This is running update of Code Enforcement issues that may come up due to ordinance or policy changes.
If you have any questions you may contact:
The Board of Selectmen recently passed the 2010 fee schedule which included the addition of the Shoreland Zone Tree Removal Fee. This requires that trees being removed within 100 feet of the water, that are 6" in diameter or larger, be inspected before they are removed. There is a $25 nonrefundable fee required at the time of APPLICATION and a site visit before the tree is removed.
The State of Maine has adopted the 2009 Uniform Plumbing Code, effective immediately. The Town of Raymond will no longer be enforcing the BOCA '96. As of December 1, 2010, the State will adopt four new model building codes, which the Town will also enforce. These are:
- The International Building Code (IBC, 2009)
- The International Residential Code (IRC, 2009)
- The International Existing Building Code ("Rehab Code," IEBC, 2009)
- The International Energy and Conservation Code (IECC, 2009)
Copies will be available for review at the Town of Raymond Code Office as soon as available to the Code Officer from the State
With election day around the corner, the Code Enforcement Office would like to remind you that temporary political signs may be placed in any district, except in a floodplain, are not subject to lot line setbacks, and may be placed in a public right of way or on public property but not within 150 feet of an intersection or in such locations as will create a safety hazard. Political signs may not be placed within a right-of-way or elsewhere prior to six (6) weeks before the election, primary or referendum to which they relate and must be removed by the candidate or political committee not later than one week after Election Day. The maximum size of temporary political signs shall be 4 feet by 4 feet.
State law requires that signs not be placed within 250 feet of a polling place and the Code Enforcement Office does not require you to obtain a permit for temporary political signs.
NOTICE TO BUSINESS OWNERS
As per the Twon of Raymond's Land Use Ordinance, Article 9, section 11, E:
- Any Temporary or portable sign existing as of June 2, 2009 that does not conform to the regulations and requirements of this section shall be removed no later than December 2, 2011