City of Crestwood, MO
St. Louis County
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[Ord. No. 4257,[1] § 2, 8-10-2010]
(a) 
The following codes of St. Louis County, as the same may be amended from time to time, are hereby adopted as the codes of the City of Crestwood:
(1) 
Building (as approved by St. Louis County on July 21, 2010 — Ordinance 24,444);
(2) 
Residential (as approved by St. Louis County on July 13, 2010 — Ordinance 24,427);
(3) 
Existing Buildings (as approved by St. Louis County on July 21, 2010 — Ordinance 24,444);
(4) 
Electrical Code (as approved by St. Louis County on July 14, 2010 — Ordinance 24,439);
(5) 
Explosives Code (as approved by St. Louis County on November 6, 1997 — Ordinance 18,693);
(6) 
Mechanical (as approved by St. Louis County on July 14, 2010 — Ordinance 24,438); and
(7) 
Plumbing (as approved by St. Louis County on July 14, 2010 — Ordinance 24,441).
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided for the repeal of former § 7-1, derived from Code 1965, § 22.021, as amended.
[Ord. No. 3924, § 1, 8-23-2005]
(a) 
County shall provide municipality code enforcement services in the manner prescribed in the applicable code provisions for the following areas:
(1) 
Building Code.
(2) 
Residential Code.
(3) 
Existing Buildings Code.
(4) 
Mechanical Code.
(5) 
Plumbing Code.
(6) 
Electrical Code.
(7) 
Explosives Code.
[Code 1965, § 22.022; Ord. No. 1825, §§ 1 — 6, 5-26-1981; Ord. No. 2012, §§ 1 — 6, 7-16-1985; Ord. No. 4634, § 12, 3-8-2016]
(a) 
Agreement authorized. The Mayor, on behalf of the City, is hereby authorized to enter into an agreement with the county for the enforcement of the (1) amusements; (2) buildings; (3) electrical; (4) elevators; (5) explosives; (6) mechanical; (7) plumbing; and (8) weights and measures codes of the City by the county on the following terms, and more specifically in a form substantially in accord with the standard form contract attached to Ordinance No. 1825 and made a part of this section.
(b) 
Services rendered. The county shall provide to the City code enforcement services in the following areas: (1) amusements; (2) building; (3) electrical; (4) elevators; (5) explosives; (6) mechanical; (7) plumbing; and (8) weights and measures.
(c) 
Terms of agreement. The agreement shall commence on the first day of July, 1985, and continue from year to year; however, either party may terminate upon giving 90 days' prior written notice.
(d) 
Fee collection. The county's Department of Public Works shall collect all fees pursuant to the enforcement of these codes, and said fees shall be retained by the county.
(e) 
Approval of plans. In the event the City has adopted provisions more restrictive than those contained in the applicable county code, the City shall approve all plans prior to submission to the county's Department of Public Works.
(f) 
Zoning, etc., compliance. The City shall approve all plans for compliance with zoning, life safety, fire protection and suppression, or other regulatory ordinances prior to submission to the county's Department of Public Works. The fee for such review shall be in an amount established by the Board of Aldermen.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former §§ 7-3 and 7-4, which pertained to fire limits and building code committee, as amended, were repealed 4-14-2009 by Ord. No. 4185.
[Ord. No. 39, § 9, 5-11-1950; Code 1965, § 22.05]
If work upon any building shall be conducted in violation of this article, as to the use or application of material or workmanship, or by deviation from the approved plans or specifications or otherwise as provided under the building code adopted by this article, the building permit shall be revoked.
[Ord. No. 483, §§ 1 — 3, 11-18-1958; Code 1965, §§ 22.07, 22.08]
(a) 
The Director of Public Works may deny applications for building, excavation, electrical, plumbing or occupancy permits if, in connection with any pending matter in the City the applicant or his principal has failed to comply with the building code or other applicable ordinances of the City or has failed to comply with any lawful order, ordinance or requirement of the City, the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District or the County or State Health Department and continues to remain in violation or default at the time of his application. None of the permits mentioned in this section may be issued contrary to the provisions of the zoning regulations.
(b) 
The Director of Public Works may deny or revoke any building, electrical, plumbing, excavation or occupancy permit in the following cases:
(1) 
At any time before any occupancy or before any work has commenced under the building, excavation, electrical, plumbing or occupancy permits. In such case the permittee is authorized to claim a refund of the permit fees;
(2) 
If any person acting under and by virtue of the permits violates any ordinance of the City, the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District or the County or State Health Department;
(3) 
If any such person fails to comply with any lawful order or directive or other requirement of the City, the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District or the County or State Health Department; or
(4) 
If the Board of Aldermen shall, by resolution, declare its intention or desire to rezone or consider the rezoning of any tract of land or change the use regulations pertaining thereto, or to lease, purchase or otherwise acquire any tract or parcel of land for municipal purposes, a copy of such resolution shall within 10 days be filed with the Planning and Zoning Commission and a copy thereof posted on the bulletin board in the City Clerk/Collector's office, and in such case no variance, building or occupancy permit, subdivision approval, special permit, zoning district change or use change pertaining to such land or any part thereof shall be granted, issued, recommended or approved during a period of 120 days after the date of adoption of such resolution.
[Ord. No. 683, §§ 1 — 3, 10-10-1961; Code 1965, § 22.09]
(a) 
All officials who are authorized to issue permits for work or improvements to be performed or done in the City are hereby authorized to suspend any permit so issued in the event the permittee, his agents, servants or contractors violate any provision of the applicable ordinances of the City, and may order all work authorized by such permit to be suspended so long as the violation of the applicable ordinances continues; and no work shall be done after the issuance of such stop work order except as such as may be specifically authorized by the official for the purpose of accomplishing compliance with the provisions of the applicable ordinance or ordinances.
(b) 
Any person performing, authorizing or directing any work in violation of a stop work order issued by the authorized official of this City shall be punished by a fine or imprisonment, or both, in the same manner and to the same extent as though he had violated a provision of the ordinance authorizing the issuance of the permit, and each day that work is continued in violation of such stop work order after posting of the stop work notice as hereinafter provided, shall constitute a separate offense.
(c) 
Upon the issuance of a stop work order under the provisions of this section, a notice of the order shall be conspicuously posted on the premises, if private property is involved, or in close proximity to where any portion of the work is being done on any public place or on a street or sidewalk, and the posting of such notice shall constitute notice to the owners, contractors, subcontractors and all workmen and employees engaged in doing any work authorized under the permit.
[Ord. No. 269, §§ I — VIII, 1-10-1956; Code 1965, § 22.10]
(a) 
It shall be the duty of every person to whom a building permit has been issued and of every person in charge of construction for which a building permit has been issued to display in a prominent place on the premises, while construction is underway, a sign showing the number of the permit.
(b) 
It shall be the duty of every person to whom a street excavation permit has been issued and of every person in charge of street excavation work for which a permit has been issued to display in a prominent place at the site of the excavation a sign showing the number of the permit.
(c) 
The sign provided for in this section shall be issued with the permit, and it shall be securely nailed, tacked, taped or otherwise fastened on a stake, post, tree, fence, wall, building or other stationary object at the site of the work, in such a manner that it may readily be seen and read from the street.
(d) 
If a sign as required hereby is lost, defaced or removed before the work is completed, the person to whom the permit was issued and the person in charge of the work shall have the duty of obtaining and posting a duplicate within 24 hours.
(e) 
No person shall, during the period in which any work is being done under a building or street excavation permit, alter, remove, deface, cancel, hide or obstruct the view of any sign required to be displayed under the provisions of this section.
(f) 
No person shall display any such sign except at the site of the work being done under the permit for which it was issued.
(g) 
When the work for which any sign herein provided for has been completed, the person to whom the sign was issued, or the person in charge of the work, or the Director of Public Works shall remove the sign and immediately burn, tear or otherwise destroy it.
[Ord. No. 130, § 1, 4-28-1953; Code 1965, § 22.12]
(a) 
Metal Quonset type buildings, and buildings with galvanized or corrugated or other sheet metal exterior, having substantial and sufficient framework, to be approved by the Director of Public Works, may be erected subject to the following limitations:
(1) 
They shall not be permitted in the residential districts, excepting that in the "D" Residential District as defined by the zoning regulations such buildings may be constructed for garage or other accessory building purposes provided they are placed upon an approved concrete, brick or masonry foundation at least 18 inches high, having sufficient footings. The framework must be securely attached to the foundation.
(2) 
In the local business districts and neighborhood business districts, they may be erected subject to the same conditions and for the same purposes as in the "D" Residential District.
(3) 
No such building as authorized in the preceding two paragraphs shall exceed 30 feet in length or 30 feet in width, and not more than one such building may be erected for each 6,000 square feet of lot area, and must be located behind the main building.
(4) 
In the Commercial and Light Industrial District, main buildings may be of such exterior provided they are of approved concrete, brick or masonry construction, with proper footings and foundations, to the height of the first floor windowsills, but in no event less than 3 1/2 feet above the ground, and the framework shall be securely attached to the concrete, brick or masonry wall.
(5) 
Accessory buildings in the Commercial and Light Industrial District shall be permitted, subject to the limitations set forth in paragraphs (1) and (3) above.
(6) 
No metal or wood portion of such buildings shall come in contact with the ground.
(7) 
Except as hereinabove authorized, no such buildings shall be erected in the City without special permission from the Board of Aldermen after public hearing with reasonable notice to the public, to be posted in at least three public places in the ward in which the building is proposed to be erected, and such permission may be granted only upon the favorable vote of 2/3 of the members of the Board of Aldermen.
[Ord. No. 51, §§ 1, 2, 8-1-1950; Code 1965, § 22.13]
(a) 
No drains from buildings not under a roof may be connected to any sewers in the City except as provided in this section.
(b) 
In order to avoid hardship or unnecessary building costs, the Director of Public Works may waive the foregoing requirement if proper precautions in the way of temporary barriers and coverings are provided for the building drain, to prevent silt and other objectionable matter from entering the sewer system or systems of the City or county, or of any private company or subdivision to which the building is connected, provided, however, that such alternative precautions meet the requirements and have the approval of the Director of Public Works and the County Plumbing Department, whichever is authorized to make plumbing inspections of the City.
[Ord. No. 248, §§ 1 — 4, 9-13-1955; Code 1965, § 22.14]
(a) 
Location. All residences constructed in the City after September 13, 1955, shall be so located that a side driveway may be constructed, except that in the case of corner lots the driveway may be in the rear of the building with the entrance from the side street.
(b) 
Surface. All driveways shall be surfaced so that mud or dirt shall not be carried onto sidewalks or streets, and, in the case of driveways sloping toward the street, the surfacing shall be of such nature that no rocks, gravel, mud or dirt shall be carried or washed onto the sidewalk or street.
(c) 
Maintenance. Each single-family residence shall have its own separate driveway, and the owner shall be responsible for its proper construction and maintenance. No commonly owned driveway or easement shall serve two or more single-family residences; provided, however, a property owner may permit another to use his driveway or cross his land so long as the owner shall keep and maintain such driveway in accordance with the provisions of this section.
(d) 
Joint use. When the enforcement of this section would work a hardship on a property owner the Board of Aldermen may in its discretion grant an exception by special permit authorizing a common or joint driveway conditioned upon assumption of responsibility by one or more of the owners for the upkeep and maintenance of the driveway, or the posting of a bond for that purpose.
[Ord. No. 111, §§ 1 — 6, 9-9-1952; Code 1965, § 22.15; Ord. No. 4707, § 1, 11-22-2016]
(a) 
Definition. The term "immediate vicinity" as used in this section shall mean within a distance of 400 feet on either side of the same street, and within a distance of 300 feet in all other directions.
(b) 
Conformity with other residences. The Director of Public Services, or in his or her absence, a designee selected by the City Administrator shall inspect all plans of residences submitted to the Director or the designee with application for building permits and if the Director of Public Services or the designee finds and determines that a proposed building plat calling for construction of a residence in the "R-1", "R-2", "R-3", "R-4" or "R-5" residential districts as established by the zoning regulations:
(1) 
Which has a cubical content of at least 25% less than 75% or more of the residences within the immediate vicinity of the lot on which the proposed building is to be erected;
(2) 
If the building is to be constructed without a basement and at least 75% of the other residences in the immediate vicinity have basements;
(3) 
If the general appearance of the house, due to size, height, material used in construction or ground area is wholly out of keeping with such percentage of other houses in the immediate vicinity; or if the quality of the materials used in construction are such that the outward appearance of the house would detract from the appearance of the neighborhood; or
(4) 
If the Director of Public Services or the designee finds that because of any of the circumstances herein set forth, or a combination thereof, the construction of the residence at the proposed location would tend to destroy or decrease property values in the immediate vicinity, as herein defined, and will adversely affect the neighborhood and the property rights of the inhabitants in the immediate vicinity and will adversely affect the interests of the City;
the Director or the designee shall refuse to issue a building permit.
(c) 
Alterations. The Director of Public Services or the designee is authorized to suggest and recommend to the proposed builder such alterations and modifications in the structure which will bring it within suitable appropriateness to surrounding structures and may, if such suggestions or recommendations are accepted and followed and agreed to by the builder, issue a permit.
(d) 
Appeals. If a building permit is refused by the Director of Public Services or the designee selected by the City Administrator as herein authorized, and the builder is unwilling to accept the suggestions and recommendations for the alterations or modifications made by the Director, the builder may within 30 days from the date of refusal of the building permit, appeal to the Board of Aldermen for a review of the Director's decision, and the Board of Aldermen shall promptly set the matter for hearing and make such disposition of the matter as shall be met and proper and in the best interests of the City and the inhabitants thereof. If a builder fails to appeal within the period of 30 days, his application for a building permit shall become void and of no further effect and he shall stand in the same position as though he had not applied for a building permit.
(e) 
Court appeal. The proposed builder, if aggrieved by the decision by the Board of Aldermen upon appeal, may within 30 days thereafter institute such action in the circuit court of the county as he may deem necessary and advisable to obtain a review of the Board's action and that of the Director, or to otherwise determine his right to a building permit, and in the event of his failure to institute such proceedings within 30 days after the decision by the Board of Aldermen, he shall stand in the same position as though he had not applied for a building permit.
[Ord. No. 112, §§ 1 — 3, 9-9-1952; Code 1965, § 22.16]
(a) 
As used in this section:
OTHER TEMPORARY STRUCTURES
Includes roadstands and all other structures not intended for human habitation and not conforming to the requirements of the building code and the zoning regulations.
TEMPORARY RESIDENCES
Includes tents, trailers not located in an established and approved trailer court or trailer camp, whether on wheels or not, accessory buildings and all other structures not conforming to the requirements of the building code and zoning regulations.
(b) 
No tent, barn, stable, garage or other accessory building or structure not conforming to the requirements of the building code and the zoning regulations and no temporary residences shall be erected or occupied for residential purposes, on a temporary or permanent basis, within the City, except in cases of hardship and under special permit from the Board of Aldermen.
(c) 
No other temporary structure, other than a roadstand for the sale of produce raised on the premises, shall be erected or used within the City except on a temporary basis under special permit from the Board of Aldermen.
[Code 1965, § 22.18; Ord. No. 952, § 1, 7-26-1966; Ord. No. 4634, § 4, 3-8-2016]
(a) 
Permit; application. No building in the City may be demolished or torn down until the owner or person in charge of the work has applied to and received from the Director of Public Works a demolition permit. The application for the permit shall set forth the method and means proposed to be used for demolishing the building, the time when the work shall commence and the anticipated time for completion. The Director shall endorse upon the permit such conditions as may be necessary to prevent injury and damage to the public and adjacent or nearby property. It shall be the duty of the person to whom the permit is issued to see that all conditions of the permit are complied with.
(b) 
Permit fee. The fee for issuance of the permit shall be an amount established by the Board of Aldermen, payable in advance.
(c) 
Deposit. The permit shall not issue until the applicant has deposited with the City the sum of $500 to guarantee the cleaning up of the premises and for back-fill of basements and all other excavations. The deposit shall be conditioned upon the work of cleaning up and back-filling being completed within 30 days and if not completed within that time the City may use all or any portion of the deposit for those purposes.
(d) 
Extension of clean-up time. For good cause shown the Director of Public Works may extend the time for cleaning up and back-filling.
[Code 1965, § 22.19; Ord. No. 952, § 1, 7-26-1966; Ord. No. 959, § 1, 9-13-1966]
(a) 
Definition. The word "building" as used in this section shall include any structure or portion of a building or other structure.
(b) 
Required. No building may be moved from one location in the City to a new location in or outside the City limits, or from a location outside of the City to a location within the City, or moved through the City to another location outside the City limits until a permit for such work and moving has been issued by the Director of Public Works. The application for the permit shall set forth the present location of the building, the place to which it is to be moved, the route to be traveled and the time and date that any streets in the City will be used for transporting the building.
(c) 
Conditions. The Director of Public Works shall endorse upon the permit any conditions that may be necessary to prevent injury and damage to the public and adjacent or nearby property. It shall be the duty of the person to whom the permit is issued to see that all conditions of the permit are complied with.
(d) 
Fee. The permit fee shall be: $600, or $1,200 if public safety officers must be involved in the move, to be paid to the Director of Public Works at the time of issuance of the permit. However, the Director of Public Works may waive the fee in whole or in part if the Director determines that the building is to be moved as a part of, or incidental to, a project that will provide a significant public benefit to the City.
[Amended 5-22-2018 by Ord. No. 4871]
(e) 
Bond. A bond in the sum of $10,000 shall be executed by the applicant and a surety company to be approved by the City Attorney, and conditioned upon the faithful observance of the ordinances of the City and the conditions endorsed on the permit by the Director of Public Works, which shall indemnify and save the City harmless from all costs the City may incur or suffer by reason of the City completing the moving of said building, placing it at the proposed site and completing construction to comply with the building code. Said bond shall also cover any injury and damage to the public and adjacent or nearby property, both public and private. A liability policy issued by an insurance company authorized to do business in Missouri, conforming to this section may be permitted in lieu of a bond.
[Code 1965, § 53.43; Ord. No. 988, § 1, 2-28-1967; Ord. No. 1099, § 1, 10-22-1968; Ord. No. 1110, § 1, 4-22-1969; Ord. No. 1751, § 1, 8-28-1979; Ord. No. 1757, § 1, 10-9-1977]
(a) 
No person shall install, erect, operate or maintain a public or private swimming pool within the City without first taking out a building permit and complying with the building, electrical and plumbing codes of the City.
(b) 
No public or private swimming pool having a usable water depth when filled to over two feet of water shall be installed, erected or operated or maintained without having the same enclosed with a minimum forty-eight-inch-high fence or other structure and which fence or adequate structure shall have a self-latching gate of the same height, with said latch being placed 48 inches above the adjoining ground level. The fence or other adequate structure shall completely surround the pool and be at least three feet away from the sides thereof. Said fence or adequate structure shall be kept securely locked at all times except when the pool is in use or operation. The posts of the fence shall be securely set and of sufficient number that the fence will be securely fixed.
(c) 
Waste water from public swimming pools or private residential swimming pools must be disposed of in such a manner that nuisances and/or damage to other property is avoided. Such swimming pools shall be equipped to be completely emptied of water, and the requirements of the St. Louis Metropolitan Sewer District for the use of stormwater and sanitary sewers shall be complied with.
(d) 
All swimming pools shall be so constructed and equipped and existing swimming pools shall be so altered, if necessary, to comply with this section.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 7-17, which pertained to fire hose specifications, as amended, was repealed 4-14-2009 by Ord. No. 4185. Former § 7-18, which pertained to dish antennas and was derived from Ord. No. 2028, adopted 9-24-1985, was repealed 7-25-1995 by Ord. No. 3366.
[Ord. No. 3189, § 1, 5-14-1991; Ord. No. 4395, § 1, 1-22-2013]
(a) 
Fire hydrant placement.
(1) 
Single-family residential. In use groups R-3 and R-4, single-family residential developments, fire hydrant spacing shall not exceed 600 feet from hydrant to hydrant, or as special site conditions may dictate, as determined by the Fire Chief.
(2) 
Multifamily residential. In use group R-2, multifamily residential developments, fire hydrant spacing shall not exceed 400 feet from hydrant to hydrant, or as special site conditions may dictate, as determined by the Fire Chief.
(3) 
High hazard developments. In use group H, high hazard developments, fire hydrant spacing shall not exceed 300 feet from hydrant to hydrant, or as special site conditions may dictate, as determined by the Fire Chief.
(4) 
Other use group developments. In all other use groups, fire hydrant spacing shall not exceed 400 feet from hydrant to hydrant, or as special site conditions may dictate, as determined by the Fire Chief.
(5) 
Area to be provided with fire hydrants. Fire hydrants and water mains shall be placed along the full length of the property to be developed that abuts a street right-of-way. Variances may be required by the St. Louis County Water Company because of water quality considerations.
(6) 
Fire hydrant spacing. Spacing of fire hydrants along a public way shall be regulated by the use group classification of the development that abuts a street right-of-way.
(7) 
Private hydrants. Where a development, other than use group R-3 or R-4, is greater than 150 feet from a public right-of-way, measured along the drivable access, additional private fire hydrants shall be required on said developed property, private streets and/or parking lots, at a spacing between fire hydrants as required for the use group as set forth hereinabove.
(8) 
No parking area at fire hydrants. Where fire hydrants are required to be installed in areas where vehicles would be parked or standing, said vehicle parking or standing shall be restricted for 10 feet in each direction from the fire hydrant.
(9) 
Prohibited locations for fire hydrants. Fire hydrants shall not be placed:
a. 
Within 25 feet of an intersection, cross street, curbline or pavement edge thereof.
b. 
Within a cul-de-sac or "eyebrow" or within 50 feet of either.
c. 
At any location where the fire hydrant could be damaged by vehicular traffic.
(10) 
Relocation of fire hydrants. Relocation of fire hydrants requested by a property owner and/or developer shall be relocated as specified by the St. Louis County Water Company policies and procedures.
(b) 
Fire Department connection.
(1) 
No parking areas at Fire Department connections. When Fire Department connections are located in an area where vehicles may be parked or standing, said parking or standing shall be restricted for 10 feet in each direction from the Fire Department connection.
(2) 
The City requires that all fire sprinkler system water connections be located within 150 feet of a fire hydrant connected to a public water supply. The fire hydrant shall be located on the same side of the approved access road as is the building or structure, however, this requirement may be waived by the City of Crestwood Fire Marshal.
(c) 
Color coding.
(1) 
Public fire hydrants. All public fire hydrant barrels are to be painted yellow. All fire hydrant bonnets are to be painted as follows:
Color
Water Main Size
Green
Twelve-inch and larger
Orange
Eight- and ten-inch
Red
Six-inch and smaller
(d) 
Supply systems, where required.
(1) 
Use groups R-3 and R-4. In use groups R-3 and R-4, single family developments, when the density is one dwelling unit per 10,000 square feet of developed property or less, and there are five or more dwelling units in a single development.
(2) 
Use group R-2. In use group R-2 multifamily residential developments, when there are four or more dwelling units within one building or structure.
(3) 
Other use groups. In all other use groups, as required by the provisions of the latest BOCA Code.
(e) 
General.
(1) 
Fire hydrant setback distance. All fire hydrants shall be set back from the curb or edge of pavement. The setback shall not exceed 12 feet.
(2) 
Minimum fire flow, single hydrant. The minimum fire flow from a single fire hydrant in any use group shall be 1,500 gallons per minute at 20 psi residual pressure unless the new hydrant is ordered on a pre-existing main.
(3) 
Minimum fire flow, next two hydrants. The minimum fire flow from the next two fire hydrants in any use group shall be a cumulative 1,500 gallons per minute at 20 psi residual pressure.
(4) 
Fire hydrant connection height. Fire hydrants shall be installed a minimum of 14 inches and a maximum of 36 inches above finished grade, measured from the center of the steamer connection.
(5) 
Fire hydrant type. All fire hydrant types shall be approved by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and/or St. Louis County Water Company.
(6) 
Obstructions. There shall be no planting, bushes, trees, signs, light standard or any obstruction within six feet of any fire hydrant in all directions.
(7) 
Post indicator valves. All sprinkler systems, except limited area sprinkler systems, shall be provided with a post indicator valve that shall control the water supply to all automatic fire sprinkler systems in that building.
(f) 
Restrictions.
(1) 
Use groups R-3 and R-4. There shall be no more than six dwelling units constructed prior to the installation of a public water system with fire hydrants as set forth herein so as to be accessible for Fire Department use in the event of a fire emergency.
(2) 
Other use groups. In all other use groups, public water systems with fire hydrants shall be installed with the commencement of construction.
(g) 
Water flow.
(1) 
Water flow tests. Water flow tests for fire sprinkler systems shall be conducted between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
(2) 
Water flow safety factor. A safety factor shall be applied to all flow tests for fire sprinkler systems. A parallel curve shall be drawn to the actual flow test curve that has been reduced by 20% of the static pressure. A sprinkler system design shall not exceed the twenty-percent curve.
(h) 
Fire sprinkler.
(1) 
Fire sprinkler systems. All automatic fire sprinkler system control valves and fire sprinkler system flow alarms, shall be supervised by one of the following methods:
a. 
Approved central-station system in accordance with NFPA 71; or
b. 
Approved remote-station system in accordance with NFPA 72C.
(2) 
Reserved.
[Ord. No. 3256, §§ 1, 2, 5-25-1993]
(a) 
For any month when there is a change of user of residential (rate 001) or nonresidential (rate 043) electric service within the City, Union Electric Company shall notify the Director of Public Works of the City in writing within seven working days after the end of the month of said changes, indicating the address and apartment or unit number, and the name(s) of electric user(s) per service and address and apartment or unit number in whose name service is connected or billed.
(b) 
Union Electric shall submit annually to the City an invoice for its cost associated with this section. The initial cost of this service shall not exceed $150 per year. Future price increases, if any, will only reflect the actual cost incurred by Union Electric to provide this service. The City shall pay to Union Electric the amount of the invoice within 30 days of receipt.