04-008-O

ORDINANCE NO. __________

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ARTICLE I, SECTION 21-1 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED; ADOPTING THE 2003 MINNESOTA STATE FIRE CODE.

BY COUNCILOR LITTLE:

The city of Duluth does ordain:

Section 1. That Article I, Section 21-1 of the Duluth City Code, 1959, as amended, be amended to read as follows:

Article I. Fire Code and Regulations.

Sec. 21-1. Adoption of the Minnesota Uniform State Fire Code.

The city hereby adopts by reference and incorporates into this Code the Minnesota Uniform State Fire Code set forth in Minnesota Rules, Chapter 7510, which is based on the 2000 edition of the International Fire Code, and also adopts any subsequent amendments to said Minnesota Uniform Fire Code as said rules and code may be, by the state, amended from time to time, or replaced.
(a) The city adopts by reference the following appendices to said International Fire Code, their successors and amendments:
(1) Appendix B - fire flow requirements for buildings;
(2) Appendix C - fire hydrant location and distribution;
(3) Appendix D - fire apparatus access roads;
(4) Appendix H - fires or barbecues on balconies or patios (as amended by Minnesota Rules, 7510.3710, subpart 11);
(5) Appendix I - special locking arrangement for group I occupancies (as amended by Minnesota Rules 7510.3710, subpart 12);
(b) Appendix B, Section 105.1, of the 2000 International Fire Code is not adopted and is not a part of the Duluth city ordinance.

Section 2. That this ordinance shall take effect and be in force 30 days from and after its passage and publication.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This ordinance would amend Article 1, Chapter 21, of the Duluth City Code regarding fire code and regulations, in order to adopt the 2003 Minnesota State Fire Code, which was adopted by the state of Minnesota as the State Fire Code, effective March 31, 2003. The Minnesota State Fire Code (MSFC) is based on the 2000 Edition of the International Fire Code, and includes amendments which are specific to its enforcement in Minnesota.

Adoption of the appendices which are included will provide for uniform enforcement of the subject matter which is set out in the title to the appendix.