Town of Pinedale, WY
Sublette County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Pinedale 1970 by Ord. No. 25 (Ch. 15.08 of the 1983 Municipal Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
General penalty — See Ch. 1, Art. IV.
Unsafe buildings — See Ch. 151.
Building and fire construction standards — See Ch. 175.
Hazardous materials — See Ch. 250.
Zoning — See Ch. 475.

§ 219-1 Fire limits.

[Amended 1970 by Ord. No. 34[1]]
The fire limits in the Town shall coincide with and be that portion of the Town zoned as commercial or industrial, zones C-1, C-2, I-1 and I-2 on the Official Zoning Map of the Town, on file in the office of the Town Clerk-Treasurer.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 219-2 Permits, fees and inspection.

Permits, fees and inspection shall be the same as provided for in Chapter 475, Zoning, of this Code.

§ 219-3 Conformance of construction within fire limits.

No building or structure of wood frame or iron-clad construction shall be added to or extended on any side within the fire limits after the effective date of the ordinance codified in this chapter unless the construction of such addition or extension conforms to the requirements of this chapter for new construction.

§ 219-4 Set back.

[Amended 1994 by Ord. No. 282; 1995 by Ord. No. 297]
No building or structure shall be built or erected within the fire limits of the Town within two feet of the boundary line of adjoining property.

§ 219-5 Foundations.

All exterior walls of buildings or structures within the fire limits shall be supported on continuous masonry or reinforced concrete foundations or footings of sufficient size to safely support the load imposed, as determined from the character of the soil.

§ 219-6 Roof coverings.

Buildings erected after the effective date of the ordinance codified in this chapter within the fire limits shall be covered with fire-resistive roof covering of tile, slate, metal, asbestos or built-up roofing finished with asphalt, slag or gravel, or with other approved material. No wood shingle roof or unapproved roof covering on an existing roof shall be renewed or repaired to a greater extent than one-tenth of the roof surface, except in conformity with the requirements of this chapter.

§ 219-7 Concrete floors for hazardous occupancies.

No building shall be used for public automobile garage or repair shop, filling station, paint shop or other especially hazardous occupancy within the fire limits, unless having concrete floor construction.

§ 219-8 Uses prohibited within fire limits.

No building, structure or aboveground oil storage tank within the fire limits shall be used after the effective date of the ordinance codified in this chapter for dry-cleaning establishment, bulk-storage or filling-station handling or storing of inflammable liquids.

§ 219-9 Motion-picture machines; incombustible booth required.

No building within the fire limits shall be used for the exhibition of moving pictures unless the motion picture machine or device, before being operated, is installed in a booth constructed entirely of substantial incombustible material, including walls, floor and ceiling.

§ 219-10 Motion-picture machines; booth construction.

Each booth referred to in § 219-9 shall be not less than six feet in height and six feet in width, with an additional three feet in width for each additional picture machine or stereopticon over one. All openings shall be provided with an unobstructed metal vent, at least 10 inches in diameter, leading to the outside of the building and properly insulated from combustible material.

§ 219-11 Exits.

A. 
Every school, hospital and theater, whether within the fire limits or not, over one story in height, shall have at least two stairways constructed entirely of incombustible material, located remote from each other and continuous from grade line to topmost story.
B. 
Every theater, hall or other place of public assemblage, whether within the fire limits or not, shall have at least two exits so located as to minimize the danger of overcrowding at the same time in case of a fire or panic; all exit doors shall swing out.

§ 219-12 Fire stops.

At each floor level in all buildings erected within the fire limits after the effective date of the ordinance codified in this chapter, all the stud walls, partitions, furring and spaces between joists where they rest on division walls or partitions, and similar vertical spaces, shall be fire-stopped with incombustible material in a manner to cut off all concealed draft openings and form an effectual horizontal barrier between stories, and between the top story and roof space. Such fire-stopping shall extend the full depth of the joists, and at least four inches above each floor level. Stair carriages shall be stopped at least once in the middle portion of each run.

§ 219-13 Electrical installations.

A. 
All electrical wiring, apparatus or appliances for furnishing light, heat or power shall be in strict conformity with the statutes of the state, and in conformity with approved methods of construction for safety to life and property. The regulations in the National Electrical Code, as approved by the American Standards Association, and in other installation and safety regulations approved by the American Standards Association, shall be prima facie evidence of such approved methods.
B. 
All electric wiring installed after the effective date of the ordinance codified in this chapter, including additions or changes in existing wiring, used for the transmission within the fire limits, shall be installed in approved steel conduits, armored cable or electrical metallic tubing.
C. 
All electric service wiring installed after the effective date of the ordinance codified in this chapter for buildings located within or without the fire limits, and within the corporate limits, shall be installed in approved steel conduit, equipped at the outer end with an approved service or conduit fitting, and shall run continuously without outlet or junction box into an approved service cabinet located at nearest accessible place to the point where wires enter the building.

§ 219-14 Chimneys and fireplaces.

[Amended 1993 by Ord. No. 248; 8-23-2010 by Ord. No. 461; 8-24-2015 by Ord. No. 549]
All chimneys and fireplaces in every building erected after the effective date of this section, and all chimneys and fireplaces thereafter altered or rebuilt within the fire limits of the Town, shall be constructed, rebuilt or altered in accordance with the provisions of the applicable standards as indicated in § 175-1, Adoption of standards.

§ 219-15 Smoke pipes.

[Amended 1993 by Ord. No. 249; 8-23-2010 by Ord. No. 461; 8-24-2015 by Ord. No. 549]
All smoke pipes in every building erected after the effective date of this section, and all smoke pipes thereafter altered or rebuilt within the fire limits of the Town, shall be constructed, rebuilt or altered in accordance with the provisions of the applicable standards as indicated in § 175-1, Adoption of standards.

§ 219-16 Heating appliances.

[Amended 1993 by Ord. No. 250; 8-23-2010 by Ord. No. 461; 8-24-2015 by Ord. No. 549]
All furnaces, boilers, stoves, ranges and other heating appliances in every building erected after the effective date of this section, and all such heating appliances thereafter altered, repaired or rebuilt within the fire limits of the Town, shall be constructed, repaired, rebuilt or altered in accordance with the provisions of the applicable standards as indicated in § 175-1, Adoption of standards.

§ 219-17 Safety of designs.

All parts of every building shall be designed to carry safely the loads to be imposed thereon, and in all other respects shall conform to good engineering practice.

§ 219-18 Conflicting ordinances.

This chapter shall take precedence over any conflicting ordinances.

§ 219-19 Enforcement; violations and penalties.

Penalty and enforcement shall be the same as provided for in Chapter 1, Article IV, General Penalty, of this Code.