Chapter 14.30
FIRE CODE

Sections:

14.30.010    Short title.

14.30.020    Adoption.

14.30.030    Amendments.

14.30.040    Penalties.

14.30.050    Appeal.

14.30.010 Short title.

This chapter shall be cited as the “fire code of the city of Gunnison.” (Ord. 3-2010 § 4; Code 1997 § 14-3-1).

14.30.020 Adoption.

The city of Gunnison hereby adopts by reference the “International Fire Code,” 2009 Edition, including Appendix Chapters B, C, and D, regulating and governing the safeguarding of 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 as herein provided; and providing for the issuance of permits and collection of fees therefor. Said code is published by International Code Council, Inc., 4051 West Flossmoor Road, Country Club Hills, IL 60478-5795. (Ord. 3-2010 § 4; Code 1997 § 14-3-2).

14.30.030 Amendments.

The following amendments to the foregoing code are hereby adopted:

INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE

CHAPTER 1

ADMINISTRATION

Section 101.1 is hereby amended to read as follows:

Section 101.1 Title. These regulations shall be known as the “Fire Code of the City of Gunnison”, shall be cited as such and will be referred to herein as “this Code”.

Section 108.1 is hereby amended to read as follows:

Section 108.1 Board of Appeals. Chapter 2, Article 8, entitled “Building Board of Appeals” of the City Code of the City of Gunnison sets forth the appeals procedure.

Section 109.3 is hereby amended to read as follows:

Section 109.3 Violation Penalties. Persons who shall violate a provision of this Code or shall fail to comply with any of the requirements hereof or who shall erect, install, alter, repair, or do work in violation of the approved construction documents or directive of the Fire Code Official, or of a permit or certificate used under the provisions of this Code, shall be liable for such violation. Penalties for violation of the terms of this ordinance are as set forth in Chapter 4, Article 2, of the City Code of the City of Gunnison.

Section 111.4 is hereby amended to read as follows:

Section 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 liable for such violation. Penalties for violation of the terms of this ordinance are as set forth in Chapter 4, Article 2, of the City Code of the City of Gunnison.

CHAPTER 2

DEFINITIONS

The definition of the Fire Code Official contained in Section 202 is hereby amended to read as follows:

Fire Code Official; The Fire Marshal or a duly authorized representative.

CHAPTER 6

BUILDING SERVICES AND SYSTEMS

Section 605.3 is hereby amended by the addition of subsection 605.3.2 to read as follows:

Section 605.3.2 Outside Disconnect Device. All electrical services inside the corporate boundaries of the City of Gunnison, Colorado, shall be equipped with an outside moisture resistant service disconnect device, adjacent to and following the meter, so situated as to be readily accessible and easily operable by fire personnel or for other emergency uses.

CHAPTER 8

INTERIOR FINISH, DECORATIVE MATERIALS, AND FURNISHINGS

Section 806.1.1 is hereby amended to read as follows:

Section 806.1.1 Restricted Occupancies. Natural cut trees shall be prohibited in Group E, I-1, I-2, I-3, and I-4 occupancies.

CHAPTER 9

FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS

Section 903.2.8, Group R, is hereby amended by adding the following exception:

Exception: Single Family Dwellings as defined in the 2015 International Residential Code.

CHAPTER 55

CRYOGENIC FLUIDS

Section 5504.3.1.1 is hereby amended by adding a second paragraph to read as follows:

Section 5504.3.1.1 Stationary Containers. The storage of flammable cryogenic fluids in permanent outside above ground containers is prohibited in all zone districts within the City of Gunnison except within (I) industrial zone districts as a conditional use.

CHAPTER 57

FLAMMABLE AND COMBUSTIBLE LIQUIDS

Section 3404.2.9.6.1 is hereby amended to read as follows:

Section 5704.2.9.6.1 Location Where Above-Ground Tanks Are Prohibited. Storage of Class I and Class II liquids in above-ground tanks outside of buildings is prohibited in all zone districts within the City of Gunnison, Colorado, except within (I) industrial zone districts as a conditional use.

Exceptions:

(1) Existing outside above-ground fuel oil tanks used for heating may remain in any zone district within the City of Gunnison, Colorado, if the capacity or aggregate capacity does not exceed 500 gallons.

(2) Bulk plants may be located in the (I) industrial zone districts within the City of Gunnison, Colorado, as a conditional use.

Section 5706.2.4.4 is hereby amended to read as follows:

Section 5706.2.4.4. Location Where Above-Ground Tanks Are Prohibited. Storage of Class I and Class II liquids in above-ground tanks is prohibited in all zone districts within the City of Gunnison, Colorado, except within (I) industrial zone districts as a conditional use.

Exceptions:

(1) Existing outside above-ground fuel oil tanks used for heating may remain in any zone district within the City of Gunnison, Colorado, if the capacity or aggregate capacity does not exceed 500 gallons.

(2) Bulk plants may be located in the (I) industrial zone districts within the City of Gunnison, Colorado, as a conditional use.

CHAPTER 58

FLAMMABLE GASES AND FLAMMABLE CRYOGENIC FLUIDS

Section 5806.2 is hereby amended to read as follows:

Section 5806.2 Limitations. Storage of flammable cryogenic fluids in stationary containers outside of buildings is prohibited in all zone districts within the City of Gunnison, Colorado, except within (I) Industrial zone districts as conditional use.

CHAPTER 61

LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GASES

Section 6104.2 is hereby amended to read as follows:

Section 6104.2. Maximum Capacity Within Established Limits. Storage of liquefied petroleum gas with an aggregate capacity of any one installation shall not exceed a water capacity of two thousand (2,000) gallons.

Exception: Bulk plants or plants of similar nature may be located in the (I) Industrial zone districts as a conditional use.

(Ord. 6-2017 § 2).

14.30.040 Penalties.

Penalties for the violation of the terms of this chapter are as set forth in GMC 4.20.010. (Ord. 3-2010 § 4; Code 1997 § 14-3-4).

14.30.050 Appeal.

Chapter 2.80 GMC sets forth the appeal procedures. (Ord. 3-2010 § 4; Code 1997 § 14-3-5).