The City of Sunny Isles Beach has posted the following Notice to Owners & Contractors:
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS AND OWNERS WITH ACTIVE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN THE CITY OF SUNNY ISLES BEACH
The City of Sunny Isles Beach Building Department requires that all jobsites be secured in such manner as to prevent flying objects from damaging the neighboring structures (more than likely, single family residences, condominiums, or apartments.) The following actions are expected from Owners and Contractors. The Building Department will be inspecting all jobsites for compliance. If jobsites are found to be not in compliance with the County’s and/or City’s orders, owners and contractors will be subjected to assessment of appropriate fines.
1. All trash containers must be emptied. If, for some reason, the servicing entity cannot come to the jobsite to empty the trash container(s) prior to the anticipated storm strike, you must cover the top of the container with welded wire fabric that is securely attached so as to remain covering the container during the storm. All construction lumber is to be removed from the jobsite and stored within a secure area in the residence under construction (a space with masonry walls and roof) or within the trash container(s.)
2. Jobsites must be secured so as to eliminate the potential of ANY construction materials becoming airborne during a storm. Particular attention must be given to having any roofing tiles, not yet secured, removed from the top of the roof sheathing and securely stored inside the residence walls.
3. Inspectors from The City of Sunny Isles Beach Building and Code Compliance Departments will visit all sites after hurricane watch and/or warnings are in effect and will make sure that all job sites are in compliance with the Miami-Dade County Code requirements. Violators will be fined and, if potential dangerous conditions are found uncorrected, emergency cleanup could be contracted with outside entities and the charges from those entities will be assessed to the jobsite.
We request your cooperation to ensure that your jobsite does not become an added concern to our residents, prior to, during and after a potential hurricane strike.
Miami-Dade County Code Chapter 8, Article 1, Section 8-16
(a) During such periods of time as the National Weather Service has issued a severe weather advisory that is in effect for Miami-Dade County, best efforts must be used so that all furniture, display racks, material and similar loose objects in exposed outdoor locations, including loose material of projects under construction are secured or otherwise appropriately braced to rigid construction or stored in buildings to the extent practicable given the conditions. Orders shall be oral or written and shall be given to any person on the premises most logically responsible for maintenance and such orders shall be carried out before winds of tropical storm velocity are anticipated.
(b) After winds of the velocity associated with a severe weather event are experienced and have subsided, the Building Official shall investigate to determine if damage has occurred to buildings or other structures.
(c) No building or other structure or assembly or part thereof, which was damaged or collapsed or out of plumb or line shall be repaired or altered or otherwise returned to its original position without inspection and approval by the Building Official.
(d) For the purposes of this section, “severe weather advisory” shall be defined as any one of the following: a tropical storm warning, a hurricane watch, or a hurricane warning and the term “severe weather event” shall be defined as a tropical storm or hurricane.
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