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File #: 29899    Version: Name: Open flames
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/23/2013 In control: BUILDING CODE, FIRE CODE, CONVEYANCE CODE AND LICENSING APPEALS BOARD
On agenda: 6/4/2013 Final action: 6/4/2013
Enactment date: 6/13/2013 Enactment #: ORD-13-00104
Title: SUBSTITUTE Amending Section 34.308 of the Madison General Ordinances to prohibit the use of large grills on balconies.
Sponsors: Paul E. Skidmore, Michael E. Verveer
Attachments: 1. Version 1
Fiscal Note
No appropriation is required.
Title
SUBSTITUTE Amending Section 34.308 of the Madison General Ordinances to prohibit the use of large grills on balconies.
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DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:  The International Fire Code was amended and now includes the relevant language found in Section 34.308.  This ordinance removes exception three of the IFC which permits LP gas containers with a water capacity greater than 2½ pounds to be used on balconies.
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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:
      Section 34.308 entitled "Open Flames" of the Madison General Ordinances is amended to read as follows:
"34.308 OPEN FLAMES.
IFC section 308.1.4 shall be replaced with the following language: amended to remove Exception three (3).
(1)      Charcoal burners and other open-flame cooking devices shall not be operated on combustible balconies or within ten (10) feet of combustible construction.  Exceptions:
(a)      One- and two-family dwellings.
(b)      Where buildings, balconies and decks are protected by an automatic sprinkler system.
(2)      LP-gas burners having an LP-gas container with a water capacity greater than two and a half (2½ ) pounds [nominal 1 pound (0.454 kg) LP-gas capacity] shall not be stored or operated on balconies unless they are served by exterior stairways.  Exceptions:
(a)      One- and two-family dwellings.
(b)      Where buildings, balconies and decks are protected by an automatic sprinkler system."
EDITOR'S NOTE:  The text of Exception (3) from IFC section 308.1.4 reads as follows:
"3.  LP-gas cooking devices having LP-gas container with a water capacity not greater than 2-1/2 pounds [nominal 1 pound (0.454 kg) LP-gas capacity]."