CHAPTER IV. BUILDINGS AND CONSTRUCTIONCHAPTER IV. BUILDINGS AND CONSTRUCTION\ARTICLE 5. CONSTRUCTION WITHIN FIRE LIMITS

ARTICLE 5. CONSTRUCTION WITHIN FIRE LIMITS

The fire districts of the city established and declared to be as follows:

(a)   Original Town:

In Block Four, Lots Sixteen through Thirty, inclusive;

In Block Twelve, Lots One through Fifteen, inclusive;

In Block Thirteen, Lots Fifteen through Twenty-nine, inclusive;

In Block Nineteen, Lots Twenty-one through Twenty-nine, inclusive;

All of Block Twenty;

All of Block Twenty-one;

In Block Twenty-two, Lots Twelve through Twenty, inclusive;

In Block Twenty-three, Lots Twelve through Twenty, inclusive;

In Block Twenty-five, Lots One through Nine, inclusive, and Lots Twenty-one through Twenty-nine, inclusive;

In Block Twenty-six, Lots One through Nine, inclusive, and Lots Twenty-one through Twenty-nine, inclusive;

In Block Twenty-seven, Lots One through Nine, inclusive, and Lots Twenty-one through Twenty-nine, inclusive;

All of Block Twenty-eight;

All of Block Twenty-nine; and

In Block Thirty, Lots Ten through Twenty, inclusive; and

(b)   Glick's Addition:

In Block Four, Lots Thirteen through Seventeen, and the south one-half of Lot Eighteen, inclusive; and

(c)   Roemer Subdivision:

In Block One, Lots One through Nine, inclusive, except the west one hundred fifteen feet thereof;

In Block One, Lot Ten, except the west one hundred fifteen feet of the north ten feet thereof;

In Block One, Lots Eleven through Eighteen, inclusive;

In Block One, Lot Nineteen, except the west one hundred seven and one-half feet of the south fifteen feet thereof;

In Block One, Lots Twenty through Twenty-two, inclusive, except the west one hundred seven and one-half feet thereof~ and

In Block Fifteen, the east one hundred feet of Lots One through Four, inclusive, and all of lots Five through Twenty-two, inclusive; and

(d)   All that part of Section Two, Township Eleven South, Range Thirty-two, west of the 6th P.M., Logan County, Kansas, commencing at the southwest corner thereof, then north eighteen rods, then west twenty-two rods, then south eighteen rods, then west twenty-two rods to the point of beginning.

(Ord. 818; Code 1974, Chapter 15.16; Code 2014)

Any work or term not defined in this chapter shall be defined and understood to have the meaning given to such word or term by the National Building Code, 1967 Edition.

(Ord. 723; Code 1974, Chapter 15.16; Code 2014)

Within the fire limits, no building or structure shall hereafter be constructed, altered or removed, nor shall the equipment for the operation of any such building or structure or premises be constructed, installed, altered or removed except in conformity with generally accepted good practice and as hereafter provided; provided, that the word "alteration" as applied to a building or structure, means a change or rearrangement in the structural parts or the exit facilities of said building or structure; or enlargement, whether by extending on a side or by increasing the height; or by moving from one location or position to another; and the term "alter" refers to the making of an alteration.

(Ord. 723; Code 1974, Chapter 15.16; Code 2014)

(a)   Every building hereafter erected or altered within the city fire limits shall be enclosed on all sides with walls of a thickness of not less than eight inches, and constructed of stone, brick, tile, concrete, cement blocks or other incombustible material.: Every roof hereafter placed on a building within the fire limits shall be covered with an approved roofing of brick, concrete, tile, slate, asbestos, prepared asphalt, asbestos felt shingles, or of built-up roofing finished with ashes, slag, gravel, or other approved fire-resistant material. Roofings which are listed as Class A or B roof covering materials by Underwriters' Laboratories, Inc. shall be accepted as meeting the requirements of this section; provided, that in no case shall wood shingles be placed upon any building in the fire limits and no roofing of any existing roof shall be renewed or repaired to a greater extent than one-tenth of the roof surface except when conforming to the requirements of this section. No frame or wooden or unprotected metal building or structure, or tent or any canvas or cloth covered structure or building for private or public use (whether for permanent or temporary use) shall hereafter be erected or located in said fire limits as now or hereafter established; provided, that any existing frame building or building of unprotected metal construction within said fire limits which may hereafter be damaged by fire, decay or otherwise in any amount greater than one-third of its value, exclusive of foundation, may be ordered removed by the governing body in accordance with this chapter.

(b)   The foregoing shall not be construed to prevent the erection and/or use of the following structures in said fire limits under the following conditions:

(1)   Temporary one-story buildings for the use of builders in the course of their work may be located on the same lots or adjoining lots during the course of their work, but the same shall be removed immediately upon completion of such work;

(2)   Fences not over six feet in height;

(3)   Display signs erected and maintained in accordance with ordinance;

(4)   The use of "glass fronts" on buildings which otherwise conform to the requirements of this chapter.

(c)   Frame or wooden construction, as applied to buildings, includes structures with the exterior walls, or portions thereof, of wood and buildings with wooden framework, or veneered with brick, stone, terra cotta, tile or concrete, or covered with plaster, stucco or sheet metal.

(d)   Unprotected metal construction, as applied to buildings, means at the minimum, a building in which the structural supports are unprotected metal and the floors and roofs of which are of noncombustible construction having a fire resistance rating of less than two hours.

(Ord. 723; Code 1974, Chapter 15.16; Code 2014)

Within the fire limits no existing building or structure of wood frame construction or of unprotected metal construction shall be hereafter increased in height; nor shall any such building hereafter be extended on any side, unless the construction of such extension conforms to the requirements for new construction. No building within the fire limits shall be hereafter extended on any side by wood frame construction or unprotected metal construction.

(Ord. 723; Code 1974, Chapter 15.16; Code 2014)

No building of wood frame construction or unprotected metal construction shall hereafter be moved from without to within -the fire limits or moved -from one place within the fire limits to another place within the fire limits; provided, that a building or structure shall be deemed to be within the fire limits if one-third or more of the area of such building or structure is located therein.

(Ord. 723; Code 1974, Chapter 15.16; Code 2014)

Any existing building of wood frame construction or of unprotected metal construction within the fire limits which may hereafter be damaged by fire, decay or otherwise in an amount greater than one-half of its value, exclusive of foundation, shall not be repaired and must be removed as provided by ordinance. No existing wooden shingle roof or roof of other combustible material within the fire limits shall be renewed or repaired with other than an incombustible roof covering.

(Ord. 723; Code 1974, Chapter 15.16; Code 2014)

No cooking stove installed in any building within the city, if equipped with hooded vents, shall be vented into the attic, but will be vented to the outside either through a roof or sidewall vent.

(Ord. 723; Code 1974, Chapter 15.16; Code 2014)

Whenever any work has been done in violation of this chapter, the city council may order the same to be corrected by the owner of the premises upon which such work was done and if the same is not or cannot be corrected within a time to be stated in such order, the same shall be ordered removed forthwith, and such owner shall forthwith remove or cause the same to be removed in accordance with said order; provided, that such correction or removal shall not relieve the person, firm or corporation responsible therefor from the penalty imposed for a violation of this article.

(Ord. 723; Code 1974, Chapter 15.16; Code 2014)