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(A) International Fire Code. The International Fire Code, 2018 edition, including Appendix B, C, D, E, F, G and H, as published by the International Code Council, Inc., is hereby adopted as the Fire Code of the Village of Kirkland, DeKalb County, Illinois, for 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; providing for the issuance of permits and collection of fees therefor; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, conditions and terms of the International Fire Code on file in the office of the village, are hereby referred to, adopted, and made a part hereof as if fully set out in this subchapter, with the specific revisions otherwise noted in divisions (B) and (C) of this section.
(B) Amendments. The following sections of the International Fire Code, 2006 edition, are hereby revised, amended, or added in words and figures as follow:
a. Section 101.1 Title. These regulations shall be known as the Fire Code of the Village of Kirkland, DeKalb County, Illinois, and shall be cited as such and shall hereinafter be referred to as “this code.”
b. Section 108.1 Board of appeals established. In order to hear and decide appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by the code official relative to the application and interpretation of this code, the Village Board of Trustees shall be the board of appeals. Therefore, for the purposes of this code, the board of appeals shall be construed to mean the Village Board of Trustees. The code official shall be an ex officio member of the board but shall have no vote on any matter before the board. The board shall adopt rules of procedure for conducting its business, and shall render all decisions and findings in writing to the appellant with a duplicate copy to the code official.
c. Section 108.3 Qualifications. Delete in its entirety.
d. Section 109.3 Violation penalties. Persons who shall violate a provision of this code or shall fail to comply with any of the requirements thereof or who shall erect, install, alter, repair or do work in violation of the approved construction documents or directive of the code official, or of a permit or certificate used under provisions of this code, shall be subject to a fine of not less than seventy-five dollars ($75.00) nor more than seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00). Each day a violation continues after due notice has been served shall be deemed a separate offense.
Section 109.3.1 Court costs and legal fees. In the event noncompliance with this code necessitates litigation, any person who violates a provision of this code shall be liable for court costs and reasonable attorney’s fees incurred by the village.
e. 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 subject to a fine of not less than seventy-five dollars ($75.00) nor more than seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00). Each day unauthorized work continues after due notice has been served shall be deemed a separate offense.
Section 111.4.1 Court costs and legal fees. In the event noncompliance with this code necessitates litigation, any person who violates a provision of this code shall be liable for court costs and reasonable attorney’s fees incurred by the village.
f. Section 903.4 Sprinkler system monitoring and alarms. All valves controlling the water supply for automatic sprinkler systems, pumps, tanks, water levels and temperatures, critical air pressures and water-flow switches on all sprinkler systems shall be electrically supervised.
Exception: Automatic sprinkler systems protecting one- and two-family dwellings. Delete all other exceptions.
g. Section 904.3.5 Monitoring. All automatic fire-extinguishing systems in every use groups shall be monitored with an approved fire alarm system with supervision in accordance with NFPA 72 and Section 907.6.6.
Note R = The edition of the standard listed in the code should be used unless the Fire Department wants the most current edition.
(C) Limits. The limits referred to in certain sections of the International Fire Code, 2018 edition, are hereby established as follow:
a. Section 5906.2.1 Location. Storage of flammable cryogenic fluids in stationary containers outside of buildings is prohibited in all zoning districts except Industrial.
b. Section 5704.2.9.6.1 Locations where above-ground tanks are prohibited. Storage of Class I and II liquids in above-ground tanks outside of buildings is prohibited in all zoning districts except Industrial.
c. Section 6104.2 Maximum capacity within established limits. Within all zoning districts except Industrial the storage of liquified petroleum gas is restricted for the protection of heavily populated or congested areas, the aggregate capacity of any one installation shall not exceed a water capacity of 2,000 gallons (7,570 L). Exception remains the same.
(Ord. 07-13, passed 9-4-2007; Ord. 2019-11, passed 10-7-2019)