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' TOWN OF TRUCKEE <br /> California <br /> RESOLUTION 2017-15 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF TRUCKEE <br /> ESTABLISHING A TEMPORARY EXEMPTION TO WOODSTOVE COMPLIANCE <br /> REQUIREMENTS <br /> WHEREAS, the Town Council on December 18, 2003 adopted Ordinance 2003-06, <br /> thereby requiring the removal of all non-Town approved solid fuel burning appliances within the <br /> Town of Truckee by July 15, 2006; and <br /> WHEREAS, the Council on April 20, 2006 adopted Ordinance 2006-02, thereby <br /> extending the deadline to July 15, 2007; and <br /> WHEREAS, the Council on May 5, 2007 adopted Resolution 2007-18 which <br /> established procedures and guidelines to implement the provisions of Ordinances 2003-06 and <br /> 2006-02; and <br /> WHEREAS, the Council, on July 12, 2016 adopted Resolution 2016-38, restating <br /> certain procedures previously established by Resolution 2007-18; and <br /> U <br /> WHEREAS, among the provisions of Resolutions 2007-18 and 2016-38 are <br /> requirements that if a building permit with a valuation of $5,000 or more is issued, the property <br /> owner must remove all non-Town approved woodstoves and other solid fuel burning appliances <br /> from the property, and that the Town's building inspector must inspect the property to ensure <br /> compliance prior to approving a final building inspection or issuing a certificate of occupancy; <br /> and <br /> WHEREAS, the storms of the 2016-2017 winter have caused significant damage to <br /> the exteriors of a number of residences in Truckee, including deck failures and roof damage <br /> caused by falling trees; and <br /> WHEREAS, swift repair of these damaged residences is necessary in order to avoid <br /> further damage and to ensure that the residences are fit for occupancy; and <br /> WHEREAS, requiring the removal of non-certified woodstoves and other solid fuel <br /> burning appliances from heavily damaged residences in order to obtain a final building <br /> inspection and/or certificate of occupancy is likely to delay the completion of repairs and/or <br /> encourage property owners to undertake repair work without building permits; and <br /> WHEREAS, the Town Council finds that temporarily exempting residences with <br /> significant weather-caused exterior damage from the requirement to remove non-certified <br /> woodstoves and other solid fuel burning appliances in connection with obtaining a final building <br /> inspection and/or certificate of occupancy will encourage the swift repair of damaged residences <br /> and avoid a hardship to the owners of such properties; <br /> ****** <br />