City of Camdenton, MO
Camden County
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Editor's Note — Ord. no. 2124-06 §1, adopted June 6, 2006, repealed ch. 505 and enacted new provisions set out herein. Former ch. 505 derived from ord. no. 1345-90 §1, 12-4-1990; ord. no. 1654-97 §1, 4-1-1997; ord. no. 1866-02 §1, 1-8-2002.

Section 505.010 Purpose.

[Ord. No. 2124-06 §1, 6-6-2006; Ord. No. 2467-13 §1, 6-4-2013]
This Chapter establishes the minimum regulations governing the safeguarding of life and property from the hazards of fire and explosion arising from the storage, handling and use of hazardous substances, materials and devices; and from conditions hazardous to life or property in the use or occupancy of buildings or premises; known as "The Fire Prevention Code".

Section 505.020 Definitions.

[Ord. No. 2124-06 §1, 6-6-2006; Ord. No. 2467-13 §1, 6-4-2013; Ord. No. 2557-15 §1, 8-18-2015]
As used in this Chapter, the following terms shall have these prescribed meanings:
ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEF
The second highest executive of the Fire Department, appointed by and works directly under the supervision of the Fire Chief.
FIRE CHIEF
The chief officer of the Fire Department serving the City as appointed by the Mayor with advice and consent of the Board of Aldermen.
FIRE CODE OFFICIAL
The designated fire official who is charged with the administration and enforcement of this code.
FIRE INSPECTOR
The designated Fire Code Official.
KEY BOX
A secure device with a lock operable only by a Fire Department master key and containing building entry keys and other keys that may be required for access in an emergency.
KNOX BOX
Synonymous with "key box." The only authorized "key box" to be used in the City of Camdenton.
KNOX BOX RAPID ENTRY POLICY
The policy, as established by the City of Camdenton Fire Department, to insure prompt emergency access into any building or structure in the event of an emergency without excessive loss of time, life and/or property located within the City of Camdenton.

Section 505.030 Adoption of the Fire Prevention Code.

[Ord. No. 2124-06 §1, 6-6-2006; Ord. No. 2467-13 §1, 6-4-2013]
The following Fire Prevention Code, two (2) copies of which are on file at the City Hall and the Camdenton Fire Department, are adopted by the City of Camdenton, Missouri, for the control of buildings and structures as herein provided; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of said Fire Prevention Code are hereby referred to, adopted and made part of, as fully set out in the Chapter, with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes, if any, prescribed in Section 505.040 of this Chapter.
505.30.1
International Fire Code 2012, Appendix B, Fire Flow Requirements for Buildings; Appendix H, Hazardous Materials Management Plan and Hazardous Materials Inventory Statement Instructions and Appendix I, Fire Protection Systems-Non Compliant Conditions

Section 505.040 Additions, Insertions, Changes and Deletions.

[Ord. No. 2124-06 §1, 6-6-2006; Ord. No. 2467-13 §1, 6-4-2013]
A. 
The International Fire Code 2012 is hereby revised:
1. 
Section 101.1. Insert: the City of Camdenton.
2. 
Section 105.6 Required Operational Permits. Delete: 105.6.1, 105.6.3, 105.6.5 through 105.6.7, 105.6.9, 105.6.10, 105.6.11, 105.6.12, 105.6.17, 105.6.18, 105.6.22 through 105.6.29, 105.6.31 through 105.6.33, and 105.6.37 through 105.6.46.
3. 
Section 105.7 Required Construction Permits. Delete: 105.7.2 and 105.7.8.
4. 
Section 109.4. Delete: "shall be guilty of a [SPECIFY OFFENSE], punishable by a fine of not more than [AMOUNT] dollars or by imprisonment not exceeding [NUMBER OF DAYS], or both such fine or imprisonment."
Insert: shall be liable for fines as established in City Code Section 505.050 Penalties and Appeals.
5. 
Section 111.4. Insert: $100.00; $500.00.
6. 
Section 307.1.1 Prohibited open burning. Insert: Unfavorable conditions: Wind speeds greater than 10 mph, Humidity less than 35%, non-daylight hours.
7. 
Section 505.1. Address Identification. Addition: Residential identification shall be a minimum of 4 inches high with 0.5 inch stroke. Commercial identification shall be a minimum of 6 inches high with 0.5 inch stroke.
8. 
Section 506.1. Addition: All new structures, except one-family, two-family and town house dwellings as defined by the currently adopted residential code, are required to have a key box installed under the direction of the Fire Code Official. In the event of transfer of ownership or control, remodel requiring issuance of a building permit, or lapse of the City business license of such facility, that facility shall be required to install a key box under the direction of the Fire Code Official.
9. 
Section 506.1 Where Required. Addition: Section 506.1.1.1 Location. Installation shall be within 10 feet of the primary fire department entrance at a height no less than 78 inches and no greater than 84 inches measured to the center of the box. The box shall be visible and accessible at all times.
10. 
Section 507.5 Fire hydrant systems. Addition: Section 507.5.7 Hydrant Spacing. The maximum distance between fire hydrants shall not exceed 700 feet or as otherwise determined for fire flow requirements in new developments.
11. 
Section 3103.2 Approval required. Delete: ".400 square feet." Insert: 200 square feet. Delete: Exceptions: 2.
12. 
Section 5704.2.9.6.1. Delete in its entirety and insert: Locations where aboveground tanks are prohibited. Storage of Class I and II liquids in above-ground tanks outside of buildings shall be established by Table 4.3.2.1(a) of NFPA 30.
13. 
Section 5706.2A.4. Delete.

Section 505.050 Penalties and Appeals.

[Ord. No. 2124-06 §1, 6-6-2006; Ord. No. 2467-13 §1, 6-4-2013; Ord. No. 2557-15 §1, 8-18-2015]
A. 
Building And Fire Code Board Of Appeals.
1. 
Appeals. A Building and Fire Code Appeals Board is hereby created to hear and decide appeals pursuant to the dully adopted and amended building and fire codes. An owner, lessee, agent, operator or occupant aggrieved by an order issued by the Building Official or the Fire Code Official or their designee, may file an appeal to the Building and Fire Code Board of Appeals.
2. 
Powers and duties.
a. 
The Board shall have no authority to waive the requirements of this code.
b. 
The Board shall have the power to review the decisions of the Building Official and/or the Fire Code Official in the interpretation of the adopted building and fire codes or any related standard of the City of Camdenton.
c. 
The Board shall have the power to modify or reverse the decision of the Building Official and/or the Fire Code Official.
d. 
The Board shall recommend to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen any necessary code adoptions, supplements and any alterations or changes to the code.
3. 
Application. The application for appeal shall be filed on a form obtained from the Building Official within ten (10) working days after the notice of violation was served. The application shall be filed with the office of the Building Official along with a fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00).
4. 
Membership of the Board. The Board of Appeals shall consist of persons appointed by the Mayor, with the consent of the Board of Aldermen, as follows:
a. 
The Board shall consist of five (5) members.
b. 
Two (2) members shall serve for three (3) years; two (2) members shall serve for two (2) years; and one (1) member shall serve for one (1) year.
c. 
Thereafter, each new member shall serve for three (3) years or until a successor has been appointed.
5. 
Alternate members. The Mayor shall appoint two (2) alternate members who shall be called by the board Chairperson to hear appeals during the absence or disqualification of a member. Alternate members shall possess the qualifications required for board membership and shall be appointed for three (3) years or until a successor has been appointed.
6. 
Qualifications. The Board shall consist of five (5) individuals with education, training or working experience in one (1) or more of the following professions:
a. 
Architecture.
b. 
Engineering.
c. 
Plumbing.
d. 
Electrical.
e. 
Mechanical.
f. 
Commercial or residential contractor.
One (1) member may be a resident of the City of Camdenton without experience in the designated areas.
7. 
Rules and procedures. The Board is authorized to establish policies and procedures necessary to carry out its duties. An application for appeal shall be based on a claim that the true intent of this code or the rules legally adopted herein have been incorrectly interpreted, the provisions of the code do not fully apply or an equally good or better form of construction is proposed.
8. 
Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson. The board shall select two (2) of its members to serve as Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson.
9. 
Disqualification of a member/removal from office. A member shall not hear an appeal in which that member has a personal, professional or financial interest. The Mayor, with the consent of the Board of Aldermen, may remove from office any member of the Board for misconduct or neglect of duty.
10. 
Secretary. The City Administrator shall designate a clerk to serve as secretary to the board. The secretary shall file a detailed record of all proceedings in the office of the City Administrator, the Building Official and the Fire Code Official.
11. 
Notice of meeting. The Board shall meet upon notice from the Building Official, no earlier than ten (10) working days and no later than twenty (20) working days as of the filing of an appeal.
12. 
Open hearing. All hearings before the board shall be open to the public. The appellant, the appellant's representative, the Building Official or Fire Code Official and any person whose interests are affected shall be given an opportunity to be heard.
13. 
Procedure. The Board shall adopt and make available to the public through the secretary procedures under which a hearing will be conducted. The procedures shall not require compliance with strict rules of evidence, but shall mandate that only relevant information be received.
14. 
Postponed hearing — quorum. The Board shall be authorized to transact business upon the presence of three (3) members; no less than three (3) members shall constitute a quorum to do business. However, when five (5) members are not present to hear an appeal, either the appellant or the appellant's representative shall have the right to request a postponement of the hearing.
15. 
Board decision. The Board shall modify the decision of the Building Official or Fire Code Official by a concurring vote of a majority of its present members. The decision of the board shall be recorded in the official minutes. Copies shall be furnished to the appellant and to the City Administrator, the Building Official and the Fire Code Official.
16. 
Administration. The Building Official or Fire Code Official shall take immediate action in accordance with the decision of the Board.
17. 
Appeal from decisions of the Board. Any person or persons jointly or severally aggrieved by any decision of this board may present to the Circuit Court a petition, duly verified, setting forth that such decision is illegal, in whole or in part, specifying the grounds of the illegality. Such petition must be presented to the court within thirty (30) days after the filing of the decision of this board. The decisions of this board may not be appealed to the Board of Aldermen.
B. 
Penalties. Any person who shall fail to comply with the provisions of this Chapter or with any order by the Mayor issued pursuant thereto and from which no appeal has been taken, or with which such an order as affirmed or modified by the Building and Fire Code Board of Appeals or by a court of competent jurisdiction, within the time fixed therein, shall be fined not less than one hundred dollars ($100.00) or more than five hundred dollars ($500.00). The imposition of one (1) penalty for the violation of such order shall not excuse the violation or permit it to continue. Each day that the violation of this Chapter remains as a non-complying condition can be construed as a separate offense.

Section 505.060 Saving Clause.

[Ord. No. 2124-06 §1, 6-6-2006; Ord. No. 2467-13 §1, 6-4-2013]
Nothing in this Chapter or in the Building Code hereby adopted shall be construed to affect any suit or proceeding impending in any court, or any rights acquired, or liability incurred, or any cause of action acquired or existing under any act or ordinance hereby repealed; nor shall any just or legal right or remedy of any character be lost, impaired or affected by this Chapter.