CHAPTER VII. FIRECHAPTER VII. FIRE\ARTICLE 2. FIRE LIMITS

The following shall be and are hereby declared to be the fire limits.

(a)   Lots   7, 8 and 9 of Block 8, North Cottonwood Falls,

(b)   Lots   9, 10 and 11 of Block 9, North Cottonwood Falls,

(c)   The West one-half of Block 14, North Cottonwood Falls,

(d)   The East one-half of Block 15, North Cottonwood Falls,

(e)   The East one-half of Block 22, North Cottonwood Falls,

(f)   The West one-half of Block 23, North Cottonwood Falls,

(g)   Lots 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of Block 28, North Cottonwood Falls,

(h)   Lots 14, 15, and 16 of Block 29, North Cottonwood Falls.

(Code 1976, 6-201; Code 2015)

Every building hereafter erected or enlarged within the fire limits shall be enclosed on all sides with walls constructed wholly of stone, brick, tile, terra cotta, concrete, or cement block, except as otherwise provided by this article.

(Code 1976, 6-202; Code 2015)

Small frame out houses not exceeding 150 square feet in area and eight (8) feet in height and temporary one-story frame buildings for use of builders may be built within the fire limits, provided, however, that such buildings shall not be located within 20 feet of any other building.

(Code 1976, 6-203; Code 2015)

No frame building shall be moved from without to within the fire limits. For the purpose of this article a building shall be classed as frame when the exterior walls or portions thereof are of wood, also, a building with wooden framework veneered with brick, stone, terre cotta, tile or concrete, or covered with plaster, stucco or sheet metal shall be classed as frame buildings.

(Code 1976, 6-204; Code 2015)

Any frame building within the fire limits, which may hereafter be damaged by fire, decay or otherwise to any amount greater than fifty percent (50%), exclusive of its foundation, shall not be repaired or rebuilt, but shall be removed.

(Code 1976, 6-205; Code 2015)

All buildings hereafter erected within the fire limits shall have the roof, top and sides of all roof structures, including dormer windows and mansard roofs, covered with one hour fire rated material. No existing wooden shingle roof within the fire limits shall be renewed to the extent of fifty percent (50%) or repaired with other than one-hour fire rated roof covering.

(Code 1976, 6-206; Code 2015)

The requirements of Section 7-202 may be varied in instances in which a separation of not less than 12 feet is provided between the building and the lot line of any adjoining property or in which the building wall fronts upon a public street or alley. When such conditions are provided, the exterior of such wall, whether bearing or nonbearing, shall have a minimum fire resistance rating of 2 hours. Canopies or car port type shelters providing weather protection to openings shall not be taken into account in determining the required separations.

For the purpose of this section the phrase “lot line of any adjoining property” is defined as being the outer limits or boundary of the property on which the building is being constructed, and the lot or tract so bounded shall be under such control of the tract owner that the owner can prevent encroachment which would lessen the separation of structures on that lot.

(Ord. 723; Code 2015)

Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions or this article, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not less than five dollars ($5.00) not more than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for each offense. Each day that any of the provisions of this article shall be violated shall constitute a separate offense.

(Code 1976, 6-207; Code 2015)