The Fire Chief, with the approval of the Safety-Service Director, shall have the power to modify any provision of this Fire Prevention Code, including the Ohio Fire Code adopted herein by reference, upon application, in writing, by a property owner or lessee, or his or her duly authorized agent, when there are practical difficulties in the way of carrying out the strict letter of this Code, provided that the spirit of the Code shall be observed, public safety secured and substantial justice done.  The particulars of such modification, when granted or allowed, and the decision of the Fire Chief thereon, shall be entered upon the records of the Fire Division, and a signed copy shall be furnished to the applicant.
(Ord. 96-284.  Passed 12-2-96.)