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AGENDA MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012 – 12:00 P.M.
Closed Session – Tuesday, September 25, 2012 – 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m. – Legal and Real Estate Matters 1. Report on Closed Session – Tuesday, September 25, 2012 – 12:00 p.m. – Legal and Real Estate Matters 2. Retirement Recognition for Jesse Houston, Director of Planning and Community Development 3. Update from Tourism Advisory Board Presented by: Greg Shockley, Chair 4. Discussion of Town Employee Benefits Insurance Renewal Presented by: Kay Moran, Bolton Partners and Wayne Evans, Human Resource Director 5. Request to Sole Source Purchase a Dewatering Press and Two (2) Mixer Gearboxes Presented by: Charlie Felin, Wastewater Superintendent 6. Update on Hazard Mitigation Activities Presented by: Bob Nelson, Planner
 

7. Discussion of 2012 Building Code Changes Presented by: Terence McGean, City Engineer 8. Continued Discussion of Eagle’s Landing Golf Passes Presented by: David Recor, City Manager 9. Review of Proposed Ordinance to Amend Chapter 90 Entitled Traffic and Vehicles (to allow skateboarding on the Boardwalk, for transportation purposes only, during the same scheduled time that bicycles are allowed on the Boardwalk) Presented by: Guy Ayres, City Solicitor

WORK SESSION -MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012 1 – Report on Closed Session - Tuesday, September 25, 2012 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Legal and Real Estate Matters

NOTICE OF CLOSED SESSION OF MAYOR & CITY COUNCIL OF OCEAN CITY Tuesday, September 25, 2012 12:00 p.m. City Hall Legal and Real Estate Matters UNANIMOUS OTHER: FOR: AGAINST: ABSTAIN: ABSENT: from vote only: AUTHORITY: State Government Article: Section 10-508(a) Annotated Code of Maryland PURPOSES: 1. To discuss: (i) the appointment, employment, assignment, promotion, discipline, demotion, compensation, removal, resignation or performance evaluation of appointees, employees or officials over whom it has jurisdiction; or (ii) any other personnel matter that affects one or more specific individuals; 2. To protect the privacy or reputation of individuals with respect to a matter that is not related to public business 3. To consider the acquisition of real property for the public purpose and matters directly related thereto; 4. Consider a matter that concerns the proposal for a business or industrial organization to locate, expand or locate in the state; 5. Consider the investment of public funds; 6. Consider the marketing of public securities; 7. Consult with counsel to obtain legal advice; 8. Consult with staff, consultants or other individuals about pending or potential litigations; 9. Conduct collective bargaining negotiations or consider matters that relate to the negotiations; 10. Discuss public security if the public body determines that public discussion would constitute a risk to the public or public security, including; a) the deployment of fire and police services and staff; and b) the development and implementation of emergency plans 11. Prepare, administer or grade a scholastic, licensing or qualifying examination; 12. Conduct or discuss an investigative proceeding on actual or possible criminal conduct; 13. Comply with a specific constitutional, statutory or judicially imposed requirement that prevents public disclosures about a particular proceeding or matter; or 14. Before a contract is awarded or bids are opened, discuss a matter directly related to a negotiation strategy or the contents of a bid or proposal, if public discussion or disclosure would adversely impact the ability of the public body to participate in the competitive bidding or proposal process DATE AND TIME: PLACE: SUBJECT: VOTE:

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REPORT OF CLOSED SESSION OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF OCEAN CITY

Prior to this open session of the Mayor and City Council being held on Tuesday, September 25, 2012, a closed session was held on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. The following is a report of the closed session. 1. A statement of the time, place, and purpose of the closed session is attached. 2. A record of the vote of each member as to closing the session is attached. 3. A citation of the authority under the law for closing the session is attached. 4. (a) Topics of Discussion: Legal and Real Estate Matters (b) Persons present: Mayor Richard Meehan City Manager David Recor Council President Jim Hall, Council Secretary Lloyd Martin Council Members Doug Cymek; Joe Hall, Mary Knight, Margaret Pillas and Brent Ashley City Solicitor Guy Ayres Public Works Director Hal Adkins Public Works Chief Deputy Director Jim Parsons Executive Office Associate Diana Chavis

Action(s) taken: Motion to close meeting:

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WORK SESSION -MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012 2 – Retirement Recognition for Jesse Houston, Director of Planning Community Development

IN APPRECIATION OF JESSE HOUSTON 30 YEARS OF SERVICE Jesse Houston has contributed Thirty (30) years of dedicated service to the Town of Ocean City, where he began his career in 1982; and WHEREAS, Jesse Houston has played an integral role at the Department of Planning and Community Development of the Town of Ocean City for the past Thirty (30) years; and WHEREAS, Jesse Houston’s skill and experience have been instrumental in the overall success of the Department of Planning and Community Development for the Town of Ocean City, Maryland. NOW, THEREFORE, I, Richard W. Meehan, Mayor of the Town of Ocean City, Maryland, along with the Ocean City Council, do hereby commend Jesse for his Thirty (30) years of devoted service and wish him a happy and healthy retirement. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the Town of Ocean City, Maryland to be affixed this 30th day of September in the year of Our Lord two thousand and twelve.

______________________________ RICHARD W. MEEHAN Mayor

WORK SESSION -MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012 3 – Update from Tourism Advisory Board Presented by: Greg Shockley, Chair

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Agenda Item # Council Meeting 3 9/25/12

TO: FROM: RE: DATE:

The Honorable Mayor, Council President and Members of Council David L. Recor, ICMA-CM, City Manager Tourism Advisory Board Update September 20, 2012 Update from the Tourism Advisory Board (TAB) TAB will provide an update regarding events scheduled during O.C. Toberfest. Potential positive economic impact from lodging, food and beverage, and other incidental expenditures related to these events.

ISSUE(S): SUMMARY:

FISCAL IMPACT:

RECOMMENDATION: ALTERNATIVES: RESPONSIBLE STAFF: COORDINATED WITH: ATTACHMENT(S): 1) Event details 2) Event flyer

O.C. Toberfest October 20-21 & October 27-28 Special Event Application Revision Beach Maze
Description: Participants meander the sands of a 160’x300’ sand fence maze with special props, themes and performers. Free event Dates: October 20-21 & 27-28 Times: 10am-6pm each day Location: On the beach between North Division Street and Dorchester Street Set-up: October 13-19, sand fence and props, small PA System for music and announcements Clean-up: October 28-29

Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade
Description: Owners along with their dressed up pets will parade from North Division street south to Somerset St. Awards will be given out to participants. Free event. Date: Saturday October 20, 2012 Time: Registration begins at 1:00pm, parade starts at 2pm, ends by 3pm Location: On the boardwalk from North Division street to Somerset Street Set-up: 1pm, a table for registration and small PA System for music and announcements. Clean-up: Following the parade and should be done by 3pm Rain date: Sunday October 21, 2012

Great Pumpkin Race
Description: Participants will create a pumpkin “race car” from a real pumpkin (no motors allowed) to compete in a side-by-side downhill race. Participants will be given awards based on creativity and style plus a championship trophy will be awarded to the winner of the race. Awards will be given out to participants. Free event. Date: Saturday October 27, 2012 Time: Registration begins at 1pm, races start at 2pm continues to 5pm Location: On the boardwalk train lane by North Division Street and the beach maze. Set-up: 12noon, a table for registration, small PA System for music and announcements and a race track made out of plywood (12’x32’) Clean-up: Following last race and should be done by 5pm Rain date: Sunday October 28, 2012

WORK SESSION -MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012 4 – Discussion of Town Employee Benefits Insurance Renewal Presented by: Kay Moran, Bolton Partners and Wayne Evans, Human Resource Director

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The White Marlin Capital of the World
Agenda Item # Council Meeting 4 September 25, 2012

TO: THRU: FROM: RE: DATE:

The Honorable Mayor, Council President and Members of Council David L. Recor, ICMA-CM, City Manager Wayne Evans, Human Resources Director Employee Benefits Insurance Renewal September 18, 2012 Employee Benefits insurance contract renewals Medical, Prescription Drug, and Vision plan rates are projected at a better than expected 3.9% increase for Plan Year 2013 due to positive plan trends over the past 30 months. Dental, Accidental Death & Dismemberment, and Long-Term Disability renewal rates are unchanged from 2012. Marketing results for the Life Insurance benefit and legislated benefits plan design changes will be reviewed. Projected annual incremental cost of $256,000 over FY 2013 and 2014 (the plan is calendar year based) and a projected general fund FY13 budgetary savings of approximately $100,000. Accept the recommended plan design changes and 3.9% health insurance rate increase effective January 1, 2013. None Wayne Evans, Human Resources Director Kay Moran, Bolton Partners Renewal and Marketing results presentation

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ALTERNATIVES: RESPONSIBLE STAFF: COORDINATED WITH: ATTACHMENT(S):

Town of Ocean City, Maryland

Medical, Prescription Drug, Vision, Dental, Life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Dependent Life, Supplemental Life/Dependent, and Long-Term Disability Renewal and Marketing Results Presented By: Wayne Evans, Director of Human Resources, Town of Ocean City Kay Moran, CEBS Bolton Partners, Inc. September 25, 2012

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AGENDA
Medical/Prescription Drug/Vision Plans History of Plan Changes Industry Trends 2013 Renewal Dental Plan Life Insurance Plans Long-Term Disability Legislated Changes Recommendations Update on Affordable Care Act
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History of Medical/Prescription Drug/Vision Plans Plan Design Changes

In July 2007, added a Medicare Supplement plan for over age 65 retirees. In July, 2008, increased the copay for physician office visit from $15 to $20 Changed RX copay from $10 (generic)/$20 (preferred brand)/$35 (nonpreferred brand) to $0 (generic)/$25 preferred brand/$45 (non-preferred brand) In July, 2009, changed the out of pocket maximum for out of network providers. From $1,200 to $2,500 per person (3 times family) In April 2010 the medical plan was put out to bid. In August, 2010 added HMO as an option to the PPO In January, 2012, added High Deductible Health Plan with a Health Savings Account (HSA)
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Medical/Prescription Drug/Vision Plans Industry Trends
For 2012 – 8.5% average increase Projected for 2013 – 8% average increase

Town of Ocean City
July 1, 2010 – December 31, 2011 (18 months – 4.3% increase) January 1, 2013 – projected 3.9% increase Over the 30 month period – 8.2% increase

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Medical/Prescription Drug/Vision Plans
Proposed 2013 Plan Changes

Original CareFirst increase 4.4% Bolton Partners negotiated increase 3.9% (Savings of $28,000)

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Dental Insurance
Assurant renewal is a “no change” from 2012. Dental premium rates stay the same as last year for the Town and Employees

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Life, Dependent Life, AD&D and Supplemental Life

Basic Life Insurance
Original renewal increase was 14% Sent RFP to market to solicit bids

Dependent Life, AD&D and Supplemental Life – No premium change Long-term disability – No premium change
Town of Ocean City, Maryland

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Contribution Comparison With a Triple Option

Town of Ocean City
Employee Costs per Paycheck January 1 2013 ‐ December 31, 2013

Coverage Level Individual Double Family

PPO (85%/15%)  Employee's Cost Per  Paycheck $            37.00  $            95.55  $          122.31 

PPO (90%/10%)  Employee's Cost Per  Paycheck $                  24.67  $                  63.70  $                  81.54 

HMO (90%10%)  Employee's Cost Per  Paycheck $               19.25  $               49.60  $               63.71 

HDHP HSA (85%/15%)  Employee's Cost Per  Paycheck $                  26.62  $                  68.52  $                  88.13 

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Medical/Prescription Drug/Vision Plans
Proposed 2013 Plan Changes

Change the High Deductible Health Plan Deductible:
From $1,200 to $1,250 Individual From $2,400 to $2,500 Family Required by legislation to be eligible for tax favored treatment of the Health Savings Account (HSA)

Reduce the amount allowed in the Health Flexible Savings Account from $5,000 to $2,500
Required by legislation in Accountable Care Act Dependent Care Flexible Savings Account remains at the $5,000 limit
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Recommendations
Renew with CareFirst for the Medical/Prescription Drug and Vision plans Increase Town Contribution to the HSA by the increase in the deductible ($1,250 annual increase based on current participation) Renew with Assurant for the Dental and Longterm Disability Renew or Move Life, Dependent Life and AD&D to lowest bidder
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Update on Affordable Care Act (Health Care Reform)

2012
Uniform Summary of Benefits and Coverage. Effective with enrollment period starting with the first day of the first open enrollment period that begins on or after Sept. 23, 2012; Reporting Health Coverage Costs on Form W-2. Employers will be required to disclose the value of the health coverage provided by the employer to each employee on the employee’s annual Form W-2. Effective for calendar year 2012. Medical Loss Ratio Rebates. Fully insured plans will receive rebates by Aug. 1, 2012 if they qualify for a rebate from their health insurance issuers due to the medical loss ratio (MLR) rules. Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) Fees. Effective for plan years ending on or after Oct. 1, 2012, The CER fees will be paid by the insurer for Fully Insured plans The fee is $1and will increase to $2 for plan years ending on or after Oct. 1, 2013 and before Oct. 1, 2014, and will be indexed for future years.

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Update on Affordable Care Act (Health Care Reform)

2013
Limiting Health Flexible Savings Account Contributions. The health care law will limit the amount of salary reduction contributions to health FSAs to $2,500 per year, indexed by CPI for subsequent years. Employee Notice of Exchanges. Effective March 1, 2013, employers must provide a notice to employees regarding the availability of the health care reform insurance exchanges. HIPAA Certification. By Dec. 31, 2013, employers with group health plans must certify that their plans comply with HIPAA's rules on electronic transactions. Additional Hospital Insurance Tax for High Wage Workers. The new law increases the hospital insurance tax rate by 0.9 percentage points on wages over $200,000 for an individual ($250,000 for married couples filing jointly).

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Update on Affordable Care Act (Health Care Reform)

2014
Individual Coverage Mandates. The health care reform legislation requires most individuals to obtain acceptable health insurance coverage or pay a penalty, beginning in 2014. Employer Coverage Requirements. Employers with 50 or more employees that do not offer coverage to their employees will be subject to penalties if any employee receives a government subsidy for health coverage. The penalty amount is up to $2,000 annually for each full-time employee, excluding the first 30 employees. Employers who offer coverage, but whose employees receive tax credits, will be subject to a fine of $3,000 for each worker receiving a tax credit, up to an aggregate cap of $2,000 per full-time employee. Employers will be required to report to the federal government on health coverage they provide

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WORK SESSION -MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012 5 – Request to Sole Source Purchase a Dewatering Press and Two (2) Mixer Gearboxes Presented by: Charlie Felin, Wastewater Superintendent

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Agenda Item # Council Meeting 5 Sept 25, 2012

TO: THRU: FROM: RE: DATE:

The Honorable Mayor, Council President and Members of Council David L. Recor, ICMA-CM, City Manager Charlie Felin, Wastewater Superintendent Fiscal Year 2013 Sole Source Purchase Requests: (1) Replacement Fournier Press & (2) Hansen Gear Boxes Sept 17, 2012 Replacing obsolete sludge dewatering press and obtaining (2) gearboxes to create redundancy Replace obsolete press. Repair parts are no longer available. Create redundancy by purchasing (2) aeration mixer gearboxes for critical operating equipment. Total of $337,022.00 – These are planned items in the WW FY2013 budget. Recommend approval. None Charlie Felin, Wastewater Superintendent Hal Adkins, Director of Public Works Jim Parsons, Chief Deputy Director of Public Works Randy Bradford, Assistant Wastewater Superintendent Memorandum & attachments from Charlie Felin

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RECOMMENDATION: ALTERNATIVES: RESPONSIBLE STAFF: COORDINATED WITH:

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WORK SESSION -MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012

6 – Update on Hazard Mitigation Activities Presented by: Bob Nelson, Planner

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Agenda Item # Council Meeting 6 September 25, 2012

TO: THRU: FROM: RE: DATE:

The Honorable Mayor, Council President and Members of Council David L. Recor, ICMA-CM, City Manager Bob Nelson, Planner Annual Hazard Mitigation Activities Update September 17, 2012 Present the abbreviated list of activities performed on behalf of the Community Rating System Program. The Community Rating System Program awards Ocean City a 15% discount on flood insurance policies. The report satisfies one of the requirements. Savings to each flood insurance policy holder. The Mayor and City Council shall hear and accept the annual report. A copy will be part of our annual recertification. None Bob Nelson, Planner; Jesse Houston, Planning Director Bob Rhode, Emergency Planner, Emergency Services A one-page report

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ANNUAL REPORT ON IMPLEMENTATION OF THE OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN SEPTEMBER 18, 2012 As part of the implementation of the 2011 Ocean City All Hazards Mitigation Plan, a progress report is submitted to the Mayor and City Council each September, prior to the annual Community Rating System (CRS) recertification. This year our newly-revised plan was submitted to the Maryland Emergency Management Agency, the Maryland Department of Planning, and the Insurance Services Office, an auditing group under the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Once I.S.O. has accepted the plan, we will officially have our current 15% discount reinstated to all town flood insurance policies. The following describe our efforts: • The major implementation effort continues to be addressing the problem of having owners raise their heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment above the base flood elevation and our additional elevation requirement. Every new unit is being placed above the flood elevation. The city’s website offers an article on flood protection that explains how utilities should be raised to avoid damage from floodwaters (www.town.oceancity.md.us, Other Information). The article is mailed to all property owners in Ocean City twice each year and summarizes such topics as flood zones and floodplains, Ocean City’s warning system, how to evacuate the city, proper protection measures and our permit requirements for building in a floodplain. Beach and dune system maintenance is identified in the plan as an important hazard mitigation effort. The beach and dunes continue to be maintained and replenished as scheduled. The Public Works crews continually remove sand that blows up against the seawall from 4th to 27th streets. The Town offers mini-grants to property owners that want to enhance the secondary dune system with additional vegetation. The plant material offers habitat and food for the native and migratory wildlife. Plant material has also been credited for the removal of pollutants and nutrients from rainwater. Stormwater management is identified in the plan as a tool to mitigate the possibility of flooding. Administration and enforcement of stormwater regulations will continue to reduce flood damage. The Coastal Bays Critical Area Program further enhances the stormwater management system, resulting in greater flood protection. Instead of sending the water onto Coastal Highway, new structures now direct their storm water into swales, ponds, and raingardens where nutrients are deposited. The Town has developed a retrofit cost share program to help upgrade properties that want to install stormwater management measures to reduce flooding and provide water quality treatment. Retrofit projects may include: Bioretention, infiltration, reduction of impervious surface, replacing impervious with pervious material, new landscaping in excess of the requirements for repaving projects, other measures approved by the City staff. 1











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Updates to the E.O.P. are ongoing. The 2011 Ocean City All Hazards Mitigation Plan was prepared as a requirement of the Community rating System program under FEMA. The Mayor and City Council adopted the original plan on July 27, 2004, as a requirement of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000. The Insurance Services Office (ISO) is reviewing our files for recertification for the past year’s activities. Town staff continue to be educated whenever our Emergency Services staff schedule training, including emergency events, Continuity of Operations, and the Incident Command System. The Grants Coordinator has been assembling records of our grant spending activities, continually monitoring funding sources for assistance with flood mitigation projects. We are hoping to target properties that are likely future flood losses to reduce the costs following flood damages.

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WORK SESSION -MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012 7 – Discussion of 2012 Building Code Changes Presented by: Terence McGean, City Engineer

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Agenda Item # Council Meeting 7 Sept. 25, 2012

TO: THRU: FROM: RE: DATE:

The Honorable Mayor, Council President and Members of Council David L. Recor, ICMA-CM, City Manager Terence J McGean PE, City Engineer 2012 Building Code Adoption Sept. 12, 2012 The State of Maryland has adopted the 2012 versions of the International Building Code, International Residential Code and International Energy Conservation Code. In January, the State adopted the 2012 versions of the International Building Code (IBC), International Residential Code (IRC), and International Energy Conservation Code(IECC). By law local jurisdictions have 6 months to adopt these codes after the State acts. The new codes remove Ocean City and some other East Coast jurisdictions from the wind borne debris zone. This was presented approved for on first reading Sept 17, 2012 but the Council has requested some additional, more detailed information prior to second reading. Approximately $1,000 for purchase of new codebooks. Approve the ordinances to adopt the new building codes Adopt the 2012 codes with additional amendments Terence McGean, City Engineer Kevin Brown, Chief Building Official

ISSUE(S):

SUMMARY:

FISCAL IMPACT: RECOMMENDATION: ALTERNATIVES: RESPONSIBLE STAFF: COORDINATED WITH: ATTACHMENT(S):

1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6)

Ordinance language Cover memo 2009/2012 IBC Code comparisons IECC Changes Summary 2009/2012 IRC Code comparisons Wind speeds

INTEROFFICE MEMORANDUM

TO: FROM: SUBJECT: DATE: CC:

DAVID RECOR TERENCE MCGEAN NEW BUILDING CODE ADOPTION 9/20/2012 DIANA CHAVIS, KEVIN BROWN, DAVID HARTLY, COUNCIL AGENDA

As requested by the Mayor and City Council I am supplying additional and more detailied information regarding the changes in the new 2012 Building and Energy Codes. State law does place limits on the adoption of these codes as follows: • Local jurisdictions must adopt the codes within 6 months of State adoption. The State adopted the 2012 codes in January, we are therefore behind schedule (as are many other jurisdictions) Local Amendments must not prohibit the minimum implementation and enforcement set forth in 12-505 o o o o • Review and accept plans Issuance of building permits Inspection of work authorized by building permit Issuance of appropriate occupancy certificates



Local amendments must NOT weaken energy conservation and efficiency provisions of the Standards.

Therefore the Council has great flexibility to amend the non energy related portions of the International Building Code (IBC) and the International Residential Code (IRC) either up or down as they see fit. However, we can only amend the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and the Energy related portions of the IBC and IRC to strengthen them. As in the past, this ordinance amends both the IBC and the IRC to strike those portions of the codes related to plumbing and electrical work. This is because under State Law those trades are governed by separate codes (Maryland Plumbing Code and National Electric Code). In addition most Fire Safety provisions of both the IBC and IRC are over-ridden by the National Fire Prevention Codes and Life Safety Codes which are administered by the office of the Fire Marshal. I am attaching detailed descriptions of the changes from 2009 to 2012 for each of the three codes. The biggest changes are:

• The decreased wind speeds that now apply for the mid-Atlantic Coast (from Virginia up to Long Island) which removed us from the Wind Borne Debris region that required impact resistant glazing and from the High Wind Design region for single family homes which required foundation bond beams and increased anchorage and strapping. I think it is important to note that although the requirement for impact resistant glazing has been removed, the staff is NOT recommending that we lower out current minimum design pressure ratings for windows and doors. The Mayor and Council will also recall that the Fire Marshal supports adopting the new code without amending it up to require impact resistant glazing. This is because the impact resistant glazing makes it much more difficult to access a building in the event of a fire. However, the code does not prohibit the installation of this glazing, it just no longer requires it. Removal of the mid-Atlantic from the high wind design region only applies to the IRC (ie single family homes Townhomes and duplexes) and these structures still have prescriptive wind design requirements but they are not as stringent as those for areas such as the south Florida Coast or the Outer Banks. • The increased requirements for energy efficiency in all three codes. Minimum insulation values have increased and testing requirements have increased. However, as stated earlier we are not able to weaken these requirements at the local level. The staff has done some preliminary estimates on the impact of these code changes for a typical single family home: The energy requirements may increase construction costs up to $4,000. However it is important to remember that these costs should be recouped by the owner in the long run through decreased energy bills. The elimination of the requirement for impact resistant glazing will reduce the cost of construction by $4,000-$8,000 depending on the number of stories and openings. The removal of Ocean City from the special wind design region will further reduce construction costs on a single family home by $2,000-$3,000. The impacts of the changes to IBC are much more difficult to quantify as the type and design of the building has a tremendous impact on cost increases/decreases. The staff recognizes that the adoption of the 2012 Codes without amending them up to increased wind speeds does increase the risk of building damage during high wind events such as hurricanes and tornadoes. The primary reason why it has taken us so long to bring the new codes to the Council was our concern over these changes. After reviewing the science behind the changes, as well as the history of building storm damage in Ocean City the staff felt that the code changes were acceptable without amendment for wind. The high wind design regions are for areas with a basic wind speed of greater than 110 mph and the cut off for the wind borne debris region is 130 mph, the 2012 IRC wind speed maps place us in the 100 mph wind zone vs 120 mph in the 06-09 codes and 90 mph prior to 06 code. The strongest wind recorded in Ocean City during a hurricane or Nor’easter was a gust of 110 mph during hurricane Donna in 1960.

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Important Changes to the 2012 International Building Code and International Fire Code that Relate to R-2 Occupancies ©
Prepared by Marshall A. Klein & Associates, Inc. Eldersburg, MD 10/13/11 The following Tables provide valuable information on significant changes in the 2012 editions of the International Building Code (IBC) and the International Fire Code (IFC) that NMHC Members and their design teams should be aware of for future projects (and existing buildings) where these editions of the Codes have been, or will be, adopted. These Tables are not intended to replace the referenced Codes and Standards. Final project compliance with the applicable codes is the ultimate responsibility of the owner and his/her design professionals.

Important Changes to the 2012 IBC (International Building Code) that Relate to R-2 Occupancies
Section(s) & Issue(s) IBC 102.4 Referenced Codes & Standards IBC 102.4.1 Conflicts IBC 102.4.2 Provisions in Referenced Codes & Standards IBC 202 Definitions Type of Change Revisions for clarification Potential Cost Savings Comment Clarifies that when a standard is referenced in the Code only the applicable portions of the standard that relate to the specific Code requirement are considered a part of the Code.

Makes Code more user friendly

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IBC 403.6.1 Fire Service Access Elevators (See also IBC 3007 Fire Service Access Elevator table row entry)

Major change

Considerable cost impact on buildings >120 ft above lowest level of Fire Department Access

All definitions have been moved and relocated into a single location in Chapter 2. All the defined terms used throughout the Code are now italicized so the user will know it is a defined term that can be found in Chapter 2. Original requirement placed in 2009 IBC required one FSA elevator in high rise building with occupied floor >120’ above the lowest level of fire department vehicle access. In 2012 IBC requirement was revised to required 2 FSA elevators except for those buildings that only have a single elevator.

Page #1 of 23 Pages – Please note: The code sections noted on these Tables are merely to facilitate discussion on the potential requirements that may be applicable in the 2012 I Codes and is not intended to be a replacement for any of these code documents.

Important Changes to the 2012 International Building Code and International Fire Code that Relate to R-2 Occupancies ©
Prepared by Marshall A. Klein & Associates, Inc. Eldersburg, MD 10/13/11

Important Changes to the 2012 IBC (International Building Code) that Relate to R-2 Occupancies
Section(s) & Issue(s) IBC 406.5.2.1 Open Parking Garages – Openings below Grade IBC 406.5.5 Open Parking Garages – Area & Ht. Increases IBC 419.3 Live/Work Units Means of Egress IBC 419.9 Live/Work Units Plumbing Facilities IBC 501.2 Address Identification Type of Change New Potential Cost Increase Comment Requires a minimum horizontal clear space of 1½ times the depth of the opening. For calculating the minimum allowable openness of an open parking garage, a maximum 7’ height per tier is now permitted to be used. Requirements for the nonresidential portion of the Unit are based on the specific function of the nonresidential space.

New

Savings

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Increase

Revised

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IBC 506.2 Allowable Area Frontage Increase IBC Section 509 Incidental Uses

Clarification

Saving

Entire Section was Revised

Savings

Original requirement for address numbers on new and existing buildings. Building identification needs to be visible from the street with numbers a minimum of 4” high. Revised to permit the fire code official to have the address numbers posted in multiple locations. Clarifies how to measure the public way width and permits a “weighted average” W to be calculated to increase the frontage increase factor. Incidental uses are now limited to 10% of the story’s area but they are not considered a separate occupancy use. Still requires separations and/or sprinklers in such use spaces as listed in Table 509.

Page #2 of 23 Pages – Please note: The code sections noted on these Tables are merely to facilitate discussion on the potential requirements that may be applicable in the 2012 I Codes and is not intended to be a replacement for any of these code documents.

Important Changes to the 2012 International Building Code and International Fire Code that Relate to R-2 Occupancies ©
Prepared by Marshall A. Klein & Associates, Inc. Eldersburg, MD 10/13/11

Important Changes to the 2012 IBC (International Building Code) that Relate to R-2 Occupancies
Section(s) & Issue(s) IBC 701.2 MultipleUse Fire Assembly Type of Change New Potential Cost None Comment Clarification of code that when a fire or smoke assembly serves multiple code requirements it needs to comply with all the applicable code requirements. Prohibits the use of sprinklers to be considered as a compensatory feature for reduction or elimination of a fire rating required by the Code without justification through the application of Sections 104.10 (Modifications) & 104.11 (Alternative design). Regulates the extent of building projections beyond the exterior wall in a more straightforward manner using the fire separation distance and a Table to determine compliance. Basically the revised text would still prohibit combustible projections that are not 1 hour fire rated, Type IV construction, FRT, or complies with Section 1406.3 to extend into any fire separation distance where Table 705.8 does not permit unlimited openings. Projections extending beyond opposing exterior walls between buildings on the same lot now need to comply with Section 705.3.

IBC 703.4 Automatic Sprinklers used as equivalency for a fire rated assembly

New

Increase

IBC 705.2 Exterior Revisions Wall Projections & Table 705.2 Minimum Distance of Projections IBC 705.2.3 Protection Revision of Combustible Projections

Unknown

Unknown

IBC 705.3 Buildings on the Same Lot

Revision

Unknown

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Section(s) & Issue(s) IBC 705.6 Exterior Walls Structural Stability Type of Change Clarification Potential Cost Savings Comment Interior structural elements (i.e. floors or columns) that brace fire rated exterior walls that have • 30’ of fire separation distance can have the minimum fire rating under Table 601 for such interior structural elements. This should resolve the past issue where some code officials were requiring for IIIA Construction Type the 2 hour exterior walls to be supported by 2 hour floors and interior columns instead of one hour floors and columns. The use of a double fire wall complying with NFPA 221 is now permitted as an alternative to a single fire wall. Based on the slope of the roof towards a fire wall that is within 4’ of the fire wall, the fire wall will need to extend higher than 30” above the roof.

IBC Section 706.2 Fire Revision Wall Structural Stability IBC 706.6(6) Fire New Wall Vertical Continuity & IBC 706.6.2 Buildings with Sloped Roofs IBC 712 Vertical Reformatting Openings IBC 713 Shaft Enclosures

Unknown

Increase

None

In the 2012 IBC the vertical opening exceptions that were in the previous code’s Section 713, “Shaft Enclosures”, are now in its own Section.

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Section(s) & Issue(s) IBC 713.8 Shaft Enclosures Penetrations Type of Change Revision Potential Cost Savings Comment Structural elements, such as beams or joists, where protected in accordance with Section 714, Penetrations” are not permitted to penetrate a shaft enclosure. Note that this change is not for exit stairways penetrations that are covered under Section 1022.5 Requires the termination room to be the same fire rating that encloses the chute. Previous code permitted a maximum rating of the room to be one hour fire rated. Now any termination chute room serving more than 3 stories will be required to be 2 hour fire rated. Chute intake doors need to be self-closing, positive latching and remain latched and closed in the event of latch or closer failure. Through-penetration firestop systems used to protect floor penetrations by floor, tub, or shower drains do not require a T rating. Allows for a practical application of the code where wood framed walls extend up to and attach directly to the underside of joist/trusses floor and roof fire rated assemblies.

IBC 713.13.4 Refuse, Recycling, and Laundry Chute Termination Room; IBC 716.5.9, 716.5.9.2 & 716.5.9.3 Exception #8 Chute Intake Doors

Revisions

Increase

IBC 714.4.1.1.2 New Through-Penetration Firestop Systems Exception #2 IBC 714.4.1.2 New Membrane Penetrations Exception #7

Savings

Savings or increase depending on past local interpretation of code requirement.

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Section(s) & Issue(s) IBC 716 Opening Protectives Type of Change Major revisions Potential Cost Increase Comment Major revisions and clarifications to entire Section with new/revised Tables addressing the proper use and placement of fire-rated glazing. Also, in the 2009 IBC Section 715.4.7.1 the use of non-listed wire glass glazing in fire doors was eliminated, so in the 2012 IBC the use of nonlisted wire glass glazing in fire window assemblies was eliminated (2009 IBC Section 715.5.4 & Table 715.5.4) to complete the elimination of non-rated wire glass as a glazing in fire-rated assemblies. This new exception for fire dampers in ducted HVAC systems penetrating fire partitions (i.e. dwelling unit separations and elevator lobby separations) in sprinklered buildings is the same as for fire barriers under Section 717.5.2 Exception #3. Note that the Code already permitted under existing Exception #1 the elimination of fire dampers in corridor walls in sprinklered buildings. When provided, a room(s) that contains a fire pump and/or sprinkler riser room must be adequately sized to service the fire protection equipment in the room(s).

IBC 717.5.4 Ducts & Air Transfer Openings in Fire Partitions Exception #4

New exception #4

Unknown

IBC 901.8 Pump & Riser Room Size

New

Unknown

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Section(s) & Issue(s) IBC 905.4(5) Location of Class I Standpipe Hose Connections (on roof) Type of Change Revision Potential Cost Savings Comment Correlates standpipe hose connections on roofs with the 2010 NFPA 14 requirement. Code will require only one standpipe to have a hose connection at the roof based on the slope of the roof and stair access to the roof in compliance with Section 1009.16. PFEs are no longer required in the public/common corridors if a 1-A:10-B:C PFE is provided within each individual dwelling unit. Appears to apply to buildings that are owned by a college or university. Requires an automatic smoke detection system in the common corridors/spaces, laundry, mechanical equipment and storage rooms. Also requires the smoke alarms in the dwelling/sleeping units to be interconnected into the fire alarm system. Listed wireless alarms are now permitted to substitute for wired interconnection of the smoke alarms in both new and existing construction.

IBC 906.1(1) Exception to Portable Fire Extinguishers IBC 907.2.9.3 Group R-2 College & University Buildings

New

Savings

New

Increase

IBC 907.2.11.3 Single- & MultipleStation Smoke Alarms Interconnection

Revision

Savings

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Section(s) & Issue(s) Type of Change IBC 907.4.1 Protection Exception #2 deleted of Fire Alarm Control Unit Exception Potential Cost Increase Comment Previous editions of the Code did not require by way of Section 907.4.1 Exception #2 the protection of the fire alarm control unit room(s) when the building was sprinklered per NFPA 13 or NFPA 13R. Now the Code requires a smoke detector or heat detector in such rooms. This change was to correlate with 2010 NFPA 72 deletion of this same exception in its Section 4.4.5. The minimum sound pressure level (SPL) of 75 dBA in R occupancies was deleted. Base code requirement is to provide a SPL of 15 dBA above the average ambient sound level or 5 dBA above the maximum sound level having a duration of at least 60 seconds, whichever is greater, in every occupied space within the building.

IBC 907.5.2.1.1 Average Sound Pressure for Alarm Notification Appliances

Deletion of last sentence in this section

None

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Section(s) & Issue(s) Type of Change IBC 907.5.2.3.4 Group Addition of last sentence R-2 Visible Alarms in this section for clarification Potential Cost Savings Comment Existing Code required all dwelling units in an R-2 occupancy that were required to have a Fire Alarm system to have the capability to support visible alarm notification appliances in accordance with Chapter 10 of ICC A117.1. The new last sentence adds that such capability shall include the potential for future interconnection of the building fire alarm system with the unit smoke alarms, replacement of audible appliances with combination audible/visible appliances, or future extension of the existing wiring from the unit smoke alarm locations to required locations for visible appliances. In new and existing R and I Occupancies with fuel-burning appliances or attached garages, carbon monoxide (CO) alarms are required. Note that an open-parking garage, or an enclosed ventilated parking garage, is not considered an attached garage for application of this CO requirement. Reference in the IBC to the IFC fire safety and evacuation plan requirements that are required for R-2 college and university buildings.

IBC 908.7 & IFC 1103.8.9 Carbon Monoxide Alarms

New

Increase only to R-2 with gas and other fuel burning appliances

IBC 1001.4 Fire Safety & Evacuation Plans & IFC Section 404.2 Where required: R-2 college and university buildings

Addition to IBC, but was already in the IFC

Increase limited to college and university buildings

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Section(s) & Issue(s) Type of Change IBC 1005.3.1 New Stairways Exception & IBC 1005.3.2 Other Egress Components Exception IBC 1007.2(3), (4) & (10) Accessible MOE Continuity and Components; IBC 1007.3 Stairways; & IBC 1007.7 Exterior Area for Assisted Rescue Major revisions Potential Cost Increase Comment The reduced exit width factors for sprinklered buildings that were in the 2000 thru 2006 IBC but were removed in the 2009 IBC have been placed back into the 2012 IBC provided that the sprinklered building also has an emergency voice/alarm communication system. New Item #3 now permits interior exit access stairs as an acceptable component. Item #4 clarifies that the provisions do not apply to an exterior exit stair with a couple of steps serving the exterior stair landing at the level of exit discharge and the public way. Item #5 refers to the revised Section 1007.7 that was split into smaller sections and includes several technical changes. Note that in the 2009 IBC Section 1007.3, “Stairways”, new Exception #7, eliminated areas of refuge in stairways in R-2 occupancies. This same exception is still valid in the 2012 IBC under Section 1007.3 Exception #6. Clarified that the total occupant load of the room/space determines the swing of the door(s) out of the room/space. Therefore if the room has an occupant load of •50 persons, the egress doors out of the room need to swing in the direction of egress travel.

Unknown

IBC 1008.1.2 Door Swing

Clarification

None

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Section(s) & Issue(s) Type of Change IBC 1009.3 Exit New Access Stairways; IBC 1016.3 Travel Distance Measurement; IBC 1016.3.1 Travel Distance on Exit Access Stairways & Ramps; & IBC Section 1021 Number of Exits & Exit Configuration IBC 1008.1.9.11 New Exception #5 Stairway Doors Exception #5 Potential Cost Savings Comment These new sections and their subsections are a major comprehensive revision of the entire egress system and how unenclosed stairs will affect issues as exit vs. exit access, travel distance, and minimum number of exits from a floor.

None

IBC 1012.2 Exception #2 IBC 1012.3.1 Type I Handrail Graspability IBC 1013.3 Exception #1 Guard Height

New

Savings

New

None

New exception

Savings

New exception in the Code clarifies that a dwelling unit’s entrance door can be locked from the exit stair’s side of the door in R-2 occupancies where the dwelling unit’s door discharges into the exit stairs under the single exit provisions of Section 1021.2(1) or (2). Within the dwelling unit, transition pieces of a continuous handrail are now permitted to exceed the maximum 38” handrail height. A minimum cross-section dimension (1”) has now been established for noncircular Type I handrails. The minimum required height for guards within R-2 dwelling units not more than 3 stories above grade in height was deceased from 42” to 36” to be consistent with IRC requirements.

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Section(s) & Issue(s) Type of Change IBC 1013.8 Guards for Revision and relocation of Window Sills requirement in the IBC Potential Cost None Comment Relocation from Chapter 14 to Chapter 10 for guard requirement when operable window has a sill > 72” above the outside ground grade. The revision was that the minimum sill height at which a guard is required was increased from within 24” to within 36” of the finished floor. The previous 2009 IBC Sections 1014.3 & 1018.2 were reformatted from code text to tables to be more user-friendly.

IBC Table 1014.3 on Common Path of Egress Travel & IBC Table 1018.2 on Minimum Corridor Width IBC 1018.1 Corridor Construction Exception #5

New Table format

None

New exception

None

IBC 1019.4 Egress Balconies Location

New section

Unknown

New exception clarifies that corridors adjacent to the exterior walls of buildings are permitted to have unprotected openings on unrated exterior walls where unrated walls are permitted by Table 602 and unprotected openings are permitted by Table 705.8. Clarifies that exterior egress balconies shall have a minimum fire separation distance of 10 feet from the exterior edge of the egress balcony to adjacent lot lines and from other buildings on the same lot (i.e. from open parking garage) unless the adjacent building exterior walls and openings are protected in accordance with Section 705 based on fire separation distance.

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Section(s) & Issue(s) IBC 1021.2 Exits from stories & Table 1021.2(1) Type of Change New Potential Cost Savings Comment New Table for R-2 Occupancies with one exit that is now based on location of the exit on the story to a maximum of 4 dwelling units. The single exit requirement of 4 dwelling units is not limited to a building, but to the story. Therefore, building designs are not required to provide fire wall (IBC 706) separations between each group of 4 dwelling unit clusters, only fire partitions (IBC 708). Total building size is controlled by the maximum area requirements of IBC 506. In addition, the maximum exit access travel distance from the sprinklered dwelling unit to the one exit is now 125’. Note that R-2 occupancies designed to this Table need to also comply with the escape window requirements under IBC 1029. Clarification of the second alternative for the design of a one/single exit Dwelling Unit (the other alternative noted above was by application of Table 1021.2(1)). New IBC 1021.2.3 only clarifies how these requirements are (and have been in the past edition of the Code) applied to a dwelling unit.

IBC 1021.2 Exits from New stories Exception #5 & IBC 1021.2.3 Singlestory or multiple-story dwelling units

Savings

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Section(s) & Issue(s) IBC 1026.6 Exterior Stairway Protection for Open Breezeways Exception #4.4 Type of Change Revision Potential Cost Unknown Comment Clarification that the exterior walls & openings in the building adjacent to the unenclosed stairs at each end of the breezeway need to comply with IBC 1022.7 (i.e. other parts of the building within 10’ of the stairs, at an angle of < 180 degrees that face the stairs need to be one hour fire rated and openings in such walls need to be ¾ hour fire rated.) IBC Code Correlation Committee has clarified that such windows are only required in one-exit R-2 occupancies designed under Tables 1021.2(1) & 1021.2(2), and R-3 occupancies. The deletion of the 2006 IBC 1029.1 Exceptions 1, 2, 3 & 5 was considered editorial because of this clarification (i.e. R-2 occupancies with • 2 exits were/are required to be sprinklered by Code and were/are not required to comply with this section of Code). Penetrations of the outer membrane of fire rated enclosures are now permitted provided they are done in accordance with the membrane penetration requirements in Section 714.3.2 When a dwelling unit is tested using a blower door test and the air infiltration rate is < 5ACH, then mechanical ventilation will be required.

IBC 1029.1 Emergency Escape And Rescue Windows

Important clarification

Savings

IBC 1022.5 Interior Stairways & Ramps Exception IBC 1203.1 General Ventilation

New

Savings

Revision

Increase

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Section(s) & Issue(s) IBC 1203.2 Attic Spaces Exceptions Type of Change New Exceptions Potential Cost Savings Comment Revised % of cross-ventilation requirements for attics with ventilators (not < 50% and not >80% provided by ventilators) under Exception #1. Exception #2 permits ventilation reduction based on the use of Class I or II vapor barriers, and Exception #3 permits elimination of ventilation by approval of the building official due to atmospheric or climatic conditions. The minimum floor area (50 sq. ft.) for kitchens has been deleted. A flame-spread test (NFPA 285) of the exterior wall assembly in Type I, II, III or IV Buildings when combustible water-resistive barriers are used and the wall assembly is > 40’ in height above grade plane. Polypropylene Siding is limited to use on only Type VB construction type buildings and a minimum fire separation of 10’ to another building.

IBC 1208.3 Room Area of Interior Space IBC 1403.5 Exterior Wall Vertical & Lateral Flame Propagation IBC 1404.12 & IBC 1405.18 on Polypropylene Siding

Revision New

Savings Increase

New

None

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Section(s) & Issue(s) IBC 1507.16 & IFC 317 Rooftop Gardens & Landscaped Roofs; IBC 905.3.8 Standpipe System for Rooftop Gardens & Landscaped Roofs Type of Change Revisions & New IFC Section Potential Cost Increase Comment New IBC Section 1507.16.1 intent would be to not permit the use of Footnote “a” in Table 601 (one hour fire rating reduction for the roof). The reference to IFC in IBC Section 1507.16 incorporates provisions that limit the size of the areas, minimum separations of adjacent areas and minimum separations from combustible rooftop elements such as penthouses, and maintenance issues on vegetation. If a standpipe system is required for the Building by another requirement(s) in the Code then the standpipe system needs to be extended to this roof space. Section 1509.2 is now limited to penthouses, Section 1509.6 to Mechanical Equipment Screens, and Section 1509.8 to Other Rooftop Structures. Where the penthouse is not covered by a roof, it will be regulated by either Sections 1509.3 thru 1509.8 or it will be considered as an additional story.

IBC 1509 Rooftop Structures

Major reformatting and some technical changes

Unknown

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Section(s) & Issue(s) IBC 2406.4 Safety Glazing in Hazardous Locations Type of Change Major reformatting and some technical changes Potential Cost Unknown Comment Reformed from the 11 hazardous locations with 7 exceptions to now 7 individual requirements with accompanying exceptions for each requirement. The new exception #2 to Section 2406.4.3 permitting the use of a horizontal rail to protect a window will coordinate with the IRC. New exception to Section 2406.4.5 requires the same glazing protection to a bathtub or shower as is provided for a hot tub, spa or whirlpool. Under Section 2406.4.7 glazing adjacent to the landing at the bottom of a stairway has been reduced to 36” (from 60”) based on the IRC requirement. Specific requirement for the installation of the 2 layers of weather-resistive barriers that is required behind stucco-covered exterior walls. The use of ½” wood structural panels on the walking surface side of a floor assembly can be used in lieu of the thermal barrier (usually ½” gypsum) in accordance with Section 2603.4 . Three different options for separating foam plastic insulation used in plenums are now provided that will vary based on the foam plastic’s flame-spread and smoke-developed index.

IBC 2510 Waterresistive barriers (for Stucco Applications) IBC 2603.4.1.14 Foam Plastic Insulation Installed in Floors IBC 2603.7 Foam Plastic Interior Finish in Plenums & IBC 2603.8 Foam Plastic Interior Trim in Plenums

Revision

Increase

New

Savings

Revisions

Unknown

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Section(s) & Issue(s) IBC 3007 Fire Service Access Elevator Type of Change Reformatting and revisions Potential Cost Increase Comment For high-rise buildings >120’ above the lowest level of fire department vehicle access, fire service access elevators and lobby enclosures for these elevators are required. Section 3007 addresses the requirements for these elevators and their lobby enclosures. By reference, the IFC Chapter 33 requirements on fire safety requirements during construction and demolition have been added to the IBC. Note that 2012 IFC Section 3304.5, “Fire Watch”, was clarified that any required fire watch for building construction was to be required only during working hours to address the protection of the workers. An approved water supply for fire protection, either temporary or permanent, shall be made available as soon as combustible material arrives on the project site. The added last sentence to this section specifically states that the requirements in Chapter 34 take precedence over other codes and their requirements where there is a conflict.

IBC 3302.3 Fire Safety During Construction & IBC 3303.7 Fire Safety During Demolition

New

None

IBC 3313 Safeguards During Construction Water Supply for Fire Protection IBC 3401.3 Compliance for Existing Buildings

New

Increase

Revision

None

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Section(s) & Issue(s) IBC 3411.4 Accessibility for Existing Buildings Change of Occupancy Exception; & IBC 3411.6 Alterations Exception #4 Type of Change New exception Potential Cost Increase Comment The IBC requirement is now more stringent than the FHA requirement. Under these new exceptions, Type B dwelling and sleeping units must now be provided when an existing building undergoes a change of occupancy or is altered, AND more than 50% of the building is being renovated.

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IECC Summary
Estimated additional costs per unit for various new code requirements:  • $132 to $170 for additional attic/ceiling insulation plus the cost for additional support.  • $1,371 to $1,637 for R‐5 continuous insulation on brick veneer buildings.  • $1,984 to $2,315 for R‐5 continuous insulation on lap‐sided buildings.  • $1,124 to $1,290 for R‐20 wall cavity insulation with 2x6 framing.  • $29 to $31 for slab insulation.  • • $737 to $872 for R‐13 insulation with R‐3.8 continuous insulation.  • $1,140 to $1,307 for R‐20 wall cavity insulation with 2x6 framing.  • $71 to $99 for the two additional inches of blown‐in insulation to increase R‐values for the  ceiling/attic insulation.    Single Family Homes as much as $4,000.00 total cost to meet new 2012 IECC Code  requirements.   Addition cost: Testing Blower Door & Duct Tightness Testing for air leakage                             Additional Inspections                             Additional Manpower & Material cost                             Additional requirements for Mechanical Equipment Systems                             Better Windows Glazing U‐Factor and Solar Heat Gain                             High‐Efficacy Lamps‐‐‐Min 75% of lamps                               The IECC focuses on the construction of the building envelope, building insulation, efficiencies  in mechanical systems and efficiencies in power systems. The code is broken into Residential  and Commercial chapters, and the multifamily industry must focus on both. Multifamily  buildings of three stories or less (commonly called low‐rise) follow the residential provisions,  while multifamily buildings of four stories or more (commonly called high‐rise) fall into the  commercial chapter. It also separates the country into climate zones, which provide differing  requirements for building components based on geographic area (Ocean City is in Area 4A).  Multifamily   Successful building projects recognize the economic constraints of the local market, including  cost burdens associated with building codes and other regulatory requirements. The offset  and recapture of these costs are important considerations in determining whether a project  will be developed. Here, the multifamily sector faces unique concerns. Building owners  generally do not directly benefit from operational savings stemming from reduced energy  usage, as building  residents are typically billed for their individual utility use. Therefore, the up‐front capital  costs of code‐required energy improvements must be recouped through other means  including higher rents, the use of subsidies like tax benefits, grants or other financial  incentives and, possibly, enhanced building valuation. The success of such cost recovery  mechanisms has not been proven in the apartment sector.    The costs to comply with the 2012 code are even more extreme. A low‐rise building project in  the two warmest climate zones (Zones 1 and 2) will be required to spend an additional $480 ‐  $720 per apartment unit, but projects in the next two warmest zones (Zones 3 and 4) will 

spend a minimum of $1,820 ‐ $2,160 more per unit. Notably, these zones encompass a  significant swath of new apartment construction, extending from New Jersey to Georgia and  reaching West to the Pacific coast. Conversely, high‐rise buildings in these zones will cost  significantly less, beginning at $340 ‐$900 more per unit.    Wall cavity insulation increases from R‐13 in 2006 and 2009 to a choice between R‐20 wall  cavity insulation or R‐13 with R‐5 continuous insulation.  The ceiling/attic insulation requirement jumps from R‐38 in 2006 and 2009 to R‐49 in the 2012  code. This represents a change in insulation depth from 12.75 inches to 16.25 inches, which  will markedly impact the weight on the ceiling systems. Multifamily architects, designers and  builders will need to work with drywall manufacturers to find fastening methods that will  adequately handle the increased load.      Blower Door Tests As discussed above, a blower door test is a diagnostic tool that measures air leakage through  the building envelope. (See Image A.3.1, Appendix A.3). For multifamily projects, blower door  testing is usually based on a sampling rate of a certain proportion of units at a property.  However, this sampling rate can vary by jurisdiction, so developers must consult the local  code authority for specific test requirements prior to testing.  New requirements in the 2009 and 2012 editions increase the R‐values (or insulation  efficiency levels) for wall cavity insulation and continuous insulation, causing a series of  practical and financial considerations. The thickness of high R‐value insulation products can  impact the design and construction of building wall cavities. As the building insulation’s  R‐value increases, stud depth must increase, which may force changes in building framing  practices. Low‐rise multifamily structures, as well as many high‐rise apartment buildings, are  typically built with 2x4 inch framing members. The 3.5 inch deep stud wall created by 2X4  framing can only accommodate cavity wall insulation of R‐13 or R‐15 at maximum. To  accommodate the thicker insulation (ex.R‐20), required in the new code editions, the cavity  depth will need to increase to 5.5 inches.  This necessitates a change from 2x4 framing to 2x6 framing, which can affect the project’s  cost, structural members and other building features. The larger stud size will reduce the  property’s conditioned (and usable) square footage by two inches around the perimeter of the  building. Since rent rates and property sale prices are usually based on conditioned square  footage, this change can negatively impact building valuation.    Zone 4 ‐ U‐factor changes from .40 in 2006 and 2009 codes for all fenestrations to the  following:  • .38 for fixed windows.  • .45 for operable windows.  • .77 for doors.   

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R38 R49 ceiling R13 – R20/R13+5 (0.60 0.55 skylights)

    Estimated additional cost per unit:  • Low‐e insulated windows and Doors have an up‐charge of $10 to $15 per window unit. The  cost range is $73 to $110 per unit. Glazing systems that require higher performance will have  the insulation cavity between the glass panels filled with argon gas. The cost for argon gas  windows is a $12 to $17 increase over the low‐e windows. The cost range is $88 to $125. 

1980’s through 2006 –Minimum codes were truly minimal –DOE pushed for marginal improvements (1% to 3% per cycle) –DOE proposed (successfully) a major rewrite of the IECC in 2004 (became the 2006 IECC)—emphasis was format, not stringency •2009 to present –The world has changed –DOE working from two goals •30% improvement in 2012 IECC (relative to 2006) •50% improvement in 2015 IECC (relative to 2006) http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/publications/pdfs/corporate/ns/webinar_residential _energycodes_20110222.pdf •New mandatory whole-house pressure test (blower door) with stringent required leakage rates –Zones 1-2: ≤ 5 ACH @50 Pa –Zones 3-8: ≤ 3 ACH @50 Pa •Domestic hot water piping must be either –Insulated to R3, or –Short and skinny (i.e., exempted lengths depend on diameter) •Duct leakage rates lowered –Eliminated ―leakage to outdoors option –From 12 to 4 CFM/100sf CFA (after construction) –From 6 to 4 CFM/100sf CFA (at rough-in) •Various R-value/U-factor/SHGC improvements

Changes to the Commercial Provisions The commercial provisions in the IECC saw some significant changes, including entirely new  sections on efficiency package options and system commissioning. A detailed list of notable  changes is provided below:  Added requirements for visible transmittance (VT) for fenestration products.  Added requirements for skylight curb insulation. Provisions require an R‐value equal to roof  or R‐5, whichever is less. This does not apply to curbs that are integral to skylights rated by  National Fenestration Rating Council’s standard NFRC 100.  Reduced maximum U‐factors for roofs and walls above grade, reduced maximum C‐factors  for wallsbelow grade, and reduced maximum F‐factors for heated slabs‐on‐grade and slabs‐ on‐grade incooler climate zones.  Increased minimum R‐values for metal building roofs, mass floors, and opaque swinging  doors;increased minimum R‐values and/or addition of continuous insulation for walls above  grade; and,changed from U‐factors to R‐values for roll‐up and sliding doors.  Increased allowable fenestration (30% to 40% of gross above‐grade wall area) in Climate  Zones 1 through 6 when prescribed daylighting controls are  provided.  Added requirements for minimum (yes, minimum) skylighting area for spaces greater than  10,000 square feet directly under a roof. This applies only to the types of spaces indicated,  which include,but are not limited to, open offices, lobbies, atriums, warehouses, gymnasiums,  and retail stores.  Added air barrier requirements (including material requirements) to the mandatory air  leakage provisions. The air barrier requirements are not applicable in Climate Zones 1, 2, and  3.  Reduced maximum allowable air leakage through some fenestration assemblies, such as  windows, sliding doors, skylights, curtain walls, and storefront systems. Added air leakage  requirements for garage (sectional) and rolling doors.  Added requirements for air leakage through openings between conditioned spaces and  shafts,  chutes, stairways, and elevator lobbies.  Changed water‐cooled centrifugal chilling packages from an exception to the HVAC  equipment  performance requirements to actual provisions, and the formulas for calculating full load and  NPLV (Non‐standard Part Load Value) ratings changed from maximums to minimums.  Increased SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) ratings for electrical unitary air  conditioners,  condensing units, and heat pumps. Also includes additional equipment types.  Increased EER (energy efficiency ratio) ratings for packaged air conditioners, heat pumps,  and roomair conditioners.  Increased minimum efficiencies for boilers.  Added requirements for minimum efficiency of heat rejection equipment.  Expanded requirements for energy recovery ventilation systems.  Expanded requirements for minimum pipe insulation. Insulation selection is based on  minimum conductivity of the insulation, temperature of fluid in pipe, and nominal pipe size.  Changed requirement to add economizers to all cooling systems greater than or equal to  33,000 Btu/h (Previously was 54,000 Btu/h), added new exceptions when economizers are not  required, and added specific requirements for air economizers. 

Expanded requirements for pools and spas and made them mandatory.  Expanded interior lighting requirements to add new provisions for automatic lighting  controls, such as occupancy sensors, manual and automatic daylighting controls, and multi‐ level lighting controls. Also included controls for specific applications, such as separation of  display and accent lighting  from other lighting, master control device located at main room entry that controls all lighting  in a hotel and motel sleeping unit, and individual controls for supplemental task lighting.  Expanded interior lighting power requirements by creating two methods: the Building Area  Method (used in previous editions) and the Space‐by‐Space Method (new for the 2012  edition), which establishes interior lighting allowance on the specific use of each space.  Added requirements for efficiency packages that offer overall performance for a building  based on 3 options: 1) Efficient HVAC Performance, 2) Efficient Lighting System, or 3) On‐Site  Supply of Renewable Energy. All buildings shall utilize one of the options.  Added requirements for system commissioning for mechanical and electrical systems.    Changes to Residential Provisions The residential provisions did not change as much as the commercial provisions did, but since  the changes are also reflected in the IRC, the energy efficiency requirements in the IRC saw  significant change, and the option of complying either with the IRC or the IECC for energy  efficiency is no longer available. A detailed list of notable changes is provided below:  Added requirements for visible transmittance (VT) for fenestration products.  Reduced maximum U‐factors for fenestration and skylights.  Reduced maximum solar heat gain coefficients (SHGC) for glazing.  Increased R‐values and/or added continuous insulation for wood‐frame walls in Climate  Zones 3, 4,and 5.  Increased R‐values for steel‐frame walls.  Deleted visual inspection option for verifying air leakage rate and insulation installation.  Testing remains as the only method for verification.  Added compliance with the International Mechanical Code (IMC) in addition to the IRC  for sealing of ducts, air handlers, and filter boxes.  Reduced allowable leakage in ducts as determined by testing at the postconstruction stage  or at the rough‐in stage.  Expanded requirements for hot water pipe insulation.  Added requirement to provide an accessible manual switch for turning off hot‐water  circulating pumps. 

Increased the minimum number of permanently installed light fixtures required to have high efficacy lamps from 50% to 75%.

International residential code 2012 Summary of some important Code Changes
FIGURE R301.2(4)A BASIC WIND SPEEDS

Over the past 10 years, new data and research has been performed that indicated that the hurricane wind speeds provided in the maps of the previous editions of the IRC and ASCE-7 are too conservative and needed to be adjusted downward. Significantly more hurricane data have become available thereby allowing for substantial improvements in the hurricane simulation model that is used to create the wind speed maps. These new data have resulted in an improved representation of the hurricane wind field, including the modeling of the sea-land transition and the hurricane boundary layer height; new models for hurricane weakening after landfall; and an improved statistical model for the Holland B parameter which controls the wind pressure relationship. The new hurricane hazard model yields hurricane wind speeds that are lower than those given in ASCE 7-05 and IRC-09 even though the overall rate of intense storms (as defined by central pressure) produced by the new model is increased compared to those produced by the hurricane simulation model used to develop previous maps. R301.2.1 Wind Design Criteria Wind Speed Map has changed placing Ocean City in different Basic Wind Speed Zone. a) 2009 IRC = 120 mph 2012 IRC = 100 mph – b) No longer requiring special wind design ( only if wind speed is >110mph ) c) No longer requires the design in accordance with Wood Frame Construction Manuel (WFCM) or Standard for Residential Construction in High Wind Regions (ICC 600) d) May use IRC 2012 Code for design e) Not in a Wind Borne Debris Region in accordance with R302.1(4)C f) No longer requires Protection of Openings R301.2.1.2 Other Significant IRC Code Changes: 1) Floor elevations at required egress doors Max. 1-1/2 below threshold 2) Stair Risers, Treads, Noising better clarification 3) Carbon Monoxide Alarms better clarification 4) Masonry pier design—increases in size, & design in flood hazard areas…Meets our current pier reinforcement design…. O.C. min. Footing & Foundation Requirement. 5) Window fall protection. Where guards are required (better clarification) 6) Window Sills & window opening control devices (better clarification) 7) Residential sprinkler systems Partial systems • Shall be permitted to be installed only in buildings not required to be equipped with a residential system…IRC P2904.1

9) Building may be constructed closer to a property line if equipped with a sprinkler system. Note Dwelling equipped with a fire sprinkler system and 1hr rated wall 0’ to lot line. 3’ if sprinkled, 5’0 minimum no protection. 10) Self Closing Device on doors from garage to dwelling.

Figure R301.2(4)A Basic wind speeds
The basic wind speed map has been replaced by a new map based on the ASCE 7-10 wind speed map. Over the past 10 years, new data and research has been performed that indicated that the hurricane wind speeds provided in the maps of the previous editions of the IRC and ASCE- 7 are too conservative and needed to be adjusted downward. Significantly more hurricane data have become available thereby allowing for substantial improvements in the hurricane simulation model that is used to create the wind speed maps.
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Figure R301.2(4)B Regions where wind design is required (NEW)
A new map has been added that indicates where high-wind design is required. This map generally corresponds to areas where the basic wind speed is 110 mph or greater. This is consistent with the text revisions in Section R301.2.1 that limit the prescriptive provisions to areas with wind speeds of less than 110 mph.
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Figure R301.2(4)C Wind-borne debris regions (NEW)
This new map has been added that indicates wind-borne debris regions and provides Wind Zones to establish the missile types for use in the wind-borne debris tests. The definition for windborne debris region also has been revised to delete references to wind speed and proximity to the coast in favor of referencing the new map.
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Section R301.2.1.2 Protection of openings
This section has been revised to clarify that protection from windborne debris is required for all exterior glazing in a building, not just windows. The wind zones shown in new Figure R301.2(4)C is to be used to establish the missile types for use in the ASTM E1996 windborne debris tests.
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Section R301.2.1.2 Protection of openings
The exception allowing the use of 7/16-inch wood structural panels to protect glazed openings is revised to limit the application to Wind Zones 1 and 2 as shown in new map Figure R301.2(4)C. Previously this exception was limited to windborne debris regions with wind speeds not greater than 130 mph. This exception is not permitted in some regions where previously allowed. This exception is not permitted in regions, now shown as Zone 3, such as New Orleans, Mobile Bay and South Florida.
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Figure R301.2(2) Seismic Design Categories—Site Class D
The Seismic Design Categories (SDC) maps have been replaced by new maps based on the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) updates to their seismic hazard data and ground motion attenuation formulas. The new IRC SDC maps are different from earlier versions in that the division between Seismic Design Categories D2 and E has been changed from 118% g to 125% g.
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WORK SESSION -MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012 8 – Continued Discussion of Eagle’s Landing Golf Passes Presented by: David Recor, City Manager

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Agenda Item # Council Meeting 8 9/25/12

TO: FROM: RE: DATE:

The Honorable Mayor, Council President and Members of Council David L. Recor, ICMA-CM, City Manager Revised Policy & Procedure – Complimentary/Reduced Rate Golf September 20, 2012 Discussion of a revised Policy & Procedure regarding Complimentary/Reduced Rate Golf at Eagle’s Landing Golf Course A revised Policy & Procedure which effectively eliminates the unrestricted Gold Pass Program at Eagle’s Landing Golf Course has been drafted for discussion by the Mayor and Council. The revised policy provides complimentary play for golf course employees subject to certain restrictions as well as PGA and other industry professionals. In addition, regional nonprofit organizations and charities may request Silver Passes from the Mayor’s Office which entitles the recipient to play a round of golf at Eagle’s Landing for payment of the cart fee only. The revised policy contemplates the Mayor’s Office administering the Silver Pass Program subject to Internal Audit upon direction by the City Manager.

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FISCAL IMPACT: RECOMMENDATION: ALTERNATIVES: RESPONSIBLE STAFF: COORDINATED WITH: ATTACHMENT(S):

TBD Update the Town’s Policy & Procedure Manual Further discussion City Manager, Director of Recreation & Parks, Head Golf Professional Mayor’s Office 1) Revised Policy & Procedure – PPM 900-9 2) Email from Council member Ashley and response from Head Golf Professional 3) Sample Letter from the Mayor

TOWN OF OCEAN CITY OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND  POLICY AND PROCECURE MANUAL 
PPM 900‐9    SECTION:  Legislative  SUBJECT:  Complimentary/Reduced Rate Golf at Eagle’s Landing Golf Course 

Overview The Town of Ocean City owns and operates Eagle’s Landing Golf Course, an 18‐hole municipal golf  course including a clubhouse with pro shop and dining facility located in West Ocean City, Maryland.   Eagle’s Landing Golf Course is one of the most scenic and challenging golf courses on the Eastern Shore  overlooking the serene Sinepuxent Bay and the unspoiled beauty of the Assateague Island National  Seashore.  In 1996, Golf Digest Magazine rated Eagle’s Landing Golf Course 45th in the Top 75 Most  Affordable Public Golf Courses in America.  Eligibility for Complimentary/Reduced Rate Golf The Town of Ocean City offers complimentary/reduced rate golf at Eagle’s Landing Golf Course on a  limited basis as follows: 1) Golf Course Employees are eligible for complimentary golf subject to specific restrictions and  approval by the Eagle’s Landing Head Golf Professional. 2) Credentialed PGA Golf Professionals, Credentialed Golf Course Superintendents, Golf Course  Managers and Other Related Industry Professionals are eligible for complimentary golf subject to  approval by the Eagle’s Landing Head Golf Professional. 3) Regional nonprofit and other charitable organizations may request a Silver Pass donation from the  Town of Ocean City Mayor’s Office which entitles the recipient to a round of golf, at certain times,  for payment of cart fee only.  Accountability  The Mayor’s Office shall be responsible for administration of the Eagle’s Landing Golf Course Silver Pass  Program.  Requests for Silver Pass donations must be received by the Mayor’s Office in writing.  Silver  Pass golf cards will be issued by the Mayor’s Office and shall expire one (1) year from the date of  issuance.  The Mayor’s Office shall maintain a numerical record of each Silver Pass issued including the  name of the nonprofit or charitable organization and the expiration date of each Silver Pass issued.   Complimentary/reduced rate golf at Eagle’s Landing Golf Course is subject to Internal Audit at any time  upon direction by the City Manager.

September 2012 
Note:  Eagle’s Landing Golf Course also serves as the home course for Stephen Decatur High School at no cost to  the Worcester County Board of Education.

Diana Chavis
From: Sent: To: Subject: Robert Croll Wednesday, September 19, 2012 6:03 AM Richard Meehan; Thomas Shuster; David Recor RE: Request

Gentlemen,  Per Mr. Ashley's request.  We have not had any comped F&B items or any comped items from the Golf Shop at Eagle's  Landing.  We do keep a record of all Gold and Silver guest passes that are used and have provided Susan Childs those  reports.  The only comped golf rounds that we do not have a record of are those given as a professional courtesy to PGA  members, GCSAA members and club managers visiting our facility.  The reason we do not have records of the  professional courtesy rounds is they are booked as "squeeze" tee times so they do not displace any paid rounds.  In  many cases of the professional courtesy play a cart fee has been collected.    Please let me know if you need any other information.    Thanks, Bob      Bob Croll, PGA  Head Golf Professional  Eagle's Landing Golf Course  Phone: 410‐213‐7277  Fax: 410‐213‐7220  eagleslandinggolf.com       
From: Richard Meehan Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 2:53 PM To: Thomas Shuster; Robert Croll Subject: FW: Request

   
From: Brent Ashley [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 10:31 AM To: David Recor; Richard Meehan; Joseph T. Hall; James S. Hall; Margaret Pillas; Lloyd Martin; Mary Knight; Doug Cymek Subject: Request David, For our upcoming discussion on policy at Eagle's Landing, I would like to request any records of golf play that was comped. In addition, any records of food, beverages or purchases at the pro shop that was comped. Also, has any golf play or any other purchases been comped that there would not be any record of. Thanks. Brent

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WORK SESSION -MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012 9 – Review of Proposed Ordinance to Amend Chapter 90 Entitled Traffic and Vehicles (to allow skateboarding on the Boardwalk, for transportation purposes only, during the same scheduled time that bicycles are allowed on the Boardwalk) Presented by: Guy Ayres, City Solicitor

TOWN OF

The White Marlin Capital of the World
Agenda Item # Council Meeting 9 9/25/12

TO: THRU: FROM: RE: DATE:

The Honorable Mayor, Council President and Members of Council David L. Recor, ICMA-CM, City Manager Guy R. Ayres, City Solicitor Skateboarding on the Boardwalk September 20, 2012 Consideration of an amendment to allow skateboarding on the Boardwalk. The Council voted to draft an ordinance that will allow skateboarding, for transportation purposes only, on Atlantic Avenue during the same off-season schedule that bicycles are allowed on Atlantic Avenue. None Approve the ordinance as presented. Do not approve the ordinance or amend the proposed ordinance. Guy Ayres, City Solicitor

ISSUE(S):

SUMMARY:

FISCAL IMPACT: RECOMMENDATION: ALTERNATIVES: RESPONSIBLE STAFF: COORDINATED WITH: ATTACHMENT(S):

1) Proposed ordinance to amend Chapter 90 2) Current code for operation of bicycles and skateboards

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Sec. 90-193. - Operation of bicycles, pushcarts and EPAMDs on boardwalk.
(a) Operation of bicycles, pushcarts and EPAMDs on the boardwalk is only permitted, as follows: (1) From Saturday of Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, between 2:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. of the same day. (2) From Tuesday after Labor Day through Friday before Memorial Day at any time subject to the following exceptions: a. Springfest and Sunfest (Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday) between 2:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. of the same day. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary stated in this section, it shall be unlawful for more than six persons to ride on any bicycle or tricycle or on any self-propelled vehicle with more than two wheels or for any bicycle or tricycle or any self-propelled vehicle capable of containing more than six persons to be operated on the boardwalk at any time. It shall be unlawful for any nongovernmental motor vehicle, motor-assisted vehicle, bicycle, pushcart, or EPAMDs to be operated on the boardwalk at any time without permission of the Mayor and City Council or its designated agent except during the time set forth in subsection 90-193(a) hereof.

(b)

(c)

(Code 1972, § 30-1.B(4); Ord. No. 1994-21, 7-18-1994; Ord. No. 2005-12, 5-16-2005; Ord. No. 2005-24, 8-15-2005; Ord. No. 2009-10, 5-4-2009; Ord. No. 2010-2, 3-1-2010; Ord. No. 2010-3, 3-15-2010)

Sec. 90-195. - Operation of skateboards.
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to ride, propel, push or otherwise operate a skateboard on Atlantic Avenue (the boardwalk) or any ramps, railings or benches adjoining thereto at any time. It shall be unlawful for any person to ride, propel, push or otherwise operate a skateboard on any public street, public way, public alley, public sidewalk, public lots and other public property (except for public skateboard facilities and publicly sponsored or authorized skateboard events) within the corporate limits of Ocean City between April 1 and October 1 of each year.

(b)

(Code 1972, § 30-3)

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