ORDINANCE NO. 451

AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF SOUTH PRAIRIE, PIERCE COUNTY, WASHINGTON ADOPTING THE 2003 INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE, THE WASHINGTON STATE AMENDMENTS, FUTURE AMENDMENTS TO THE INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE, FUTURE WASHINGTON STATE AMENDMENTS, AND REPEALING PRIOR CODES OR SECTIONS INCONSISTENT WITH THE CODES ADOPTED HEREIN OR AMENDMENTS.

Whereas, the international code council has promulgated the 2003 edition of the International Fire Code, and

Whereas, the Town desires to adopt the most recent editions of the codes for the protection of public health, safety and welfare, and

Whereas, the 2003 edition of the International Fire Code provides for regulating and governing the safeguarding of life and property from fire and explosion hazards arising from the storage, handling and use of hazardous substances, materials and devices, and from conditions hazardous to life or property in the occupancy of buildings and premises as herein providing; providing for the issuance of permits and collection of fees; and for each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of said Fire Code on file, and

Whereas, the 2003 edition of the International Fire Code is consistent with the Comprehensive Plan and has no adverse environmental affect, and

Whereas, copies of the code are available as set forth by law for public inspection.

Now, therefore, the Town Council of the Town of South Prairie, Pierce County, Washington do ordain as follows:


Section 1: Hereby adopts and incorporates by reference as if set out in full the 2003 edition of the International Fire Code, Washington State amendments, future amendments to the 2003 International Fire Code and Washington State amendments.

Section 2: Any ordinances that are inconsistent with the 2003 edition of the International Fire Code, or provisions therein are hereby repealed.

Section 3: Adopts or modifies the following sections to the 2003 edition of the International Fire Code:

Section 101.1: Town of South Prairie

Section 109.3: Misdemeanor - $1,000 / 90 days.

Section 111.4: Double permit costs - $5,000.

Section 4: If any provision of this ordinance, the 2003 edition of the International Fire Code, Washington State amendments, or later amendments thereto, are determined to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the remaining provisions of this ordinance, the 2003 edition of the International Fire Code, Washington State amendments, and future amendments shall remain in force and affect.

Section 5: This ordinance shall take effect and be in force five (5) days from and after its passage, approval and publication as required by law.

 

 

 

Mayor Layne Ross INTRODUCED:   7-6-04

PASSED:             7-6-04

APPROVED:        7-6-04

PUBLISHED:        7-14-04