(a)   The Ohio Fire Code, as adopted herein, is hereby changed by the amendments, deletions, additions, or corrections as provided by the Norwood Fire Division and included in the copy adopted by Council along with the Ohio Fire Code.
   (b)   The provisions of the Ohio Fire Code may be amended by Council by passage of an ordinance to that effect. Such amendments, as adopted by Council, shall be contained within this section.
   (c)   Change OFC 101.2 "Scope" to read as follows:
This Code establishes the Fire Marshal rules for the administration and enforcement of authorities granted to the Fire Marshal and Fire Code officials in Chapter 3701, 3731, 3737, 3741, 3743, 3781 and 3791 of the Revised Code including but not limited to, regulations affecting or relating to single-family rental property, two-family and three-family dwelling units; commercial structures; structures containing four or more dwelling units; industrial structures; processes; premises; and safeguards regarding:
      (1)    The hazard of fire and explosion arising from the storage, handling, or use of structures, materials or devices;
      (2)    Conditions hazardous to life, property, or public welfare in the occupancy of structures or premises;
      (3)    Fire hazards in the structure or on the premises from occupancy or operation;
      (4)    Matters related to the construction, installation, extension, repair, alteration, or removal of fire suppression or alarm systems.
        (d)    Change OFC 108.01 "Appeals of order" to read as follows:
      108.1    Any person, authorized agent, or company aggrieved by any provisions of the Norwood Fire Code may appeal the Code requirements to the Norwood Fire Code Appeals Board.
      108.2    The Norwood Fire Code Appeals Board shall consist of the Mayor, Chair of the Community Development Committee, Building Commissioner, President of Council and Chair of the Board of Zoning Appeals. A member of the Board shall not participate in any hearings or vote on any appeal in which the member has a direct or indirect interest in the appeal.
      108.3   Any person, authorized agent, or company aggrieved may file an application for appeal on a form provided by the Bureau of Fire Safety within thirty days of the written decision from the Bureau of Fire Safety. The appeal shall include proposed alternatives, modifications, or substitutions, complete plans of structure or process, other pertinent information, and payment of a fee of seventy-five dollars ($75.00).
      108.4   The Norwood Fire Code Appeals Board shall meet within thirty calendar days of the appeal. Three Board Members shall constitute a quorum. All hearings shall be open to the public, and the appellant, his representative, the Fire Chief, or his authorized representative of the jurisdiction, and any other person whose interest may be affected by the matter on appeal, shall be given an opportunity to be heard. When four or more Board members are not present, either the Fire Division or their representative or the applicant may request a continuance of the hearing.
      108.5   After the public hearing, the Board shall affirm, modify, or reverse the decision of the Fire Division by a majority vote. Every decision shall be in writing and copies shall be furnished to the appellant and to the Fire Chief. The Fire Chief shall take immediate action in accordance with the decision of the Board.
        (e)    The Southwest Ohio Fire Safety Council Unified Standard Section A104 entitled "Violations" and Section A105 entitled "Board of Appeals" are hereby removed.
   (f)   The Southwest Ohio Fire Safety Council Unified Standard Fee Schedule Table J106.4.1 is hereby amended to read as follows:
For the first through fifth false alarms
no fees charged but a warning letter is to be sent after the third alarm
For the sixth through tenth false alarms
$50 each
For the eleventh through fifteenth false alarms
$100 each
For the sixteenth false alarm and beyond
$500 each
   (g)   Add subsection 307.06 "Penalty" to Section 307 "Open Burning and Recreational Fires" to read as follows:
(6) 307.06 Penalty. Whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor on the first offense and misdemeanor of the first degree for each offense within two years of the first offense. Each day of violation shall constitute a separate and distinct offense.
(Ord. 10-2013. Passed 3-12-13.)