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Building Codes were put in place by government in reaction to citizen demand. This demand arose from a number of building disasters which have occurred over the years. The codes are “prescriptive” in that they provide written instructions for safe building construction. This eliminates the need for engineering and architectural fees for home construction. The prescriptive design standards account for earthquake damage, wind loads, snow loads, climate and soil factors. The code standards also provide for protection against decay and provide minimum standards for human habitation. For additional information, see below.
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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
The current sales tax rate for Andover is 8.5%.
Contact City Hall for any zoning questions. The Zoning Department can be reached at 316-733-1303, ext. 424.
Contact Donna Davis at City Hall at 733-1303 ext. 414 or email her by clicking HERE
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.
Get out of the house and call 9-1-1. The use of a phone could cause the gas to ignite if you call from inside the house.
Age matters when it comes to your smoke alarms. Check the manufacture dates on your smoke detectors. It is recommended that smoke detectors be replaced every 10 years.
If you follow our Burn policy, you can have a recreational fire in your backyard.
Click HERE for open burning information.
Click HERE for the control burn permit process.
Why is my Fire Hydrant flowing water?
The City of Andover is provided potable & public safety water by the City of Wichita Water department & Butler County Water District #5. Below are a couple of reasons that a Fire Hydrant might be flowing water…
In these situations, look up & down the block to see if there is a Fire truck or a water service truck working in the area. If not, give us a call 316-733-1863 and we will investigate & follow up.
Additionally, Andover Fire-Rescue (AFR) conducts annual fire hydrant service inspections. Each year we operate every one of the hydrants in our response area and pressure test approximately 40%. We do this for the reasons listed below.
What can you do to increase safety for AFR staff and yourselves?
If you see a hydrant flowing water for no apparent reason, leaking significantly, blocked by cars or landscaping, or otherwise damaged PLEASE give us a call 316-733-1863 and we will look into the situation.
No, we do not. If you are a City resident, please contact Wichita Public Works at: (316) 265-1300. If you are a County resident, please contact Butler Co. Rural District #5 at: (316) 778-1631 or (316) 778-1800.
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 in City Hall at 1609 E Central during business hours or you may pay online by clicking the following link: www.andoverks.com/onlinepayments
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 a processing fee of 3%
Cash, check, money order, cashier check and debit/creditcards. (Please note if using a credit ordebit card a 3% convenience charge will be added for each transaction).
Some citations may be paid without appearing in Court. You must, however, pay the citation on orbefore your court date. Please refer tothe back of your citation regarding if your citation is a payablecitation. If the citation is not paid onor before your court date and you do not appear in court, a warrant for yourarrest may be issued.
If your citation states “COURT” in the Total Due portion of your citation, this meansthat it is not a payable citation and you must appear in court
Yes. It is located at the front doors of City Hall, (where Municipal Court is housed) at 1609 E Central
No one may wear clothing that is offensive, obscene, vulgar, racist or sexist, or contains gang related language or graphics.
No hats, unless for religious purposes.
No sunglasses unless under Doctor's care.
Shoes are required.
Electronic devices must be on silent in the courtroom.
Food and Drinking are not allowed in the courtroom.
Drivers Solutions, P. O. Box 12021, Topeka, KS 66601. Phone number: 785 – 296 - 3671
You may go to www.ksrevenue.orgto check on the status of your driver’s license online. Click on “Driver’s License Status Check” onthe right side of the screen. You willneed your driver’s license to access the system. Enter your name and date of birth as itappears on your driver’s license.
Just as we recognize that conflicts between citizens and agency employees can arise, we also realize that there are times when employees go above and beyond the call of duty.
If an Officer or Employee of the Andover Police Department provides services that you feel they should be commended for, please send the Chief a note or email to that effect at firstname.lastname@example.org or by clicking HERE.
If you would like to completed a 5-10 minute survey on the overall service that you received by the Andover Police Department, please visit: https://www.andoverks.com/pdsurvey or click HERE.
If an Officer or Employee of the Andover Police Department provides services that you were not satisfied with and would like to file a complaint with the Department, please visit: https://www.andoverks.com/355/Submit-A-Complaint or click HERE.
At the Andover Municipal Court located in City hall at, 1609 E Central, during business hours or online at www.andoverks.com
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.
The City of Andover’s two dog parks, both located in Central Park, are open and free to use by residents and non-residents of Andover. However, only dogs with a current City of Andover registration/license are permitted inside either of the City’s two dog parks. To find out how to register your dog with the City of Andover, please see FAQ “How do I register my dog with the City of Andover?”
Per City Ordinances 2-301 through 2-305, all dogs in Andover over the age of six months must have a current rabies vaccination, must be registered with the City of Andover, and have a City license tag affixed to the dog’s collar. Per City Ordinance 2-401, dogs are not allowed to run at large in the City and must be on a leash whenever off of their property and not inside of a vehicle. Additionally, only dogs with a current City of Andover registration/license may use either of the City’s two dog parks.
Dog license and registrations are available 24-7 at the Andover Police Department (909 N. Andover Rd.) or at participating veterinarians in Andover.
To obtain a dog registration/license, you will need
1) your name and address, along with the dog(s) name, breed, and gender.
2) Proof of rabies vaccination with expiration date (License is valid for the duration of the rabies vaccination).
3) $15 cash or check ($10 with proof from a licensed veterinarian that the dog has been spayed or neutered).
4) You may also provide a microchip number and/or picture to help in the identification of your dog should it be needed.
Andover Dog Licenses may also be obtained at any of the below partnering veterinary clinics:
(a small convenience fee may apply)
Kutter Pet Care Center
1607 W. Central Ave
Andover, KS 67002
VCA Andover Animal Hospital and Pet Resort
517 W. Central Ave
Countryside Pet Clinic & Resort
1936 N. Andover Rd.
Hodes Veterinary Health Center
1060 N. Rose Hill Rd.
Rose Hill, KS 67133
Rose Hill Veterinary Clinic
110 North Rose Hill Road
Prairie Station Veterinary Clinic
7818 SW Old Hwy 254
Towanda, KS 67144