City of Hollister, MO
Taney County
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Section 206.010 Adoption of Fire Code.

[Ord. No. 02-30, 8-1-2002; Ord. No. 06-33, 9-7-2006; Ord. No. 11-32, 12-15-2011]
The International Fire Prevention Code, (IFC) 2012 Edition, as published by the International Code Council, Inc., be and is hereby adopted as the Fire Prevention Code of the municipality of the City of Hollister in the State of 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 International Fire Prevention Code are hereby referred to, adopted and made a part hereof as if fully set out in this Chapter with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes, if any, prescribed in Section 206.020 of this Chapter. This Code shall take effect and be implemented for all projects submitted for permit or plan review after April 1, 2012.

Section 206.020 Additions, Insertions and Changes.

[Ord. No. 02-30, 8-1-2002; Ord. No. 06-33, 9-7-2006; Ord. No. 11-08, 4-22-2011; Ord. No. 11-33, 2-2-2012]
The following Sections are hereby revised as follows:
101.1
Insert:
City of Hollister
109.3
Insert:
Misdemeanor, $25.00/$500.00 or 90 days
111.4
Insert:
Not less than $25.00 or more than $500.00
912.7
Fire Department Connections (FDC): All FDCs shall be 2½" NST swivel female minimum. If the required fire flow exceeds one 2½" connection, a minimum of five (5) inch STORZ coupling shall be used. The connection shall have a 30 or 45-degree elbow to relieve weight from the full hose on the FDC. All the connections shall have the appropriate caps or plugs to protect them.
3204.3.1.1
Insert:
To be determined by the Fire Official
3404.2.9.5.1
Insert:
To be determined by the Fire Official
3406.2.4.4
Insert:
To be determined by the Fire Official
3804.2
Insert:
To be determined by the Fire Official
5704.2.9.6.1
Insert:
(geographic limits in which the storage of Class I and Class II liquids in above-ground storage tanks outside buildings is prohibited): To be determined by the Fire Code Official Section.
5706.2.4.4
Insert:
(geographic limits in which the storage of Class I and Class II liquids in above-ground storage tanks is prohibited): To be determined by the Fire Code Official.
5806.2
Insert:
(geographic limits in which the storage of flammable cryogenic fluids in stationary containers liquids in is prohibited): To be determined by the Fire Code Official.

Section 206.030 Blasting.

[Ord. No. 02-30, 8-1-2002; Ord. No. 07-48, 1-3-2008]
A. 
Permit. A "blasting permit" must be obtained from the City before any blasting takes place on any site within the City limits of Hollister. Blasting permits must be approved by the Western Taney County Fire Chief before being issued and will be valid for thirty (30) days from the date of issuance. The fee for a blasting permit shall be fifty dollars ($50.00). Permit applicants shall provide:
1. 
A site plan including: location and numbers of magazines; bunkers if required; distance to adjacent buildings or structures.
2. 
MSDS sheets shall be provided for all materials used on the job site.
3. 
Blasting contractors must provide a copy of proof of registration with the State Fire Marshal's office and the Division of Public Safety and be in compliance with the Missouri Blasting Safety Act. This Act regulates all who use explosives.
B. 
Seismograph. Weekly seismograph readings shall be provided to the Building Official unless more frequent readings are requested. Seismograph readings shall not be in excess of one (1.0) Richter. Minimum of one (1) seismograph shall be on all blasting sites. The Building or Fire Official may require additional seismographs. Sound levels shall not exceed one hundred thirty-three (133) db using a two (2) hertz flat response measuring system as required by the Missouri Blasting Safety Act.
C. 
Pre-Blast Survey. Blasters shall conduct a pre-blast survey when blasting within three hundred (300) feet of any habitable structure, well, road, street or highway.
D. 
Fly Rock. No fly rock is allowed.
E. 
Insurance. The blasting contractor shall provide a "Certificate of Insurance" for special blasting liability insurance coverage in an amount not less than two million dollars ($2,000,000.00). The Certificate of Insurance shall show the City of Hollister as the "Certificate Holder".
F. 
Time. Surface blasting operations shall be conducted from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday through Saturday.
G. 
Written Notice. Written notice shall be delivered to all property owners/managers within pre-blast survey area. Notice shall contain: blasting contractor's name, address and phone number, beginning and ending dates, approximate blasting times, blasting location and party for whom the work is being done.
H. 
Signage. Proper signage shall be set on all streets, roads or highways declaring "blasting area" and "Shut Off Two-Way Radios" (not applicable when non-electric caps are used) within five hundred (500) feet of the blast site.
I. 
Warnings/Blasting.
1. 
The blasting contractor shall be responsible for insuring the area is visually inspected and made clear of people and/or animals.
2. 
Warnings shall be sounded as follows:
a. 
Three (3), five (5) to ten (10) second soundings from a siren, air horn or other approved warning device, with a minimum sound level of one hundred twenty-five (125) dbA at a distance of one hundred (100) feet shall be sounded.
b. 
Wait a full thirty (30) seconds.
c. 
Sound another five (5) to ten (10) second sounding.
d. 
Immediately followed by a voice command from an amplified bullhorn or equivalent.
e. 
Detonation shall follow.
f. 
An "all clear" voice command shall be given after blast and when blast area is safe to enter for inspection.

Section 206.040 Fireworks.

[Ord. No. 02-30, 8-1-2002]
A permit shall be required for the display or sale of fireworks. Application for a permit shall be made in writing.

Section 206.050 Fireworks Prohibited — When.

[Ord. No. 02-30, 8-1-2002]
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons, firm, co-partnership or corporation to sell or offer for sale any explosives commonly known as "fireworks" within the limits of the City of Hollister, Missouri, on any days of the year except the twenty-fifth (25th) of June through the sixth (6th) of July.

Section 206.060 Discharge Fireworks.

[Ord. No. 02-30, 8-1-2002]
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to ignite, set off or cause to be discharged any explosive, commonly known as "fireworks", within the limits of the City of Hollister, Missouri, on any days of the year except the twenty-fifth (25th) day of June through the sixth (6th) day of July. Discharge of fireworks shall be limited between the hours of 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M. except for on July fourth (4th) it shall be to 12:00 Midnight.

Section 206.070 Unlawful to Discharge Fireworks.

[Ord. No. 02-30, 8-1-2002; Ord. No. 10-19, 8-19-2010]
A. 
It shall be unlawful to discharge:
1. 
Any fireworks towards any person or group of people and building occupied and unoccupied, or vehicle occupied or unoccupied.
2. 
Any fireworks on the grounds of any City of Hollister public park or public building.
3. 
Any fireworks in the public right-of-way from the intersection of Business 65 at BB Highway to the intersection of Business 65 at Esplanade Street.
4. 
Any fireworks in the public right-of-way from the intersection of Esplanade Street at Business 65 along Esplanade Street to Town Hall.
5. 
Any fireworks on the fourth (4th) of July from 6:00 P.M. until 10:30 P.M. on the grounds of Trinity Christian Academy.
6. 
Any fireworks on the fourth (4th) of July from 6:00 P.M. until 10:30 P.M. in the public right-of-way on Evergreen Street from the start of the Trinity Christian Academy grounds to the intersection of Evergreen Street at Laurel Street.
7. 
Any fireworks on the fourth (4th) of July from 6:00 P.M. until 10:30 P.M. in the public right-of-way from the intersection of Laurel Street at Evergreen Street to the intersection of Laurel Street at Myrtle Street.
8. 
Any fireworks on the fourth (4th) of July from 6:00 P.M. until 10:30 P.M. in the public right-of-way from the intersection of Myrtle Street at Laurel Street to the intersection of Myrtle Street at Hawthorne Street.
B. 
This Chapter shall in no way pertain to the City of Hollister's public fireworks display nor any other City approved fireworks display.

Section 206.080 Storage of Fireworks.

[Ord. No. 02-30, 8-1-2002]
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons, firms or partnerships or corporations to store fireworks of any class within the City of Hollister, Missouri, in excess of one hundred (100) pounds actual weight except for the period each year of fifteen (15) days before and fifteen (15) days after the fourth (4th) of July and including the fourth (4th) of July.

Section 206.090 Burning.

[Ord. No. 02-30, 8-1-2002; Ord. No. 04-61, 11-18-2004; Ord. No. 06-51, 10-19-2006; Ord. No. 07-19, 6-21-2007; Ord. No. 10-20, 8-19-2010; Ord. No. 10-26, 10-21-2010]
A. 
Burning of leaves, twigs and branches two (2) inches and less in diameter (yard waste), along with recreational burning of larger untreated wood, will be allowed. This will be the only open burning allowed in the City of Hollister and only under the following conditions:
1. 
The location is not less than twenty-five (25) feet from any structure or combustible matter and adequate provisions are made to prevent the fire from spreading to within twenty-five (25) feet of any structure.
2. 
Piles shall not exceed twenty-five (25) cubic feet (five (5) feet x five (5) feet x five (5) feet) in size.
3. 
No burning will be allowed when winds are in excess of fifteen (15) miles per hour.
4. 
Burning yard waste shall take place only between the hours of 7:00 A.M. and 9:00 P.M.
5. 
A garden hose connected to a water supply or other approved method of extinguishment shall be readily available for immediate use.
6. 
A person or persons shall constantly attend all open fires until such fire is extinguished. Fires shall not be left unattended until fire is completely extinguished or is sufficiently covered to prevent fire from spreading.
7. 
No burning will be allowed on any City street, road or alley.
8. 
Recreational burning. Burning untreated wood, logs or manmade logs in a controlled area or device such as a fire pit or outdoor fireplace is allowed as long as the conditions above, except hours, are met.
B. 
Special Permits. A special permit for burning of trees, brush and cleared natural vegetation waste will only be issued when an air curtain destructor/air curtain burner is used. Trees, brush, clearing waste and untreated sawn wood may be chipped into mulch or hauled away with no special permit required other than the grading/land disturbance permit. In no case can this type of material be buried or burned within the City limits of Hollister without the use of an air curtain destructor/air curtain burner. The special burn permit is required when it can be shown that burning is the feasible method of disposal and when permitted by the Fire Official. Written permission from the jurisdictional Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or Department of Natural Resources (DNR) shall be required. Permit conditions and requirements of the DNR and EPA must be followed. All permits shall be requested by and issued to the person in legal control of the parcel of land on which burning is to be done.
C. 
Open Burning Prohibited. No person shall permit or allow open burning that will be offensive or objectionable due to smoke or odor emissions when atmospheric conditions or local circumstances make such fire hazardous on any property or premise under their control.
1. 
Burning of rubbish/waste is prohibited, except in approved incinerators in compliance with the 2000 International Mechanical Code.
2. 
Rubbish/waste consists of combustible materials including, but not limited to, paper, cartons, rags and like substances. Burning of materials that produce heavy, dark acrid smoke, such as plastics, foam, styrofoam and similar petroleum based materials, is prohibited.
3. 
Open burning of hazardous or toxic waste is prohibited.
D. 
Grills, fire pits or any open flame cooking device on balconies or decks prohibited. No person shall permit or allow any type of fire pit; charcoal, gas or wood grill; or open flame cooking device to be used on any balcony, deck or patio within ten (10) feet of any combustible materials associated with any structure that has three (3) or more dwelling units.

Section 206.100 Fire Inspections.

[Ord. No. 02-30, 8-1-2002; Ord. No. 03-49, 11-20-2003; Ord. No. 04-51, 10-21-2004]
A. 
The Fire Code official shall inspect all structures and premises, except single-family dwellings, for the purposes of ascertaining and causing to be corrected any conditions liable to cause fire, contribute to the spread of fire, interfere with firefighter operations, endanger life or any violations of the provisions or intent of this Chapter affecting fire safety.
1. 
The City will issue all permits and collect all fees for all commercial buildings within its corporate limits. Western Taney County Fire Protection District (WTCFPD) will be responsible for the "life safety" portions of building plan review and fire inspection on all new commercial construction at the rate of twenty percent (20%) of said building permit fees.
2. 
WTCFPD will perform annual fire prevention inspections on all "high life risk" (nursing homes, schools, etc.) businesses and inspections on all other existing buildings and businesses every other year (beginning July, 2004) in accordance with the current City Fire Prevention Codes for a twenty-five dollar ($25.00) fee.
3. 
WTCFPD will perform fire prevention inspections on all new business licenses in accordance with current City Fire Prevention Codes for a fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00).

Section 206.110 Penalty.

[Ord. No. 02-30, 8-1-2002]
Any person, persons, firm, partnership or corporation violating any provisions of this Chapter shall upon conviction thereof be fined not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) or by imprisonment in the County Jail for not more than ninety (90) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Each day this Chapter or any part thereof is violated shall be and constitute a separate offense and violations of this for which they may be punished.