OSWEGO, NY – On Thursday, Aug. 14, Neal J. Smith, Director of Building & Safety Code Enforcement for the City of Oswego, discussed the building code with the Oswego Sunrise Rotary Club.
New York State had been in the lead in code enforcement in the nation.
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Codes have developed as a result of disasters.
Three major fires have forced cities and states to look at their building codes.
New code books are concerned with previously constructed buildings.
In Oswego several older structures have found new use as apartments.
Safety of the residences is the primary concern of the building code.
Director Smith’s program was enjoyed by the gathered Rotarians.
The Oswego Sunrise Rotary meets each Thursday at 6:30 a.m. at the Oswego Tea Company, 157 E. First St., Oswego.
For more information, contact George A. Reed, President, at 216-4266.