City of Monroe, MI
Monroe County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and City Council of the City of Monroe as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Alarms and alarm systems — See Ch. 168.
Construction codes and regulations — See Ch. 275.
Expenses of emergency responses — See Ch. 311.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 525.
Water usage — See Ch. 699.
STATUTORY REFERENCES
Fires and fire prevention — See MCLA § 29.1 et seq.
Arson — See MCLA § 750.71 et seq.
[Adopted 7-5-2011 by Ord. No. 11-006[1]]
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Editor’s Note: This ordinance also repealed former Ch. 345, Fire Prevention, Art. I, International Fire Code, adopted 7-21-1997 by Ord. No. 97-013, as amended in its entirety 4-19-2004 by Ord. No. 04-004, as further amended.
The International Fire Code, 2009 Edition, including Appendix Chapters B through J, as published by the International Code Council, is hereby adopted as the Fire Code of the City of Monroe. One complete copy of the 2009 Edition of the International Fire Code together with a copy of this article shall be available for public use and inspection at the office of the Fire Department in the Central Fire Station and at the Department of Building, Zoning, and Environmental Compliance in the City Hall.
The following sections are hereby amended and/or revised:
A. 
Section 101.1. Insert: "City of Monroe, Michigan"
B. 
Section 108. This section is deleted and for it the following is substituted:
Section 108. Appeals.
Whenever the Chief of Fire, or his/her designee, disapproves of an application for a permit required by this Code, or when it is claimed that the provisions of the International Fire Code do not apply or that the true intent and meaning of the International Fire Code had been misconstrued or wrongly interpreted, the applicant may appeal from the decision of the Chief of Fire, or his/her designee, to the City Council of the City of Monroe within 30 days of the date of the decision appealed.
C. 
Section 109.3. This section is deleted and for it the following is substituted:
109.3 Violation penalties. Persons who shall violate a provision of this Code or fail to comply with any of the requirements thereof or who shall erect, install, alter, repair, or do work in violation of the approved construction documents or directive of the Chief of Fire or his designee or of a permit or a certificate used under provisions of this Code, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not more than $500 or by imprisonment not exceeding 90 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Each day that a violation occurs or continues constitutes a separate offense and shall be subject to the penalties or sanctions provided herein as a separate offense.
D. 
Section 111.4. This section is deleted and for it the following is substituted:
111.4 Failure to comply. 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 guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not more than $500 or by imprisonment not exceeding 90 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Each day that a violation occurs or continues constitutes a separate offense and shall be subject to the penalties or sanctions provided herein as a separate offense.
E. 
Section 307. This section is deleted and for it the following is substituted:
307.1 Open burning. Except with the express approval of City Council and the Chief of Fire, or his or her designee, open burning is prohibited within the City of Monroe. Approval shall be in accordance with the guidelines established by the Chief of Fire, which shall include a schedule of fees and costs as well as insurance and indemnification requirements.
307.2 Containers for open burning. No person shall use, or possess with intent to use, a container determined by the Chief of Fire, or his or her designee, to be for open burning. Such container shall be removed from the premises at the direction of the Chief of Fire or his/her designee.
F. 
Section 903.3. This section is deleted and for it the following is substituted:
903.3 Installation requirements. Automatic sprinkler systems shall be designed and installed in accordance with Sections 903.3.1 through 903.3.8.
G. 
Section 903.3.8 This section is added as follows:
903.3.8 Approval and testing. Automatic sprinkler systems shall be installed by the owner or contractor of a building in the following manner:
1.
Submission of sprinkler plans to an approved independent agency specializing in sprinkler plans for review for the purpose of analyzing the design and capabilities of the system at the owner's or contractor's expense;
2.
Submission of a technical opinion and written report to the Building Official and the Chief of Fire, or his or her designee, for their review, along with copies of the plan and specifications;
3.
Temporary permit issued upon joint approval of the Building Official and the Chief of Fire or his or her designee;
4.
Required testing to be completed in the presence of the Chief of Fire or his or her designee; and
5.
Final approval for use approved upon satisfactory testing results and the satisfactory completion of any other conditions specified by the Building Official and/or the Chief of Fire or his or her designee.
H. 
Section 3308.2. This section is deleted and for it the following is substituted:
3308.2 Permit application. Prior to issuing permits for fireworks display, plans for the display, inspections of the display site, and demonstrations of the display operations shall be approved by the Fire Chief of the City of Monroe or his/her designee.
The limits referred to for the following districts in the International Fire Code shall be based on state statute or regulation or, in the absence of state statute or regulation, nationally recognized standards:
A. 
Storage of flammable or combustible liquids in outside aboveground tanks (Chapter 34).
B. 
Liquefied petroleum gases (Chapter 38).
C. 
Explosives and blasting agents (Chapter 33).
D. 
Compressed natural gas (Chapter 30).
A. 
In the event of a conflict between any of the provisions of the International Fire Code, with Standards and Appendixes, as adopted in § 345-1, and a provision of any local ordinance, resolution, rule or regulation, the local ordinance, resolution, rule or regulation shall control.
B. 
In the event of a conflict between any of the provisions of such code, standards and appendixes and a provision of any state law, rule or regulation, the state law, rule or regulation shall control.
C. 
In the event of a conflict between any of the provisions of such code, standards and appendixes and a provision of any other technical code adopted by reference by the City, the stricter or higher standard shall control.