Code Enforcement/Zoning

   Code Officer

    Joseph Morey
Emial –  josephmorey5@gmail.com

 (607) 271-9129     Fax – (607) 271-9182

Code Enforcement/Zoning

Swimming Pool Permit (Please fill out building permit application and check the POOL box)

  • Pool Alarm Requirements 7

    Every swimming pool that is installed, constructed or substantially modified after December 14, 2006 must be equipped with an approved pool alarm which:

    • is capable of detecting a child entering the water and giving an audible alarm when it detects a child entering the water; • is audible poolside and at another location on the premises where the swimming pool is located; • is installed, used and maintained in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions;

    • is classified to reference standard ASTM F2208, entitled Standard Specification for Pool Alarms (either the version adopted in 2002 and editorially corrected in June 2005, or the version adopted in 2007); and

    • is not an alarm device which is located on person(s) or which is dependent on device(s) located on person(s) for its proper operation.

    A pool alarm must be capable of detecting entry into the water at any point on the surface of the swimming pool. If necessary to provide detection capability at every point on the surface of the swimming pool, more than one pool alarm must be installed.

    Pool alarms are not required in:

    • a hot tub or spa equipped with a safety cover classified to reference standard ASTM F1346 (2003), entitled Standard Performance Specification for Safety Covers and Labeling Requirements for All Covers for Swimming Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs, or

    • any swimming pool (other than a hot tub or spa) equipped with an automatic power safety cover classified by to reference standard ASTM F1346 (2003).

    Entrapment Protection Requirements 8

    • Suction outlets must be designed to produce circulation throughout the pool or spa.

    • Single outlet systems, such as automatic vacuum cleaner systems, or other such multiple suction outlets whether isolated by valves or otherwise must be protected against user entrapment.

    • All pool and spa suction outlets (except surface skimmers) must be provided with:

    • a cover that conforms with reference standard ASME/ANSI A112.19.8M, entitled Suction Fittings for Use in Swimming Pools, Wading Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs, and Whirlpool Bathtub Appliances, or

    • a drain gate that is 12? × 12? or larger, or

    • a channel drain system approved by the local code enforcement official.

    • All pool and spa single or multiple outlet circulation systems must be equipped with atmospheric vacuum relief should grate covers located therein become missing or broken. Such vacuum relief systems shall include at least one the following:

    • safety vacuum release system conforming to reference standard ASME A112.19.17, entitled Manufacturers Safety Vacuum Release Systems (SVRS) for Residential and Commercial Swimming Pool, Spa, Hot Tub and Wading Pool, or

    • a gravity drainage system approved by the local code enforcement official.

    • Single or multiple pump circulation systems must be provided with a minimum of two (2) suction outlets of the approved type.

    • The suction outlets must be separated by a minimum horizontal or vertical distance of three (3) feet.

    • These suction outlets must be piped so that water is drawn through them simultaneously through a vacuum relief-protected line to the pump or pumps.

    • If the pool or spa is equipped with vacuum or pressure cleaner fitting(s), each fitting must be located:

    • in an accessible position which is at least (6) inches and not greater than twelve (12) inches below the minimum operational water level, or

    • as an attachment to the skimmer(s).

    Design and Construction Requirements

    In-ground pools must be designed and constructed in conformance with reference standard ANSI/NSPI-5, entitled Standard for Residential In-ground Swimming Pools. 9

    Above-ground and on-ground pools must be designed and constructed in conformance with reference standard ANSI/NSPI-4, entitled Standard for Above-ground/On-ground Residential Swimming Pools. 10

    NOTE: A“public” swimming pool that is subject to Subpart 6-1 of the State Sanitary Code must comply with the design standards and construction provisions of Subpart 6-1.

    Maintenance Requirements

    The Property Maintenance Code of New York State provides that swimming pools must be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition, and in good repair.11

    NOTE: A “public” swimming pool that is subject to Subpart 6-1 of the State Sanitary Code must comply with the operation, supervision and maintenance provisions of Subpart 6-1.

    Other Requirements

    Several other technical requirements are covered by the Uniform Code:

    • Safety glazing material is required in the walls and fences enclosing indoor and outdoor swimming pools where certain conditions are met. See Building Code of New York State §2406.2.9.

    • Support provisions for membrane structures: see Building Code of New York State §3102.8.3.

    • Recirculation of supply air to a swimming pool and associated deck areas: see Mechanical Code of New York State § 403.2.1.2.

    • Regulation of solar heating systems: see Mechanical Code of New York State § 1401.

    • Swimming pools shall be protected against backflow in accordance with Plumbing Code of New York State § 608. See Plumbing Code of New York State § 423.1.

    • Where waste water from swimming pools, backflow from filters and water from pool deck drains discharge to the building drainage system, the discharge must be through an indirect waste pipe via an air gap. See Plumbing Code of New York State § 802.1.4.

    • Suction fittings for use in swimming pools shall comply with reference standard ASME/ANSI A112.19.8M, entitled Suction Fittings for Use in Swimming Pools, Wading Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs, and Whirlpool Bathtub Appliances. See Residential Code of New York State § 2701.1.

    • The construction and installation of electric wiring and equipment associated with swimming pools, wading pools, hot tubs and spas, and hydromassage bathtubs, whether permanently installed or storable, and metallic auxiliary equipment, such as pumps, filters and similar equipment, are subject to the provisions of Chapter 41 of the Residential Code of New York State. For example:

    • Wiring methods must comply with Residential Code of New York State § 4102.

    • Equipment location and clearances must comply with Residential Code of New York State § 4103.

    Residential Code of New York State § 4104 contains requirements relating to bonding of metallic parts, and permitted methods of bonding.

    Residential Code of New York State § 4105 contains requirements relating to grounding of equipment.

    Residential Code of New York State § 4106 contains requirements relating to installation of equipment.

    Residential Code of New York State § 4107 contains special provisions relating to storable swimming pools.

    Residential Code of New York State § 4108 contains special provisions relating to spas and hot tubs.

    Residential Code of New York State § 4109 contains special provisions relating to hydromassage bathtubs.

    Other Frequently Asked Questions

    QIs open burning allowed?

    Open Burning is allowed in the Village Of Wellsburg as long as the burning does not create a public nuisance; such as the smoke or debris from the fire going on to another residents property.

    QCan I have a camp fire?

    A Bonfires and recreational fires are regulated by the Fire Code of New York State. A recreational or bonfire cannot be more than 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet in height. Any open fire that will be offensive or objectionable due to smoke or odor emissions when atmospheric conditions or local circumstances make such fires hazardous shall be prohibited.

    QWhat if I need a premises number?

    A Contact the Town of Wellsburg Assessors Office at (607) 271-9129 for number assignment.

    QCan I run a home occupation from my property?

    A Yes, with the following regulations.

    • Must be one of the following: Hairdresser or cosmetologist, barber, financial consultant, accountant, tutor, artist, author, licensed massage therapist, computer consultant, home secretary, contractor, custom dressmaking or tailoring, desktop publishing, professional office, cruise agent and mail order sales.
    • Must be conducted by person owning and residing in the dwelling unit.
    • Must be in dwelling unit living space. Cannot exceed 25% or 500 square feet of home whichever is less.
    • Must be no external evidence of the occupation except for a sign not exceeding 2 square feet attached to dwelling.

    QCan I have an unlicensed vehicle on my property?

    A No, all vehicles must be licensed, registered and operable. Unlicensed/unregistered vehicles cannot be tarped, but they can be stored inside a garage.

    Q Can I place a mobile home or double wide trailer in the village?

    AYes, but it must meet the specifications and zoning requirements set forth by the village, unless in a mobile home park.

    Q Can I place a temporary sign in front of my business?

    A Yes, but by permit only and not for more than 60 consecutive days in any calendar year.

    Q Are smoke detectors required in existing residential buildings?

    AYes, The Property Maintenance code of New York State requires smoke detectors at all of the following locations:

    • On each ceiling or wall outside each separate sleeping area in the immediate vicinity of bedrooms.
    • In each room used for sleeping purposes.
    • In each story within a dwelling unit, including basements and cellars but not including crawl spaces and unoccupied attics.

    Codes of the Village Of Wellsburg

     

    Codes and regulations, common in every community, are established to create a standard of living and protect property values. In populated suburban areas such as Wellsburg, these laws are essential to maintaining harmony and providing an attractive community to live, work and shop. The Village’­s codes and regulations are not intended to take away the rights of property owners. Rather, the codes maintain our quality of life that makes our village unique.

    This information is intended to inform our community of the standards created to make our village the best place to live in the Southern Tier. Here is an overview of some of the regulations:

    Useful Links

    »New York State Building Codes for purchase
    »Free software for energy code compliance
    »Information on National Flood Insurance Program
    »Information resource for eliminating residential fire deaths
    »U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission- recalls and product safety news
    »NYS DEC information on stormwater regulations
    Floodsmart.gov – The Official Site of the NFIP (National Flood Insurance Program)
    STC Planning – Southern Tier Planning & Development Board

    Forms and Reference Material

    Building Permit Application
    Building Permit Checklist
    Floodplain Development Application

     

    Chemung County Planning Department

    National Flood Insurance Program

    https://www.chemungcounty.com/index.asp?pageId=524

     

    2012 Chemung County Hazard Mitigation Plan

    https://www.chemungcounty.com/index.asp?pageId=522

     

    Southern Tier Central Regional Planning & Development Board

     

    Flood Mitigation

    http://www.stcplanning.org/index.asp?pageId=20

     

    Floodproofing: Protect Your Property from Flood Damage

    http://www.stcplanning.org/index.asp?pageId=107

     

    National Flood Insurance Program – Brochures

    https://www.fema.gov/national-flood-insurance-program/national-floodinsurance-program-publications


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