MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Surfside is taking steps to help prevent another tragedy like last year’s collapse at the Champlain Towers South.
In a unanimous vote, the Surfside commission passed an ordinance to make 30 year building inspections a requirement.
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The measure must still be signed and executed by the mayor, town attorney, and town clerk.
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Surfside is the first municipality in Miami-Dade to shorten the county’s 40 year requirement.
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Ninety eight people died last June when a section of the 40-year-old building collapsed.