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City of Colonial Heights, VA
 
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Colonial Heights 4-9-1991 by Ord. No. 91-5. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 109.
[Amended 6-9-1992 by Ord. No. 92-18; 7-12-1994 by Ord. No. 94-17; 6-10-1997 by Ord. No. 97-15; 9-9-2003 by Ord. No. 03-24[1]]
The Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code, as amended, including all future amendments thereto and editions thereof, shall be enforced in the City by the Fire Official. Said code shall supersede any conflicting provisions of this Code.
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Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided an effective date of 10-1-2003 and stated that the standards adopted herein would include any provisions adopted by the Virginia Board of Housing and Community Development prior to the adoption of this ordinance but that such provisions would have the same effective date as this ordinance.
[Added 8-14-2007 by Ord. No. 07-18]
Appendix B ("Fire-Flow Requirements for Buildings"), Appendix C ("Fire Hydrant Locations and Distribution"), and Appendix D ("Fire Apparatus Access Roads") of the International Fire Code, including all future amendments thereto, shall be enforced in the City by the City Fire Marshal. The provisions of such Appendices shall supersede any conflicting provisions in this Code.
[Added 8-14-2007 by Ord. No. 07-18]
It shall be unlawful for any owner or any other person, firm, or corporation, on or after the effective date of any Code provisions, to violate any provisions of the Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code or the Appendices referenced in § 128-2 of this Code. Any such violation shall be deemed a Class 1 misdemeanor; and any owner, or any other person, firm, or corporation convicted of such violation shall be punished in accordance with the provisions of § 18.2-11 of the Code of Virginia.
[Added 8-14-2007 by Ord. No. 07-18]
A. 
There is hereby created a Colonial Heights Board of Fire Prevention Code Appeals ("the Board"). The Board shall have the powers and duties specified in Section 112 ("Appeals") of the Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code and any amendments thereto; and the Board shall follow the procedures and other provisions specified in Section 112 or any superseding section of the Code.
B. 
The Board shall consist of five members appointed by the Council of the City of Colonial Heights. The Board members shall, to the extent possible, represent different occupations or professions involved in fire prevention or building construction. At least one member shall be an experienced builder, and one member shall be a licensed professional engineer or architect. No employee or official of the City of Colonial Heights shall serve as a Board member.
C. 
Appointments by the City Council to the Board shall be for the following terms: one Board member shall be appointed for a two-year term; two Board members shall be appointed for three-year terms; and two Board members shall be appointed for four-year terms. The City Council may reappoint any members, and it shall fill any vacancy on the Board for the duration of its unexpired term.
D. 
The Board shall annually elect one of its members to act as Chairman. The Administrative Assistant to the Colonial Heights' Chief of Fire and Emergency Medical Services shall act as the Board's Secretary and shall perform those duties specified in Section 112, or any superseding section, of the Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code.