Salina getting new building codes

If adopted by city commission, Salina will have 129 fewer city codes, Building Services Director Jim Brown told the commission in a study session Monday afternoon.

He said that some of the codes, which date back to 2006, were outdated.

“Also much was repetitious,” he said. “A repetitious amendment is not a amendment, because we already had it.”

At the same time, new codes were added. City Manager Jason Gage said Salina did not update the code in 2009.

“I wouldn’t adopt it every three years because that’s all Jim would be doing,” he said.

Brown said the code updates process started on Sept. 9, 2014.

“We’re almost finished. The volume of information is overwhelming,” he said.

Brown discussed the building, residential and fire codes on Monday. Mechanical, plumbing, electrical and energy codes will be discussed at the April 11 study session.

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