§ 20.04.020. Enforcement of chapter—Applicability of chapter  

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  • The superintendent of central inspection is designated to administer and enforce this chapter. This chapter shall be applicable to all dwellings now in existence or hereinafter constructed in the city, and to all dwellings which become incorporated into the city because of annexation; provided that the construction of new dwellings and the remodeling of existing dwellings in the city shall comply with the provisions of this chapter and with the provisions of all other applicable codes and ordinances of the city; provided further, that in the event of conflict of ordinances applicable to such construction or remodeling and applicable to existing dwellings, the provision of the city ordinance that establishes the higher standard for the promotion and protection of the welfare and safety of the people shall prevail. After the adoption of this chapter, the superintendent of central inspection shall ascertain at the time a building permit is issued for a proposed new dwelling or for the proposed major remodeling or an existing dwelling and during the construction of such new dwelling or remodeling that such new dwelling or remodeling shall comply with the applicable minimum standards contained in this chapter and other applicable city ordinances; provided, however, that the intent of this chapter shall, in adoption, be to assist and further the restoration and preservation of those sites, buildings, structures and objects which have been entered or may be eligible for entry on the National Register of Historic Places, pursuant to Title 16, United States Code, Section 470(a) or other appropriate legislation, or as designated by the Historic Wichita Board or the Kansas Historical Society, and those sites, buildings and structures which contribute to the integrity of location, design, setting, feeling and association of any such designated or eligible historic place, it being recognized that such structures cannot and will not be restored and preserved if they are required to conform to building codes and other regulations promulgated subsequent to their construction, and it is further intended that this ordinance be liberally construed to serve the purposes as stated above and to further such restoration and preservation.

(Ord. No. 32-469)