Cross Reference — As to fire code adoption, §500.010.
Editor's Note — Ord. no. 3102 §1, adopted July 15, 2013, superseded sections 235.010 "adoption of uniform fire code"; 235.030 "definitions"; 235.040 "establishment of limits of districts in which storage of flammable or combustibule liquids in outside aboveground tanks is to be prohibited"; 235.050 "establishment of limits in which bulk storage of liquidfied petroleum gases is to be prohibited"; 235.060 "establishment of limits of districts in which storage of explosives and blasting agents is to be prohibited"; 235.070 "establishment of limits of districts in which storage of compressed natural gas is to be prohibited"; 235.080 "amendments made in the 1994 uniform fire code"; 235.110 "penalties". These former sections derived from ord. no. 1758 §§1, 3 — 8, 11, 2-21-95; ord. no. 2736 §3, 5-17-06; ord. no. 2742 §1, 6-19-06.
[Ord. No. 1758 §2, 2-21-1995]
The Uniform Fire Code shall be enforced by the Bureau of Fire Prevention in the Fire Department of the City of Pleasant Valley, Clay County, Missouri, which is hereby established and which shall be operated under the supervision of the Chief of the Fire Department authorized under Sections 200.130 et seq., of this Title.
The officer in charge of the Bureau shall be appointed by the Chief of the Fire Department on the basis of examination to determine his/her qualifications. The members of the Bureau and officer in charge shall serve for an indefinite term with removal at the discretion of the Chief of the Fire Department.
The Chief of the Fire Department may detail such members of the Fire Department as inspectors as shall from time to time be necessary. The Chief of the Fire Department shall recommend to the Board of Aldermen of the City of Pleasant Valley, Clay County, Missouri, the employment of technical inspectors, who when such authorization is made, shall be selected through an examination to determine their fitness for the position. The examination shall be open to members and non-members of the Fire Department, and appointments made after such examination shall be for an indefinite term with removal at the discretion of the Chief of the Fire Department.
While the position of the Chief of the Fire Department is vacant, or pending a removal of a Chief, who has requested a public hearing, the duties of the Chief shall be transferred to the Board of Aldermen until a Chief is appointed and takes office.
A report of the Bureau of Fire Prevention shall be made annually and transmitted to the Chief Executive Officer of the municipality; it shall summarize proceedings under this Code, with such statistics as the Chief of the Fire Department may wish to include therein; the Chief of the Fire Department shall also recommend any amendments to the Code which, in his/her judgment, shall be desirable.
[Ord. No. 1758 §9, 2-21-1995; Ord. No. 2742 §1, 6-19-2006]
Whenever the Chief shall disapprove an application or refuse to grant a permit applied for, or when it is claimed that the provisions of the Code do not apply or that the true intent and meaning of the Code have been misconstrued or wrongly interpreted, the applicant may appeal from the decision of the Chief to the Board of Building Appeals within thirty (30) days from the date of the decision appealed by filing a written notice of appeal with the City Clerk. Thereafter appeals shall be processed as provided in Section 2.302 therein.
[Ord. No. 1758 §10, 2-21-1995]
The Mayor, the Chief and the officer in charge of the Bureau of Fire Prevention shall act as a committee to determine and specify, after giving affected persons an opportunity to be heard, any new materials, processes or emergencies or occupancies, which shall require permits or actions in addition to those now enumerated in said Code. The officer in charge of the Bureau of Fire Prevention shall post such information in a conspicuous place in his/her office, on affected property, distribute copies thereof to interested persons and request the Board of Aldermen to make formal amendments. Existing uses that do not conform to this Chapter shall be abated after notice and a reasonable time, fixed by the Chief, to conform. All license applications shall be issued subject to approvals and conformance with this Chapter.