sobre los que desean hablar, si están a favor / en contra / neutrales, y un número de teléfono o dirección de correo electrónico. Una vez que se haya llamado …

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Nov. 9, 2020

Back up information for Diving Envelope original pdf

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PHTA and ICC Joint Response to Diving Envelope Questions BACKGROUND RESPONSES The provisions found within the 2018 ISPSC chapter 8 and relevant sections below were derived from and are consistent with the 2003 and 2011 editions of the ANSI/APSP-5 Standard for Residential Inground Swimming Pools. 1. What is the trigger (minimum) height above water that requires a diving envelope? A1: A Type I-V diving envelope is required only when manufactured or fabricated diving equipment is present. Pools that do not meet any of the minimum diving water envelopes, found in table 804.1 and figure 804.1, are classified as Type 0 pools. If a pool is classified as Type 0, manufactured or fabricated diving equipment must not be installed on the pool. The code does not restrict deck elevation in any Type pool including Type 0. 808.1 Manufactured and fabricated diving equipment. Manufactured and fabricated diving equipment shall be in accordance with this section. Manufactured and fabricated diving equipment and appurtenances shall not be installed on a Type O pool. 2. Can a raised bond beam be considered an elevated platform that requires a diving envelope? For clarity in answering this question, our understanding of a raised bond beam aligns with this example - https://www.infinitepools.com/2019/01/15/what-is-raised-bond-beam-rbb/ A2: The elevated portion of the deck, or “raised bond beam”, as shown in the given picture contained in the above link, is not designed or intended for diving and does not constitute manufactured or fabricated diving equipment. Therefore, it does not trigger the application of section 804 or table 804.1. One can attempt to dive from any deck surface, and it is the responsibility of the owner and users to exercise appropriate personal judgment and responsibility (including constant adult supervision of children) in and around swimming pools. 808.8 Stationary diving platforms and diving rocks. Stationary diving platforms and diving rocks built on-site shall be permitted to be flush with the wall and shall be located in the diving area of the pool. Point A shall be in front of the wall at the platform or diving rock centerline. 808.9 Location. The forward tip of manufactured or fabricated diving equipment shall be located directly above Point A as defined by Section 808.6. 808.12 Platform height above waterline. The height of a stationary diving platform or a diving rock above the design waterline shall not exceed the dimensions in Table 808.12. DIVING PLATFORM OR APPURTENANCE HEIGHT ABOVE …

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Presentation DSD Diving Envelope original pdf

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Diving Envelope n 1 Purpose To review building official’s interpretation requiring diving envelope when elevated surfaces are within 4 feet of the water edge. 2 Building Official Interpretation is the opinion of the building official It that all manufactured or field fabricated elevations that create a potential diving apparatus, located within the water edge, and not designed or 4 feet of intended as diving equipment per section 808 of the 2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC), will be required to have a diving envelope as per section 804 of the same code. 3 Reasons For Interpretation For the purpose of clarification, Builders interpret the code to require a diving envelope only when the platform or appurtenance is designed as a launch point. 4 Determination This determination was made based on language provided in the 2018 ISPSC commentary and another recognized industry standard ANSI/APSP/ICC-5 2011. 808.1 Manufactured and fabricated diving equipment. Manufactured and fabricated diving equipment shall be in accordance with this section. Manufactured and fabricated diving equipment and appurtenances shall not be installed on a Type O pool. ❖ Manufactured diving equipment includes diving boards and jump boards. Fabricated diving equipment includes built-on-site platforms, diving rocks, cavern roofs, etc. Where a pool is not designed in accordance with the minimum diving water envelope dimensions of Table 804.1, the pool is a non-diving pool and diving equipment, manufactured or fabricated, must not be installed on the pool. 1.8 Definitions - ANSI/APSP/ICC-5 2011 Standard for Residential In ground Swimming Pools. Manufactured or field fabricated diving equipment for in ground swimming pools diving board/stand combination or manufactured platform. The term “field fabricated” covers diving platforms that may be fabricated on site, including but not limited to: platforms incorporated into elevated planters or water features, split-level decks, boulders, or diving rocks that may be poured into or mounted on a pool deck, etc. 5 Platform Height Above Waterline 808.12 Platform height above waterline. The height of a stationary diving platform or a diving rock above the design waterline shall not exceed the dimensions in Table 808.12. Type O. A non-diving pool. 6 Minimum Diving Water Envelope 7 Minimum Requirements 8 Official ICC Stance SECTION 104 DUTIES AND POWERS OF THE CODE OFFICIAL [A] 104.1 General. The code official is hereby authorized and directed to enforce the provisions of this code. The code official shall have the authority to render interpretations of this …

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Section 807 Swimming Pool Code original pdf

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SECTION 807 POOL FLOORS 807.1 Floor slopes. Floor slopes shall be in accordance with Sections 807.1.1 through 807.1.3. 807.1.1 Shallow end. The slope of the floor from the beginning of the shallow end to the deep area floor slope transition point, indicated in Figure 804.1 as Point E to Point D, shall not exceed 1 unit vertical in 7 units horizontal. 807.1.2 Shallow to deep transition. The shallow to deep area floor slope transition point, indicated in Figure 804.1 as Point D, shall occur at a depth not less than 33 inches (838 mm) below the design waterline and at a point not less than 6 feet (1829 mm) from the beginning of the shallow end, indicated in Figure 804.1 as Point E, except as specified in Section 809.7. 807.1.3 Deep end. The slope of the floor in the deep end, indicated in Figure 804.1 as Point B to Point D, shall not exceed a slope of 1 unit vertical in 3 units horizontal (33- percent slope). 807.2 Shallow end water depths. The design water depth as measured at the shallowest point in the shallow area shall be not less than 33 inches (838 mm) and not greater than 4 feet (1219 mm). Shallow areas designed in accordance with Sections 809.6, 809.7 and 809.8 shall be exempt from the minimum depth requirement. TYPES I–V. Residential pools suitable for the installation of diving equipment by type. TYPE O. A non-diving residential pool. 808.8 Stationary diving platforms and diving rocks. Stationary diving platforms and diving rocks built on-site shall be permitted to be flush with the wall and shall be located in the diving area of the pool. Point A shall be in front of the wall at the platform or diving rock centerline. 808.1 Manufactured and fabricated diving equipment. Manufactured and fabricated diving equipment shall be in accordance with this section. Manufactured and fabricated diving equipment and appurtenances shall not be installed on a Type O pool.

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July 22, 2020

Notification and Agenda original pdf

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Building and Fire Board of Appeals July 22, 2020 at 1:00 pm. Building and Fire Board of Appeals to be held July 22, 2020 with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers must register in advance July 21st by Noon. All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the Building and Fire Board of Appeals Meeting, residents must: •Call or email the board liaison at 512-974-2417 or rick.arzola@austintexas.gov no later than noon, (the day before the meeting). The information required is the speaker name, item number(s) they wish to speak on, whether they are for/against/neutral, and a telephone number or email address. •Once a request to speak has been called in or emailed to the board liaison, residents will receive either an email or phone call providing the telephone number to call on the day of the scheduled meeting. •Speakers must call in at least 15 minutes prior to meeting start in order to speak, late callers will not be accepted and will not be able to speak. •Speakers will be placed in a queue until their time to speak. •Handouts or other information may be emailed to rick.arzola@austintexas.gov by Noon the day before the scheduled meeting. This information will be provided to Board and Commission members in advance of the meeting. •If this meeting is broadcast live, residents may watch the meeting here: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch- atxn-live BUILDING AND FIRE CODE BOARD OF APPEALS REGULAR CALLED MEETING Wednesday July 22 at 1:00 pm VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS: Ben Abzug (Renteria); Alicia Jones (Casar); Alan Schuman (Adler); Bobby Johns (Madison); James Wilsford (Flannigan); Aubrey Brasfield (Garza); Ashley Juraska (Pool) Pieter Sybesma (Alter); Timothy Arndt (Tovo); Marco Fiorilo (Ellis) AGENDA CALL TO ORDER 1 APPROVAL OF MINUTES- approve minutes of the April 22, 2020 Reg. Meeting 2. PUBLIC HEARING AND APPEAL OF ADMINISTRATIVE DECISION- Administrative interpretation of fire for site plan review- Road design and access requirement 3. DISCUSSION: 2020 International Building Code Workgroup. 4. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS 5. ADJOURNMENT: ADJOURNMENT The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Meeting locations are planned with wheelchair access. If requiring Sign Language Interpreters or alternative formats, please give notice at least 2 days before the meeting date. Please …

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July 22, 2020

Remote Meeting Instructions original pdf

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B&C MEETING INSTRUCTIONS As we temporarily transition to remote meetings, the following is how we propose meetings be conducted until further notice: MEETING • There will be no General Citizen Communication. • Date and start time of meetings will vary, they will not follow the approved time/date approved • Time for each meeting will be limited to an hour and a half, unless arrangements have been for the year. made in advance. • All Members will attend remotely. o A quorum of members, at least, must attend remotely to convene and conduct business. • The Board or Commission can handle all items, even if they are discussion items. • Chair will do Roll Call; attendance and votes should be taken verbally. SPEAKERS person. BOARD LIAISON • Speakers will be able to sign up in advance and speak via phone; no speakers will be heard in • Each speaker will get three minutes to discuss all items they register to speak on, with no donation of time due to technical challenges. Instructions on how to register to speak will be listed on the agenda. • All registered speakers on items will speak at the beginning of the meeting. • After a registered speaker dials into the conference line provided to them by the board liaison, they must mute their telephone line until the chair calls their name. Any speaker who speaks out of turn will be disconnected. • Please let the registered speaker know that similar to a regular meeting, depending on the number of speakers, and length of discussion, they may need to remain on the line for a period of time. • The staff liaison will be available via phone to answer questions and take meeting minutes as they do at regular meetings. Thank you for your continued service to the community and understanding the challenges faced making sure the services you provide are supported through the limited resources available to us. We appreciate you understanding and following the meeting schedule assignments.

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July 22, 2020

WebEx Instructions original pdf

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Hello Everyone For all B & C meetings, we have decided to use Webex. Below, you will find a link to a great introductory video that will tell you just about everything you need to know on how to join a WebEx meeting, how to test your hardware setup before joining a meeting, and how to turn on and off your microphone and your webcam. In addition to the training video, we have included some must have information about how to change your meeting view to a grid view, so that you can see everyone on one screen. The grid view is happily called “The Brady Bunch” view. We will be sending out a meeting invitation that’s specific for your meeting, which will include a WebEx meeting link. Introductory WebEx Training Video (only 2 min & 34 seconds) or try: https://youtu.be/ru85544RveA Below are a few tips in order to make your meeting successful • For this meeting, please use a computer to connect, or dial in using your phone • Do not use the VPN for participating in this meeting, the VPN will cause a slowdown in your internet traffic, which will cause issues during the video conference • Please use the computer headset if you have one available • Please keep your microphone muted, unless you are recognized to speak • In order for other to see you clearly, please participate in the meeting from a location that provides ample lighting, and do not pick a spot where there is a window behind you • Use the “grid view” in order to see all meeting participants How to turn on “grid view” 1. Hover over the view icon in the top right corner of the screen 2. Select the “grid view” icon If anyone has any questions at all about the technology behind the B & C meetings, please let me know. Stay healthy, and we’ll see you all soon. Thank you, Kory Ellis IT Manager - City Hall

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July 22, 2020

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July 22, 2020

Approved Minutes original pdf

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July 22, 2020 Building and Fire Code Board of Appeals Board Meeting Approved Minutes The Building and Fire Code Board of Appeals met in a Regular Called Meeting on July 22, 2020 via Webex Video Conference Chairman, Alan Schumann called the meeting to order at 1:29 p.m. Board Members in Attendance: Ben Abzug, Aubrey Brasfield, Peter Sybesma, Alan Schumann, Ashley Juraska and Timothy Arndt Board Members Not in Attendance: Marco Fiorilo, Bobby Johns and James Wilsford and Alicia Jones Staff in Attendance: Rick Arzola (DSD), Beth Culver (DSD), Tom Vocke(AFD), Ben Flick(AFD), Mark Villarreal(AFD), Tony Hernandez(DSD), Clarissa Davis(LUR), Donna Galati(LUR) Erik Lopez(Law) and Patricia Link(Law) 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: The April 22, 2020 minutes were approved as written by Board member Juraska and second by board member Abzug . Motion passed 6-0. Board member Arndt wanted to show the height of the fence was from the ground to the top of the fence. Board Schumann then referenced the height in the letter of recommendation of the ISPSC to Council. Board then made another motion to approve the minutes, and board voted 6-0. 2. PUBLIC HEARING AND APPEAL-La Vista De Lopez- Prior to beginning of the public hearing, Chairman Schumann verified with City Attorney Clarissa Davis that the site plan had not been approved for the La Vista De Lopez project. And so reviewing Code section 25-11-93 “an interested party may appeal a decision of the building official to grant or deny a permit under this division to the Building and Fire Board of Appeals” Chairman Schumann asks the question to board members, if the board should hear this case if there is no approved site plan or building permit in place. After discussions between the Law office, Land Use Review staff and the Appellants representing La Vista De Lopez it was determined that the appellants were appealing the interpretation of the fire code on behalf of City code 25-1-182 and not the site plan. And under 25-1-182 “an interested party may initiate an appeal by filing notice of appeal with the responsible director or building official, as applicable” this City code was in relation to the timeline of appeals and not the appeal of decision under 25-11-93. Therefore with no approved site plan and no approved building permit in place, the Building and Fire Board made a motion on behalf Board member Brasfield, not to hear the appeal and Chairman …

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April 22, 2020

Agenda original pdf

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Regular Meeting of the Building and Fire Code Board of Appeals April 22 @ 1:00 P.M. Building and Fire Code Board of Appeals is to be held April 22, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers must register in advance (April 21 by Noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the April 22, Building and Fire Code Board of Appeals meeting, residents must: •Call or email the board liaison at 512-974-2417 or rick.arzola@austintexas.gov no later than noon, April 21 (the day before the meeting). The information required is the speaker name, item number(s) they wish to speak on, whether they are for/against/neutral, and a telephone number or email address. •Once a request to speak has been called in or emailed to the board liaison, residents will receive either an email or phone call providing the telephone number to call on the day of the scheduled meeting. •Speakers must call in at least 30 minutes prior to meeting start in order to speak, late callers will not be accepted and will not be able to speak. •Speakers will be placed in a queue until their time to speak. •Handouts or other information may be emailed to rick.arzola@austintexas.gov by Noon the day before the scheduled meeting. This information will be provided to Board and Commission members in advance of the meeting. BUILDING AND FIRE CODE BOARD OF APPEALS REGULAR MEETING Wednesday April 22, 2020 @ 1:00 P.M. VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS: Ben Abzug (Renteria); Alicia Jones (Casar); Alan Schuman (Adler); Bobby Johns (Madison); James Wilsford (Flannigan); Aubrey Brasfield (Garza); Ashley Juraska (Pool) Pieter Sybesma (Alter); Timothy Arndt (Tovo); Marco Fiorilo (Ellis) AGENDA CALL TO ORDER Mtg. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES- approve minutes of the October 23, 2019 Special Called 2. DISCUSSION AND ACTION- 2020 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code Ordinance 3. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS ADJOURNMENT The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Meeting locations are planned with wheelchair access. If requiring Sign Language Interpreters or alternative formats, please give notice at least 2 days before the meeting date. Please call Rick Arzola at Development Services Department at (512) 974-2417, for additional information; TTY users route through …

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April 22, 2020

BFB Instructions original pdf

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This page must be posted with the agenda and remain the first page. Regular Meeting of the “Building and Fire Board” April 22 @ 1:00 Building and Fire Board to be held April 22, 2020 at 1:00 with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers must register in advance (April 21 by Noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the April 22, Building and Fire Board Meeting, residents must: •Call or email the board liaison at 512-974-2417 or rick.arzola@austintexas.gov no later than noon, (the day before the meeting). The information required is the speaker name, item number(s) they wish to speak on, whether they are for/against/neutral, and a telephone number or email address. •Once a request to speak has been called in or emailed to the board liaison, residents will receive either an email or phone call providing the telephone number to call on the day of the scheduled meeting. •Speakers must call in at least 30 minutes prior to meeting start in order to speak, late callers will not be accepted and will not be able to speak. •Speakers will be placed in a queue until their time to speak. •Handouts or other information may be emailed to rick.arzola@austintexas.gov by Noon the day before the scheduled meeting. This information will be provided to Board and Commission members in advance of the meeting. •Residents may watch the meeting here: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live Font Size: 12; Font: Times New Roman; Font Style: Regular

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Remote Meeting Instructions original pdf

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B&C MEETING INSTRUCTIONS As we temporarily transition to remote meetings, the following is how we propose meetings be conducted until further notice: MEETING • There will be no General Citizen Communication. • Date and start time of meetings will vary, they will not follow the approved time/date approved • Time for each meeting will be limited to an hour and a half, unless arrangements have been for the year. made in advance. • All Members will attend remotely. o A quorum of members, at least, must attend remotely to convene and conduct business. • The Board or Commission can handle all items, even if they are discussion items. • Chair will do Roll Call; attendance and votes should be taken verbally. SPEAKERS person. BOARD LIAISON • Speakers will be able to sign up in advance and speak via phone; no speakers will be heard in • Each speaker will get three minutes to discuss all items they register to speak on, with no donation of time due to technical challenges. Instructions on how to register to speak will be listed on the agenda. • All registered speakers on items will speak at the beginning of the meeting. • After a registered speaker dials into the conference line provided to them by the board liaison, they must mute their telephone line until the chair calls their name. Any speaker who speaks out of turn will be disconnected. • Please let the registered speaker know that similar to a regular meeting, depending on the number of speakers, and length of discussion, they may need to remain on the line for a period of time. • The staff liaison will be available via phone to answer questions and take meeting minutes as they do at regular meetings. Thank you for your continued service to the community and understanding the challenges faced making sure the services you provide are supported through the limited resources available to us. We appreciate you understanding and following the meeting schedule assignments.

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webex instructions original pdf

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Hello Everyone For all B & C meetings, we have decided to use Webex. Below, you will find a link to a great introductory video that will tell you just about everything you need to know on how to join a WebEx meeting, how to test your hardware setup before joining a meeting, and how to turn on and off your microphone and your webcam. In addition to the training video, we have included some must have information about how to change your meeting view to a grid view, so that you can see everyone on one screen. The grid view is happily called “The Brady Bunch” view. We will be sending out a meeting invitation that’s specific for your meeting, which will include a WebEx meeting link. Introductory WebEx Training Video (only 2 min & 34 seconds) or try: https://youtu.be/ru85544RveA Below are a few tips in order to make your meeting successful • For this meeting, please use a computer to connect, or dial in using your phone • Do not use the VPN for participating in this meeting, the VPN will cause a slowdown in your internet traffic, which will cause issues during the video conference • Please use the computer headset if you have one available • Please keep your microphone muted, unless you are recognized to speak • In order for other to see you clearly, please participate in the meeting from a location that provides ample lighting, and do not pick a spot where there is a window behind you • Use the “grid view” in order to see all meeting participants How to turn on “grid view” 1. Hover over the view icon in the top right corner of the screen 2. Select the “grid view” icon If anyone has any questions at all about the technology behind the B & C meetings, please let me know. Stay healthy, and we’ll see you all soon. Thank you, Kory Ellis IT Manager - City Hall

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ISPSC Draft Ordinance original pdf

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§ 25-12- XXXXX – 2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Cod (A) The 2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code published by the International Code Council is adopted and incorporated by reference into this section along with Appendixes with deletions in Subsection (B), (C) and amendments in Section 25-12-XXX (Local Amendments to the International Swimming Pool and Spa Code). (B) All references to the International Plumbing Code to mean the currently adopted Uniform Plumbing Code and amendments unless not covered in the Uniform Plumbing Code. (C) All references to the International Mechanical Code to mean the currently adopted Uniform Mechanical Code and amendments unless not covered in the Uniform Mechanical Code (D) Delete barrier requirements from 25-12-242, R326 (E) LDC 25-1-1: Building Code Division: 3109.3 Public swimming pools. Public swimming pools shall be enclosed as per the Texas Department of Health Standards for Swimming Pools and Spas Swimming Pool and Spa Code. (F) The following specific sections of the 2018 Swimming pool code and spa code are deleted and or amended: 101.1 105.6.2 105.6.3 107.4 107.5 305.2.7 103.1 103.3 [A] 101.1 Title. These regulations shall be known as the Swimming Pool and Spa Code of City of Austin, hereinafter referred to as “this code.” SECTION 103 CODE OFFICIAL [A] 103.1 Authority. The health authority is the City official responsible for administering, implementing, and enforcing the public swimming pool requirements of this code. The building official is the City official responsible for administering, implementing, and enforcing residential swimming pool requirements of this code. The health authority and the building official shall be known as the code official. [A] 103.3 Deputies. In accordance with the prescribed procedures of the jurisdiction and with the concurrence of the appointing authority, the code official shall have the authority to appoint a deputy code official, the related technical officers, inspectors, plans examiners and other employees. Such employees shall have powers as delegated by the code official. The code official may authorize plan review and inspections to be conducted by approved agencies, registered design professionals, or individuals for requirements of this code and referenced codes. A] 105.6.2 Fee schedule. The fee schedule is set by a separate ordinance. The fees for work shall be as indicated in the following schedule: [JURISDICTION TO INSERT APPROPRIATE SCHEDULE] [A] 105.6.3 Fee refunds. Refer to Building Criteria Manual, 1.20 – Building Permits. The code official shall authorize the refunding of fees …

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ISPSC Presentation original pdf

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International Swimming Pool and Spa Code 1 Proposed Adoption • In accordance with State Law, the City of Austin is adopting the 2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC) on September 1, 2020 • Minor local amendments are proposed related to chain link fencing, regulatory authority, and administrative procedure 2 Chapter 25-12: Local Amendments to International Pool & Spa Code Proposed amendments to introductory section Additions • The 2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code published by the International Code Council is adopted and incorporated by reference into this section along with Appendixes with deletions in Subsection (B), (C) and amendments in Section 25-12-X (Local Amendments to the International Swimming Pool and Spa Code). • All references to the International Mechanical Code to mean the currently adopted Uniform Mechanical Code and amendments unless not covered in the Uniform Mechanical Code. • All references to the International Plumbing Code to mean the currently adopted Uniform Plumbing Code and amendments unless not covered in the Uniform Plumbing Code. 3 Chapter 25-12: Local Amendments to International Pool & Spa Code Proposed amendments to existing provisions of City Code Section 25-12 Section 25-12, Article 1 (Building Code): 3109.3 Public swimming pools . Public swimming pools shall be enclosed as per the Texas Department of Health Standards for Swimming Pools and Spas International Swimming Pool and Spa Code. Section 25-12-242, Provision R326: Delete Barrier Requirements LEGEND: Strikethrough: deletion Red font: new insertion 4 Chapter 25-12: Local Amendments to International Pool & Spa Code Proposed amendments to Section 101: General [A] 101.1 Title. These regulations shall be known as the Swimming Pool and Spa Code of the City of Austin, hereinafter referred to as “this code.” [A] 101.2.1 Public Facilities- Compliance with State Pool and Spa Regulations. [relocated from City Code Chapter 10-7-2] A public pool facility must be constructed, maintained, and operated in accordance with the state pool and spa regulations and the International Swimming Pool and Spa Code. LEGEND: Strikethrough: deletion Red font: new insertion 5 Chapter 25-12: Local Amendments to International Pool & Spa Code Proposed amendments to Section 103: Code Official [A] 103.1 Creation of enforcement agency. The department of building safety is hereby created and the official in charge thereof shall be known as the code official. Authority. The health authority is the City official responsible for administering, implementing, and enforcing the public swimming pool requirements of this code. The …

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