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File #: 19-0339    Version: 0 Name: Building, Fire, and Related Codes - Drainage
Type: Ordinance Status: In Committee
File created: 2/11/2019 In control: Judiciary Committee
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment #:
Title: Building, Fire, and Related Codes - Drainage For the purpose of amending the City Building Code and the City Residential Code to provide for additional limitations on drainage; and clarifying and conforming related provisions.
Sponsors: Ryan Dorsey, Zeke Cohen, Mary Pat Clarke, Brandon M. Scott
Indexes: Building, Drainage, Fire, Related Codes
Attachments: 1. 19-0339~1st Reader, 2. DOT 19-0339

Explanation: Capitals indicate matter added to existing law.

[Brackets] indicate matter deleted from existing law.

 

                     * Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.

                     The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.

                     Introductory*

 

                     City of Baltimore

                     Council Bill          

                                                                                                                                                           

Introduced by: Councilmember Dorsey                                                                                             

 

                     

                     A Bill Entitled

 

An Ordinance concerning

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Building, Fire, and Related Codes - Drainage

For the purpose of amending the City Building Code and the City Residential Code to provide for additional limitations on drainage; and clarifying and conforming related provisions.

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By repealing and re-ordaining, with amendments

Article - Building, Fire, and Related Codes

Section(s) 2-103 (BC § 3201.4) and 10-102 (RC § 327.4.1)

Baltimore City Revised Code

(2015 Edition)

 

Section 1.  Be it ordained by the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, That the Laws of Baltimore City read as follows:

 

                     Baltimore City Revised Code

 

                     Article - Building, Fire, and Related Codes

 

                     Part II.  International Building Code

 

§  2-103.  City modifications.

 

The additions, deletions, amendments, and other modifications adopted by the City are as follows:

 

Chapter 32.  Encroachments into the Public Right-of-Way

 

Section 3201.  General

 

3201.4  Drainage generally.  Drainage may not be discharged from private property on to the public right-of-way except through piping to a storm drain, to a street or alley, or to some other water course approved by the Department of Public Works. 

 

3201.4.1  Limitations.  [Drainage] Notwithstanding the exceptions in § 3201.4, drainage may not be discharged from private property:

 

1.                     to flow over the surface of any public sidewalk, or

 

2.                     to flow over any street or alley when there is a reasonable likelihood that the discharge will freeze.

 

Part X.  International Residential Code

 

§ 10-102.  City modifications.

 

The additions, deletions, amendments, and other modifications adopted by the City are as

follows:

 

Chapter 3.  Building Planning

 

Section 327  Driveways and Other Paved Surfaces

 

327.4  Surface drainage.  Storm drainage off paved surface areas must be properly conveyed to paved alleys, paved streets, or other approved water courses.

 

327.4.1  Limitations.  No surface drainage may be discharged:

 

1.  so as to run or flow over any sidewalk or footway, except at a driveway with a depressed curb, [or]

 

2.  across any adjoining property, or

 

3.  in violation of Baltimore City Building Code _ 3201.4.1 {“Limitations”}.

 

Section 2.  And be it further ordained, That the catchlines contained in this Ordinance are not law and may not be considered to have been enacted as a part of this or any prior Ordinance.

 

Section 3.  And be it further ordained, That this Ordinance takes effect on the 30th day after the date it is enacted.