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Job opening with Town and Village of Lima

flboasmallpatch thumb thumb thumb     The Town and Village of Lima are seeking a Full Time Code Enforcement Officer/Zoning Officer.  This is a 32 hour per week job with benefits.
Current NYS Code Enforcement Officer Certification and High School graduation or GED are required. Work experience in a construction related field is desirable.   Must have strong communication skills, computer
proficiency with word processing, the ability to interpret zoning laws and property maintenance codes and the ability to read site plans, maps and surveys.  Valid New York State driver's license is required. Interested parties may contact the Town Clerk at 585-582-1130 to receive an application or downloaded from Application deadline is Monday July 9th.

Job opening with Town of Macedon

flboasmallpatch thumb     The Town of Macedon seeks qualified individual for Code Enforcement Officer, Part-Time 16 hours per week. Deadline for submitting application is Wednesday, June 20 at 4:30 PM.

Established Job Description:

Position is classified as part-time, 16 hours per week within the building and zoning office at the Town of Macedon, 32 Main Street, Macedon, NY 14502 and reports to the Town Engineer/Code Enforcement Officer.  Assigned duties include but are not limited to the support of the operation of the building and zoning department.  Candidates should refer to the attached Civil Service job description for a comprehensive listing of duties. The following will also be required of the successful candidate:

  1. Possession of the interpersonal skills necessary to respond to citizen complaints relative to building and zoning issues. This includes investigating the validity of the complaint, working with the involved parties to bring any violation issues into voluntary compliance.
  1. Must possess the ability to perform building and zoning permit application reviews for compliance with NYS and Town codes, issue permits, perform inspections, and issue certificates of compliance and certificates of occupancy.
  1. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills, and must be able to work in a potentially confrontational environment while using good judgment and diplomacy.
  1. In cases where voluntary compliance with building and zoning codes cannot be achieved, the successful candidate will be required to issue court appearance tickets and prepare all necessary paperwork related thereto.


Candidate must meet the Civil Service requirements listed in the “Minimum Qualifications” described in the attached Civil Service Job Description, in addition to the following:

  1. Able to become NYS Certified as a Code Enforcement Officer within one year of hire.
  1. Candidate must have his own vehicle and a valid NYS driver’s license.


The posted position is for 16 hours per week maximum.

The scheduled hours worked are flexible, however a regular work schedule will be established by the Town Engineer substantially within the Town’s normal work week hours (9am-4:30pm M-F). 

Pay range to be established based on candidate’s qualifications and experience. There are no paid holidays, benefits, sick or vacation time ascribed to this position at this time.

Below is the Civil Service Job Description for this position:


DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:  The work involves responsibility for administering and enforcing the NYS Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code or a local fire and/or building code if approved by the State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council.  Under general supervision, provides for the coordination of all activities relevant to ensuring compliance with the appropriate laws, codes, rules and regulations.  A Code Enforcement Officer may supervise a small number of Building Inspectors, Zoning Compliance personnel and/or clerical personnel.  Does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)

  • Administers and enforces all provisions of NYS Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code, and other codes, laws, rules and regulations pertaining to the construction or alteration of buildings and structures; Prepares rules and regulations, application forms, building permits and certificates of occupancy for the approval of the local governing body, to be used for the administration on enforcement of the various codes, laws, etc.;
  • Supervises, coordinates and participates in the inspection of various stages of construction, and upon completion of construction of buildings and structures;
  • Issues, denies or revokes building permits and certificates of occupancy as required;
  • Issues written notices to correct unsafe, illegal or dangerous conditions in existing structures;
  • Inspects, as necessary, buildings and structures for compliance with the fire prevention provisions of the State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code;
  • Issues a certificate of occupancy for a building constructed or altered in compliance with the provisions of the Uniform Code;
  • Maintains accurate records on all transactions and activities including all applications received, permits and certificates issued, fees charged and collected, inspection reports and notices and orders issued;
  • Prepares a variety of reports relevant to Code Enforcement activities for the municipal government.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Thorough knowledge of modern practices, principles, materials, and tools used in building construction; good knowledge of building trades; good knowledge of the State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code and the local Zoning Code; good knowledge of the principles of fire prevention; ability to write clear and concise reports and to maintain records in an orderly manner; ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with other public officials, building contractors and the general public; ability to read and interpret plans and specifications; ability to be firm but courteous; honesty; integrity; thoroughness; tact; good judgment; good physical condition commensurate with the demands of the job.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and either:

  1. Possession of an associate degree with specialization in civil engineering, construction technology or a related field and two years of full-time paid experience in building construction work, one year of full-time paid experience in building construction work, one year of which involved inspection and/or code enforcement activities; or
  1. Satisfactory completion of 60 semester hours at an approved four-year college or university in a program leading to a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, construction technology, or a related field and two years of full-time paid experience in building construction work, one year of which involved inspection and/or code enforcement activities; or
  1. Four years of full-time satisfactory experience in building construction work or in a building trade such as carpentry, plumbing, electrical or related trades, one year of which involved inspection and/or code enforcement activities; or
  1. An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of “A”, “B” or “C” above.

NOTE:  Experience as a qualified building inspector can be substituted for an equivalent amount of the above required experience.

NOTE:  Candidates for appointment in this class will be required to complete any mandated training as per the Department of State.

Online Assembly floor voting open

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The online Assembly floor voting is open now. Please log onto and vote.

Cli on the following link for Login assistance and New York's position on the proposed changes. It is a 2 page document, pdf Online Assembly Floor Vote (498 KB)


ICC 2018 ABM in Richmond

icc     The Marriott Downtown is the host hotel and as of this morning they have rooms available. The NYS Code Coalition will be hosting a meet and greet room at the Marriott on Sat, Sun and Mon evenings.

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May 2018 ICC Chapter Update

 Click the following link for a printable pdf. pdf 2018 May ICC Chapter Update (181 KB)

Building Safety Month is your opportunity to raise the profile. Let us help you promote it!

May is Building Safety Month and this year’s theme, “Building Codes Save Lives,” is especially poignant after all the recent devastation from storms, fires, earthquakes, mud slides and hurricanes. As you know, current safety codes are developed as your community’s and state’s best defense to disaster damages and costs. Whatever you do to promote the 2018 Building Safety Month, we at ICC Government Relations want to make sure you have a successful event:

Read more: May 2018 ICC Chapter Update

Job opening with Monroe County

Monroe County has a position open for a "Code Enforcement Officer".

To view the full announcement click here.

This position, in the Department of Environmental Services, is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code with respect to buildings, premises, and equipment in the custody of Monroe County.  Responsibilities include the administration and enforcement of codes related to building and demolition, permits, and certificates of occupancy.  The employee represents the Department and the County on issues of planning, design coordination, and historic preservation, at State Board of Review.  The employee reports directly to, and works under the general supervision of, the Deputy Director of Environmental Services.  General supervision is exercised over a technical and clerical staff.  Does related work as required.

March 2018 ICC Chapter Update

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Follow @ICC_GR on Twitter for breaking GR news & announcements throughout the month.

March 16 is the deadline for Governmental Member Voting Representatives to be validated to vote

All ICC Primary Representatives must validate their Governmental Member Voting Representatives by March 16th to participate in the online voting that follows the Committee Action Hearings on the 2021 I-Codes. The hearings will be held April 15-23 in Columbus, Ohio. Check your voting status here. The proposed changes for Group A were put online Feb. 28, and they can be found by clicking here. For more information about the 2021 I-Codes development process, click here. For more information about cdpACCESS (used for online voting), visit

Read more: March 2018 ICC Chapter Update

Membership Dues

flboasmallpatch thumbFLBOA is now accepting membership dues for 2018. You need to apply/renew your membership online. Click here to register online. When you have completed the form, enter the two words in the ReCaptcha box and click "Submit". You will then receive an email which can be printed and MUST be used as your Invoice and submitted with payment.

Read more: Membership Dues

ICC 2018 Voter Validation Schedule

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Dear ICC Governmental Member Voting Representatives,

The International Code Council’s new and improved Electronic Voter Validation Site is now open. Primary Representatives of current Governmental Members can click here to login and validate your Governmental Member Voting Representatives.

Governmental Member Voting Representatives must be validated each year. This year, Voting Representatives must have their credentials validated by March 16 in order to fully participate in the Code Development Process.

Any governmental units wishing to join or renew as Governmental Members must do so by March 16 in order to participate in the 2018 Code Development Process.

2018 Voter Validation Schedule



Voter validation window opens

January 1, 2018

Voter validation window closes

March 16, 2018

Voter validation window re-opens

June 1, 2018 (date approximate following completion of online assembly voting)

Voter validation window closes

September 24, 2018

Should you have any questions or need additional information, please contact ICC Member Services at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the Member Services staff at 888-ICC-SAFE (888-422-7233) x33804.

Thank you for your participation and continued support.

Odor issue from TJI Joist with Flak Jacket

flboasmallpatch thumb thumb    Odor issue from TJI Joist with Flak Jacket

Click Here to view the entire announcement

pdf Odor issue from TJI Joist with Flak Jacket (251 KB)



Dear Homeowner:

We have recently been informed of a potential issue with the TJI® Joists with Flak Jacket® protection manufactured after Dec. 1, 2016, that may be installed in your home’s basement. Some homeowners have complained of odor or irritation that may be coming from the coating used on these joists.


Weyerhaeuser, the manufacturer of the product, has identified a solution to resolve this issue. This process will involve applying an additional top coat to the affected joists. In most cases, once remediation begins in your home it will take less than a week to apply the coat and ventilate the basement.

We will be working with Weyerhaeuser to verify whether this product is in your home, and if so, to establish a remediation schedule. We will let you know as soon as possible when the situation will be resolved in your home. 

In the meantime, out of an abundance of caution, we recommend that you refrain from using your basement until the remediation is complete because the coating on the joists may be emitting formaldehyde. If you are experiencing an odor or irritation, we recommend that you temporarily vacate your home until the remediation is complete. Weyerhaeuser will arrange and fully cover the cost of temporary housing for you. To initiate the temporary housing process, you can call 844-294-4127 (toll free) or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We apologize for the inconvenience this causes you, and want you to know that we are doing everything we can to resolve this issue quickly and to make the process as easy for you as possible. 

[insert any other desired builder contact info / etc]


Builder Name


I-Joist Membrane Protection links

i joist    Listed below are links to ICC ES Reprts for I-joist as they pertain to the membrane protection per R302.13.

Anthony Eacom ESR-1405)“Revised June, 2016”; Section 4.3, Figures 4-9)

Boise (Section 4.16 and Figures 8-13), Section 4.13, Figures 3-8)

International Beams

Louisiana Pacific ESR-1405; Flameblock in section 4.9)


Barrette Structural (OJ Open Web Joists)“Corrected December 2015”)

Pacific Woodtech

Roseburg“Revised April, 2016”; Section 4.9 referencesESR-1405)“RevisedJune, 2016”; Section 4.3, Figures 4-9)

Trus Joist/Weyerhaeuser“Revised March 2016”; Flak Jacket Section 4.17) PFS/TECO fire listing, Assembly FJ-2 for single family)

Also, here is the link to a post installation spray-on coating manufacturer that holds a listing related to R302.13. Keep in mind different floor joist manufacturers may have different stances regarding the use of the product on their product, so that should be addressed prior to construction.

No-Burn 3.5 and Table 4)

NY State Statewide Learning Management System (SLMS)

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You can view your CEO training history using the Statewide Learning Management System (SLMS). The enroll pllease click the following link: NYS Divivion of Codes SLMS page


Notice of Residential Truss Rule

TrussID   From the NYS Division of Building Standards and Codes:

Notice of Emergency Rule Adoption effective January 1, 2015 regarding truss type, pre-engineered wood or timber construction in residential structures. Click here to read the entire notice. The rule text is available by clicking here. (PDF format).

To view some helpful information, click on the following links: 
Truss Placard Specifications

Listed below are documents you might want to include with your office set of plans and the job site copy.
Truss Placard for floor and roof          Truss Placard for floor          Truss Placard for roof

Listed below are some distributors that we have identified. An internet search for "Truss Sign" will provide other distributors.

Art Part Signs
100 Lincoln Parkway
East Rochester, NY 14445
  PCM Signs
4671 S. Manning Rd.
Holley, NY 14470

Sign Solutions
1675 Wayneport Rd.
Macedon, NY 14502

422 Ballad Avenue
Rochester, NY 14626
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sign Guys
67 Franklin St.
Auburn, NY 13021
        Mobile Graphics
276 W. Main St.
Victor, NY 14564

        The Lettering Lounge
P.O. Box 97
6160 Rout 21
Williamson, NY 14589
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History of the Building Codes


 piester ron_thumbRon Piester explains the history of the building Codes. To view the video, click here.                             

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