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2018-025 Building By-lawThe Corporation of the Township of Oro-Medonte By-law No. 2018-025 A By-law to regulate Construction, Demolition, On-site Sewage, Change of Use Permits; Inspection and Fees And to Repeal By -Law No. 2014-026 (Building By -Law) Whereas pursuant to the Building Code Act, SO 1992, c.23, as amended, the Lieutenant Governor in Council has established a Building Code (O.Reg.332/12) which is in force throughout Ontario; And Whereas Section 7 of the Building Code Act, 1992, SO, c 23 as amended, authorizes a municipal Council to pass by-laws; a) Prescribing classes of permits under this Act, including permits in respect of any stage of construction or demolition; b) Providing applications for permits and requiring the applications to be accompanied by such plans, specifications, documents and other information as is prescribed; c) Requiring the payment of fees on applications for and on issuance of permits, requiring the payment of fees for maintenance inspections, and prescribing the amount of fees; d) Providing for refunds of fees under.such circumstances as prescribed; e) Requiring a person specified in the Building Code to give notice to the Chief Building Official of any stage of construction specified in the Building Code, and Act; f) Prescribing forms respecting permits and applications for permits and providing for their use; g) Enabling the Chief Building Official to require as constructed plans upon completion of the construction as may be prescribed in the Building Code; h) Providing for the transfer of permits when the land changes ownership; i) Requiring the person to whom a permit is issued to erect and maintain fences to enclose the site of the construction or demolition within such areas of the municipality as may be prescribed j) Prescribing the height of the fence required under clause (i). Now Therefore the Council of The Corporation of the Township of Oro-Medonte enacts as follows: 1. Citing This by-law may be cited as the `Building By-law" 2. Definitions In this by-law 2.1 Act means the Building Code Act 1992, SO, c.23, as amended. 2.2 Applicable Law means applicable law as defined in the Building Code. 2.3 Applicant means the owner of a property who applies for a permit or any person authorized by the owner in writing or any person or Corporation empowered by statute to construct or demolish as defined by BCA1.1 or such persons acting for the Corporation. 2.4 As -Constructed plans means as constructed plans as defined in the Building Code. 2.5 Architect means the holder of a license, a certificate of practice or a temporary license under the Architect Act as defined in the Building Code. 2.6 Building means a building as defined in Section 1 (1) of the Act. Page 1 of 13 2.7 Building Code means the regulations made under Section 34 of the Act. 2.8 Building Code Act means the Building Code Act 1992, SO, c.23, as amended. 2.9 Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.) means a person who is certified as an engineering technologist under the OACETT Act. 2.10 Chief Building Official means the Chief Building Official or his/her designate, appointed by By -Law of The Corporation of the Township of Oro- Medonte for the purposes of enforcement of the Act. 2.11 Construct means to do anything in the erection, installation, extension or material alteration or repair of a building and includes the installation of a building unit fabricated or moved from elsewhere, and has a corresponding meaning; (construction). 2.12 Corporation means The Corporation of the Township of Oro-Medonte. 2.13 Demolish means to do anything in the removal of a building or any material part thereof has a corresponding meaning (demolition). 2.14 Designer means the person responsible for the design. 2.15 Inspector means an Inspector appointed under the Building Code Act. 2.16 Municipality means The Corporation of the Township of Oro-Medonte. 2.17 OBC means Ontario Building Code. 2.18 Ontario Land Surveyor (OLS) means a person who holds a license under the Surveyors Act as defined in the Building Code and has corresponding meaning (surveyor). 2.19 Owner includes the registered owner of a property, a lessee, tenant, mortgagee in possession, or person otherwise in charge of any property, acting as the authorized agent of the owner. 2.20 Permit means written permission or written authorization from the Chief Building Official to perform the work regulated by this Chapter and the Act, or to Change the Use of a building or part of a building or parts thereof as regulated by the Act. 2.21 Plumbing means plumbing as defined in Section 1 (1) of the Act. 2.22 Professional Engineer means a person who holds a license or a temporary license under the Professional Engineers Act as defined in the Building Code and has corresponding meaning (engineer). 2.23 Regulations means regulations made under the Act and include, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Ontario Regulation and Amendments thereto, otherwise referred to as the Building Code. 2.24 Sewage System means a sewage system as defined in Division A 1.4.1.2. 2.25 Other terms which may be used in this by-law shall have the meaning ascribed to them in the Building Code Act, 1992 and O.Reg. 332/12 Building Code. 3. General Provisions & Administration 3.1 Classes of permit - That Classes of Permits required for construction, demolition or change of use are set forth in Schedule "A" attached hereto and forming part of this By-law. Page 2 of 13 3.2 Application - That where required under the Act, the owner of the property shall file with the Chief Building Official an Application for a Permit, which shall be on the prescribed form available at the Administration offices or the Township website. 3.3 That the owner shall give, clearly and fully, information required to complete the said Application Forms and shall verify the correctness of the information supplied in the Application by means of a declaration as provided. When the person signing the application is an agent a signed letter of authorization is required from the owner. Where the property owner is a Corporation, a copy of the Articles of Incorporation shall be submitted and kept on file detailing the signing authorities. 3.3.1 That in addition to section 3.3, where applicable, the following supporting documentation shall accompany applications for a permit to construct or demolish unless otherwise waived by the Chief Building Official; 1) Proof/Confirmation of approval of all Applicable Law pursuant to Section H of an application to Construct or Demolish. 2) Zoning Certificate. 3) Engineered Lot Grading (ELG) plan — in Metric Measure. 4) Owner/Engineer/Architect's letter of commitment and General Review. 5) Driveway Access/Entrance Permit. 6) Where required, approval by the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change for the design and construction of a private sewage disposal and water supply systems. 7) OMAFRA Nutrient Management Strategy and/or Plan sign -off form. 8) Confirmation of compliance with OMAFRA Minimum Distance Separation 1 or 2. 9) All Applicable conservation authority approvals. 10) Completed Municipal form 6(fee calculation) 3.4 That in addition to the information required in Sections 3.3 and 3.3.1 of this By-law, the owner shall submit such additional information as is necessary to establish compliance with the Regulations. 3.5 Construction plans - That unless otherwise directed by the Chief Building Official, the owner shall submit the following in duplicate: 1) Plans drawn to scale, including design calculations, sufficient to enable the Chief Building Official to obtain full and complete information as to the extent and character of the proposed work, as set out in Schedule B of this by-law. The minimum scale to be used for dwellings or additions is to be 3/16" _ 1' for plan view and 1/8"=1' for elevations. Other plans shall be no less than 1/4"=1'. 2) Site plans, drawn to scale, showing the location of the proposed building and septic if applicable with respect to the street line and all other property lines and other buildings and structures presently located on the property. Site Plans, when required by the Chief Official, shall be referenced to an up-to-date survey. 3) Every application for a permit under Section 10(1) of the BCA known as Change of Use plans shall contain: i. Description and location of the existing building including existing and proposed occupancy classifications. ii. Complete application as required by Sections 3.3 and 3.3 of this bylaw. Page 3 of 13 iii. Plans, specifications and reports that identify the construction index, hazard index and performance levels of the building including floors, walls, roofs, fire separations and early warning evacuation, plumbing and sewage system as applicable. iv. Fee as described in the fees and charges bylaw. 4) Sewage system permits under Section 8(1) of the BCA shall contain the following: i. Complete application as required by Sections 3.3. and 3.3.1 of this bylaw. ii. Complete schedule 1 & 2 of the Ministry prescribed application form. iii. Complete Municipal form 1, 2, 3 or 4 as applicable or sufficient information detailed in a clear manner laid out by the designer. iv. The information detailed in iii. shall contain depth of bedrock (if applicable), depth of water table, soil properties including permeability, proposed sewage system design. V. A cross-section. vi. Site plan or ELG where required detailing, legal description, property boundaries, roadways, easements, right-of-ways, municipal/utility corridors, driveways, north arrow, existing and proposed structures and wells including setbacks to the proposed septic system, and location and elevation(s) of the proposed system including tank, treatment unit, bed and mantle, as applicable. 5) Sewage System verification permit under Section 8(1) of the BCA shall contain the following documents completed by a qualified individual: i. Complete application as required by Sections 3.3. and 3.3.1 of this bylaw. ii. Complete Municipal Form 5: Sewage System Verification. iii. Floor plans of the existing and proposed. iv. Verification of existing system such as a Use Permit from Township, Health Unit, Ministry or As -Built under Phase II Evaluation. V. Comprehensive evaluation and site plan of the current system including size and condition of tank, sewage system class, size, condition, and location. vi. Complete calculations of existing and proposed. 3.6 Engineered Lot Grading —That an Engineered Lot Grading Plan be required as set forth in Schedule C of this By -Law. The Engineered Lot Grading Plan (ELG) shall be drawn in accordance with Section 3.20 of the Township of Oro-Medonte Development Engineering Policies, Process and Design Standards. i. The Engineered Lot Grading Plan shall contain: a geodetic benchmark shall be referenced, with the proposed finished first floor elevation (FFE), top of the foundation elevation (TFE), finished basement slab elevation (FBS), underside of the footing elevation (USF), garage floor elevation (GFE) and underside of footing — garage (USFG) clearly indicated. ii. Lot Grading Deposit in the amount set out in the Fees and Charges and By-law shall be submitted to. the Township Administration Office prior to the applicant submitting plans to the Township for review and approval. iii. Lot Grading Deposit refund shall be returned to the party upon successful completion, inspection and certification of the grading works by the Applicant's ELG plan Designer and accepted by the Township. All fees for review by the Township shall be deducted from the lot grading deposit. The owner is solely responsible for cost of the lot grading design and review by their Professional Engineer (P.Eng.), Ontario Land Surveyor (OLS) or Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.). Page 4 of 13 3.7 Conditional permit - That in addition to the information required in Sections 3.3 and 3.3.1 of this By-law and notwithstanding the requirements of Sections 3.5 and 3.6 of this Bylaw, the Chief Building Official at his/her sole discretion may issue a Conditional Permit in compliance with Section 8(3) of the Act. Permits issued under those circumstances shall have progress restricted to that portion of the work for which drawings and other prerequisites are complete. 1) The applicant shall fumish sufficient additional information on the entire project to establish the feasibility of compliance with the Regulations and remit the fees payable for the entire project including permit security fees as set out in the Township's Fees and Charges By -Law, prior to the issuance of the Conditional Permit. 2) That where a Conditional Permit subject to progress restriction has been issued, the holder of the Permit may proceed with the work only within the limits of the progress restriction. Such restriction shall not be removed until all conditions have been met. 3.8 Fit out - That where a Permit has been issued for a building in which interior walls are to be constructed at a later date for the purpose of creating more than one suite within the building, the owner is required to, and shall apply for Building Permits for each suite so created and provide a plan sufficient to establish conformity with the Code, for the entire building prior to the creation of such suites. 3.9 As Constructed - That when required by the Chief Building Official, the owner shall provide as constructed drawings including a survey showing the location of the building(s) upon the completion of the project. 3.10 Fences -Where in the opinion of the Chief Building Official a construction or demolition site presents a particular hazard to the public, the Chief Building Official may require a fence be erected and maintained the site of construction or demolition. Such fences shall be constructed in such a manner as to be stable, prohibit access to the site by the public. Consideration by the Chief Building Official shall be given to proximity of occupied buildings, proximity to public areas and the road, the duration of the hazard, the effectiveness of the hazard and the hazards presented by the construction activities and the materials. All fences shall be installed in accordance with the current version of the Occupational Health & Safety Act and shall be a minimum of 5' in height. 3.11 Transfer of Building Permits - Active Permits are transferable only upon the new owner completing a permit application form as required by Section 3.3 and 3.3.1 of this bylaw and i. Copy of the transfer deed ii. Description of the permit being transferred iii. Fee set out in the fees and charges bylaw iv. No changes to the transferred permit are permitted, any changes will result in the transferred permit being revoked and a new permit application process as set out in this bylaw will be required. 3.12 Permit placard - Every owner shall, prior to the commencement of any project post the permit placard in a conspicuous location near the road where it is clearly visible and shall remain until the permit is complete. 3.13 Fees - All fees shall be paid as described in the Township's current Fees and Charges By-law. 3.14 Refund - All refunds of fees shall be in accordance with the provisions set out the Township's Fees and Charges By-law. Page 5 of 13 3.15 Abandoned permit applications - An application for a permit required by this bylaw will be deemed abandoned and cancelled six (6) months after the date of the permit application submission unless in the opinion of the Chief Building Official, such application is being seriously proceeded with. Applicant will be notified if a Permit has been deemed abandoned and where no response is received the application and documentation will be destroyed. Any refund is in accordance with the provisions set out in the Township's Fees and Charges By-law. 3.16 Alternative solutions - An applicant providing a design other than the prescriptive design in Division B of the OBC shall do so using Division A Sections 2 & 3 detailing the Objectives and Functional Statement of the supporting article of Divisions B where the alternative is sought. The applicant shall provide sufficient supporting documentation and reports to the Chief Building Official to support their proposal. All fees are required in accordance with the Township's Fees and Charges By-law. 3.17 Revisions - As per BCA 8(12) no person shall make a material change or cause a material changes to be made to a plan, specification or document of which the permit was issued without notifying and filing the details of the changes for approval the Chief Building Official. Fees are described within the Township's Fees and Charges By-law. 3.18 Application Completeness - That at the time of submission, the applicant shall submit all required forms, fees and documentation prescribed by the Building Code Act, Building Code and this By -Law. 4. Notices of Inspection 4.1 The owner or authorized agent shall provide notice of the readiness of inspection for all categories as described in Division C 1.3.5.1. (2) and Additional notices as described in Division C 1.3.5.2. (1) of the OBC. 4.2 Occupancy, no person shall occupy or permit to be occupied a building or part thereof unless the Chief Building Official or designate have issued a permit authorizing occupation of the building in accordance with BCA 11 (1) and Division C 1.3.3.1(1) and Division C 1.3.3.4.(1) of the OBC. 5. Violation and Penalty 5.1 Any person or director or officer of a corporation who contravenes this by-law is guilty of an offence under section 36 of the Building Code Act as amended. 5.2 Convictions of an offense may be subject to penalties under the Building Code Act. 6. Code of Conduct 6.1 The Chief Building Official and Building Inspectors appointed by Council shall abide by a Code of Conduct as described in the Building Code Act and defined by the Code of Conduct policy attached in Schedule D. 6.2 A complaint of breach of such Code of Conduct shall be submitted to the Director of Development Services in writing. 7. Severability 7.1 Should any section, subsection, clause or provision of this by-law be declared by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the same shall not affect the validity of this by-law as a whole or any part thereof, other than the part declared to be invalid. Page 6 of 13 7.2 That should the provision of this by-law conflict with any provisions of a Township by-law, the provisions in this by-law shall prevail. 8. That Schedules A, B, C and D attached hereto shall form part of this by-law. 9. That By-law 2014-026 is hereby repealed in its entirety. 10. And That this by-law shall take effect on the final passing thereof. By-law read a First, Second and Third time, and Passed this 14th day of March 2018. The Corporation of the Township of Oro-Medonte Ma or; H.S. H hes Page 7 of 13 Schedule "A" to By -Law 2018-025 for The Corporation of the Township of Oro-Medonte Classes of Permits Building Permit For all Occupancy Classifications A,B,C,D,E,F and ancillary use buildings and Farm Buildings as defined by the Ontario Building Code. Demolition Permit For all Occupancy Classifications A,B,C,D,E,F and ancillary use buildings as defined by the Ontario Building Code Conditional Permit Pertains to construction only when issued under section 8(3) of the BCA at the discretion of the CBO Designated Structure Permit For all designated structures as described by Division A 1.3.1.1. of the OBC Transfer Permit To be issued to a new owner where an active permit is issued and project is ongoing Change of Use Permit Issued when required under section 10(1) of the BCA and Division B Part 10 of the OBC Plumbing permit Where required when project pertains only to plumbing Tent Permit For temporary use or special events tents where a permit is required Temporary Permit For temporary use of a building or trailer Sin Permit As required by Division B 3.15 of the OBC Sewage Permit For all on-site sewage systems with a design capacity of less than 10,000Uday for all sewage systems on the lot and wholly contained within the lot it serves. Defined as per Division A 1.4.1.2.(l) HVAC For installation of the mechanical components required by the OBC Page 8 of 13 Schedule "B" to By -Law No. 2018-025 for The Corporation of the Township of Oro-Medonte Plans and Specifications Required All permit applications shall be accompanied with: • Documentation verifying compliance with applicable law • Permit application • Details as described in the chart below for classes of permits Residential . Schedule 1 designer sheets for "house" and "HVAC' Dwelling . Energy Efficiency Design Summary Forms • Foundation Plan • Floor Plan • Exterior Elevations • Roof framing plan/truss layout • Cross sections • Air Barrier details • I -Joist layout and beam specs and details (as required) • ICF — CCMC approvals and details (as required) • Heat loss Calculations, duct design and layout • Ventilation summary • Any applicable CCMC or BMEC approvals Residential All plans described above as related and Additions . Existing floor plan layout with rooms labelled Decks • Schedule 1 "House" • Plan view detailing, piers, beams, joists, stairs • Cross section detailing guards, all connections and connection at dwelling Ancillary . Schedule 1 designer sheet "House Buildings to • Foundation plan Residential • Floor plan • Roof framing plan/truss layout • Cross section • I -Joist layout and details as required) Demolition For buildings less than 3 storeys or less than 600m2: permit A site plan showing the building to be removed Note: the site shall be fenced prior to commencement of demolition For Building greater than 3 storeys or greater than 600m2, pre and post tensioned or within the angle of repose • Site plan as above • Fencing as above • Retain the services of an Engineer including general review • Engineer shall include a description of the structural design characteristics of the building and the method of demolition Tents All permits issued for tents are for temporary, short term or special occasion events • Site plan detailing location of buildings, driveways and tent including setbacks to all existing buildings, septic systems and other tents • Verification of FSR of tent canvas • Anchorage detail • Engineering design and general review where tent exceeds 225m2 in accordance with Division C1.2.1.2.(5) & 1.2.2.1.(7) Page 9 of 13 Temporary For the use of a building on a short term basis due to fire, Buildings construction, sales offices, etc. (trailer) . Site plan showing location of proposed trailer including setbacks to other buildings and septic system • Floor plan layout showing rooms, exits, emergency lighting, stairs and landings HVAC • Heatloss calculation for proposed building • Duct layout • Mechanical ventilation summary • Schedule 1 "HVAC -House" or `Building Services" as applicable Signs Where required by Division B 3.15 all signs shall be constructed in accordance with Part 4 • Plan view indicating size and Anchorage details • Site plan showing location Engineering design and general review as per Division C 1.2.1.2.(6)(7) & 1.2.2.1.(8)(9) Designated Engineering as appropriate for the structure Structures Sewage As detailed by Section 3.5(4) of this by-law Systems Large The services of an Architect or Engineer are required to provide Residential, the design as per their respective Acts. All plans shall be Large Non accompanied by the appropriate seal. Residential General Review as required by Division C 1.2.2.1 of the OBC Buildings • 3 copies of all plans and specifications including • Site plan detailing provisions for Fire Fighting as outlined in Post Division B 3.2.5. Disaster • Sub surface soil investigation report Buildings Architectural and Engineering for plans as detailed below: • Data Matrix • Foundation plans • Floor plans • Roof plans • Elevations • Cross sections • Stair, balcony and mezzanine details • Fire separations • Emergency lighting, exit signage fire extinguisher location • Lighting layout • Electrical plans and specifications • Plumbing including sanitary and storm • Mechanical plans and specifications • Sprinkler plans and details including hydraulic calculations • Fire alarm plans • Travel distance and egress • On site water for fire fighting • SB 10 forms Change of As detailed by section 3.5(3) of this by-law Use Conditional As detailed by section 3.7 of this by-law Permit Small Non- . Schedule 1 designer sheet "Small Buildings", `Plumbing -all Residential building", " Building Services" or Engineering Buildings • All plans as detailed above for large buildings as applicable to the project • SB10 forms Ancillary . Schedule 1 designer sheet "Small Buildings" Buildings for • Foundation plan other than • Floor plan "House" • Roof framing plan/truss layout • Cross section • I -Joist layout and details as required Page 10 of 13 Schedule "C" to By -Law No. 2018-025 for Engineered Lot Grading Approval The following is a summary when a Competent Designer is required to complete a lot grading/site plan for Development Engineering to review and approve as part of a building permit submission. Engineered Lot Grading — a site plan showing drainage information; completed by a Competent Designer— Professional Engineer (P.Eng.), a Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.) or an Ontario Land Surveyor (OLS) and approved by the Township. When Engineered Lot Grading IS required: (For Single Detached, Semi -Detached & Townhouse Dwellings) 1. All lots within M -plans (e.g. Plan 51 M-957, Plan M-118), regardless of lot area or setbacks; 2. All lots (including lots in a Registered Plan) where the lot is 0.2 ha / 0.5 acre or less; 3. All waterfront lots; 4. All lots within Settlement Areas; 5. All lots, where a Site Plan Agreement is required. 6. All lots where a proposed dwelling, accessory building or addition is 5.0 m / 16.4 ft. or less from a lot line; 7. All lots where a proposed addition / accessory building exceeds 20 m2/ 215.3 ft2; 8. All lots where the building permit will also require a revision to the septic permit / septic system; 9. Any lot where the Chief Building Official / Manager, Development Engineering determines Engineered Lot Grading is required as part of a Planning Application or due to grading / topography / slope stability issues; When Engineered Lot Grading IS NOT required: 1. On all other lots where the lot has an area greater than 0.2 ha / 0.5 acre and 2. Where the proposed dwelling, addition or accessory building is greater than 5.0 m /16.4 ft. from a lot line; and 3. Where the addition or accessory building is less than 20 m2/ 215.3 ft2; or 4. On all lots where only decks or porches are being applied for; or 5. Agricultural buildings. Page 11 of 13 Fees and Refund: Fees are prescribed in the Township fees and charges by-law. Once Final Lot Grading is completed, the Township shall undertake a Site Inspection for Final Grading Approval; any remaining portion of the fee will be refunded to the Applicant. Process: Where applicable, Development Services staff will advise land owners or their agent of the following: 1. An Engineered Lot Grading Plan is required; 2. A Competent Designer is required to complete the plan; 3. Engineered Lot Grading Plans are to be prepared in accordance with the Township of Oro-Medonte Development Engineering Policies, Process, and Design Standards (Bylaw 2016-068) and the Township's internal checklist; 4. The prescribed fee is payable upon submission of the Building Permit Application; 5. 2 copies of the Engineered Lot Grading plan submitted to the Township. Upon Township approval of and issuance of the Zoning Certificate, a Building Permit application may be submitted, and shall include the Engineered Lot Grading Plan. Page 12 of 13 Schedule "D" to By -Law No. 2018-025 for The Corporation of the Township of Oro-Medonte Code of Conduct for Building Officials/Inspectors This Code of Conduct as required under BCA 7.1(1) applies to the Chief Building Official and Building/Septic Inspectors appointed under the Building Code Act in the exercise of a power or the performance of a duty under the Building Code Act or the Building Code. THE Code of Conduct is in addition to the "Corporate Code of Conduct' for all employees of the Township of Oro-Medonte. Purpose The purpose of this Code of Conduct is to promote appropriate standards of behaviour and enforcement actions to ensure Building Officials and Inspectors apply standards of honesty and integrity, and to prevent practices constituting an abuse of power including unethical or illegal practices. Standards of Conduct Building Officials and Inspectors shall undertake to: 1. Always act in the public interest, particularly with regard to the safety of building works and structures. 2. Not to act where there may be or where there may reasonably appear to be a conflict between their duties and their employer, their profession, their peers and the public at large and their personal interests. 3. Administer and enforce all relevant Building By-laws, codes and standards appropriately and without favour and without influence of interested parties. 4. At all time abide by the highest moral and ethical standards and avoid any conduct which could bring or tend to bring Building Officials and Inspectors to disrepute. 5. Comply with the provisions of the Building Code Act, the Ontario Building Code and all other Acts or Laws which regulate or govern Building Officials and Inspectors of their functions. 6. Not act beyond their personal level of competence or outside their area of expertise as a registered Building Official. 7. Maintain their knowledge and understanding of the best current building practices, the building laws and codes relevant to their inspection and plan examination function. 8. Maintain current accreditation to act as an Ontario Building Official and the related duties assigned to them. 9. Extend professional courtesy at all times and conduct themselves with fairness and good faith towards customers, colleagues and their co-workers. 10. Recognize the appointment under the Building Code Act as a symbol of good public faith. 11. Exemplify compliance with all regulations and standards that govern building construction, health & safety or other matters related to their status as a Building Official. 12. Comply and maintain their knowledge of safe working practices in accordance to the requirements of the Occupational Health & Safety Act and established Township health and safety policies. Breaches of Code of Conduct The Ontario Building Code Act provides that the performance of Building Officials and Inspectors will be measured against this Code of Conduct. Any complaint alleging a breach of the Code of Conduct shall be submitted in writing and filed with the Chief Administrative Officer. The municipal administration will review any allegation brought forward that the Code of Conduct has been breached and shall direct an investigation where appropriate. Disciplinary action rising from violations of this Code of Conduct is the responsibility of the municipal employer and will be based on the severity and frequency of the violations in accordance with relevant employment standards and the Corporate Disciplinary Policy for employees. Page 13 of 13