[R.O. 2004 § 205.020; Ord. No. 2.66 §§ 2 — 4, 3-12-2002; Ord. No. 2.118 § 1, 3-27-2007; Ord. No. 2.199, 9-8-2020]
A certain standard code known as the "International Fire Code, 2012 Edition," including Appendix Chapters B, C, D, E and F (see International Fire Code Section 101.2.1, 2012 Edition), as published by the International Code Council, is hereby incorporated by reference and adopted as the code for the City of Mount Vernon, Missouri, for regulating and governing the safeguarding of the life and property from fire and explosion hazards arising from the storage, handling and use of hazardous substances, materials and devices and from conditions hazardous to life or property in the occupancy of buildings and premises in the City of Mount Vernon, Missouri, and providing for the issuance of permits for hazardous uses or operations; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, conditions and terms of such International Fire Code, 2012 Edition, published by the International Code Council, are hereby referred to, adopted and made a part hereof as if fully set out in this Article.
Marked Copies Of Standard Code Filed. There shall be one (1) copy of the standard as adopted by this Section kept in the office of the City Clerk and said copies shall be marked "Official Copy of the City of Mount Vernon."
Liability. This Section shall not be construed to relieve from responsibility or to lessen the responsibility of any person, firm or corporation engaged in the storage, handling and use of hazardous substances, materials and devices and from conditions hazardous to life or property in the occupancy of buildings and premises, nor shall the City of Mount Vernon, Missouri, be held as assuming any liability of any nature by reasons of the inspection authority hereby issued to the Code Enforcement Officer for inspection of such operations and installations as described in Subsection (A) of this Section.
Penalty. Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this Article shall be deemed guilty of an ordinance violation and, upon conviction thereof, be fined in an amount not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500.00).