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AWC DCA6-09 “Prescriptive Residential Wood Deck Co
The analysis of the factors involved in these problems, as well as the design of cost effective solutions, is complex. The analysis involves considering the specifics of the soil on site, depth and width of footing and foundation wall, material of construction, structural damage, surveys of actual structure movement, grading and drainage around the perimeter of the house, condition of structural elements within crawl space, evidence of cracking or deflection of basement walls, evidence of water in basement, and possible other considerations.
There are a wide variety of remedies which are in part dependent upon proper analysis of the problems. These could include grading around the house and re-directing downspouts or roof drainage away from the foundation. It is possible to jack up a structure and remove and reconstruct footings and foundation walls to bring them into code compliance. This is very costly, and it is common to provide additional support to the house foundation in lieu of complete reconstruction. This option requires a Kansas Professional Engineer stamp of the drawings for the foundation repair.
All footing and foundation repair work, with limited exceptions such as tuck-pointing of block walls, will require a licensed contractor, a permit, City inspections, and engineered plans. It is up to the homeowner to perform due diligence in selecting the contractor and engineer to perform the work. Homeowner choices include:a. Retain a Kansas Professional Engineer to evaluate the site and footing-foundation problems, then design a solution. The homeowner may then solicit bids from various contractors to perform the specified work.b. Seek proposals from various contractors, who will retain an engineer as needed.
Contracting practices which protect homeowners include the following:a. Solicit multiple proposals b. Check contractor referencesc. Verify that the contractor is licensed, pulls the required permits, and obtains inspectionsd. Ask the contractor for verification that he is addressing all code deficiencies, including site drainage, attachment of structure to foundation, etc.e. Do not agree to pay until the work is completed satisfactorily
•6.5% State •1.0% City street maintenance •0.25% Butler County Emergency Radio System (through 2021)•.75% City Sales Tax for Central Park Restrooms, Fire Truck and Street Shop (sunsets on or before 10/1/20).
In the early days, fire stations were strategically located so the crews could quickly get to burning buildings. Obviously, time is an important aspect of firefighting, because flames can rapidly spread through a building. The ability to quickly respond to a fire provides more time to rescue people inside, and save property by suppressing the blaze in the early stages. It soon became apparent that the firefighter's ability to "get there fast" could be used for other types of emergency response, such as heart attacks, strokes and trauma.
Four minutes is a critical time frame for someone who has experienced a heart attack, injury, or other illness that makes them stop breathing. The heart and brain have a better chance of full recovery if they receive oxygen in four minutes or less. After that, a person can suffer brain damage or worse. Our firefighters, many of them educated to the level of paramedic, can use life saving techniques including defibrillation and medications to help prevent death or permanent injury. These life saving techniques are much more effective if they can get to a patient within the first four minutes.
The Andover Fire Station is part of a much larger dispatch system. The system is designed to provide adequate emergency coverage for the citizens who live here, by carefully managing response resources. Fire stations are not isolated or randomly located. They are strategically positioned to provide the best coverage with the least expenditure of resources.
No Contest: You have the option to plea no contest to the City’s charge. Upon a plea of no contest, the Judge will enter a finding of guilty and order a fine, jail time or other sentence. A plea of no contest is not an admission of guilt or fault and cannot be used against you in a civil suit for damages.
To appeal, the defendant must post an appearance bond in an amount determined by the Municipal Judge, file proper notice with a municipal court clerk, serve notice on the City Prosecutor and appear in Butler County District Court, El Dorado, Kansas.
These requirements are subject to a specific time limit which must be complied with by the defendant.
You can pay your fine or fee in person by going to the Municipal Court located at 909 N. Andover Road during business hours or you may pay online by clicking the following link: https://www.andoverks.com/343/Online-Bill-Payment
You will need to have your citation number. Payment types accepted are: cash, check, debit/credit card. Please note, if you use a debit/credit card, there will be an additional fee of $6.95.
The Andover Police also has the following list of automatic disqualifiers:
Applicants will be eliminated from the process if they have falsified, intentionally misrepresented, or have not been completely truthful or have not fully disclosed ALL information requested on a questionnaire, document, or application in any part of the pre-employment process.• Applicants must satisfy all requirements as set forth in Kansas Statute 74-5605 (must be a Citizen of the United States, must be at least 21 years of age, must be the holder of a high school diploma or equivalent achievement, i.e. GED, is of good moral character and free of any physical or mental condition which might adversely affect the applicant’s performance as a police officer.)• Applicants must satisfy all requirements as set forth by the City of Andover (applicant must not have a tattoo or brand, other than cosmetic tattoos, that would be visible to the public while on-duty in uniform or in civilian attire. Applicants with tattoos that are visible must agree as a condition of employment, that they would remove or cover the tattoo whenever on duty.)• If military service has been rendered your DD214 must reflect a separation code and an honorable discharge or a discharge under honorable conditions.• No convictions for any misdemeanor crimes involving morals, drugs, or weapon charges in the past five years.• Must not have used, bought, possessed, sold or assisted in the distribution of marijuana in the past two years.• Must not have used, bought, possessed, sold or assisted in the distribution of illegal or non-prescriptive steroids in the past three years.• Must not have used, bought, possessed, sold or assisted in the distribution of any felony level drug or controlled substance, i.e. cocaine, heroin, LSD, ecstasy, fentanyl, hashish, mushrooms; opium, methamphetamine, etc. in the past 10 years.• No convictions or involvement of any misdemeanor crimes of violence, or use of physical force or threats, during the past five years.• Has not been convicted, does not have an expunged conviction, and has not been placed on diversion by any state or federal government for a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence or its equivalent under the uniform code of military justice, when such misdemeanor crime of domestic violence was committed on or after May 22, 1997.• No convictions or involvement in misdemeanor property crimes within the past three years.• May not have been convicted of, plead guilty or not contest to, or been diverted on a serious traffic violation within the past five years. Serious traffic violations to include, but not limited to DUI, reckless driving, hit and run, vehicular homicide, and eluding a police officer.• May not have been convicted of, plead guilty or no contest to or been diverted on no more than two moving traffic violations within the past year.• No convictions, diversions or expungements of any felony crime including juvenile offenses.• Must not be currently charged with or under indictment of any criminal activity other than minor traffic violations.• As an adult or juvenile may not have been convicted of a crime involving an act of dishonesty, include but not limited to theft, fraud, false police reports etc.• If previous law enforcement experience has been rendered, must not have received discipline for a sustained violation of dishonesty to include but not limited to, lying, falsifying reports or documents, illegally obtaining narcotics, courtroom testimony/credibility.• Applicants with background under Brady/Giglio rulings will not be considered.• This list is not inclusive. An applicant may also be disqualified if the totality of their circumstance indicates that he/she would not be suitable as a police officer.