§ 150.35  STANDARDS OF SAFETY ADOPTED/FIRE DEPARTMENT AUTHORITY/OTHER LIFE SAFETY REQUIREMENTS.
   (A)   The most current edition of the Standards of Safety, as contained in Chapter 10 Title 815 of the Kentucky Administrative Regulations, a copy of which is on file in the office of the City Clerk, is hereby adopted in full as if set out at length herein.
   (B)   The City Clerk shall at all times keep in his possession for reference a copy of the most current edition of the Standards of Safety.
   (C)   The Walton Fire Protection District (“Fire Department”) is hereby designated as the authority having jurisdiction to enforce the standards of safety and the other provisions contained in this section, and to operate a fire inspection program pursuant to KRS 227.320; and its Fire Chief or his/her designee (“Fire Chief”) shall be deemed to be the person to have the authority to provide the approvals set forth herein. Further, the Fire Department is authorized to make determinations for the securing, and labeling of any structures that are determined to be unsafe to occupy. In a reasonable effort to prevent unauthorized entry.
   (D)   Pursuant to KRS 227.320, the owner of every parking lot containing space for ten or more vehicles, and every operator of any business served thereby. Shall provide the required fire lane open space and mark it in a manor that is approved by the Fire Chief.
      (1)   Sections 72.01 and 72.02 of the Walton Code of Ordinances prohibit the parking of motor vehicles in fire lanes.
      (2)   Section 72.06 of the Walton Code of Ordinances provides that any vehicle found in violation of parking in fire lanes may be towed and impounded.
      (3)   Section 72.99 of the Walton Code of Ordinances provides that any violation of a parking ordinance, including parking In fire lanes, is classified as a civil offense and subject to the city's Code Enforcement ordinances as an additional or supplemental means of obtaining compliance.
      (4)   The Fire Chief and the Mayor, and their designees, are additionally authorized to order offending vehicles to be towed and impounded pursuant to § 72.06 of the Walton Code of Ordinances.
      (5)   The Fire Chief or the Mayor, and their designees, are additionally authorized to issue citations for unlawful parking in fire lanes, pursuant to §§ 72.99 and 34.40 to 34.77 of the Walton Code of Ordinances: and they shall be acting as citation/code enforcement officers as defined therein.
         (a)   If the citation for a fire lanes violation is not contested by the person charged with the violation, the civil fine shall be $25 for the first offense, $200 for the second offense, and $500 for any additional offense within a 12 month period. If the Fire Chief (or his/her designee) issued the citation, the civil fine shall be paid to the Walton Fire Protection District.
            (i)   If the citation is not contested, the civil fine shall be paid within 7 days after the issuance of the citation; and if the civil fine is not paid within 14 days after the issuance of the citation, a late fee of $10 shall be added to the total owed;
            (ii)   If the total amount owed is not paid within an additional 7 days (21 days after issuance of the citation), an additional late fee of $10 shall be added to the total owed;
            (iii)   If the total amount owed is not paid within an additional 7 days (28 days after issuance of the citation), an additional late fee of $10 shall be added to the total owed for each seven days the total amount owed is not paid, up to a maximum of late fee of $500;
            (iv)   All costs of collection shall be added to the total amount owed, including without limitation any filing fees, postage, court costs and attorney fees.
         (b)   If the citation for a fire lanes violation is contested and appealed to the Code Enforcement Board by the person charged with the violation, and the citation is upheld by the Board, the civil fine shall be up to $50 for the first offense, up to $400 for the second offense, and up to $1,000 for any additional offense within a 12 month period. If the Fire Chief (or his/her designee) issued the citation, one-half of the civil fine shall be paid to the Walton Fire Protection District, and one-half shall be paid to the City of Walton.
            (i)   If the citation is contested and upheld by the Board and not appealed to District Court within 30 days after the date of the Final Order, if the civil fine imposed is not paid within the 30 days, a late fee of $10 shall be added to the total owed;
            (ii)   If the total amount owed is not paid within an additional 7 days (37 days after issuance of the Final Order, an additional late fee of $10 shall be added to the total owed;
            (iii)   If the total amount owed is not paid within an additional 7 days (44 days after issuance of the Final Order), an additional late fee of $10 shall be added to the total owed for each seven days the total amount owed is not paid, up to a maximum of late fee of $500;
            (iv)   All costs of collection shall be added to the total amount owed, including without limitation any filing fees, postage, court costs and attorney fees.
   (E)   The owner of every commercial and industrial structure, and every operator of any business therein, shall provide and mount approved lock boxes on the structures. With access keys or equivalent inside, for fire department use only as approved by the Fire Chief.
   (F)   The owner of every secured premises. And every operator of any business therein, shall provide to the Fire Department a gate code, key card, or equivalent, to access any such secured premises which would prevent emergency personnel and apparatus from responding and gaining access during an emergency, for Fire Department use only as approved by the Fire Chief.
(Ord. 77-21, passed 12-13-77; Am. Ord. 2019-07, passed 8-13-19; Am. Ord. 2019-12, passed 1-14-20; Am. Ord. 2020-02, passed 4-7-20)