City of Plattsburg, MO
Clinton County
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Section 525.010 Adoption of International Fire Code.

[Ord. No. 1364 §§1, 3, 11-19-1997; Ord. No. 1554 §§1 — 3, 11-12-2002; Ord. No. 1959 §1, 1-14-2009; Ord. No. 2058 §1, 12-8-2010]
A. 
A certain document, one (1) copy of which is on file in the office of the Building Inspector of the City of Plattsburg, being marked and designated as the International Fire Code, 2015 Edition, including all Appendix Chapters and all future amendments of or revisions to such code, as published by the International Code Council, be and is hereby adopted as the Fire Code of the City of Plattsburg in the State of Missouri 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, devices and from conditions hazardous to life or property in the occupancy of buildings and premises as herein provided; providing for the issuance of permits and collection of fees therefor; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of said Fire Code on file in the office of the City of Plattsburg are hereby referred to, adopted and made a part hereof, as if fully set out in this Section, with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes, if any, which are on file in the office of the Building Inspector.
[Ord. No. 2262 §1, 11-12-2015]
B. 
Penalties.
1. 
Any person, firm or corporation, whether as principal, owner, agent, tenant, employee or otherwise, who violates any provisions of this Title or violates or fails to comply with any order or regulation made hereunder, shall be guilty of an infraction and upon conviction thereof shall be punishable by a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) or not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) or by imprisonment not to exceed ninety (90) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Each day's continuance after due notice has been served shall be deemed a separate offense.
2. 
If, upon a trial for the violation of any Section of this Title or any part thereof, the Judge of the Municipal Court shall find that a violation exists and that the defendant has had proper notice as provided in this Title and that the defendant has failed to abate the violation, the Judge of the Municipal Court may, in addition to the penalty for violating this Title, make an order directing the Code Official to abate such violation forthwith and immediately report the expense thereof to the Judge of the Municipal Court, who may, as part of the cost of such prosecution, render judgment against the owner or occupant of the property and against the property on which said violation is committed and a special tax bill may be issued against said property of the expenses which shall be collected as other fines and costs; provided that if the person who shall violate, neglect, fail or refuse to comply with any provision, regulation or requirement of this Title is a non-resident, the Code Official may immediately abate the nuisance and report the expense thereof to the Judge of the Municipal Court and the owner of such lands shall be civilly liable to the City for such costs.
3. 
Any person who shall continue any work after having been served with a stop work order, except such work as that person is directed to perform to remove a violation or unsafe condition, shall be liable to a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) or by imprisonment not exceeding ninety (90) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Each day that a violation continues after due notice has been served shall be deemed a separate offense.

Section 525.020 Bureau of Fire Prevention.

[Ord. No. 1050 §2, 8-11-1970]
A. 
Established — Enforcement by Fire Chief. The Fire Prevention Code shall be enforced by the Fire Chief in the Fire Department of the City of Plattsburg, which is hereby established as the Bureau of Fire Prevention and which shall be operated under the supervision of the Chief of the Fire Department.
B. 
Fire Chief — Appointment. The Chief in charge of the Bureau of Fire Prevention shall be appointed by the Board of Aldermen on the basis of examination to determine his qualifications. His appointment shall continue during good behavior and satisfactory service, and he shall not be removed from office except for cause after public trial.
C. 
Fire Chief — Duties. The Chief of the Fire Department may detail such members of the Fire Department as inspectors as shall from time to time be necessary. The Chief of the Fire Department shall recommend to the Board of Aldermen the employment of technical inspectors, who, when such authorization is made, shall be selected through an examination to determine their fitness for the position. The examination shall be open to members and non-members of the Fire Department, and appointments made after examination shall be for an indefinite term with removal only for cause.
D. 
Annual Report. A report of the Bureau of Fire Prevention shall be made annually and transmitted to the Chief Executive Officer of the municipality; it shall contain all proceedings under this Code, with such statistics as the Chief of the Fire Department may wish to include therein; the Chief of the Fire Department shall also recommend any amendments to the Code which, in his judgment, shall be desirable.

Section 525.030 Definitions.

[Ord. No. 1050 §3, 8-11-1970]
A. 
Wherever the word "Municipality" is used in the Fire Prevention Code, it shall be held to mean the City of Plattsburg.
B. 
Wherever the term "Corporation Counsel" is used in the Fire Prevention Code, it shall be held to mean the Attorney for the City of Plattsburg.

Section 525.040 Establishment of Limits of Districts in Which Storage of Flammable Liquids in Outside Above Ground Tanks Is to Be Prohibited.

[Ord. No. 1050 §4, 8-11-1970]
A. 
The limits referred to in the Fire Prevention Code in which storage of flammable liquids in outside above ground tanks is prohibited, are hereby established as follows: Fire limits as set forth in Chapter 500, Section 500.030.
B. 
The limits referred to in the Fire Prevention Code, in which new bulk plants for flammable liquids are prohibited, are hereby established as follows: Fire limits as set forth in Chapter 500, Section 500.030.

Section 525.050 Establishment of Limits of Districts in Which Storage of Explosives and Blasting Agents Is to Be Prohibited.

[Ord. No. 1050 §6, 8-11-1970]
The limits referred to in the Fire Prevention Code, in which storage of explosives and blasting agents is prohibited, are hereby established as follows: The City limits of the City of Plattsburg.

Section 525.060 Modifications.

[Ord. No. 1050 §7, 8-11-1970]
The Chief of the Bureau of Fire Prevention shall have the power to modify any of the provisions of the Fire Prevention Code upon application in writing by the owner or lessee, or his duly authorized agent, when there are practical difficulties in the way of carrying out the strict letter of the Code, provided that the spirit of the Code shall be observed, public safety secured, and substantial justice done. The particulars of such modification when granted or allowed and the decision of the Chief of the Bureau of Fire Prevention thereon shall be entered upon the records of the Department and a signed copy shall be furnished the applicant.

Section 525.070 Appeals.

[Ord. No. 1050 §8, 8-11-1970]
Whenever the Chief of the Fire Department shall disapprove an application or refuse to grant a permit applied for, or when it is claimed that the provisions of the Code do not apply or that the true intent and meaning of the Code have been misconstrued or wrongly interpreted, the applicant may appeal from the decision of the Chief of the Fire Department to the Board of Aldermen within thirty (30) days from the date of the decision appealed.

Section 525.080 New Materials, Processes or Occupancies Which May Require Permits.

[Ord. No. 1050 §9, 8-11-1970]
The Assistant Chief of the Fire Department and the Chief of the Bureau of Fire Prevention shall act as a Committee to determine and specify, after giving affected persons an opportunity to be heard, any new materials, processes or occupancies, which shall require permits, in addition to those now enumerated in said Code. The Chief of the Bureau of Fire Prevention shall post such lists in a conspicuous place in his office, and distribute copies thereof to interested person.

Section 525.090 Penalties.

[Ord. No. 1050 §10, 8-11-1970]
A. 
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of the Code hereby adopted or fail to comply therewith, or who shall violate or fail to comply with any order made thereunder, or who shall build in violation of any detailed statement or specifications or plans submitted and approved thereunder, or any certificate or permit issued thereunder, and from which no appeal has been taken, or who shall fail to comply with such an order as affirmed or modified by the Chief of the Bureau of Fire Prevention or by a court of competent jurisdiction, within the time fixed herein, shall severally for each and every such violation and non-compliance respectively, be guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not less than ten dollars ($10.00) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100.00) or by imprisonment, or by both such fine and imprisonment. The imposition of one (1) penalty for any violation shall not excuse the violation or permit it to continue; and all such persons shall be required to correct or remedy such violations or defects within a reasonable time; and when not otherwise specified, each ten (10) days that prohibited conditions are maintained shall constitute a separate offense.
B. 
The application of the above penalty shall not be held to prevent the enforced removal of prohibited conditions.