Chapter 15.24
STORAGE OF COMBUSTIBLE MATERIAL

Sections:

15.24.010    Storage outside of building generally.

15.24.020    Near frame building.

15.24.030    Near brick, tile, stone or concrete building.

15.24.040    Distance from electric or telephone trunk lines.

15.24.050    Size of pile.

15.24.060    Stacking bins.

15.24.070    Alleys surrounding pile.

15.24.080    Violation – Penalty.

15.24.010 Storage outside of building generally.

In the interest of public safety, all empty wooden boxes, bins, pallets, cartons and/or trays kept within the city limits or urban growth area which are not stored inside a building shall be piled and protected as follows in this chapter. (Ord. 1533 § 8 (Exh. 84) (part), 2017).

15.24.020 Near frame building.

A. All empty wood boxes, bins, pallets, cartons and/or trays when piled, north, northwest, northeast or west of a frame building or frame platform shall not be less than fifty feet therefrom, and such piles shall not exceed twenty feet in width, fifty feet in length, twelve feet to the eaves, and eighteen feet to the gable thereof.

B. All empty wood boxes, bins, pallets, cartons and/or trays when piled to the south, southwest, southeast, or east of a frame building or frame platform shall be not less than thirty feet therefrom and such piles shall not exceed twenty-five feet in width, fifty feet in length, fourteen feet to the eaves and twenty feet to the gable thereof. (Ord. 1533 § 8 (Exh. 84) (part), 2017).

15.24.030 Near brick, tile, stone or concrete building.

A. All empty wood boxes, bins, pallets, cartons and/or trays when piled to the north, northwest, northeast or west of brick, tile, stone or concrete buildings without openings, shall be not less than thirty feet therefrom, and such piles shall not exceed twenty-five feet in width, sixty feet in length, sixteen feet to the eaves, and twenty-two feet to the gable thereof. Where there are openings in the walls that front wooden box, bin, pallet, carton and/or tray storage, the same regulations that are applicable to frame buildings shall be used.

B. All empty wood boxes, bins, pallets, cartons, and/or trays when piled to the south, southeast, southwest or east of a brick, tile, stone or concrete building shall be not less than twenty feet therefrom and such piles shall not exceed thirty feet in width, sixty feet in length, sixteen feet to the eaves and twenty-four feet to the gable thereof. Where there are openings in the walls that front wooden box, bin, pallet, carton and/or tray storage, the same regulations that are applicable to frame buildings shall be used. (Ord. 1533 § 8 (Exh. 84) (part), 2017).

15.24.040 Distance from electric or telephone trunk lines.

All piles of empty wooden boxes, bins, pallets, cartons and/or trays shall be stored not less than thirty-five feet measured horizontally from any primary electric or telephone trunk lines. (Ord. 1533 § 8 (Exh. 84) (part), 2017).

15.24.050 Size of pile.

The length, height and width of any specific box, bin, pallet, carton or tray pile may be increased upon written approval of the fire marshal. (Ord. 1533 § 8 (Exh. 84) (part), 2017).

15.24.060 Stacking bins.

Bins may be stacked in level pile to a height of twenty feet with the top layer of nested bins inverted. (Ord. 1533 § 8 (Exh. 84) (part), 2017).

15.24.070 Alleys surrounding pile.

A. All piles of empty wooden boxes, bins, pallets, cartons and/or trays shall be so arranged that alleys of not less than twelve feet shall surround each pile and the ground around said piles shall be free from combustible material to a distance of at least six feet from said piles.

B. All piles of empty wooden boxes, bins, pallets, cartons and/or trays shall be arranged so that alleys of not less than twelve feet shall surround each pile and such alleys between piles shall be fenced off at each end with wire mesh fence at least eight feet in height. (Ord. 1533 § 8 (Exh. 84) (part), 2017).

15.24.080 Violation – Penalty.

Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the terms of this chapter is guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine not to exceed five hundred dollars and/or six months in the city jail or both such fine and imprisonment. (Ord. 1533 § 8 (Exh. 84) (part), 2017).