City Council votes to adopt latest State Uniform Construction Code

Published 11:08 am Thursday, February 2, 2023

The Lake Charles City Council unanimously voted to adopt the latest edition of the State Uniform Construction Code.

These guidelines were adopted by the Louisiana State Uniform Construction Code Council, a 19 member council that reviews and adopts state uniform construction codes, and were implemented by the state of Louisiana, effective Jan. 1.

Codes that had adoptions or amendments include Louisiana State Uniform Construction Code, International Building Code, International Existing Building Code, International Residential Code, International Mechanical Code, The International Plumbing Code, International Fuel Gas Code and National Electric Code.

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The council also unanimously approved additional funding for hurricane improvement items, relating to Project HL-53, at City Hall. This project includes interior and exterior repairs, such as waterproofing the building, repairs on exterior windows and conversion of the first-floor offices into conference rooms.

The original amount for these repairs was approved at $1,370,000 on Sept. 6, 2022. The passing of this ordinance allows up to an estimated $275,000 in additional funding for repairs.

This project is contracted to Dunhill Development and Construction.

An ordinance allowing the city to accept the best quote for fencing repairs at College Oaks ballfields was also unanimously approved.