Director of Community Development Ed Beaudry hosted a town hall on Wednesday, May 18th, 2022 as part of a series of presentations regarding a proposed update to the building code. The presentation created by Beaudry can be found below, and a final version will also be shown to the City Council as part of the June 23rd meeting of the Governing Body.
Currently, the City of Osawatomie Building and Codes Department recognizes the 2006 International Codes and the 2005 National Electric Code. The department is proposing that Council adopt the 2018 International Codes and the 2017 National Electric Code to provide regional consistency (Miami County and Spring Hill are working on a similar adoption and Louisburg adopted the later versions in 2021), and to assist in the qualification for an improved ISO rating which would allow residents a savings on insurance premiums.
If you have feedback on the proposed changes, or questions regarding the Code or process, please contact Ed Beaudry directly.